Tag : Tao Porchon-Lynch

  • Tao Porchon-Lynch ~ The Magic of Tao

    Posted Apr 23rd, 2017 By in Talks, Workshops With | No Comments Photo Credit Corbis via Getty Images
    A Magical Day of Yoga and Inspiration
    TAO PORCHON-LYNCH
    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.

    Tao in Red - Photo Credit Robert Sturman

    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.

    Tao’s Quotes

    Tao Quote

    •           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

    Yoga Pose with Tao

    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.

    Tickets

    YOGA SESSIONS

    • 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

    Venue

    The Barn Church
    Attwood Avenue,
    Kew
    TW9 4HF
    United Kingdom

    The venue is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kew Gardens Station, or a short bus ride from Richmond Station.

  • We Are Two!

    Posted May 13th, 2013 By in Latest News With | No Comments wearetwoslideshow

    Naked Dragon is Two Years Old this May! 

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    And What a Thrilling, Inspirational and Amazing Two Years it Has Been! 

    Since our launch event in Surrey in May 2011 with our first guest speaker; best selling author and creator of The Mystery Experience - Tim Freke, it continues to be a great joy to offer a platform to the best of today’s Inspirational Speakers and Sound Performers. 

    Nurturing and developing our community has been fuelled by love and it is a real joy to have discovered that by following my passion in such a way that Naked Dragon has quickly become my life’s work. And as work has become play – and play has become work – I have found myself dancing the beautiful dance of life as many aspects of my life begin to gently flow into one another.

    Over the past two years it has been a great pleasure to have presented …

    57 x Unique Inspirational Experiences with…
    34 x Fantastic Speakers and Performers at…
    7 x Gorgeous Venues 

    And we were recently delighted to learn that we had connected with more than 30,000 people last month!

    Last year we were also honoured to have been invited to sponsor… 

    2 x Film Premières

    Three Magic Words featuring Gregg Braden
    Road to Peace featuring HH The Dalai Lama


    I would like to take this opportunity to offer a HUGE thank you to all our fantastic speakers …

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    Robert Holden Phd • Dr David Hamilton • Lynne McTaggart • Jason Chan • Sandy C. Newbigging • Kyle Gray • Tim Freke • Marie Claire Carlyle • The Barefoot Doctor • Janey Lee Grace • Mike George • Alla Svirinskaya • Tim Wheater • Brian Mills • Lucinda Drayton • Nick Williams • Russell Leak • David Wells • Tao Porchon-Lynch • Maggy Whitehouse • Aidan McIntyre • Stewart Pearce • Tad Hargrave • Karen Knowler • Andy Dovey • Katie Rose • Louise Presley Turner • John C. Parkin • Peter Owen Jones • Karen Knowler • Nick Williams • John Whiteman • Davina MacKail • Barbara Meiklejohn-Free


     

    It has been a real pleasure to have hosted so many amazing teachers through our series of inspirational  events and I am very grateful for all the love and support everyone has given Naked Dragon over the past two years.

    I would also like to offer a HUGE Thank You to our Wonderful Sponsors who have been so very generous with their support. Most of these are small businesses who don’t have large marketing budgets and yet each one of them has gone out of their way to ensure that the gifts they have given for our exclusive goody bags of Dragon Delights are of the highest quality. Thank you all.

    I am so excited to be celebrating our 2nd Birthday on Wednesday evening at our special event – Infinite Abundance - with Energy Master and Best Selling Author Jason Chan. 

    Hope to see you there!

    With much Love and Infinite Gratitude,
    Juls xxx
    The Dragon Lady!

    Our Wonderful Sponsors

    Our Sponsors

    Birthday Messages from Our Sponsors  

    Wow, what a couple of years Julie! :)You have worked wonders in creating an amazing community of inspirational speakers and always in a beautiful environment. You have touched many souls and instigated many breakthroughs for many people from the sacred space of the talks, workshops and special retreats that you have beautifully created. Happy birthday celebrations and may the success of Naked Dragon long continue for the benefit of all who have the pleasure of encountering the ‘Dragon Lady’! ♥
    Hugs, K xx The Aromatree Company 

    From our family to yours, wishing you a very happy 2nd Birthday. Thank you for being a vehicle of light and love. What you have achieved thus far is nothing short of spectacular ♥ Panache Desai and all of us at Team Desai

    “Happy Birthday, wonderful to see the success of such an awesome venture, looking forward to contributing some vouchers for anyone with a heart centred business to PR themselves to success…look forward to working with you.”
    Janey Lee Grace

    I am gutted I can’t be at your event and to share a glass of champers!! Have a fabulous time. Send me some pics!! xxx Katie Phillips Daring & Mighty 

    “Wishing you many Happy Returns for your 2nd Birthday at Naked Dragon and here’s to many more”! From All at Hay House 

    Wishing you a fabulous 2nd Birthday Juls at Naked Dragon – a great achievement!! Keep raising those vibes! From all of us at Merlin’s Diary 

    What a wonderful 2nd birthday event to celebrate 2 years of amazing events and many more to come. Well done Julie Bryant for all your hard work and for building a fantastic business to be proud of! It’s pleasure to know and work with you.
    The Holistic Directory

    Congratulations on two sensational years Naked Dragon. Thank you for all the wonderful talks, inspirational workshops and holistic events. We look forward to a lifetime of joy with our Naked Dragon family.
    The Henna Den Girls xxx

    Thanks so much guys…you ROCK!


    Each of our sponsors has generously donated some fantastic birthday treats for our limited edition bags of DRAGON DELIGHTS - including some very special gifts created just for us.

    To join us for the celebrations, please book one of the few remaining tickets before they are ALL GONE!

  • Reflections: The Yogic Journey of Life

    Posted Mar 23rd, 2013 By in Blog With | No Comments dearcreator1banner

    Dear Creator… A Guest Post by Tao Porchon-Lynch

    Dear Creator, who travels through the planet, the oceans and the atmosphere which pulsates within the heart of every atom. Make the breath flow throughout the universe with every body of water across plains and plateaus.  Through every plant and every tree in constant flow is the river of life. No matter the strength of every creature and every inhabitant between earth and heaven, you are omnipresent, omnipotent, for if you can move mighty mountains and mighty oceans, cannot you move and cleanse all that is negative within us and around us?

    I asked you at this very moment to help me accomplish my dreams, for it is not your wish that a few have all and so many suffer. You made us, you are around and within us, and you can open the door. This I believe, not of tomorrow, but today.

    Ganesh, all powerful, who represents all good, listen to my request and open the door to grant it. Welcome my soul into the richness of the universe.

    What do I wish?

    To help others.

    To help myself so that I represent for them your  power within me.

    To make possible the power to wipe out all obstacles.

    To feel the dance of life without problems.

    To become the very essence of yoga. Understand it so I live and teach it every day.

    If we work in harmony with Nature, we get results.

    In spite of the wide gaps that still exist in our research of why we are on this earth.

    For the glory of renewal blows away the darkest clouds of yesterday and the soft breeze of dawn is the melody of the renewal of life.

    Chinese claim that the magnetic forces rise through the soles of the feet, which act as a receiving channel for the life force to flow upwards and blossom.

    So, don’t look downwards, or backwards, but rise with the sun and you will see the beauty burst across the heavens and into your life and body.

    I thank you for helping me move through the stages of my life to enact my dreams and to pass them on to others. I am “Om,” one without a second with “You,” and the whole universe.

    Look to this day for it is Life

    So look to this day for it is life, the very essence of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty. For yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness. And every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. Such is the salutation of the dawn.

    Then all your dreams become a reality

    Asato ma sad gamaya

    Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya

    Mrityor ma amritam gamaya

    Lead me from the unreal to the real.

    Lead  me from darkness to light.

    Lead me from death to immorality.

    Om Shanti  Shanti  Shanti.

    Shalom. Shalom. Shalom

    Namaste

    -From Tao’s Reflections: The Yogic Journey of Life

    *** Join Tao at Her First UK Yoga Retreat: 28th-30th June ***

  • Tao Porchon-Lynch – The Dance of Life Within Us

    Posted Feb 9th, 2013 By in Archives With | No Comments Tao Porchon-Lynchbanner
    West Sussex
    UK
    Fri 28th – Sun 30th June 2013
    (Postponed)

       Exclusive Yoga Retreat with Tao Porchon-Lynch

    This is an opportunity of a lifetime to spend some quality time immersed in the practice of yoga with the truly inspirational and enchanting  94 year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch.

    TaoNYAs one of the world’s oldest yoga teachers, Tao is living proof that a regular yoga practice, combined with a positive outlook on life may be key to ageing well. This remarkable woman has been involved with yoga since her childhood in India and has been teaching the subject for 42 years.

    Tao believes that the body can reycle itself, and following hip replacement surgery a  number of years ago, her doctors warned her that she might not be able move like she used to. Thanking them for their advice, she didn’t let that stop her yoga practice, and at the grand young age of 84, she also became a competitive ballroom dancer!

    Tao says “Yoga is the dance of life within us, and if I can teach yoga and do a good job, I can help others as much as I can help myself. I have got as much from my students as they have from me. I consider them to be my jewels. Inside of me is the creation of life, and if I can awaken that inside of me, there is nothing I cannot do! I’m going to dance and do yoga for as long as I live.”

    Over the past few years, Tao has become a huge inspiration to thousands of people around the globe and despite having had both her hips replaced – twice in one instance – she continues to travel the world sharing her gentle wisdom and life’s experiences.

    At a youthful 94, Tao brings a delightful, childlike love of life and nature to all that she does. Prepare to be enchanted and inspired if you’re blessed to have the opportunity to meet her.

    Watch her in action, and be inspired!

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    Tao will lead yoga classes throughout the weekend, interspersed with talks and question and answer sessions. There will also be ample time to enjoy exploring the beautiful grounds of our stunning venue.

    This will be Tao’s 4th event for Naked Dragon and with her ever growing fan base in the UK and Europe, the very limited places on this intimate retreat will sell out very quickly.

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    Our Venue

    Sedgwick Park House
    Nr.Horsham
    West Sussex
    RH13 6QQ

    Our stunning venue is a beautiful private stately home set in 150 acres of Sussex countryside and 15 acres of formal gardens with a lake, a labyrinth, an outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis court.

    All rooms are tastefully decorated and are situated within the main house.

    There are a total of five double bedrooms – available for single or shared use on a first come, first served basis – plus eight shared accommodation places in twin bedded rooms

    Your Residential Package Price Includes:-

    •   Two nights accommodation
    •   All vegetarian meals
    •   Refreshments
    •   Use of the grounds – including the swimming pool
    •   Full course programme

    Prices & Bookings

    Shared Double Room - £465 

    Shared Twin Bedded Room - £495

    Double Room with Single Occupancy - £565

    To Book Your Place

    Please Contact Us for further details, availability and payment options.

    Cancellation Policy: Due to limited availability and the intimate nature of the retreat, no refunds or transfer options to another event will be given. All deposit monies are non-refundable. In the event of the organisers having to cancel the event; a full refund – minus a £75.00 admin fee – will be given. If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, your place may be transferred to a friend or relative for no additional charge.

  • There is Nothing You Cannot Do! – Yoga with Tao

    Posted Jan 22nd, 2012 By in Archives With | No Comments Tao Porchon-Lynchbanner
    Yoga with Tao
    Thurs 6th Sept
    2pm- 4pm

    Experience a Unique Yoga Class with
    94 Year-Old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

    Tao recently won a Guinness Book of Records Award for being the ‘World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher‘ and we are delighted to offer you this rare opportunity to experience a very special yoga class with this truly inspirational woman.

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    Based in New York, this will be Tao’s second UK appearance hosted by Naked Dragon. Her first event last year was sold out within days – and with tickets for this very special yoga class limited to just 25 – these will sell like hot cakes!

    Don’t miss this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to experience a yoga session with this remarkable lady. It could change your outlook on life forever!

    SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! 

    The GOOD NEWS is that you can still book for Tao’s evening event – DANCING MY WAY TO HEAVEN!

    Please scroll further d0wn this page for more details

    About Tao

    94 Year-Old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch is living proof that a regular yoga practice, combined with a positive outlook on life may well be the key to aging well.

    This remarkable woman has been involved with yoga since her childhood in India and has been teaching the subject for 42 years.

    Tao believes that the body can reycle itself and following hip replacement surgery a  number of years ago, her doctors warned her that she might not be able move like she used to. Thanking them for their advice, she didn’t let that stop her yoga practice, and at the grand young age of 84, she also became a competitive ballroom dancer!

    Tao says “Yoga is the dance of life within us. If I can teach yoga and do a good job, I can help others as much as I can help myself. I have got as much from my students as they have from me. I consider them to be my jewels. Inside of me is the creation of life, and if I can awaken that inside of me, there is nothing I cannot do! I’m going to dance and do yoga for as long as I live.”

    Tao believes that following the principles of yoga can heal individuals – and by extension, help heal our planet. She is the embodiment of many profound Yoga Principal and exemplifies the positive “can-do” spirit than can accomplish anything that we can put our mind to.

    *** Following her recent award for being the ‘Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World,’ Tao was interviewed by BBC World News. Click HERE to watch the interview ***

    Tao’s inspirational book - Reflections – The Yogic Journey of Life and the Accompanying CD, aren’t currently available in the UK.

    However, if you would like to purchase a copy of the book in advance to bring to the class for signing please click HERE

    Ticket Prices

    £30.00 

    SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!

    The GOOD NEWS is that you can still book for Tao’s evening event – DANCING MY WAY TO HEAVEN!

    Please scroll further d0wn this page for more details

    Venue

    The Crown Hotel (Windsor Suite)
    7 London Street,
    Chertsey, Surrey
    KT16 8AP
    United Kingdom

    An evening menu is available at the venue

    Parking is available at Sainsburys (almost opposite the venue.)
    Chertsey train station is about 10 minutes walk from the venue.

    An Audience with Tao
    Thurs 6th Sept
    7pm- 9.30pm

    Dancing My Way to Heaven!
    An Audience with Tao

    Tao Porchon-Lynch

    Tao will also doing a short yoga demonstration in the evening, followed by an interview with Julie Bryant of Naked Dragon and a Q & A  session between 7pm-9.30pm at the same venue .

    For further information on this event and to book your ticket – please click HERE

  • People Who Inspire Me – Tao Porchon-Lynch

    Posted Sep 12th, 2011 By in Blog With | No Comments Tao Banner

    93 Year-Old Yoga Master – Tao Porchon-Lynch

    Tao is living proof that a regular yoga practice, combined with a positive outlook on life may be key to aging well. Read More »

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