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Tao and Deepak on FB Live

98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Dr. Deepak Chopra - November 13, 2016

November 13, 2016 – 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch did her first Facebook Live event with Dr. Deepak Chopra from his apartment in Manhattan. They met a few years ago when they shared the stage with His Holiness The Dalai Lama at the Newark Peace Education Summit. They both knew and studied with The Maharishi…

Tao’s 98th Birthday Bash

Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Tao's 98th Birthday Party - August 7, 2016

August 7, 2016–Although August 13th is Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch’s actual birth date, on Sunday there was a grand bash at the Taj Palace Restaurant in White Plains, New York to celebrate her 98th! Tao’s extended family of friends and colleagues from her various walks of life — such as yoga, dance and wine — were all there. It’s a testament to how you can create your own community of love regardless of whether you have blood relatives who are present (or you want around).

Come to Tao’s 98th Birthday Party!!


Two years away from triple digits… Join us to celebrate yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch’s 98th birthday at her annual bash at the Taj Palace Restaurant in White Plains. Although Tao’s birthday is on August 13th, this year’s event will be on Sunday, August 7th from 5-9pm — $85 per person for dinner, wine, beer, DJ and dancing. It’s always a blast!! If you want to attend, email Joyce Pines at

Yoga Jam 2016 in CT

97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at Yoga Jam in Stamford, CT - July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016–The 4th annual Yoga Jam took place in Harbor Point, Stamford CT. It was a tremendous event featuring yoga, dance, music, shopping, and celebration of community to raise money for the Africa Yoga Project. 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch gave the opening remarks and meditation. At the end, I facilitated a Q&A with her.

Tao at Exclusive CORE Club

Wendy Diamond, 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at CORE Club in New York - July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016–Early on Wednesday morning a group of New York’s change agents and elite came out to see 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the prestigious CORE: Club on East 55th Street in partnership with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) organization led by Wendy Diamond. In addition to the regular breakfast series Wendy hosts, we thought that a short yoga class with Tao would be a treat to give people a taste of her teachings. Afterwards, I was delighted to moderate the conversation alongside Wendy.

Cameo on ABC News Online

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch in Montego Bay, Jamaica

July 15, 2016–I was delighted to make another cameo in a news piece with 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, this time with ABC News online. For the last few years, as I was co-authoring Tao’s autobiography, I’ve traveled with her moderating conversations and assisting in yoga workshops. The pictures in this news piece are from our time in Jamaica as we were finishing Dancing Light.

Afternoon with a Swami & a Yoga Master

Shwaasaguru Sri Vachananand Swamiji, 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in New York - July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016–97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and I spent the afternoon with Shwaasaguru Sri Vachananand Swamiji from Bangalore. He is a yogic science expert and philosopher best known for his mass yoga camps, TV shows in India and teaching of Shwaasa yoga. He was sent to his Master Sri Marulashankara Shivayogi at age 8 and has been dedicated to the yogic lifestyle since. Tao presented Shwaasaguru with her Dancing Light book. He presented her with an Ishta-linga – a grey slate stone to aid in a specific meditation technique. It is a key aspect of Shiva-yoga. He also informed Tao that she will be honored in the 2017 Yoga Ratna Awards in Bangalore next year.

Cameo on CBS News with Tao

97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, CBS News host Mary Calvi and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

July 12, 2016–Over the last few years, I’ve stayed in the background from a media standpoint to focus my energies on shining light on 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch. Now I’m easing back in the public eye with some cameos. :) I was delighted to be in a CBS News featuring Mary Calvi. It was such a pleasure working with Mary, who is also First Lady of Yonkers. She joined Tao’s Thursday morning yoga session at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Hartsdale, New York. It was her first yoga class and she looked like a pro! I made comments on Tao as her student and co-author of her autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master.