A Magical Day of Yoga and Inspiration
The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher
Sun 9th July 2017
Kew – SW London
The Magic of Tao
The wonderful Tao Porchon-Lynch is celebrating being ninety-nine years young this year and as part of her celebrations, we are delighted that she is coming to Naked Dragon’s beautiful Kew venue this July to teach 2 x Exclusive Yoga Classes and to share some stories of her amazing life as she inspires us with her Zen approach to life and living well.
There is Nothing You Cannot Do!
Tao believes that there is ‘Nothing You Cannot Do’ and her life is a great testament to this belief.
Her wonderful words of wisdom, combined with her amazing outlook on life, have inspired many thousands of her fans from around the world with their beauty and simplicity.
Tao has been practising yoga for over 70 years and has been teaching yoga to students in India, France and the U.S for more than 45 years. In 2012, Tao earned the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher’.
At (almost) ninety-nine years young, Tao is the embodiment of many profound Yoga principles and exemplifies the positive “can-do spirit” that can accomplish anything.
A Colourful Life
Tao was born in Pondicherry, India in 1918. Sadly, she lost her mother during childbirth and her early years were spent growing up with her French uncle and Indian aunt in India where she learnt her first yoga moves from the boys on the beach!
Tao has lived an incredibly colourful life, marching with Gandhi (who was a friend of her uncle’s in India) when she was 12 years old and she was a friend of Marilyn Monroe’s during Tao’s modelling days in the 1950’s.
She has given TED Talks, appeared on America’s got talent and following a double hip replacement at the age of 80, she took up competitive ballroom dancing which has subsequently taken her all around the world where she has won numerous medals and awards.
In 2011, Tao was a workshop presenter with Dr. Terri Kennedy at the Newark Peace Conference and sat on the Panel for Peace with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra MD amongst many other greats.
• Face each day with joy
• I have no fear
• There is nothing we cannot do if we harness the power within us
• I’m going to dance my way to the next planet
• I don’t believe in age ~ I believe in energy
• I believe that the power of the universe is right inside me
• The idea is to die young ~ As late as possible!
• Breath is the power behind all things ~ I breathe in and know that good things will happen
• When I wake up in the morning, I know that it is going to be the best day of my life
Yoga with Tao
Tao will be offering 2 x Exclusive Yoga Sessions at 12pm and 2.30pm
An Evening with Tao & Friends
The afternoon’s yoga sessions will be followed by an evening with Tao & Friends as she is joined by friends old and new to celebrate her amazing life.
During the evening Tao will talk about some of her fascinating experiences as well as sharing more of her wonderful words of wisdom. She will be joined on stage by some of her special guests who will share their own experiences of how Tao has touched their lives.
• 12pm-1.30pm ~ Early Bird Tickets £25.00*
• 2.30pm-4pm ~ Early Bird Tickets £25.00*
Please remember to bring your own yoga mat as there are no mats available at the venue. Many thanks.
AN EVENING WITH TAO AND FRIENDS
• 7.30pm-10pm ~ Early Bird Tickets £25.00*
Due to space restrictions, there will only be a limited number of tickets available for each of Tao’s yoga sessions and the evening event. To avoid disappointment, please book your place asap.
* Early Bird Tickets will be on Sale until 31st May. Standard Tickets will be priced at £35.00
The Barn Church
The venue is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kew Gardens Station, or a short bus ride from Richmond Station.