96-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Shares Her Wisdom at Wainwright House

 

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch enthralled a packed audience at Wainwright House in Rye, New York–the oldest holistic center in the United States and the home of the work of personal development pioneer Norman Vincent Peale. As co-author of Tao’s long-awaited autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master (along with my mom journalist Janie Sykes Kennedy), I was delighted to moderate the cialis-generic conversation as I’ve done on numerous other occasions.

In the gorgeous library surrounded by spiritual and positive psychology books, Tao shared stories from her amazing life–from marching with Mahatma Gandhi and helping Jews escape the Nazis during World War II to modeling for top couture designers like Coco Chanel and acting in movies for MGM in Hollywood. Always with a sense of humor and a bit of mischievousness, Tao had the crowd laughing and in awe.

It was fitting to hold this preview event for Tao’s book at Wainwright House given its long history of hosting spiritual leaders. In the 1970s, Tao used this same venue to screen To Light A Candle–a film she produced on her mentor Dr. Welthy Fisher, founder of World Education and Literacy House.

After the usual long line of people to meet Tao and take photos, we (Tao, myself, and mom) celebrated at La Panetière–one of Tao’s favorite French restaurants in Rye. Thank you to Peggy Hill and Linda Parker for hosting us at Wainwright House, as well as Joanna Rajendran for taking over my camera when I was moderating and capturing such beautiful shots. Check out the pictures below and be sure to share via social media using hashtag #TaoExp and/or #TaoPorchonLynch. You can also comment below using Facebook.

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch presenting for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch presenting for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy meditating as part of Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Image of 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch in her younger days during World War II with her first husband as part of Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy presenting Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Audience at Conversation with a Master event with 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Joanna Rajendran at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Joanna Rajendran and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Joanna Rajendran and Danielle Lombardo at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Joanna Rajendran and Bo Rothschild at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Joanna Rajendran and Bo Rothschild at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Joanna Rajendran and Bo Rothschild at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Bo Rothschild at Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch for Conversation with a Master event at Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Wainwright House in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

Flowers outside La Panetière restaurant in Rye, NY–June 16, 2015

 

 

Can you keep up with Tao? Be sure to spread the light by sharing this link and these hashtags: #ThisIs96 #TaoExp #TaoPorchonLynch. If you haven’t already, check out Tao’s award-winning autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through The Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master which has received endorsements from notables such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, David Swenson, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum and many more!  Also, be inspired by her award-winning quote book, Shining Bright: Quotes and Images to Inspire Optimism, Gratitude & Belief In Your Limitless Potential.

Study Tao’s teachings in her digital courses: Master Course with Tao Porchon-Lynch and Stretch & Relax with Tao Porchon-Lynch.

 

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.

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