The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast explores the 8-limbed path of yoga through conversations and interviews with individuals who inspire and support our practice - on and off a yoga mat.
Whether you are new to the practice or someone who's been practicing by years, we hope you enjoy these thoughtful and often impassioned dialogues around topics that include the teacher/student relationship, juggling practice and family life, injury and pain, aging, and lots more.
This podcast is a mother/daughter collaboration with episode, produced, edited, and hosted by mum, Peg Mulqueen along with her daughter, Meghan Powell. We are clearly a very small team. If you would like to support our mission, please consider making a donation by visiting www.ashtangadispatch.com/donate. Thanks - and enjoy!
Yoga Podcast Ep. 54 || Dena Kingsberg
Today we welcome a very special guest - a woman we hold dear as teacher, mentor, and most especially friend - Dena Kingsberg.
Dena has been a devoted student of Ashtanga Yoga for over three decades. Her time spent as a practitioner is evident through her integrative and holistic teaching style. But her devotion and grace are never more apparent than when she closes her eyes, starts to softly hum, and begins to chant.
From her homestead in the magical semi-tropics of Goonengerry, Australia - Dena joined us over Zoom. Which is a big change for Dena, who has in the past, purposely separated herself from the digital world, preferring more intimate, in-person encounters. Which of course, for many of us, hasn't been possible for most of 2020. And so Dena has begun exploring ways she might support those feeling isolated and alone. One way is this podcast. And another, an 8-week online chanting workshop that launches this month. You can find details on this as well as learn more about Dena, by visiting her website: www.dena.net.au
The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music is by Mark Pilley www.arksong.net
As always, thank you for listening and supporting. During these difficult times, we are here to support you. Please visit www.ashtangadispatch.com to learn more.
Yoga Podcast Ep. 53 || Mary Taylor + Richard Freeman
In today's episode, we sit down with Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman to talk about their new book, When Love Comes to Light: Bringing Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita into Modern Life. https://www.shambhala.com/when-love-comes-to-light-15498.html
Never before has a book felt more timely or applicable. Because who among us doesn't feel like Arjuna right now - standing in the middle of a battlefield, unsure of our own purpose and uncertain of what actions to take? Mary and Richard write as WE are Arjuna and Krishna is actually talking to us.
Mary and Richard are one of the most loving, insightful, and down-to-earth teachers we know. And whether it's in teaching, writing, or simply having a conversation, they truly do bring the yoga to life.
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The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast is hosted, edited, and produced by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music by Marc Pilley, whose newest album can be downloaded at www.arksong.net Thanks for listening!
Yoga Podcast Ep. 52 || The Yoga Mythbusters
Today's chat is with Mark Robberds, Oliver Crossley, and Scott White who together, formed the Yoga Myth Busters. Their hope is to educate and clarify some of those pesky myths that continue to circulate and persist. Like - are your hips always need to be squared? Is it true that anyone can do anything with just practice? And my favorite: No pain, no gain - true or false? Listen and find out!
Mark is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher and movement specialist. And Oliver and Scott are both physiotherapists and yoga practitioners who use yoga in their therapeutic work.
Visit our new online Yoga Shala with live and pre-recorded classes by visiting www.ashtangadispatch.com/online-courses.
The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga podcast is hosted, edited, and produced by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music by Marc Pilley.
Is Our Definition of a Yoga Practice Changing?
This week's offering through the podcast is part of an online talk for Merchant City Yoga in Glasgow on how our definition of a yoga practice could be changing as a result of this ongoing pandemic.
Also please note - we've added another session of our popular online course, Equanimity through the Storm. It begins May 8th and you can find more information here: https://www.ashtangadispatch.com/event/equanimity-thru-crisis/
We hope you’ve been enjoying these shorter broadcasts we’ve been offering this past month - bits of hope and inspiration from various sources as a way to offer support and perhaps some comfort through these trying times. And to remind you - you’re not alone. You have us.
The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is edited, produced, + hosted by Peg Mulqueen + Meghan Powell. Music by Mark Pilley. Visit ashtangadispatch.com for more.
How Shiva Got His Blue Throat - with Roberto Lim
During these challenging times, we are here to support you. And so every Monday morning, we will try and bring you a message of hope and comfort.
This week we bring you Roberto Lim from Vital Living Arts with the story of how Shiva got his blue throat along with the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. We hope you enjoy.
And because of the overwhelming interest, we have added another session of our online course: Equanimity Through the Storm for May. Please visit www.ashtangadispatch.com for more details.
May you be healthy, safe, happy, and free - and always know that are loved.
Uncharted Waters - with Dena Kingsberg
During these challenging times, we are here to support you. And so every Monday morning, we will try and bring you a message of hope and comfort - perhaps a meditation, a chant, or inspiring words - like this morning's with Dena Kingsberg.
Dena's words were recorded (on an iPhone) during one of her last practice mornings before the shala temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
We hope you continue to take quiet moments for yourself, staying well and keeping faith during through these uncharted waters. And if you need us, we are here for you. Visit ashtangadispatch.com