Who is Charlotte Chopin, the 101-year-old French yoga teacher honored with the Padma Shri Award?

New Delhi : Charlotte Chopin stands as a testament to the idea that age is merely a number, and there’s no predetermined time to embark on learning or pursue one’s passion. This rings true for the remarkable journey of Charlotte Chopin, a 101-year-old French yoga instructor who was bestowed with the Padma Shri award by Indian President Droupadi Murmu. The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India, and Chopin was one of four French nationals to receive this prestigious honor. Last year, Chopin had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to France for the Bastille Day Parade.

Charlotte embarked on her yoga journey at the age of 50 and has continued unwaveringly since then.

Meet Charlotte Chopin, the 101-Year-Old French Yoga Teacher
Though she began her own yoga practice at the age of 50, Charlotte Chopin quickly mastered it. She commenced teaching yoga in France in 1982, gaining significant popularity as interest in fitness surged. Yoga has become a cornerstone of France’s wellness culture, and Charlotte Chopin has played a pivotal role in fostering its growth.

Even at 100 years old, Charlotte continues to teach yoga in Paris, maintaining remarkable fitness despite her advanced age. Those close to her attest to her unmatched energy levels. Charlotte enjoys socializing with friends and going shopping in Paris. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has even mentioned her during his “Man Ki Baat” address.

Yoga’s influence has spread not only in the West but also across various corners of the globe, thanks to the contributions of individuals like Charlotte Chopin.


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