Jocelyna Dubuc

President and founder of Spa Eastman, President of Spa Eastman in Montréal; President of the Spa Association "Relais Santé"

jocelynadubuc80x120.jpgEarly on, having obtained a teaching degree in history and geography, Jocelyna Dubuc became interested in alternative medicine and psychology. During a stay in India in the 70s, she pursued her studies in meditation and yoga. From then on, she has acquired knowledge in naturopathy, applied kinesiology, gentle exercise, dreamwork, healthy eating, psychosynthesis, focusing (dream analysis, interpretation…). From her training as a teacher she has a continuing desire to share her knowledge. From her years of personal development, she has a genuine focus on well-being, both in mind and in body.

Since 1977, she has been active in creating a centre where the clientele would find a haven, a time to pause and rebuild. Spa Eastman offers a concept of integrated health-vacations where every opportunity to enjoy life is offered.

Innovator in the concept of health-vacations in Québec, she joined forces with influential industry members to found, in 1993, the Spa Association "Relais Santé," a body to promote, inform and standardize the industry. She is now the president of this association.

In 1996, she became the owner of "Aqua-Cité," now called Spa Eastman in Montréal, a centre situated right in the heart of downtown Montréal. "Divine Peace", the trademark of the Spa Eastman now permeates this new urban getaway.

Jocelyna Dubuc is an executive member of the Eastern Townships Tourist Association, president of Spa Association "Relais Santé", a member of the Association of Businesswomen of Québec and also an executive member of the Chamber of Commerce for the Brome-Missisquoi Valley. She is also a member of the Montréal Executive Association.

In 1996, she was the Québec finalist for the Canadian prize for feminine entrepreneurship in the enterprise revitalization category. In 1997, she was voted "Businesswoman of the year" in the Eastern Townships. Also in 1997, she received the "Long Time Achievement Award" and was named Businesswoman of the Year by the Canadian Council. This prize, created by the Department of Management at the University of Toronto , promotes excellence among Canadian Businesswomen. In 1998, she was honoured for her achievement by the Canadian Embassy in Washington. This "Special Salute to Women Awards Luncheon" was given in association with the US Chamber of Commerce. The "Canadian Embassy Businesswomen's Award" underscores an exceptional contribution by 12 personalities from the Canadian business world. More recently, in 2002, she was honoured with the "Prix Femmes d'affaires du Québec" in the category: "Entrepreneur, average or large business". This prize, created by the Québec business women's network, underlines and recognizes excellence in women who work in Québec's highly competitive business world.

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