At 93, world's oldest yoga teacher still going strong

Kyle 2012/05/11 03:19:20

Guinness World Records

Tao Porchon-Lynch started teaching yoga at
73, and now, 20 years later, still teaches four days a week in New York.
Great-grandmother Edith Wilma Connor, 77, entered - and won - her first
bodybuilding competition at the age of 65.


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Tao Porchon-Lynch considers her hundreds of yoga students to be
her own children. The 93-year-old has been practicing yoga since she was
8 years old, and was just named the world's oldest yoga teacher by
Guinness World Records.

Based in New York, Porchon-Lynch has taught hundreds of students
around the globe for over 45 years, and has followers in India, France
and the U.S.

Accolades aren’t anything knew for the famous yogi. Born in a French
colony in India, she once won a contest for the “best legs in Europe”
after working as a cabaret dancer in London during World War II. Her win
led to a modeling career in Paris and then acting roles in America,
followed by a career in script writing and documentaries.

It wasn’t until the age of 73 that

Porchon-Lynch decided to concentrate

on teaching yoga, founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in New York.

According to her website,
“Tao is a living advertisement for how to tap into our human potential.
She is unique in her ability to overcome the effects of aging to
control her body and mind in harmony with yoga’s principles.”

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