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 email@example.com.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 9, 2016– 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch shared her teachings and wisdom once again at Integral Yoga Institute (IYI) in New York. She has taught there many times and it was wonderful to be back. I did my original yoga training at IYI and it’s where I met Tao so it’s always extra special to be there with her. Tao taught yoga asana and then I was honored to moderate a Conversation with a Master talk.
June 20, 2016 – On the summer solstice, one day in advance of International Day of Yoga, 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch spoke at the United Nations joining the Founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. As a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and her biographer, I was delighted to moderate Tao’s conversation. Sadhguru’s conversation was moderated by Max Kennedy, author and son of Robert F. Kennedy. The audience included senior UN officials, ambassadors and other dignitaries from various countries.
June 12, 2016– Two incredible teachers together in one place… it was divine! 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch hosted a workshop with one of her favorite people, acclaimed Ashtanga Yoga teacher David Swenson. He taught two back-to-back workshops at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Hartsdale, New York. Since he is one of the top…
The United Nations is planning a host of events for 2016 International Yoga Day. On Monday, June 20, 2016, the special event will feature a Conversation with Yoga Masters entitled “Yoga for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.” The program will be from 3-5pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at UN Headquarters in New York. After a short film on International Day of Yoga, there will be welcome remarks from Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India to the UN. Then, mind-body-spirit expert Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy will moderate a discussion with 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, and Max Kennedy will then moderate a discussion with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. The event can be watched live at http://webtv.un.org.