On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch had a special tea in New York with Traditional Healer Doña Leova from the Nahuatl Indian nation of Puebla, Mexico. The two masters from different traditions shared their traditions and found many commonalities.
Doña Leova’s work is based in a cosmology of Healing that is known as the “Tradition of the Grandmothers”… named because historically, one grandmother would share the practice with one granddaughter who would then go on to become the next practitioner. Within her Community she is renowned as a Medicine Women and in her tradition a “Limpia” (or inner cleansing) is a form in which using a combination of body-work, massage, prayer and the intention of the healer. Tao’s philosophy of Oneness is greatly informed by Nature as her “encyclopedia.” Both masters believe in the power of breath and a smile to heal.
After the meeting, Tao taught a yoga workshop to a packed house at the Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan.