Tao Porchon-Lynch

I’ve had the immense honor of spending the weekend with 97-year-old yoga master, model, and all around wonder woman Tao Porchon-Lynch. Tao was in Montenegro for the Age of Happiness Festival where she gave an incredibly moving presentation on her life and work with yoga. She was born on the English Channel to an Indian mother and French father. Her childhood was spent in Pondicherry, India where she was brought up by her uncle who was responsible for building a lot of the railway system in India.

Tao has just released her first memoir chronicling her extraordinarily adventurous life.
She joined Gandhi during the Salt March, danced in the streets of England during WWII, modeled for Lanvin and befriended Marlene Dietrich and then Marilyn Monroe during a stint in Hollywood.
At 97, Tao has more energy and vitality than anyone I have ever met. When it comes to aging Tao remarked,”People say that I am old, but I think of the trees and how they are hundred of years old. They recycle themselves each winter. I recycle myself like the trees every winter to get ready for the spring so that I can dance my way through life.” Check out Tao’s wonderful memoir HERE.

  • 'I recycle myself like the trees every winter to get ready for the spring so that I can dance my way through life' What a beautiful phrase and fantastic way to view life. Looking fantastic at 97 also!

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  • So cute and adorable! <3

    With love from Russia! x
    Daria
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  • Anonymous

    Oh God she's amazing, loving her so much

  • A wonderful and inspiring woman. Absolutely stunning.

  • Wonderfully inspiring!

  • What a fascinating life she has had! The adventures have obviously kept her spirit young and she has taken excellent care of her body.

  • With love to an awesome women and spurit.
    From
    Georgia, USA

  • My new role model!!!

  • Anonymous

    so joyful! namaste.

  • Bravo Tao!
    If all woman could learn and apply her wisdom and specially her vitality as we complain we have less vitaluty…would be something.

  • Bravo Tao!
    If all woman could learn and apply her wisdom and specially her vitality as we complain we have less vitaluty…would be something.

  • Joanna

    Beautiful!