New York, NY, December 7, 2014 - Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch, and now she is sharing some of the secrets and stories from her incredible life in a new website, www.TheTaoExperience.com.
The website launches an Advanced Sales Campaign and provides a preview of Tao's upcoming book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. It is an inspirational autobiography that shows us what is possible - that we each can live to our Highest Potential and dance to our own rhythm. It focuses on storytelling using Tao's own poignant voice based on over fifty hours of video interviews conducted by mother-daughter writing team - Columbia University-trained journalist Janie Sykes-Kennedy and Harvard-trained strategist/writer/yogi Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. The cover photo is from acclaimed photographer Robert Sturman.
In 2012, Tao was named Oldest Yoga Teacher by Guinness World Records. Her influences/teachers are a Who's Who of the Spiritual World - from Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, and Swami Prabhavananda to The Maharishi, B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois. Indra Devi encouraged Tao to become a yoga teacher. Fitness guru Jack LaLanne gave Tao her first paying yoga job. Tao founded the Yoga Teacher's Association in 1979 and the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982. She has since certified over 400 yoga teachers. She is a respected wine connoisseur, and at 87, became a competitive ballroom dancer winning almost 675 First Place Awards with dance partners 70 years her junior.
Called the "Spiritual Forest Gump," Tao Porchon-Lynch participated in historic events most of us only read about. She marched with Mahatma Gandhi in the 1930 Salt March and helped Jews escape the Nazis as a World War II French Resistance fighter. She modeled for famous couture houses such as Jean Desses, Coco Chanel, and Jeanne Lanvin. She was under contract with MGM in old-time Hollywood and was in movies with icons such as Elizabeth Taylor. With a deep belief in equality, she even participated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington and later went to his funeral. She has personal stories on notables such as Ernest Hemingway, General Charles de Gaulle, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Robert Mondavi, and others.
Yet, ALL of this is simply the backdrop for a very human search of the spiritual side of being. As Tao got more into the sex-obsessed material world of modeling and acting, she need to find balance and come back to her spiritual core. That's our journey - the search for how to be present with the wonders of life and maintain harmony of mind, body and spirit. Through Tao's reflections, we are given the gift of insights from almost a century of wisdom that can be applied to our modern-day challenges.
Tao embodies her mantra, There Is Nothing You Cannot Do. In October 2014, in the midst of discussions with big-name publishers, Tao decided she did not want to wait another 18 months for her book to go through the traditional process. Instead, she asked Power Living Media - led by her student and collaborator Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy - if they could accelerate the release. The company accepted the challenge, and six weeks later, is leading the Advanced Sales Campaign that will allow for more expanded production, distribution and promotion. An E-book is being offered, as well as a presales-only numbered Special Edition Hardcover Book as a collectible. To learn more - including videos of Tao in action - and to support the campaign, go to www.TheTaoExperience.com.
CONTACT: Teresa Kennedy, 212-901-6913, firstname.lastname@example.org.