Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch: Sizzles at Every Age!


96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch has set the world on fire and has been covered by media around the globe from CNN, NBC and CBS to BBC, AlJazeera and India Times. Her YouTube videos have garnered almost 1 million views and counting! Since she started dancing competitively at the age of 87, she has won almost 675 first-place awards. On top of that, she marched with Mahatma Gandhi – twice. Master Yoga Teacher, former model/actress/producer, award-winning dancer, lifelong activist and wine connoisseur… be inspired by her words, her presence and her footwork. Tao is also an Athleta featured athlete.

Support the Advanced Sales Campaign for Tao’s long-awaited inspirational memoir, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master by preordering a Numbered Special Edition Hardcover book. If you don’t know about her already (and even if you do), watch Tao sizzle at every age! Here’s the sizzle reel we created when she was the tender age of 95…

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Below is a sampling of Tao’s media coverage:

TV Coverage

  • Fox News, “Meet the 94-year-old yoga teacher” (July 18, 2013)
  • ABC News, “New York Yoga Instructor Going Strong at 94″ (September 14, 2012)
  • CNN, “Meditation, vegetation and chocolate” (June 25, 2012)
  • CBS News, “World’s oldest yoga teacher” (May 16, 2012)
  • Reuters, “93-Year-Old Yoga Instructor Can Still Pose Perfectly” (May 15, 2012)
  • ITN News, “Woman, 93, strikes incredible yoga poses” (May 15, 2012)
  • BBC News, “World’s oldest yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch at 93″ (May 15, 2012)
  • CBS New York, “Tao Porchon-Lynch, 94-Year-Old Yoga Instructor, On The Couch” (October 16, 2012)
  • CNN Money, “91-year-old yoga instructor hard at work” (April 12, 2010)
  • NBC, “Your Total Health with Hoda Kotb” (2006)

    Sample Dancing Videos

  • Tao at the 2011 Fred Astaire Championships
  • Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Hot Boogie Woogie
  • Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch: Young & Beautiful
  • Tao Porchon-Lynch Ballroom Dancing

    Photo Features

  • Jan Klier’s Blog, “Tao Porchon-Lynch – Inspirational at 95″ (September 6, 2013)
  • Contact Music, “Tao Porchon-Lynch and Laila Ali at Duffy Square Times Square” (June 5, 2013)
  • Yoga Dork, “Nothing’s Impossible – 94-Year-Old Yoga Teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch” (July 19, 2013)
  • MindBodyGreen, “Yoga Beauty At Age 93: Tao Porchon-Lynch” (July 2, 2012)
  • The Huffington Post, “Yoga at the Pentagon with Tao Porchon-Lynch” (June 26, 2012)
  • Positively Positive, “A Perfect Afternoon in Central Park with the World’s Oldest Living Yoga Teacher” (May 15, 2012)
  • Hindustan Times, “World’s oldest yoga granny” (May 15, 2012)
  • TIME Magazine, “Pictures of the Week: May 11 – May 18 (#27)” (May 14, 2012)
  • NBC News, “93-year-old woman is the world’s oldest yoga instructor” (May 14, 2012)
  • The Elephant Journal, “A Meeting in Central Park With The Oldest Living Yoga Teacher In The World” (May 9, 2012)
  • The Journey News, “Impressions” (2008)


  • DNA India, “At 95, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher” (February 2, 2014)
  • Khaleej Times, “Tao Porchon-Lynch: Yoga at 95!” (January 2014)
  • Yogi Times, “Tao Porchon-Lynch ‘I Am Doing It’ Interview”
  • BeliefNet, “Interview with Tao Porchon-Lynch – 94 & Still Teaching Yoga!” (August 2013)
  • iVillage, “What You Can Learn From the World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher (She’s 94!)”(May 22, 2013)
  • Atlanta Black Star, “Tao Porchon-Lynch, 94, Still Reaping Benefits of Lifelong Yoga Practice” (May 14, 2013)
  • The Huffington Post, “Tao Porchon-Lynch, 94-Year-Old Yogi, Shares Secrets to Health & Longevity” (May 10, 2013)
  • Women You Should Know, “Magnificent Vision of Strength: Master Tao Porchon-Lynch” (March 11, 2013)
  • AlJazeera, “Oldest yoga teacher still going strong” (September 3, 2012)
  • SHAPE, “How the World’s Oldest Yoga Instructor Stays Young” (June 12, 2012)
  • Well + Good, “Guinness finally names Tao Porchon-Lynch World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher (at 93!)” (May 17, 2012)
  • HLN TV, “This 93-year-old rocks the Downward Dog!” (May 16, 2012)
  • The Huffington Post, “Tao Porchon-Lynch, 93, Is Now World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher” (May 14, 2012)
  • NBC’s Today News, “How the world’s oldest yoga teacher keeps me young” (May 14, 2012)
  • AARP Blog, “Impressive Woman: 93-Year-Old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch” (May 11, 2012)
  • NBC’s Today News, “At 93, world’s oldest yoga teacher still going strong” (May 10, 2012)
  • The Huffington Post, “7 Steps to Crafting an Amazing Life” (April 9, 2012)
  • Daily Mail UK, “The 93-year-old yoga teacher who is more flexible than her students” (January 24, 2012)
  • NBC’s Today News, “Accomplishing amazing athletic feats – in their 80s and 90s” (August 28, 2011)
  • Reuters, “For yoga master at 92, there is only the dance” (November 29, 2010)
  • MindBodyGreen, “Self-Empowerment Lessons from 92-Year-Old Yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch” (November 23, 2010)
  • CNN Money, “America’s Oldest Workers, still going strong” (April 12, 2010)
  • The Washington Post, “A Good Age for Yoga” (September 25, 2005)

    Additional Video Coverage

  • The Better TV Show, “Women Who Inspire”
  • DanTV, “Tao Porchon Lynch 93 Year Old Yoga Instructor” (2012)
  • MindBodyGreen, “92 Year-Old Yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch: I’m Still a Beginner” (August 26, 2011)
  • Barbara Mendez Nutrition, “Graceful Living: An Interview with Tao Porchon-Lynch” (August 19, 2013)
  • The Telegraph, “Woman, 93, is world’s oldest yoga teacher” (May 15, 2012)
  • CineCurry, “Tao Porchon-Lynch: The World’s Oldest Dancer” (January 13, 2012)
  • Westchester Magazine, “Profile: 93-Year-Old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch, a Westchester County Resident” (November 2011)
  • Aikido Journal, “Tao Porchon-Lynch at 93 named oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records”
  • My Partner Is Depressed, “Tao Porchon-Lynch: How to let the sunshine in”

    Additional Power Living Links

  • Tao’s 95th Birthday Party (August 11, 2013)
  • 10 Most Fearless Women I’ve Met (July 8, 2013)
  • Birthday Lunch with Tao (May 16, 2013)
  • Tao’s 94th Birthday Party (August 12, 2012)
  • Yoga at the Pentagon (June 8, 2012 – additional photos)
  • Guinness World Records “Oldest Yoga Teacher” Induction Reception (May 13, 2012)
  • Yoga Journal Conference in New York (April 14, 2012)
  • Tao in Harlem (November 5, 2011)
  • Tao Turns 93! (August 13, 2011)
  • Newark Peace Education Summit (May 13-15, 2011 – video)
  • Newark Peace Education Summit (May 13-15, 2011 – blog post)
  • The Long View at 92 (April 8, 2011)
  • Workshop with Tao (2009)

    Additional Blogs

  • Wild Yogi, “Interview with Tao Porchon-Lynch” (February 2014)
  • iBlogHappiness, “Oldest living yoga teacher: Tao Porchon-Lynch” (January 23, 2014)
  • Relax and Release, “Tao Porchon Lynch the worlds oldest yoga teacher turned 95 on 13th August 2013″ (November 26, 2013)
  • Yoga Journal Blogs, “Tao Porchon-Lynch Celebrates 95th Birthday” (August 14, 2013)
  • The Salty Dog, “95 and a Yoga Teacher? Happy Birthday Tao Porchon-Lynch” (August 13, 2013)
  • Zoga Yoga, “Meditation with Guinness Book Tao Porchon-Lynch” (June 7, 2013)
  • Next Avenue, “What Will You Do With The Rest of Your Life?” (May 2, 2013)
  • Tuja Wellness, “Wisdom from the Ages” (October 28, 2012)
  • Forumla 457, “Yoga Realness & Truth. And Love” (September 25, 2012)
  • Paige’s Yoga Journey, “My day with Tao Porchon-Lynch (Oldest Yoga Teacher)” (June 11, 2012)
  • The FW, “93-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Named World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher” (May 17, 2012)
  • Jezebel, “World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Might Also Be World’s Happiest Person” (May 17, 2012)
  • GlobalPost, “At 93, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher” (May 16, 2012)
  • The Mary Sue, “Tao Porchon-Lynch, 93, Is The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher” (May 15, 2012)
  • Oddity Central, “93-Year-Old Proves You’ve Never Too Old for Yoga” (December 29, 2011)
  • Sunday Is Fo Lovers, “Unconditional Love & Self Empowerment Revolution: The Fabulous Tao Porchon-Lynch!” (March 27, 2011)
  • Karen Ellis Blog, “Live Long and Prosper! Yoga and Star Trek… what do they have in common?”
  • Triumph of the Spirit, “The Remarkable Life of Tao Porchon-Lynch”
  • Seniors Real Estate Institute, “93 Year Old Yoga Teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch”
  • The Fruit Doctor, “Tao Porchon-Lynch-95 year old yoga instructor”
  • Live In The Now, “Anti-Aging Inspiration: 91-Year-Old Yoga Instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch”

    Radio/Audio Interviews

  • Merlin’s Diary Podcast, “Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 1, 2013)
  • The Yoga of Money with Jeff Bogart, “Tao Porchon-Lynch, 95 Years Young” (September 11, 2013)

    Event Coverage/Promotion

  • All Sport Health & Fitness
  • Feathered Pipe Foundation, “The Creator Within – Tao Porchon-Lynch”
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, “Tao Porchon-Lynch”
  • Ananda Ashram
  • Naked Dragon, “Tao Porchon-Lynch” and “Exclusive Yoga Retreat with Tao Porchon-Lynch”
  • MovieZadda, “Sandip Soparrkar & Tao Porchon-Lynch at Phoenix Marketcity Kurla” (January 22, 2014)
  • The Lodge at Woodloch Welcomes Legendary Yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch (October 4, 2013)
  • Bedford Daily Voice, “Explore the Body as Energy: Learn from a Master: Tao Porchon-Lynch @ THE GYM” (September 24, 2013)
  • Compass Yoga, “Yoga at the Pentagon with Tao Porchon-Lynch” (June 20, 2012)
  • Power Living, “Experience Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch” (November 5, 2011)


  • Off The Blue Mat, “Passages – Tao Porchon-Lynch”
  • Kelly Hanlin McCormick, “Tao Porchon-Lynch”
    Tao Porchon-Lynch with mother-daugher writing team Janie Sykes-Kennedy and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

    Tao Porchon-Lynch with mother-daugher writing team Janie Sykes-Kennedy and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

    Remember to preorder a Numbered Special Edition Hardcover Book and support the Advanced Sales Campaign for Tao’s long-awaited inspirational memoir, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. It is co-authored by Tao and mother/daughter writing team Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Janie Sykes-Kennedy. To learn more about Tao, check out For more on Tao’s upcoming classes and workshops, go to

    Posted by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA.

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