Tanisha Neely – Founder and Program Director
Tanisha is a passionate yogi, educator and advocate for wellness. She was introduced to yoga by a middle school gym teacher over 20 years ago while growing up in the city of San Diego. She continues to find healing in her practice despite the turbulence of youth, major and minor surgeries, extreme stress and traumatic life events. Resilient Yoga was founded on her love for sharing the practice as a path to physical, mental and spiritual wellness with others. Tanisha welcomes and seeks to serve students of all cultures, faiths, backgrounds and abilities. The IU School of Medicine graduate has a great appreciation for the therapeutic value of yoga and brings a complex understanding of anatomy, physiology and research to Resilient Yoga Community Programs in an effort to join modern medicine practices with time honored healing traditions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tia Tragesser – President
Tia is an adventurous yogi and healthy lifestyle enthusiast. She enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to inspire others. At the age of 21, Tia was introduced to yoga as a tool to relieve stress and depression. Her practice on the mat has helped her to discover a new way of being as she lives her life off the mat. Tia proudly serves on the Resilient Yoga Board and leads our community engagement committee in an effort help people see the beauty and value of yoga as a personal practice.
Molly Moore – Secretary / Treasurer
Molly found love for yoga while serving in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. After experiencing a series of personal health issues, she found physical, mental and spiritual healing through her yoga practice and teacher training experience. Molly is passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga to community settings in a practical and approachable way. She happily serves on the Resilient Yoga Board, utilizing her skills in teaching, programming, event management, operations and accounting. When she’s not on her mat, she’s gardening, playing music, relaxing and enjoying time with her partner and two cats.
Tamiko Neely, MSW
Tamiko was introduced to yoga as a form of exercise that felt more approachable and calming than the traditional gym setting. Over the years, her practice has expanded to include breathing meditation and other mindfulness tools that keep her centered in her day to day life as a wife, mother and case manager working with individuals with developmental disabilities. As a master of social work, she serves on the Resilient Yoga board with a heart for community advocacy and support while upholding the ideals of self determination and person centered thinking during program development.