A Meeting In Central Park With The Oldest Living Yoga Teacher In The World. ~ Photographed by Robert Sturman

Via on May 9, 2012

She’s a very cool lady.

Something so poignant occurred—she thanked me. This light filled 93-year-old, beautiful, intelligent, sharp, woman, thanked me (three times) for being patient with her while she got into her poses and we made art together.

Where do I have to be? What do I have to do? Who am I not to be patient?

 

Master Tao Porchon Lynch, a 93-year-old yoga master, ballroom dancer, oenophile (lover of wine) and former actress and model will be inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest living yoga teacher—this Sunday, May 13, Mother’s Day. Inspiration beyond comprehension.

 

93

 

Patience—the gift that gives so much back.


“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, 
‘You owe me.’
Look what happens with love like that. 
It lights up the sky.” 
~ Hafiz

 

Have a sweet Mother’s Day.

 

~ You can learn a lot more about Master Tao here ~

~ Follow Sturman’s Art journey here ~

~ For more of Robert Sturman’s photo series of various wonderful yoga teachers (plus, a few videos in the mix).

93 and lookin' good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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136 Responses to “A Meeting In Central Park With The Oldest Living Yoga Teacher In The World. ~ Photographed by Robert Sturman”

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    Fantastic I wish I could download "Life will break you" to show to combat vets suffering with PTSD. Thank you so much, a of croare "oldest yoga teacher, s an inspiration to all my students, including myself, 65 yo is a teenager….

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  3. models Dubai says:

    I think very difficult to take out these posing manner in old age & i not believe this posing are original.Anyway you take out a good shots & this is only a yoga master in the old years.

  4. Jyoti Hansa says:

    My Guru, BKS Iyengar, world known author of LIGHT ON YOGA, LIGHT ON PRANAYAMA, LIGHT ON THE YOGA SUTRAS and many other remarkable books is a practicing yogi and master teacher turned 94 on December 14th. His birthday was celebrated by many in Pune, India where he resides and during travels to his birthplace in Bellur.

  5. Sarah says:

    Wow… amazing! My Guru always remind me and all of His students that age is not a barrier. Good to see this beautiful lady proving the point.

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    Mother has just shown us that there is no excuse! If she can be like that at the age of 93, we have to try our best also!

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  20. Allison says:

    Very beautiful and lovely pictures. How does Tao Porchon Lynch still can do that !! it's amazing
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  21. Damn that dress is beautifull

  22. Ed Freeman says:

    One more reason (and do we ever need them!) not to lose faith in the human race…

  23. Kat says:

    She is awesome and beautiful

  24. LOIS says:

    She look young she must have live a good .i love that red dress I thank I will try yoga .

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