Instructors

 

 

Virginia Bennington

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Health Coach, Certified Zumba and Group Fitness Instructor

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Virginia found her passion for health and wellness through her health journey with Herbalife.  Trying Herbalife in July of 2012 as a kick start to dropping those "extra pounds" became a new way of life. Then kicking it up a notch by obtaining her Zumba certification in 2017, then Bachelor Degree in Nutrition Science, and group fitness certification in 2018; Virginia truly enjoys finding ways to stay active and healthy.  A mother to one 2 year old toddler, Thomas, always makes life interesting.  Virginia is understanding, friendly, and positive and knows that life has a way of taking over and stealing your time to work on you; she likes to create interesting and fun ways to get you to your health goal. 

 


Stacy Dobbs

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Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Yoga instructor

I love Yoga because it has helped me to enjoy life again after the most unimaginable tragedy I have ever faced. My husband and I lost our only son, Elan, to cancer. Elan was just under a year old, a baby. He had just a short glimpse of this world and then he was gone. I had just a short glimpse of the most intense love I have ever known before it was ripped away from me. In order to honor my son’s life I made a promise that I would not drown myself in the depths of my own sorrow (not to say that I don’t go there, I just don’t live there). Soon after this tragedy, I retreated to the secluded Jungle of Costa Rica to find some solace. There, amidst the Howler monkeys, the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Sea, and the peace of a pristine natural environment, I discovered connectedness. I found union. I completed my 200 hour YTT with the Kula Collective and registered with the Yoga Alliance. I am also a nationally registered and licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of New Mexico. I believe that I was put on this Earth to be a Healer. I started Three Trees Health and Wellness, LLC to share the true blessings of what Yoga can offer. The three trees in my logo are especially meaningful. These trees stand for my family and for our loss of Elan. You see, the name Elan means tree. They remind me everyday to keep going. To give the best of myself in every moment while honoring my son’s life through my actions and what I give to this world. They remind me to take care of myself, to genuinely listen to my needs and heed to them. The three trees have become my foundation. They symbolize the strength it took and continues to take to move forward, to grow upward and outward. I teach yoga because I truly believe it has saved my life. It is my life’s honor and pleasure to share it with you.


Charlene Widgeon

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Certified Yoga instructor

Char has always enjoyed creative expression through body movements and found her way into dance at a young age. She was a ballet and modern dancer for the New Mexico Ballet Company, Southwest Civic Ballet and New Mexico State University Dance Ensemble. She was first introduced to yoga in college. She immediately found yoga to be an intriguing new way to move in her body and tap into her creative powers. She has been practicing for over 15 years . In 2016 she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Bhava Yoga Studios. Char enjoys creating yoga flows for students that help them tap into the sacred art of yoga. She loves conscious dance and has attended conscious dance gatherings in Aspen, Toronto, Portland and Santa Fe. She leads yoga retreats that integrate elements of conscious dance and yoga