Tao Porchon-Lynch, going strong at 93, is one of the oldest living active yoga teachers. She has been practicing yoga for over 70 years and has been teaching yoga for more than 45 years. She has taught yoga to students in India, France, and the US.
Having studied with Indra Devi, Sri Aurobindo, and BKS Iyengar, Tao is uniquely qualified to teach yoga. She has trained and certified hundreds of yoga instructors since founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982.
Before she took up teaching yoga, Tao was an actress in England, France, and the USA in the 1940’s and the 1950’s. In the 60’s and 70’s she wrote screenplays and made documentaries. Her life in India encompasses many historic events. There aren’t many people still alive who witnessed first hand some of the events Tao has. She made several documentaries in India including, “To Light A Candle” about the 100 year old philanthropist, Dr. Welthy Fisher. This documentary highlighted the work done by Dr. Fisher in the field of education and literacy in India in the 50’s.
Tao’s reminiscences of her work in India will be highlighted in a forthcoming book.
You can find more about Tao here.