Tag : Yoga

  • Reflections: The Yogic Journey of Life

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

    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


    -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
    West Sussex
    Fri 28th – Sun 30th June 2013

       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!


    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.


    Our Venue

    Sedgwick Park House
    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.

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