97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch takes Slovenia by storm!

DAY 1    DAY 2    DAY 3A    DAY 3B    DAY 4

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 at Zvezda (translation is “Star”) 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.

Here are some pictures from Day 1 of the trip. Click on each image to make it larger. You can Like and Share each image, as well as spread the light by sharing this link and these hashtags: #ThisIs97 #TaoExp #TaoPorchonLynch.

Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
Ljubljana, Slovenia–October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch getting in an electric van in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Breda Bozic outside an electric van in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Breda Bozic outside an electric van in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Breda Bozic and Matej Cer in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Breda Bozic and Matej Cer in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and model/actress Nina Osenar in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and model/actress Nina Osenar in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and model/actress Nina Osenar in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and model/actress Nina Osenar in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Matej Cer in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Breda Bozic in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Matej Cer in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Matej Cer doing yoga with 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Quinoa Salad at Zvezda restaurant in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Chocolate Cake at Hotel Slon Cafe in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Cheese Cake at Hotel Slon Cafe in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Cheese Cake at Hotel Slon Cafe in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015

“The people in Slovenia are as beautiful as the nature around them.”

Young Executives Society (YES) Office in Ljubljana, Slovenia
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Jan Pinteric, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, and Matej Cer at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Slovenia, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch demonstrating yoga for TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch demonstrating yoga for TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch demonstrating a “Vishnu Foot” in a Tree Pose at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch doing TV interview at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Breda Bozic with 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Til Lajovic and Matej Cer at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Matej Cer, Jan Pinteric, Til Lajovic at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Jan Pinteric and Matej Cer at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Jan Pinteric and Matej Cer at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Matej Cer at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Til Lajovic at the Young Executives Society (YES) office in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
Kabaj Wine in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015
97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kabaj Wine in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, October 6, 2015

This was all just Day 1 after traveling 10-12 hours! Can you keep up with Tao? Click on the links below for Day 2 and beyond. Be sure to spread the light by sharing this link and these 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!

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Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.comPresident of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., Terri is a Harvard Business School-trained strategist, wellness empowerment coach and international thought leader recognized as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. After a successful corporate media & technology career, she founded the first yoga studio in Harlem and served six years on the Board of Yoga Alliance (including Chair and interim CEO). A Certified Professional Coach, Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Counselor, she is called “smart with a heart” and has been featured in media around the world including Oprah’s book, Live Your Best Life! Along with her mother, Columbia University-trained journalist Janie Sykes-Kennedy, Terri is a co-author of Tao’s autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. A sought-after speaker and avid photographer/videographer with a love for storytelling, she often travels with Tao moderating conversations on her life, assisting in yoga workshops and documenting their experiences.
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