“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Supporting the Cancer Community

Cancer - the "big C" word, has in one way or another, touched all of us... but through these events

Lorien proves that Community, Cooperation and Collaboration are bigger C words than cancer.

Lorien has now co-founded a nonprofit called Complementary Cancer Care, INC that offers services to people in Brevard County, FL

who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. 

Past Fundraising Events

Since 2014, Lorien has organized several benefits for Cancer CAREpoint, a nonprofit in the Silicon Valley that offers free non-medical services to anyone dealing with cancer. To date, she has raised $35,000 for this group. See the list below for highlights or go to www.pose4apurpose.org for more details about the events.

Past Educational Events

The more we know about cancer, the better equipped we are to deal with it. Understanding how cancer works, how our bodies work when cancer is present and how to become part of the healing process is essential to managing cancer side effects. Lorien is dedicated to educating people who are dealing with cancer in order to help reduce suffering.

Benefit Class for Cancer CAREpoint "Gentle Yoga for Good"

During the week of Thanksgiving, Lorien offered a donation-based class where all the funds went to Cancer CAREpoint.

Pose 4 a Purpose "Stewards of Support" Weekend

Lorien moved across the country, but the spirit of karma yoga remained! Thanks to the hard work of Lindsey Kolb Courtney Krishnamurthy and Dana Rysavy, they were able to organize a diverse and fun weekend sponsored by Breathe Together Yoga, Willow Glen Yoga and Yoga @ Cindy's.

Pose 4 a Purpose "Erase Cancer" Weekend

This year saw a new format, partnering with several local yoga studios participate, each with their own unique ideas about what special events to offer in order to raise funds. From kids yoga to partner yoga, 108 sun salutations to classes accompanied by live music, from chanting to meditating in a hammock... these studios provided something for everyone!

Pose 4 a Purpose Yoga Festival @ Vasona Park in Los Gatos

In our second year of hosting this outdoor yoga festival, we offered a larger variety of classes on the grass, trails and Vasona Lake (on paddle boards)!

Pose 4 a Purpose Yoga Festival @ Vasona Park in Los Gatos

This outdoor yoga festival offered classes on the grass, trails and Vasona Lake (on paddle boards)! In addition, we hosted vendors and food trucks.

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Yoga & Cancer Conference

In this 2-day conference, Lorien and her fellow presenters will offer information and practices for anyone interested in the benefits of yoga for someone with cancer. More information to come...

July 14-15, 2018 in San Jose

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