Tao Porchon-Lynch Wiki
Tao Porchon-Lynch (born Täo Andrée Porchon, August 13, 1918 — February 21, 2020) was an American yoga master and award-winning author of French and Indian descent. She discovered yoga in 1926 when she was eight years old in India and studied with, among others, Sri Aurobindo, B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Prabhavananda, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. At age 101, she taught a weekly class in New York, and led programs across the globe. She was the author of two books, including her autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, which won a 2016 IPPY Award and three 2016 International Book Awards. In the front matter endorsement, Dr. C said: “One of the most acclaimed yoga teachers of our century, Tao Porchon-Lynch… is a mentor to me who embodies the spirit of yoga and is an example of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Like yoga, she teaches us to let go and to have exquisite awareness in every moment.”
She was the recipient of India’s highly prestigious award Padma Shri in 2019 for her excellent work in the field of Yoga.
Tao Porchon-Lynch Age
She was 101 years old.
Tao Porchon-Lynch Early Life
Tao Porchon was born on August 13, 1918, on a ship in the middle of the English Channel, two months premature. Her father was from France, while her mother was a native Indian (Manipuri). Her mother died when Tao was seven months old and she was raised by her aunt and uncle. Her uncle, who designed railroads, often brought her along for trips around Asia, traveling as far as Singapore. The family-owned vineyards in the wine region of the Rhône River Valley, located in Southern France.
Porchon-Lynch grew up speaking French and Meiteilon. Thus, when she moved to North America, she experienced a language barrier, being unable to grasp the English language well, although she overcame the problem with sufficient practice. She was a close acquaintance of Hindi film actor Dev Anand. The duo were introduced to each other by Kamini Kaushal, who was also a friend of Porchon-Lynch’s. Porchon-Lynch married Bill Lynch around 1962 but became widowed after her husband died in 1982. The couple had no children. She received four hip replacement surgeries. A vegetarian, she was a fan of high heel shoes and would even hike with them. In her spare time, Porchon-Lynch enjoyed meditating. In August 2014, she still drove her Smart car.
Tao Porchon-Lynch Death & Cause
Tao Porchon-Lynch, the oldest yoga teacher in the world certified by Guinness, died at age 101. The young yogi, author and competitive ballroom dancer, who inspired many through her classes and teachings, died peacefully on Friday, according to her website. The news was also published on his Instagram page, which inspired tributes from many of his followers.