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For a while, we thought that 91-year-old Bernice Bates of Florida was the world's oldest yoga instructor, but it turns out the Guinness Book of World Records has just given 93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch the official title. She's been teaching yoga for 61 years, and it has kept her in amazing shape. She loves doing it, saying, "I am going to teach yoga until I can't breathe anymore. Then it's going to carry me to the next planet. I love yoga. It brightens my day, and it makes everybody smile."


Even after having a hip replacement, Tao's still more nimble than many of her students. Oh, and in case you thought she was slowing down in her old age, think again. She's also a competitive dancer, and she's about to compete in a tango competition in Puerto Rico. She's dancing with a partner who's a whopping 69 years younger than she is, so you know she's got some seriously speedy moves for a 93-year-old.

World's oldest yoga teacher [CBS]

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