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October 08, 2015

Tao in Slovenia: Day 2

October 7, 2015–After a wonderful night’s sleep and delectable breakfast at Hotel Slon, Day 2 in Ljubljana started off with an interview for The Good Life magazine. Instead of a photograph, an artist will do a painting of Tao for the article’s lead image. We’re looking forward to that!

Tao and I had a moment to relax at the cafe next to the hotel and then met my friends for lunch. All of the food was healthy and delicious–from the vegetarian butternut squash soup to pastries made with splet flour (even though it was not gluten-free, I appreciated the option). After our leisurely lunch, we headed to the Young Executives Society (YES) office.

The Young Executives Society hosts coaching programs, workshops and events for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Slovenia.

We joined one of their coaching sessions and I moderated an intimate discussion with Tao on her life and philosophy. The participants seemed to appreciate her perspective. In addition to her inspirational philosophy There Is Nothing You Cannot Do, she touched upon issues such as follow-through, procrastination and handling disappointments. Although she doesn’t call herself an “entrepreneur,” she certainly was one from the 1950s on. She was an early international film distributor and for 30 years published The Beverage Communicator, one of the first three wine newspapers in America. It was distributed in over 47 countries outside of the United States and Canada, and had advertisers from all over. That’s impressive for anyone–and extraordinary for a woman at that time! Learn more in Tao’s new book.

Friends Matej Cer, Jan Pinteric, Til Lajovic, Breda Bozic, and Anton Majhen, and others were there at the YES office. Anton led the workshop and then received individual instruction from Tao on breathing and energy chakras–something he greatly appreciated as a psychotherapist and accomplished martial artist. He is highly respected and even trained the Special Forces!

In the lobby of Hotel Slon there was complimentary sparkling wine which Tao enjoyed as a respected wine connoisseur and a co-founder of the American Wine Society. She is looking forward to sharing her impressions of Slovenian wine in her next wine appreciation event in New York. After dinner, we topped off the evening with homemade ice cream from Vigo Ice Cream. With her love of high heels, wine and ice cream, Tao is indeed a modern yoga master! 

View more pictures from Day 2 of the trip on Tao's blog. Be sure to spread the light by sharing this link and use hashtags: #ThisIs97 #TaoExp #TaoPorchonLynch.

If you haven’t already, order Tao’s long-awaited autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, which has received endorsements from notables such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, David Swenson, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum and many more!

Find out more about Tao at www.TheTaoExperience.com.

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com.

Contact us at info@powerlivingmedia.com or 212-901-6913.

October 07, 2015

Tao Takes Slovenia By Storm!

October 6, 2015–The weather might have been cloudy but 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch brought her special light to Slovenia from October 6 – 9, 2015 speaking at an event, touring the area, teaching yoga classes and doing media interviews.

In 2012, I spent time in Slovenia speaking at the Young Executives Society (YES) Conference, as well as for the Sustainability Leadership and Inspiration Academy at the Faculty of Economics at the University (FELU) of Ljubljana. Read blog posting, and watch videos from that trip: Slovenia: Sustainability in Action and Women: Slovenia’s Untapped Resource. I fell in love with this Central European enclave and kept in touch with my hosts. I now consider them dear friends and they were gracious enough to host me and Tao this time.

We were busy from the moment we stepped foot in the capital city of Ljubljana. Matej Cer and Breda Bozic met us at the airport in an electric car supplied by AvantCar–a company Matej founded. He has been an evangelist of green mobility for over 12 years and Slovenia is the perfect home base. Tao loved this care for the environment since she says that nature is her “encyclopedia.” She also simply adored all of my friends and said that “the people in Slovenia are as beautiful as the nature around them.”

Ljubljana won the 2016 European Green Capital Award, given annually by the European Commission to cities that set an example of sustainable urban development best practices.

After checking in at the beautiful Hotel Slon in the heart of the city, we had a delicious (and healthy) lunch and went exploring in an electric van–Tao in her leather pants and jacket, along with her high heels (of course!). As we were getting a tour of the city, we happened upon Nina Osenar–a famous actress and model from Slovenia who is also a yogi. She was in the middle of a photo shoot and stopped to greet Tao.

We then went to the YES offices and joined my other Slovenian friends Jan Pinteric, Til Lajovic and Anton Majhen, as well as other members of the YES team. The news outlet 24UR.com was already there ready to film Tao. I was falling asleep from jet lag and Tao perked up as the cameras went on! Read article and watch clip.

Although we were certainly tired by this point (even energizer bunny Tao), my friends kept us up so that “our biorhythms would synch” and we wouldn’t have jet lag the next day. I’m not sure that worked for me since I was up for another couple of hours answering emails from the United States. I think Tao, though, got right to sleep. They gave us separate rooms so we were not roommates as we have been on some trips.

View more pictures from Day 1 of the trip on Tao's blog. Be sure to spread the light by sharing this link and use hashtags: #ThisIs97 #TaoExp #TaoPorchonLynch.

If you haven’t already, order Tao’s long-awaited autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, which has received endorsements from notables such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, David Swenson, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum and many more!

Find out more about Tao at www.TheTaoExperience.com.

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com.

Contact us at info@powerlivingmedia.com or 212-901-6913.

September 09, 2015

Dancing Light Books Are In!!

This is an exciting day!! The final version of the long-awaited autobiography of yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through The Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, is in our hands. With a gold embossed cover on red cloth, it is even more gorgeous than the preview copy.

We’re having a “Family & Friends” event with Tao on Sunday, September 13th from 12pm-2pm at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios at 25 West Hartsdale, in Hartsdale, NY. It’s to congratulate Tao and celebrate this special occasion. If you preordered, you will be able to pick up the book then before the release to the general public. You will also be able to buy more (of course!). If you want to attend, RSVP at tao@power-living.com. If you are picking up, we will refund the shipping if we haven’t already.

The official release date is Thursday, September 17th, 2015. That’s when the books will ship out to the world and the E-book will be available as well. Find out more about the book, including the infographic. Also, check out Tao’s upcoming event at the Harvard Business School Club of New York. It’s been a long road of preparing the actual book, now help us in making it a grand success!!

August 06, 2015

Dancing Light By The Numbers

The long-awaited autobiography of yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through The Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, is almost ready for release!! We just received the advance copies in hand today (August 6th). :) The book is gorgeous… definitely worth the wait! The first book will be presented to Tao at her 97th Birthday Party on Sunday, August 9th with a few copies to flip through. About two weeks or so after that, we’ll receive the entire shipment. The book is 504 pages with 460 images so we decided to invest in the highest quality library grade Symth Sewn binding which takes a little longer but will stand the test of time. Look out for the exact release date. In the meantime, here are the numbers…
June 13, 2015

Tao is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dancing to Pitbull’s “Fireball,” 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the “America’s Got Talent” judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Those of us who have been following Tao for years know how incredible she is. I’ve been to dance competitions with her. Now even more of the world got a chance to see her in action. Read full article on The Huffington Post.

Learn Tao's secrets to an incredible life in her upcoming autobiography Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. The inspirational book has received endorsements from a number of notables such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Agapi Stassinopoulos, Beryl Bender Birch, Rama Jyoti Vernon, among others. To book a media appearance or an event with Tao, email tao@power-living.com.

Find out more about Tao at www.TheTaoExperience.com.

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com.

Contact us at info@power-living.com or 212-901-6913

June 09, 2015

Tao on America's Got Talent

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and dance parter Vard Margaryan will be dancing on the TV show, America's Got Talent. Check her out as she kicks up her heels and spins around. This season features Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel as judges, and Nick Cannon as host.

The media has picked up on Tao's appearance:

96-Year-Old New York Woman to Appear on "America's Got Talent" (NBC New York)
96-year-old local to appear on 'Amerca's Got Talent' (The Journal News)
96-year-old New Yorker to appear on 'America's Got Talent' (Fox 5 NY)

If you are inspired, tweet about it using @TaoPorchonLynch, @TaoExp, @MargaryanVard and #AGT.

Learn Tao's secrets to an incredible life in her upcoming autobiography Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. The inspirational book has received endorsements from a number of notables such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Agapi Stassinopoulos and Beryl Bender Birch. To book a media appearance or an event with Tao, email tao@power-living.com.


Find out more about Tao at www.TheTaoExperience.com.


Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com.

Contact us at info@power-living.com or 212-901-6913.

April 20, 2015

Book Endorsement from Dr. Deepak Chopra

We are very thrilled to announce that we received a glowing endorsement from acclaimed author Dr. Deepak Chopra for 96-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch’s autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. Dr. Chopra said:

“One of the most acclaimed yoga teachers of our century, Tao Porchon-Lynch at 96 years is a mentor to me who embodies the spirit of yoga and is an example of Ageless Body Timeless Mind. Like yoga, she teaches us to let go and to have exquisite awareness in every moment.”

Tao and Deepak shared the stage for the opening panel for the Newark Peace Education Summit with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Watch the video. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation, was Tao’s beloved teacher (before he taught meditation to The Beatles) as well as Deepak’s teacher.

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Be sure to support the Advanced Sales Campaign for Tao’s long-awaited inspirational autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. Find out more about Tao at www.TheTaoExperience.com.

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com.

Contact us at info@power-living.com or 212-901-6913.