We've written plenty about Tao Porchon-Lynch, and there's no dearth of coverage of the 94-year-young yogini dynamo, but we can't help sharing more when we see it. A practitioner of yoga for 7 decades (70 years of yoga!) having practiced with some of the founders of modern yoga (BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois), and a teacher [...]
These kinds of stories make our little hearts do a hop, skip and a beat. And they say yoga isn't cardio. Fran Miller is about to turn 91 years old and she will likely celebrate it with her regular routine of teaching three yoga classes a week in the San Fernando Valley, because she's an [...]
We love Ida! Now this nonagenarian stuff is getting real, and it's awesome to the 90th degree. First it was Bernice Bates, then it was Tao Porchon-Lynch, then Mabes and Esther and now it's 96-year-old Ida Herbert declared the oldest yoga teacher by the Guinness World Records.
Ida is a Toronto native who started doing yoga back in the late 1940's at a health club and has been teaching the practice for almost 30 years. She retired last year from her YMCA gig and focuses now on the spry students of the Bayshore Village area near Orillia, Ont. ranging in age from 50s to their 80s. You may even be lucky enough to spot her doing her own practice in the park decked out in leotard, tights and signature cat-eye glasses.
The spry nonagenarian yogis are coming out of the woodwork! Meet Esther Vexler, "the grandmother of yoga in San Antonio."
Inspiration is everywhere, if you just look for it. We're inspired today by 94-year-old Esther who discovered yoga in the 1950s in Mexico City and began teaching it to San Antonians in the 1960s.
Your feelgood story of the week comes from Seattle, Washington where 51-year-old yoga practitioner Laura Caparosso approaches life with a different perspective. You see, Laura is completely blind.
Congrats to Tao Porchon-Lynch! For making the record books and successfully making us feel duly inspired and incredibly lazy!
What does it take to build a successful yoga non-profit organization committed to creating positive change in the lives of youth? Relationships and support, says Laura Sygrove, New Leaf Yoga Foundation‘s Executive Director and co-founder. In this video interview, Laura and I talk about the roots of New Leaf’s work, their Warriors for Peace fundraising campaign, the challenges and rewards of engaged yoga service work, and the importance of supportive networks.
Meet the A Team! Ali, Atman and Andres, three pals from West Baltimore bringing yoga to inner city schools, inspiring social change and being overall awesome
"It gives you a good outlook. It involves your mind," says Bernice Bates, 91 year old yogi, and recent recipient World's Oldest Yoga Teacher title,
Happy 93rd Birthday B.K.S. Iyengar, 'Light on Yoga' Giveaway. Happy 93rd Birthday to Sri B. K. S. Iyengar! Also known as the 'Lion of Pune' and the man with the snazziestly bushy eyebrows this side of the rope wall. Born in 1918, the 11th of 13 children, Iyengar grew up battling multiple diseases
Stephen Colbert, on 'The Colbert Report' gives a tip of the hat to Lululemon over the Ayn Rand predic-ridic-ament. This is pretty priceless if you appreciate a bit of poking fun. Nation, with Lululemon's endorsement it won't be long before Ayn Rand's philosophy makes its way into yoga classes across the country and we start [...]
Bernice Mary Bates of FL now holds the World Record for being the oldest yoga teacher, according to the World Records Academy. Oh there have been other contenders, and Bernice herself quipped to Huff Po, "I'm sure there's a 100-year-old guy in India who can probably beat me," says the 91-year-old. Frankly, we're not going [...]
Fashionista and longtime yogi, Donna Karan, has made it her mission for over a decade to help usher in holistic wellness to the medical world. When she lost her husband in 2001 to lung cancer DK was inspired to build a program that fostered support and care for patients not just with technology, but with something [...]
There are some companies that make money capitalizing on the thirst-buds of sweaty yogadorks to become mega-million dollar corporations. Then there are companies that dig deeper, starting from the ground up, initiating change by creating fair commerce in countries that need it the most. Meet IAM. a collective of the latter sort. The idea? A [...]
Now for another edition of Yoga Heroes: To read and watch over again for shining inspiration. Down at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center in New York City, volunteer yoga teachers Sylvia Rascon and Jocelyn Stern guide their students - people struggling with drug addiction, homelessness, unemployment or all three and more - in [...]