“Dr. Joi” Lewis is the CEO and Founder of Joi Unlimited Coaching & Consulting and the Orange Method. Her work is deeply informed by growing up in East St. Louis, Illinois, and is grounded in social justice and healing justice. As a “bodyworker” for the collective body (systems) and individual bodies (self), Dr. Joi (as many fondly call her) is a community and cultural healer who holds space for the discovery of critical pressure points for liberation and healing from trauma through radical self-care.
Dr. Joi is a highly sought after consultant, coach, and facilitator of liberation locally, nationally, and globally. After a 20+ year career in higher education, she now describes herself as the “Artist-Activist formerly known as Dean Lewis.” She is an unapologetic joy instigator, a certified Kemetic and hot vinyasa yoga teacher, and a leader of meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Joi believes in interrupting oppressor patterns (including her own) with loving kindness so we can reach for our own humanity and each others’. She has a daily practice of trying to “live” fully in her own body. She claims the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, as her adult home.