97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Receives Celebrity Welcome in Mumbai for Dancing Light Book Launch

December 26, 2015–97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch said she was going home to India to “rest and relax” and instead was as active as always. She received a celebrity welcome in Mumbai with a launch party for her long-awaited autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. The grand party was hosted by choreographer and dancer Sandip Soparrkar and theater maverick Alyque Padamsee at Phoenix Market City, Kurla in Mumbai. The guest list was a Who’s Who from the world of entertainment including Sharbani MukherjeeKamini KaushalSadhya Shetty, Rohit Verma, Kawaljeet, Mithun Purandare, Amit Dolawat, Mayank Lalpuria, among others.

The book, co-authored by mother-daughter writing team Janie Sykes Kennedy and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, is about Tao’s incredible life journey–from marching with Mahatma Gandhi and helping Jews escape the Nazis as a French Resistance fighter to being a top couture model and Hollywood actress. In 2012, she was named “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records. Tao spent the first twenty years of her life in Pondicherry and reflected on the special book event given by her Indian friends:

I am so glad that my book is being launched in my birth land India… this spiritual country always kept pulling me towards her and I have made numerous visits to this magnificent land. Indian values and teachings have made me who I am today. Yoga and dance are two major aspects of my life and this traditionally rich country has given me all my life’s treasures.

Tao dressed in her four-inch high heels and a hot purple dress. Along with dance maestro Sandip Soparrkar, she enthralled the audience by performing the Cha Cha Cha to an old Bollywood hit song “Babuji Dhere Chalna” while the public cheered for the two renowned dancers. It was an evening of fun and inspiration. Rajendra Kalkar, President of Phoenix Market City, Kurla, said:

It is our pleasure to host the book launch for Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch at Phoenix Market City. She is legend and a world renowned artist and having her in our premises is like a blessing for us.

Below are some pictures and media coverage. Click on each image to make it larger. You can Like and Share each image, as well as spread the light by sharing this link and these hashtags: #ThisIs97 #TaoExp #TaoPorchonLynch.

97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at launch of her autobiography, Dancing Light, in Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015
Media Coverage from 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Dancing Light Book Launch, Mumbai, INDIA – December 2015

Videos from the Mumbai Dancing Light Book Launch:

Bollywood Adda – Alyque Padamsee & Kamini Kaushal At The Dancing Light Book Launch
Complete Bollywood – Alyque Padamsee Launches ‘The Dancing Light’ with Ms Tao Porchon-Lynch & Sandip Soparrkar
Ntert- Alyque Padamsee and Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms Tao Porchon-Lynch
Bollywood Bakwas – Alyque Padamsee Launches ‘The Dancing Light’
Bollywood Royal – Alyque Padamsee Launches ‘The Dancing Light’ with Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch & Sandip Soparrkar Part 3
Bollywood Fever – Book Launch of The Dancing Light by Alyque Padamsee & Kamini Kaushal 1
Movie Shop – Amy Billimoria & Team At Dancing Light Book Launch
The Bollywood Show – The Dancing Light Book Launch By Bollywood Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar
Bollywood Ki Baten – Kamini Kaushal – Adyque Padamsee Book Launches ‘The Dancing Light’ with Ms Tao – Part 1
Movie Shop – Adyque Padamsee At Dancing Light Book Launch
Movie Shop – Alyque Padamsee At Dancing Light Book Launched
Tehelka24 – Book Launch of Dancing Light
Additional (duplicate) video coverage:

Media Coverage from the Mumbai Dancing Light Book Launch:

  1. Cinenews.Co.In – “Alyque Padamsee and Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar Launch Dancing Light: Autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  2. Leo Media – “Alyque Padamsee and Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar Launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  3. ShowWorldMedia.net – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  4. Who’s Who Movieography Director – “Alyque Padamsee and Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar Launch Dancing Light: Autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  5. BollywoodHeadlines.in – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  6. Filmiblogs.net – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  7. Filmwalaexp.com – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  8. The Films of India.In – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 29, 2015)
  9. IBN7 – “Launch of book The Dancing Light” (December 28, 2015)
  10. Cinefames Media – “Dancing light book launch event” (December 28, 2015)
  11. Mid-Day – “Mumbai Diary – Sunday Dossier” (December 27, 2015)
  12. India Forums – “Alyque Padamsee at Launch of ‘Dancing Light’ Book” (December 27, 2015)
  13. Asian News Channel – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  14. Canara News – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light” (December 27, 2015)
  15. Core Sector Communique – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  16. BollywoodHelpline.com – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  17. Haryanaabtak.com – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  18. Chennai Patrika – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light” (December 27, 2015)
  19. Bollywood Dhamaka – “Alyque Padamsee, Sandip Soparrkar Launch Dancing Light: Autobiography Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  20. MagzMumbai.com – “Alyque Padamsee & Sandip Soparrkar launch autobiography of Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  21. Kemmannu News Network – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  22. Rissadiary.com – “Alyque Padamsee, Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch” (December 27, 2015)
  23. Prokeraia.com – “Launch of book The Dancing Light” (December 27, 2015)
  24. Osbba News – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch
  25. Showbusiness.co.in – “Alyque Padamsee and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar launch Dancing Light: autobiography of Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch”
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com. President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., Terri is a Harvard Business School-trained Strategist, Certified Meditation & Yoga Teacher, and Master Coach recognized as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. She specializes in helping people de-stress and realize authentic success. After a corporate media & technology career, she founded the first yoga studio in Harlem and served six years on the Board of Yoga Alliance (including Chair and interim CEO). Called “smart with a heart,” she has been featured in media around the world including Oprah’s book, Live Your Best Life! Along with her mother, Columbia University-trained journalist Janie Sykes-Kennedy, Terri is a co-author of Tao’s autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. A sought-after speaker and avid photographer/videographer with a love for storytelling, she often travels with Tao moderating conversations on her life, assisting in yoga workshops and documenting their experiences.
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