"There is nothing you cannot do if you harness the power within you."

- Tao Porchon-Lynch


On February 21, 2020, Tao died peacefully at the age of 101 on the Hindu Festival of Maha Shivaratri, the “Great Night of Shiva,” when Shiva dances in heaven. It’s said to be “the brightest night of the soul where the yogi attains Nirvana.” Watch the tribute video and share with others. Leave your comments on YouTube or Facebook below. Learn more about who is featured.  Now, we are working even harder on the Tao Brand-Legacy Project. Learn more.

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Millions across the globe have been inspired by Tao Porchon-Lynch–WW II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, ballroom dancer, and yoga master. Named “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records in 2012, Tao exemplified her mantra: There Is Nothing You Cannot Do.  Although she is passed away in 2020, her teachings now live on in digital form. Watch the overview video and check out the two exclusive digital courses.

Master Yoga Course with Tao Porchon-Lynch

In-depth teachings with Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 years old in full action including her distinct Tango Sun Salutation, Tree Vinyasa, and popular Shoulder Stand sequence. In addition to the 2 1/2 half hour workshop, there are three bonus poses, practice sessions, a posture breakdown, Tao talking about her gurus, and so much more!

Stretch & Relax with Tao Porchon-Lynch

A targeted course with Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 years old designed to release muscle tension, relax the nervous system, and renew the mind from her revitalizing Seated Stretches and calming Forward Bends to her accessible Shoulder Stand on the Wall and restorative Deep Relaxation. It is suitable for all levels.


Dancing Light (Autobiography)

Journey through Tao’s incredible life with her award-winning autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern-Day Yoga Master.  It won 10 national and international awards, and Dr. Deepak Chopra called it “extraordinary.” Learn more and order directly.

Shining Bright (Image / Quote Book)

Be inspired by 70 of Tao’s favorite quotes matched with original images from her travels in Shining Bright: Quote and Images to Inspire Optimism, Gratitude & Belief In Your Limitless Potential.  It won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in the gift category. Learn more and order directly.

Note: Books ordered directly have a special message from Tao. Limited quantities available.

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Tao is a very special woman and I’ve had the honor of both teaching for and with her, and have had her teachings… The people of the younger generations really have to look at a person like Tao who has weathered so much in her life and has come out the other side of her life still completely pure of Love and Laughter and Light.
Rodney Yee, Acclaimed Yoga Teacher
I want to BE Tao! What she has done, who she is and the light that’s in her eyes… When you say hello to her, she is just so full of Light and Love and mischievousness… I just think she is an inspiration for women and all of mankind.
Colleen Saidman, Acclaimed Yoga Teacher
One of the most acclaimed yoga teachers of our century, Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 years 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.
Dr. Deepak Chopra, Prominent Alternative Medicine Advocate
When I look at her life, I think, “How can one person do it all?” and she says everyone can do it as long as you can harness the power within you!
Sushmita Sen, Former Miss Universe and Indian Film Actress
Through her mastery of Yoga and the body mind spirit connection, Tao helps us unbind the limits of our human condition in a most gentle and spirit filled way. She is a gift to us all. This book captures her magic.
Agapi Stassinopoulos, Author of Unbinding the Heart
All you have to do is be in Tao Porchon Lynch’s presence to feel the energy of her spirit and the wisdom in her eyes. To have a book which allows us to enter this amazing woman’s life is a gift to us all. She is a living example of how we can all learn to live life to the fullest and to truly live from the heart- mind, body, spirit and soul. She is a precious commodity and we are so lucky to understand who she is and how she became that way!
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Cardiologist, TV Host and Author of Heart Book
Tao has been a role model to all of us who have been practicing yoga since the early 70’s. She is a brilliant example of the health and well being that can come with a lifetime of yoga practices. Her grace, compassion, service to the yoga community, and zest for life have inspired me for years, as well as thousands of young souls just stepping on to the yoga path.
Beryl Bender Birch, Founder, The Hard & Soft Yoga Institute
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