August 7, 2016–Although August 13th is Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch’s actual birth date, on Sunday there was a grand bash at the Taj Palace Restaurant in White Plains, New York to celebrate her 98th! Tao’s extended family of friends and colleagues from her various walks of life — such as yoga, dance and wine — were all there. It’s a testament to how you can create your own community of love regardless of whether you have blood relatives who are present (or you want around).
Tao looked gorgeous in her exquisite shawl, slinky purple dress and heels to match. As usual, there was delicious Indian food, lots of hugs and dancing galore. There was even a South Korean television crew filming for a special on Tao. Tao’s beloved dance partners were there, including Vard Margaryan and Anton Bilozorov. Hayk Balasanyan didn’t make it from the West Coast and was surely missed.