Im'Unique is a 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to uniting the community and fostering healthy lifestyles within those communities. This is done by enriching the mind, the body, and promoting awareness through holistic wellness education including yoga instruction, cooking classes and healthy living workshops. The organization’s Illustrating Union Yoga Tours are the most diverse yoga classes in all of Colorado attracting people of all ethnicities and income levels. The classes take place in museums across the Denver-Metro Area and are designed for all ages and various skill levels, including those brand new to yoga. Past locations include The Wildlife Experience, The Nature & Science Museum and The Denver Zoo.
Tyrone Beverly, founder and Executive Director, has been leading this type of community programming since 2009 and recently formed the organization based on its popularity and demand. His extreme passion for equality, humans rights, diversity, unity, physical and social health has lead him to become one of Denver’s leading advocates in health and wellness. He is both nationally and internationally known for his work in the yoga sector and his influence in the community.
VISION: A healthy world where all people are inspired, united and unique
MISSION: Create a culture that produces health, individual growth and social change.
Tyrone L. Beverly, founder and Executive Director of Im'Unique, has been leading this type of community programming for several years and recently formed the organization in 2012 based on its popularity and demand. His extreme passion for equality, humans rights, diversity, unity, physical and social health has lead him to become one of Denver’s leading advocates in health and wellness. He is both nationally and internationally known for his work in the yoga sector and his influence in the community.
Tyrone seeks to increasingly reach the global community as was successfully accomplished through his health initiative at the Ragamuffin summer camp in Settlement Jamaica and Wudang China. Mr Beverly’s enthusiasm and energy has continued to supersede stereotypes and create avenues to permeate social and cultural barriers. The culmination of Beverly’s life work, serves as a foundation that represents his vision of a future, with more problem solvers and solution based thinkers that deal with the challenges we all face as a society. Which he believes will create a better life experience for all people.
Nicole B. Hagg is a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board. Nicole grew up primarily in Tokyo, Japan. This early and diverse experience abroad influenced Nicole’s decision to attend Lafayette College in Easton, PA where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Affairs and East Asian Studies. Nicole went on to complete her Juris Doctor in Comparative and International Law in 1997 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Massachusetts. Presently, in addition to her teaching, Nicole is full-time chef, cook, bottle-washer and mother to daughter Ella (9) and son Phineas (7). She enjoys volunteering extensively in the children’s school and with The Delores Project, Denver’s largest shelter for unaccompanied women. Downtime often finds Nicole on a triathlon or marathon course, on her yoga mat, writing, cooking and studying French.
Olivia Omega is a freelance consultant with 11 years of marketing and PR experience. She is a social media strategy expert and has a strong background in online community management, brand positioning, traditional advertising, integrated marketing, new product development and graphic design. Olivia has taught social media workshops across the country for both large and small business clients, equipping them with the knowledge to successfully use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and blogs to grow their brands. Past PR clients have been featured in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Daily Candy, O Magazine, Us Weekly, Life & Style, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Insider, Parents, Pregnancy, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Newborn and more. Olivia graduated in 2001 with a business marketing degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business. Community involvement includes leading the youth, dance and women’s ministries at her church for over a decade. Olivia likes to spend time dancing, sewing and enjoying her kids.
Lyz Riley serves as the Healthy Communities Coordinator and LiveWell Representative for the Civic Canopy, leading healthy eating and active living efforts. She has experience with the development and effective implementation of culture-creating programs, with specific emphasis on treating all people in a unique and respectful manner. Lyz has spent time examining opportunity gaps and developing, suggesting, and applying strategies to level the playing field. As a student at Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver, she studied the various intersections of law and its effects on society including the intended and unintended consequences.
Lyz remains passionate about strengthening communities and is committed to doing her utmost to enrich the futures of all people. She is fully devoted to individual growth and personal achievement, is adamant about social justice, and believes that “a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.