August 14, 2019 – Historical icon, yoga master and award-winning author Tao Porchon-Lynch turned 101 on August 13, 2019 and as usual birthday calls and notes came in from around the world. Most notable was a surprise message from Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress and icon Angie Dickinson wishing Tao “a very Happy 101st Birthday.” Angie’s most popular work included Rio Grande, Big Bad Mama, Police Woman and Dressed To Kill. At 87 years old, Angie remains an inspiration so it was a delight to get well wishes from her for Tao. It underscores the Law of Attraction: good energy attracts good energy!
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Sometimes the weight of life can seem heavy. You can either be crushed by it or learn how to carry the load. In the fall of 2016, I was traveling non-stop for my work with yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch. At now almost 100 years old, she shows us how to live with vitality regardless of age. Dancing Light, the book we co-wrote (along with my mom Janie Sykes-Kennedy) won ten awards, and then Tao and I were featured in Athleta’s Power of She campaign. It’s been an exciting time. However, I’ve been experiencing a very strange dichotomy. In between amplifying Tao’s light, I have been fighting extreme darkness in the sunny state of Florida.
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch will be in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, September 25th to be honored at the 4th Annual Senior Awards Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore from 11:30am-1:30pm. If you can’t make the luncheon, come to meet Tao and get a signed copy of her new autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, directly after the luncheon around 1:30pm at the Biltmore. If you want to experience Tao teaching yoga, sign up for a special workshop at Urban Yoga Phoenix Friday evening from 7:30-9pm. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 609-277-9642.