"Karma Yoga is the yoga of action, rooted in one's own Dharma, in service to humanity (or God), without expectations." Anjali Rao
Since 2014, Lorien has organized several benefits for nonprofit organizations that align with her Dharma, working with people facing cancer. While people of all genders, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic circumstances are diagnosed with cancer, treatment and survival outcomes are certainly not equal between Black / Indigenous / People of Color (BIPOC) and white Americans. Lorien offers her cancer support free of charge to any person in need regardless of race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity and economic status in an effort to provide fairness and inclusion to those facing cancer and in hopes of lightening the burden of this health disparity.
Cancer CAREpoint is a nonprofit in the Silicon Valley that offers free non-medical services to anyone dealing with cancer and in 2014 Lorien founded the yoga benefit festival, Pose 4 a Purpose to raise funds for Cancer CAREpoint.
In addition to working with California nonprofits, Lorien has now co-founded her own nonprofit called Complementary Cancer Care, INC that offers services to people in Brevard County, FL who are dealing with cancer. Support groups, mind-body classes and educational programs are all available - free of charge - for cancer patients, survivors, medical professionals and caregivers. Visit Complementary Cancer Care's website for more information.
NOTE: As of March, 2020, all services are offered online due to the pandemic which means participants are no longer limited to local residents. Know someone facing cancer? Please send them our link!