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To Activate Joy

TAJ Wellness strives to create joyful places and pathways for yoga, health and wellness coaching for longevity, and opportunities to reconnect with the community; all aimed TO ACTIVATE JOY. Our goal is to foster a sense of community and support, and to ultimately encourage our clients to live healthier and happier lives. Welcome to TAJ a source for yoga, wellness, and community!

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Tia Platte, Founder

Tia Platte, eRYT-500/YACEP stumbled upon her first yoga class in high school and has continued her studies of yoga philosophy and embodied psychology for 20+ years. After graduating from VCU Dance and Choreography Program, she pursued her studies of yoga through multiple 200 hour and 500 hour teacher training programs. Her dynamic teaching style is fluid yet alignment-based and filled with a little sweat and a little laughter. Passionate about teaching intelligent and mindful movement with clarity and compassion, her approach fosters self-inquiry, curiosity, and a sense of playfulness.


The original roots of TAJ Wellness grew out of Tia's past company, Yoga Source, a twenty-two year old Richmond, VA based yoga studio. With the closure of Yoga Source and her role as Owner and Director of the multi-layered business, she took a teaching hiatus to recenter, recalibrate and reflect. 


After the birth of her son in 2022, Tia refocused her energy towards her true passions: her love of movement, practice of yoga, living a healthy lifestyle and being of service to the community. Hence the synergy of these elements birthed TAJ Wellness, llc - a new business model that encompassed yoga offerings, health and wellness coaching, and community events.

While the roots of "TAJ - a source for yoga and wellness" grew out of Tia's past company, Yoga Source, the insight for TAJ Wellness, was born in utero, literally. During her pregnancy, she would wake up in the wee hours of the morning, with flashes of inspiration more times than she could count. As Tia began to connect all of the dots of her past experiences, she soon discovered the path of health and wellness coaching synthesized many parts of her life: her love of movement, dance and fitness, healthy eating, mindfulness, meditation, and the practice of yoga. Teaching, inspiring others and being of service to the community has always been a consistent through-line in her life. 


While studying to become a certified health and wellness coach with Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, a space for practice and rebuilding community found Tia and TAJ. With a collaborative effort between Revolution BJJ and TAJ Wellness, a new home for yoga was found. 

I strive to create JOYFUL places and pathways for yoga and social experiences that inspire people to engage in a lifestyle centered around health, friendship, and purpose.

Meet Tia

Founder of TAJ Wellness
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I’mTia and I’m here to support your desire to make healthy choices and positive changes to improve your overall well being. I strive to create JOYFUL places and pathways for yoga and social experiences that inspire people to engage in a lifestyle centered around health, friendship, and purpose. I believe safety comes first, quality supersedes quantity, and all are welcome.

My Why



“Finding the balance of what to hold on to and what to let go of is where the magic happens” -C Schoew


Health & Wellness Coach - Dr. Sears Wellness Institute

Home Health Aide- Bayada Home Health Care

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - National Health Association

Certified Yoga Teacher e-RYT 500 - Yoga Alliance 

Continuing Education Provider YACEP - Yoga Alliance 

YogaWorks® Certified

BarreWorks® Certified 

BFA- Dance Performance & Choreography - VA Commonwealth University

Forty Six years of Life experience

Thirty years of Teaching experience

Fifteen Years of Business Ownership

Fifteen months of Motherhood

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