Movement is Medicine

This event last occurred Sept. 28, 2022

Join the Labriola National American Indian Data Center for an evening of mindfulness and yoga on the West campus!

Sometimes when we’re studying for long hours in the library, working all day, sitting still or hunched over our computers, we forget the importance of mindfulness and movement. On Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Labriola National American Indian Data Center will be hosting a “Movement is Medicine” session at Fletcher library in the Labriola Center with Waylon Pahona Jr. (Hopi and Tewa/Maricopa) and his partner, Johanna Herrera. 

Located on the third floor of Fletcher Library, Labriola seeks to orient community members and ASU students to our center and provide space for mindfulness and healing through movement and yoga. Waylon Pahona, Jr. is a Native Hope Fellow, motivational speaker, and founder of Healthy Active Natives. The mission of Healthy Active Natives is more than about physical fitness; it is about total wellness, the healing and strengthening of mind, body, and spirit through a supportive community. Participants will learn about Indigenous methodologies in exercise and experience the effects of healing through breath, sweat and movement. 

Attendees are encouraged to participate as there will be a raffle at the end of the event where the winner will receive a free Lululemon yoga mat! To participate, please register for the event. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can stretch and move in, a yoga mat, water bottle, light towel and a smile. We look forward to seeing you there!

“Physical wellness is deeper than just fitness. Mental wellness is the foundation.” -Waylon Pahona Jr.


Person standing outside with mountains and field in the background

Labriola Center at Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

Yitazba Largo-Anderson
Labriola National American Indian Data Center