Tao Porchon-Lynch, who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the “World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher” in 2012, died on 21 Febrary in White Plains, New York, at 101.
"Our beloved TAO passed away this morning, peacefully and without pain. As she would say, she is now dancing her way to the next planet," wrote Joyce Pine, a close friend and student of Porchon-Lynch.
This remarkable woman always liked to say: “There’s nothing that you cannot do.” and she is a living proof of this mantra.
In her early day, she has been model, cabaret performer and Hollywood actress.
When she was almost 50 year old, she gave up acting and became yoga teacher;
At age 87 she took up ballroom dancing and won more than 750 first-place awards as a competitive dancer;
At age 96, she appeared on NBC's “America’s Got Talent,” receiving a standing ovation from the show's judges;
At age 100, she was a brand ambassador for Athleta, the line of women's fitness clothes, and once graced the cover of its catalog;
At age 101, Tao was still teaching yoga class, and she taught her last class on 16 Febrary 2020.
"Wake up each day thinking it's going to be a great day, and it will be." thus said Tao, and now, she would wake up thinking it's going to be a great day in the new planet she has just danced toward to.
An extraordinary woman, an undying soul.