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Dancing Light Wins 2016 IPPY Award!!!


New York, NY, April 13, 2016 – 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch can add another accolade to her name, “award-winning author,” demonstrating once again that it is never too late to realize your dreams. Her book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, tied for a Silver Medal in the Autobiography/Memoir II (Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel) National Category for the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Ananda Village

Yoga Alliance Team at Ananda

THE BUZZ: I spent the last four days at the Ananda Village ashram right outside of Nevada City in California. It was for the Yoga Alliance Board Retreat. One of the Board members lives in this paradise! Ananda is an ashram created by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) to teach the principles of Yogananda. At The Expanding Light, Ananda’s guest retreat, people from all walks of life can learn various aspects of yoga and meditation. The picture of these beautiful flowers was taken at the Crystal Hermitage which has the most beautiful gardens who will ever see. If you’re searching for a peaceful retreat, I highly recommend Ananda.

Yoga Conferences

Pretzel France and Terri Kennedy

THE BUZZ: From January 16th through January 19th, 2009, I participated in the 6th Annual Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference at the Hyatt Regency. I moderated a Continuing Education panel entitled “The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher,” with Jason Crandell, Pretzel France, Cyndi Lee, and Rogelio Nunez. From March 5th through March 7th, I was once again with yoga pioneers at the Third IAYT Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Los Angeles. Yoga Alliance held a special event at the conference in celebration of its 10th Anniversary.

National Institutes of Health

THE BUZZ… On Friday, I had the honor of speaking at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. I gave a keynote speech on “Yoga as a Corporate Stress Management Tool.”

Yogis Together

The future depends on what you do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi THE BUZZ… This past weekend, I led the Yoga Alliance Annual Board Meeting in the D.C. area. You would think that since it is a meeting of yogis that it would be serene – but it was a lot of work! Actually,…