Bernice Bates, 91, was recently named the World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher by the World Records Academy. But is “sure there’s a 100-year-old guy in India who can probably beat me,” says the 91-year-old. There are some other well known nonagenarians still teaching, BKS Iyengar and Tao Porchon-Lynch, so she’s in great company, and I’m not sure what the Academy’s requirements are, but regardless these are 3 very inspiring folks!
So when you’re feeling a little sore, stiff, tired, unmotivated, whatever the excuse… remember 91 year old Bernice, who only goes to the doctor twice a year for check ups, and insists “[yoga is] for everybody. There’s thousands of postures. You can pick and choose. You do what you can.”