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. 67: Ty Landrum || Calling all Rule Breakers
"For spiritual expats and philosophical refugees, somatic explorers, soul hunters, star gazers, rule breakers and other mystical miscreants who have had enough of the ruses of religion, and want to set down dogma..."
These were the words that Ty Landrum, our guest on today's Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast, used in describing his Into the Depths course, which Meghan had the pleasure of participating in.
But really, Ty might as well have been describing himself. For he truly embodies the boundless spirit of yoga -- approaching the practice without sharp distinctions and dogma. And though we may say he breaks the mold of conventional Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, you'll hear him say in this podcast that he simply is exploring yoga in the way it was taught to him and how he understands it. And how his teachings arise out of his own unique experience of yoga.
To find out more about Ty Landrum, visit: https://www.tylandrum.com/
To learn more about The Path and the Mentoring Opportunity mentioned in our closing words, please visit: https://ashtangadispatch.com/programs/
The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast is hosted, produced, and edited by Peg Mulqueen. along with Meghan Powell. Music is by Marc Pilley.
Yoga Podcast Ep. 66: Prasad Rangnekar || Today's Yoga Teacher
If you’re a yoga student and on instagram, you might have come across our guest on today's episode, Prasad Rangnekar, where his posts are often widely re-shared by yoga seekers from all style's and lineage's. But what attracted us to Prasad's posts was how they inspired deeper inquiry and curiosity rather than giving us a "right or wrong" answer.
Many of his posts focus on topics surrounding not just yoga itself but actually teaching yoga and being a teacher, which Peg and Prasad talk about in today's episode, along with long with yoga being a personal journey, how our definitions can liberate or limit us, and his advice to new teachers.
Prasad is a yoga educator from and based in India who has been studying yoga for over 35 years. His training under different teachers has given him a holistic perspective of Yoga and his study continues to date. Prasad guides workshops, retreats, Yoga teacher trainings, Meditation facilitator trainings, Yoga philosophy training and deeper silent immersions -- believing that Yoga is for everyone, beyond age, gender, religion, nationality and physical capability.
To find out more about Prasad, visit https://www.yogaprasad.in
To learn more about the Mentorship with Peg & Meghan mentioned at the end of the podcast, please visit https://ashtangadispatch.com/programs/mentoring-opportunity/
We hope you enjoy listening!
Yoga Podcast Ep. 65: Lea Perfetti || Breaking the Code of Silence
Meet Lea Perfetti, an Ashtanga yoga teacher I discovered on Instagram after a series of posts that were so raw and real, I knew there had to be a pretty powerful story behind. Hers is not just one woman's story, but one that many of us have lived, but often too ashamed to tell. It's a story of vulnerability and courage, of breaking open and breaking free - from cultural norms and societal pressures. From the shame of seeking help and needing to be perfect. We need to stop keeping our stories and struggles a secret. Because far worse than going through dark times, is believing we are the only ones.
Learn more about Lea and ways to work with her, visit https://www.oceanwyseyoga.com
The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast is hosted, edited, and produced by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music by Marc Pilley. Please visit our beautiful, new website - www.ashtangadispatch.com - and see what exciting new offerings are coming for 2023!
Yoga Podcast Ep. 64: Mark Bint || CODA: The Heart of Listening
Mark Bint grew up with two parents who cannot hear; Mark is known as a CODA, a child of deaf adults. And in today’s episode, Mark tells his story and how growing up in a non-hearing home taught him what it truly means to listen.
Today’s transcript can be found on the website. Visit www.ashtangadispatch.com
Join Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell in Bozeman, Montana July 31 - Aug 4 for their Mountain Yoga Retreat. Details for this are also on the website.
Thanks for listening!
Yoga Podcast Ep. 63: Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen || Go Get Your Peace.
Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen is an Ashtanga yoga teacher based in Finland. Born in Kenya and raised in the U.S., Wambui now lives in Helsinki with her husband, Petri who also teaches, and their two young sons. Wambui is passionate about providing wellness through yoga and meditation to those actively engaged in equity and social justice. For in the midst of dismantling systemic oppression, we need to allow space for our own self care. This is part of our practice. And the way we go get our peace.
To learn more about Wambui and her offerings, visit http://wambuinjuguna.com/ and @wellnesswithwambui (Patreon and IG).
Yoga Podcast Ep. 62: Eddie Stern || An Imperfect World
Though the message isn't necessarily new -- the need for a more malleable and adaptive approach to practice within Ashtanga Yoga -- it's the messenger that may actually surprise you. Today's episode with Eddie Stern is personal and incredibly honest. And one that may leave you with much to (re)consider.
If you'd like to experience first hand a kinder, simpler way to practice, visit eddiestern.com to take class with him online.
The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is hosted, edited, and produced by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music is by Marc Pilley.