Live Well – Movement for Community

Self Study + Communal Learning + Physical Movement

What is your role in community and community movement for change? How do you become aware of patterns of social conditioning that create division within ourselves and from each other? How does the collective benefit when you practice identifying and interrupting patterns of inauthenticity to move into authenticity? How does individual authenticity move toward collective solidarity and build community sustainability?

These questions will be explored through this eight session series, spread out once per month over eight months. The time between sessions allows for processing and independent work in preparation for the next session. Each month’s movement practice will be recorded for the opportunity to practice it again throughout the month.* 

This series explores tools and practices for building community and community movements, and meeting the challenges that arise in the process. Exploration will include eight monthly 90 minute sessions in-person, and self-paced study between sessions (~ 1 hour per month). Monthly in-person sessions will include ~45 minutes of group discussion and activities that build upon the self-paced pre-work, followed by ~45 minutes of a movement practice. Elements will be familiar from yoga and group fitness, with an emphasis on finding authenticity and freedom in your own body within a communal practice.

Additional Details

Each class will include ~45 minutes of activities/discussion related to the pre-work, followed by approximately 45 minutes of a mindful movement practice directly related to the theme of the month. Material covered will include:

    • Elements of Vedic philosophy that will be used as a framework for exploring how we literally and figuratively move our bodies, minds, and energy as individuals and collectives for equity and community building including: Avidya (root and limbs of misunderstanding), Foundational Rights (Chakras), Considerations for cultivating community (Yamas & Niyamas). 
    • Connections to US History – How community was/is created and divided
    • Exploration of Movement for Community through identity, culture, ideology, power analysis, and building solidarity and interdependence.
    • Exploration of Movement for Community through physical movement exercises.


When: 3rd Monday of the Month, May-Dec. 2023 (see dates below)

Dates: May 15, June 19**, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

** The June date may change to an alternative date that works for participants, in recognition of Juneteenth celebrations.

Time: 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

Where: Day Won Fitness, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite B10, 46202 (free parking)

What: Each month you will receive: 

    • Pre-work in the form of video instruction and/or a reading or podcast to listen to, possibly an assignment to complete. 
    • Live 90 minute class – ~45 minutes of activities/discussion, ~45 minutes of a mindful movement practice 
    • Recording of the movement practice to repeat throughout the month. In-person activities/discussion will not be recorded.*

Participants must be present for the live class to receive the recording of the physical movement practice, as context is set by the discussion and activities in the first 45 minutes of the session.

Sliding Scale Investment

Supporter Rate – $400 

Pays for you + Supports GPI Volunteer Grow Getters

Sustainer Rate – $340

Pays for you

Please contact us if you need to be supported at a discounted rate or if you you need a 4 installment payment plan.

Meet Your Facilitators

Lisa Pryor has dedicated her entire adult life to creating safe spaces for all people. Prior to her work with Indy Equity Collaborative, Lisa educated and coached over 1,200 students from 3 years old to seniors in high school. She is also a basketball and life coach. Lisa is looking forward to collaborating with Laura and series participants to create an amazing experience in the Live Well – Movement for Community.



Laura Henderson is a founder of Growing Places Indy and the interim executive director. Laura led the development of the mind-body education components of GPI from 2010-2016, and continued to facilitate them through 2019. Laura is excited to be collaborating with Lisa in the creation and facilitation of the Live Well – Movement for Community series. Laura met Lisa through Indy Equity Collaborative, where the two facilitate together.

Day Won is a locally owned and operated gym located just north of Mass Ave in the Circle City Industrial Complex in downtown Indianapolis. Our primary focus is on building community through fitness and wellness. We believe that when we show up for ourselves and celebrate fitness, wellness, and movement, we can win each and every day! We offer group classes, personal training, and community events.