World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher, Bernice Bates

Check out this blog post from Yoga Dork for the full story and youtube video.

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.”



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