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About

Welcome to the BeWell Network for Healthy Living!  Through the BeWell Network, a collaborative of talented and resourceful individuals, we offer a range of products and services designed to empower and guide you on your transformative journey. We believe that true well-being is a holistic fusion of physical vitality, mental resilience and emotional harmony.  Here’s how we strive to make a positive impact:

Fostering Holistic Wellness:  We champion a comprehensive view of wellness, acknowledging that health is not just the absence of illness but the presence of balance in all aspects of your life.  We are committed to providing you with the tools, knowledge and support to enhance your physical, mental an d emotional well-being.

Promoting Education and Awareness:  We are dedicated to empowering you with knowledge and fostering awareness about the significance of holistic wellness.  Through informative content, workshops, and events we aim to inspire you to make informed choices and take control of your health and happiness.

Cultivating Community and Connection:  We believe that well-being flourishes in a supportive and connected community.  BeWell serves as a platform for like-min ded individuals to come together, share experiences, and encourage one another on their well-being journeys.  We foster a sense of belonging and shared purpose.

Prioritizing Sustainability:  We strive to reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to a healthier world for all.  Our products and services not only benefit you but also promote the well-being of our planet.

Our Services

Music and Movement Classes: We offer a variety of music and movement classes, both in-person and online, designed to engage and energize your mind and body. Our classes are not just about exercise; they’re about having fun, connecting with others, and embracing a holistic approach to well-being. Whether you’re into dancing, drumming, or practicing yoga, our classes cater to all interests and skill levels.

Community Events: We love to celebrate successes and foster a sense of togetherness within our community. Our events range from lively drumming circles to dance parties and group yoga sessions. These gatherings provide the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and have a great time.

BeWell Tiny Farm: We take pride in our chemical-free vegetable and herb cultivation at BeWell Tiny Farm. Located in the heart of our community, this sustainable initiative allows us to grow fresh, nutritious produce that promotes healthy eating habits. We also collaborate with local farmers to supply fresh goods to local farmers markets, supporting the growth of our regional food ecosystem.

Meet the Team

The BeWell Network’s day-to-day operations are managed by BeWell Services, LLC., a company located in east central Alabama, owned and operated by Pamela Wiggins. Pamela’s passion for healthy living and her dedication to our community serve as the driving force behind our network’s success. Her leadership ensures that our vision for a healthier world is always at the forefront of our efforts.

Join Us on the Journey

At the BeWell Network for Healthy Living, we believe that wellness is not a destination; it’s a lifelong journey. We invite you to be a part of our community, where you’ll find the support, resources, and inspiration you need to make the choices that lead to a healthier, happier life. Together, we can create a world where well-being is a way of life.

Join us today and embark on your path to a healthier, more vibrant you!

Meet Network Leaders

Pam

Pam

Founder/Yoga

Pam, a dynamic force in the world of fitness and holistic well-being, is the proud owner and administrator of BeWell Services LLC. With a rich and diverse career dedicated to helping individuals embrace healthier lives, her journey began in the vibrant heart of Washington DC in 1981.

Pam’s path to her true calling took an exciting turn in 2008 when she found herself at Auburn University, where dreams truly come to life. Here, she landed her dream job as a key member of Auburn University’s Campus Recreation team. During her tenure, she had the distinct privilege of working closely with Bill Jackson, a true luminary in the field of exercise science. Bill shared Pam’s belief in yoga as a necessary part of a fitness program.  She and her team established a 200 hour RYT yoga certification course which also provided students with academic credit.  Graduates of the course would go on to teach at the Rec and after college teaching. 

Today, Pam’s true passion lies in the art of yoga, which she fervently teaches to those seeking balance and inner peace. Her dedication to her craft is underlined by her impressive qualifications, including a 500-hour yoga certification from YogaFit. Additionally, she continues her journey of learning and self-improvement through a wealth of continuing education opportunities, particularly through Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Beyond her love for yoga, Pam has cultivated a sustainable oasis—a tiny farm where she cultivates chemical-free vegetables and herbs. This endeavor reflects her commitment to nourishing both the body and the earth. Furthermore, she expresses her rhythmic spirit through West African drumming, a passion that led her to organize a vibrant West African drumming class, with the hope of building a thriving monthly local drum circle.

Pam is more than a fitness enthusiast and wellness expert; she is a dedicated advocate for holistic well-being, fostering harmony between the body, mind, and spirit. Her journey, from the bustling streets of Washington DC to the vibrant community of Auburn University and her present-day endeavors, encapsulates her unwavering dedication to enriching the lives of those she encounters, one mindful step at a time. Join Pam on her journey to well-being and vibrant living at BeWell Services LLC.

Jan

Jan

Yoga/Pilates

Jan’s journey in the world of fitness began in 1989, a pivotal year when she embarked on her career as a Jazzercise instructor. Her passion for physical wellness led her to become certified in various Jazzercise formats, including Step, Circuit, and Jr. Jazzercise. For an impressive span of 16 years, Jan dedicated herself to teaching Jazzercise, spreading the joy of dance and exercise to countless individuals.

After a brief hiatus from teaching, Jan’s path took a transformative turn when she crossed paths with two remarkable individuals, Pam Wiggins and Lisa Padgett. These two inspiring women became her mentors and guides on her Yoga journey. Under their tutelage, Jan embarked on her Yoga training. Over time, Jan’s commitment to her craft grew stronger, leading her to attain the coveted status of a 200 Registered YogaFit Teacher (RYT) and 100 RYT YogaFit for Warriors. Her dedication to holistic fitness extended beyond Yoga, encompassing Pilates, Cycling, Gravity Training System, and TRX, all of which she mastered and passionately shared with her students. Her diverse expertise made her an invaluable asset to the Auburn University Campus Recreation (RWC) Group Fitness Program.

In the pursuit of well-rounded wellness, Jan’s interests extended beyond the gym. Her green thumb beckoned her to explore the world of gardening. She undertook the Lee County Extension Service Master Gardener training, a journey that culminated in her receiving the esteemed Master Gardener certificate in 2007. Jan’s gardening prowess led her to manage the Demonstration Garden at Kiesel Park for the Master Gardeners, a role she embraced with the same enthusiasm as her fitness endeavors.

Retirement from the RWC in 2022 did not diminish Jan’s zest for fitness and community engagement. She remains deeply committed to the well-being of her local community, actively collaborating with the BeWell Network to continue teaching Yoga. Her passion for fitness and gardening continues to inspire those around her, making her a true embodiment of a well-rounded, nurturing spirit. Jan’s journey is a testament to a life dedicated to enhancing both physical and natural landscapes, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and well-being of all those fortunate enough to know her.

Lisa

Lisa

Yoga/Pilates

Lisa completed her 200-hour training with YogaFit and went on to obtain her RYT 500 from Rolf Gates and Augusta and David Kantra in 2016.   In the same year she completed her Pilates training with Lynne Ellen Kershaw at Core Vibes Studio in Montgomery, AL to become a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT).   Lisa has also trained under or studied with:  James D’Silva, Tias Little, Jill Miller, Thomas Meyers, Rebekah Rotstein, Meridith Rogers, Tracy Mallet, and Lauren George.

Lisa’s interest in movement started as a young teen when she joined the Dance Theatre Workshop in Chattanooga TN and found dancing to be her love and focus.  After college,marriage, and starting a family, she moved to Louisiana and became a Jazzercise instructor and owned and supervised a franchise for 10 years.

After moving to Auburn, Lisa worked for local gyms, taught Jazzercise, and worked on a part time basis for AU Campus Recreation.  In 2016, Auburn University hired her as professional staff as the Group Fitness Coordinator for Campus Recreation.  Lisa designed, implemented, and delivered Yoga, Pilates, and Barre training for employed group fitness instructors as well as students who wanted to become instructors.  She followed-up with mentoring and evaluating the instructors. Lisa has taught yoga to professional swimmers and Olympians, the AU Women’s basketball team, Auburn Aquatics, and Boys and Girls Club.  In collaboration with AU Campus Recreation, AU School of Kinesiology, and Yogafit, Lisa helped lead a 200-hour yoga teacher training class for credit for five years.

While at Auburn Campus Recreation, she taught a variety of group fitness classes: Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Myofascial Rolling, Stretch, Barre, Strength Training, TRX, Aqua Bootcamp, UJAM, and BollyX. She also taught Small Group Pilates on the Total Gym equipment and Private Pilates Reformer sessions.

Lisa’s yoga classes focus on a balance of strength, flexibility, mobility, functional movement, breathing and meditation.  She wants to empower participants to learn through diligent practice how to move in a way that works best for their own mind and body.

Amy

Amy

West African Drumming

Amy has been studying the djembe since 2002. Her initial fascination was fostered by participating in a local drumming group that met weekly until 2011.  Traditional West African rhythms were taught in this group.  Through this group, Amy learned about an annual drum camp and has attended this camp several times over the years.  The week-long camp provides an opportunity to learn drumming and dancing from West African instructors.  From 2009-2010, she completed the Certified Therapeutic Drumming Instructor training under the expertise of Tom Harris, M.S, Therapeutic Drumming Coordinator at Youth Villages, Inner Harbor campus, Douglasville, GA.  This training was a year-long program consisting of over 100 hours of training.  Amy loves sharing the voice of the djembe with others.  From 2010-2011 Amy volunteered for three seasons with the BraveHearts Fine Arts Program, a community program for teens and young adults with severe disabilities. Also during this time, Amy drummed with the Seniors group at the Opelika Sportsplex.  While employed at Lee County Youth Development Center, Amy presented a 12-week therapeutic drumming pilot program with some of the female residents in 2011.  Amy also had the opportunity to drum with Auburn youth as part of a summer camp program in 2012.  The beauty of the djembe is that it brings people together with joy and laughter.  Amy is grateful for any opportunity to share the gift of the djembe.

Conar

Conar

West African Drumming

With 34 years of classical drum training under his belt, spanning from psychedelic rock, to big band jazz, he has attempted to harmonize his rhythmic experience with the captivating allure of traditional West African rhythms for the past 25 years.  As a therapeutic drum instructor his goal is to harness these indigenous rhythms as potent tools for healing.  He has been extremely fortunate to have studied with the renowned African teachers —  Bolokada conde, Fode Camara, Ali Camara, Amo Soumah, and Aboubacar — and esteemed American instructors Tom Harris and Bill Scheidt.