97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Participates in XYoga Dubai Festival–The Largest Yoga Event in the Middle East

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February 19, 2016–Over 9,000 people participated in the opening yoga event for the XYoga Dubai Festival making it the biggest public yoga session in the Middle East. It showcased Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and Indian yoga guru Suneel Singh. 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch offered a session on the big stage and I had the honor of demonstrating postures. As usual, everyone loved it and crowded around Tao for photo opportunities afterwards!

In the evening, we attended an outside reception to celebrate with the event organizers and other presenters like Shilpa Shetty, Suneel Singh, Sadie Nardini, Dashama Konah, Pierre Ravan and Sanne Kerkhof. They were all excited to meet Tao. The gathering was held at the Palace Lakeside Garden at The Palace Hotel. Next to Burj Khalifa Lake, this palatial hotel is simply gorgeous and makes you feel like you’ve stepped into an Arabian movie. With the water right next to us and the gondola-like boats passing by, there was a touch of Venice as well! We also were treated to a light show from Burj Khalifa which has the largest LED-illuminated facade.

The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala clinched the Guinness World Records title for the ‘World’s Largest LED-Illuminated Façade’ on Burj Khalifa with 70,000 LED bulbs placed in position using over 100,000 brackets and linked using over 55,000 meters of cabling for the perfect visual display.

Below are some pictures from Day 3 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.

97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Sanne Kerkhof at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Pierre Ravan at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Pierre Ravan at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Suneel Singh at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Suneel Singh with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Suneel Singh with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Suneel Singh, Shilpa Shetty and Sanne Kerkhof with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Dashama Konah with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Dashama Konah with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Dashama Konah with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Javad Khoramifar with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Javad Khoramifar and Sara Fakhouri with 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch at XYoga Dubai Festival Reception at Palace Hotel in Dubai – February 19, 2016
97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch having wine in Dubai – February 19, 2016
Dubai – February 19, 2016

Can you keep up with Tao? Be sure to leave your comments and 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.

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 97-year-old yoga teacher, shares her secret ahead of Dubai visit (The National, February 10, 2016)

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world’s oldest yoga teacher (DubaiWeek.ae, February 17, 2016)

97-year-old jetting in for XYoga Dubai (7 Days UAE, February 18, 2016)

World’s most famous yogis set for Dubai yoga fest (7 Days UAE, February 20, 2016)

Thousands join Bollywood’s Shilpa Shetty at XYoga Dubai (Gulf Business, February 21, 2016)

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Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy of www.IAmPowerLiving.com and www.PowerLivingMedia.com. President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., Terri is a Harvard Business School-trained Strategist, Certified Meditation & Yoga Teacher, and Master Coach recognized as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. She specializes in helping people de-stress and realize authentic success. After a 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). Called “smart with a heart,” she 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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