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Guinness finally names Tao Porchon-Lynch World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher (at 93!)


New Yorker, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 93, has finally been named the "World's Oldest Yoga Teacher" by Guinness World Records after losing out to 91-year-old in 2011.
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Tao Porchon-Lynch with her "World's Oldest Yoga Teacher" award from Guiness

 

Ninety-three-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch has finally been named the “World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records, after being beat out last year by a Florida woman two years her junior. She has studied with Indra Devi, Sri Aurobindo, and BKS Iyengar.

The New Yorker has been practicing for 70 years and teaching for 45.

Even after hip replacement surgery, Porchon-Lynch continues to teach regular classes at multiple Westchester studios and is often a guest instructor at studios like Strala Yoga and YogaWorks in NYC.

She also travels around the world spreading her yoga-keeps-you-young gospel. In the next two months, she’ll teach in New Hampshire, Montana, and New Hampshire—to name a few.

Tao Porchon-Lynch
Porchon-Lynch demonstrates her incredible yoga skills.

 

“I’m going to teach yoga until I can’t breathe anymore. Then it’s going to carry me to the next planet,” Porchon-Lynch, laughing, told the BBC (check out the cute video). “I love yoga, it brightens my day and makes everybody smile.”

Want to take a class with Porchon-Lynch? Check out her class calendar, www.taoporchon-lynch.com

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