Inspiration: The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

We all need a little motivation in life, whether we are struggling with the pressures of life or just finding time to connect body and mind on our yoga mat.  If your well of inspiration is running dry then here is our answer: Täo Porchon-Lynch. Almost 100 years old Täo was certainly one of the oldest yoga teacher in the entire world in recent times

Täo practised yoga since she was a child growing up in Pondicherry, India, and after fleeing to Britain during WWII she then moved to Hollywood to work as an actress and teach yoga to other actresses. She has spent time with Mahatma Gandhi, studied yoga with B. K. S. Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois, and meets regularly with Deepak Chopra.

For decades Täo has taught five yoga classes a week in New York to a devoted band of yoga students. Three hip replacements did nothing to hold her back and she was also a competitive ballroom dancer in addition to teaching yoga. Since 2012, when Täo officially became the world’s oldest yoga teacher, she has become a refreshing yoga celebrity and internet sensation! As a result Täo took part in a discussion panel with the Dalai Lama and regularly appeared at yoga festivals and retreats all over the world. We think we could all benefit from channeling some of Täo’s energy into our own lives and yoga practice.

Learn more about Täo Porchon-Lynch by reading this eye-opening NY Times profile.