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93-year-old woman is the world's oldest yoga instructor

Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch goes through yoga poses in her yoga class in Hartsdale, New York on Monday. At 93 years old, Porchon-Lynch was named the world's oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records.
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch goes through yoga poses in her yoga class in Hartsdale, New York on Monday. At 93 years old, Porchon-Lynch was named the world's oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records.Keith Bedford / Reuters

Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch.
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch.Keith Bedford / Reuters

Jillian Eugenios reports at TODAY.com that Porchon-Lynch has been practicing yoga since she was 8 years old:

Porchon-Lynch teaches yoga four days a week and also keeps busy ballroom dancing and guiding wine tours in New York State. And she certainly knows how to overcome a challenge. At 87, she had hip surgery but a month later she took to the dance floor, starting lessons.

I believe that we can always reach just a little bit further," said Porchon-Lynch. "I’m inspired to bring yoga into others’ lives along with helping people unearth new talents.

The previous record-holder for oldest yoga teacher was Bernice Bates, 91, of Florida, who was given the title last year.

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Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch helps a student through a yoga hand stand in her yoga class.
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch helps a student through a yoga hand stand in her yoga class.Keith Bedford / Reuters

Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch goes through yoga poses.
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch goes through yoga poses.Keith Bedford / Reuters

Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch hugs one of her students after leading a class.
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch hugs one of her students after leading a class.Keith Bedford / Reuters

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