World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Turns 95

Tao Porchon-Lynch: World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Turns 95

Published by Robert Sturman, August 2013

“Yoga is a dance within…and then something inside you grows so big, it spills out like champagne, that’s when you dance on the outside.” ~ Tao Porchon-Lynch


Master Tao Porchon-Lynch is a yoga master, ballroom dancer, oenophile (lover of wine) former actress, and, without a doubt, my favorite model/person/woman/yogi in the whole world.

Tao surprised me last year and showed up for a shoot in a gorgeous red dress in New York City’s Central Park, shortly before she officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records, as the oldest living yoga teacher.

The following images are from three separate shoots over the last year and a half. Each time, Tao wore a different color.

She is turning 95 today, August 13. And I just wanted to wish her a Happy Birthday and show her off to you.

I could go on and on about what an inspiring, bright and joyful human being she is, but my job is to tell people’s stories with images. And so, here’s a few from our last three shoots, all taking place at different locations around New England.


TaoRed TaoRed2