July 6-8, 2018 —The island of Nantucket has a unique vibration that has consistently inspired conscious living, the independent spirit and creative collaboration. The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides for one inspiring weekend. Since we are headed towards Tao Porchon-Lynch’s 100th birthday in a few weeks, this gathering is going to be extra special. Tao will be teaching two yoga workshops at the Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm and I will be assisting as I often do. I will also be moderating our popular Conversation with a Master program at the…
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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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.