Books to enthrall and inspire from a “real-life Forrest Gump.”
In 2011, Tao Porchon-Lynch asked mother-daughter development team Janie Sykes-Kennedy and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy to collaborate with her on her life story. That evolved into the Tao Brand-Legacy Project which resulted in two books and eleven awards. Teresa also managed Tao’s media, expanding her brand beyond yoga, and created the “Conversation With A Master” as an interactive experience to share Tao’s wisdom with the world. Together, they did 66 events spanning 10 countries. When they were done, Tao had become a global historical icon doing events with notables like The Dalai Lama, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Sadhguru. In 2019, she received the prestigious Padma Shri Award–one of the highest civilian honors from the Government of India.
Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master is an inspirational autobiography that shows us what is possible–that we each can live to our Highest Potential by inhaling life, exhaling strife and dancing to our own rhythm. Through Tao’s reflections, we are given the gift of insights from almost a century of wisdom that can be applied to our modern-day challenges. We learn about her deep connection with nature and “secrets” to vitality while taking a soulful odyssey of love and loss, hope and joy, and ultimately the triumph of resilience.
Shining Bright: Quotes and Images to Inspire Optimism, Gratitude & Belief In Your Limitless Potential is Tao’s inspirational gift book. Embedded in this little book is the essence of who she is–the thoughts and words that kept her spirit enriched and alive. We chose seventy of Tao’s favorite quotes and matched them with original images from age 96 to 99. These are not from staged shoots. This is Tao in motion doing what she loves. Give the gift to yourself and others. It is a perfect dose of inspiration to give loved ones and colleagues. Shine bright from her wisdom and help up spread Tao’s light.