67 episodes

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!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 165 Ratings

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. 60 || Kathy Cooper || The Yoga of YES!

    Yoga Podcast Ep. 60 || Kathy Cooper || The Yoga of YES!

    It's the kind of wisdom that can only come from many years of personal practice that guest to the podcast, Kathy Cooper, brings in today's episode. As a female practitioner, now in her 70s, and as youthful and vibrant as ever - Kathy's shared experience is such a gift to the many of us women practicing out there.

    Speaking of which ... we are excited to announce a unique online practice space, designed especially for women, called The Path. Each month, members will receive a beautiful journal full of essays and stories, practice sessions to download, and a live, online gathering at the end of each month. For more information, please visit www.ashtangadispatch.com/event/thepath2022

    The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is hosted, edited, and produced by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music is by Marc Pilley. Thanks for listening and sharing this path.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Yoga Podcast Ep. 59 || Lara Land: Trauma Awareness Begins with Us

    Yoga Podcast Ep. 59 || Lara Land: Trauma Awareness Begins with Us

    Lara Land is the founder of the non-profit, Three and a Half Acres Yoga, a partnership program that offers yoga, breathing and mindfulness practices to underserved communities. In addition, Lara trains yoga teachers in the area of trauma sensitivity -- a training that focuses primarily on a teacher's own self awareness.

    Starting December 2nd and lasting the entire month, teachers within the yoga community are leading classes online to help raise money to support Three and Half Acres Yoga. Your donation gives you access to all classes taught by teachers such as Eddie Stern, Donna Noble, Nina Rao, and so many more.

    But even more important -- you'll be helping to bring the healing of yoga to someone who really needs it. Find out how to donate and attend these classes by visiting www.threeandahalfacres.org

    The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is hosted by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music by Marc Pilley. Thank you for listening.

    • 53 min
    Yoga Podcast Ep. 58 || Dr. Shyam Ranganathan: Yoga Philosophy + the Conundrum of Interpretation

    Yoga Podcast Ep. 58 || Dr. Shyam Ranganathan: Yoga Philosophy + the Conundrum of Interpretation

    In today's episode, Dr. Shyam Ranganathan explains the process of translating spiritual texts; how belief systems, both conscious and unconscious, can influence our interpretations; and why logic is better than experience in deciphering ethics.

    Dr. Ranganathan is a trained scholar and researcher of philosophy and is author, editor and translator of numerous peer reviewed, scholarly works. To learn more, visit www.yogaphilosophy.com or follow on Instagram @ yogaphilosophy_com

    Also, be sure to check out our newest online offering begins this October -- Living the Path: Using the Tools of Yoga for Navigating Change. We hope you can join us. Visit www.ashtangadispatch.com/online-courses for details.

    The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is hosted by Peg Mulqueen and Meghan Powell. Music is by Marc Pilley.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Yoga Philosophy with David Garrigues and Peg Mulqueen || YS 3.17: Why Words Matter

    Yoga Philosophy with David Garrigues and Peg Mulqueen || YS 3.17: Why Words Matter

    Join David Garrigues and me as we discuss Yoga Sūtra 3.17:

    There is a natural confusion of words, meanings, and our own conceptual experience that arises when we superimpose one upon the other. But with perfect focus on distinguishing between the three, we learn the language of all beings.

    Basically - words matter. As does our experience, use, and interpretation. Words like discipline, tradition, modification, and even the word yoga itself. So we chose a few and attempted to dissect.

    This conversation was also offered live on Clubhouse and if you're interested in attending future talks, follow @pegmulqueen on Clubhouse. Or sign up for our monthly email at www.ashtangadispatch.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Yoga Podcast Ep. 57: Deepika Mehta || The Power of Hope

    Yoga Podcast Ep. 57: Deepika Mehta || The Power of Hope

    In today's episode, listen to Deepika Mehta speak to the power of hope and how it plays such an essential role in times of despair.

    Especially as India suffers through a second wave of COVID. And why teachers from all over the world - including Deepika and us - are uniting this weekend (May 7th + 8th)to offer hope and help with a 24-hour online yoga marathon. Tickets are by donation and you can get yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/24-hour-global-yoga-marathon-for-india-covid-relief-tickets-152981575009

    We talk about this, but also about what it's been like for her to have a baby in the midst of COVID and the joy of seeing the world anew, through the fresh eyes of her daughter. Plus how motherhood has changed her practice AND her perspective on practice.

    Thanks for listening and hope to see you at this weekend's online yoga marathon.

    Also, did you know that Ashtanga Dispatch has a new podcast?  It's called On the Path where each month, we will bring you a new trail to explore and someone inspiring to walk along with. You can subscribe to On the Path here: https://www.ashtangadispatch.com/on-the-path-episode-1/


    The Ashtanga Yoga Dispatch podcast is hosted, produced, and edited by Peg Mulqueen. along with Meghan Powell. Music is by Marc Pilley.

    Music is by Marc Pilley

    • 56 min
    On the Path -- with Ashtanga Dispatch

    On the Path -- with Ashtanga Dispatch

    Welcome to On the Path – a new ‘talk as we walk’ podcast from Ashtanga Dispatch where we will take you outside on a new trail or with a new walking partner each month.

    If you enjoy, go over to apple podcasts and subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-path-with-ashtanga-dispatch/id1565083628?i=1000518924627

    Like to listen on Spotify? You can find us here: https://open.spotify.com/show/70QJ8u3hTrJzfmVJ9coABt?si=ALJd1T4gQBy-I_xCSgIWlQ


    Today, you'll be walking with me, Peg Mulqueen, up the dirt road that leads from my house in Montana up to the top of the mountain we live on. And along the way, I'll tell you stories about my dad, who grew up as one of 7 kids in Hell's Kitchen NY. My dad has lived a colorful life for sure. With more than his fair share of hardship. Thanks to a crippling car accident, he cannot bend his legs nor touch his toes. And yet, I've learned more from him about yoga in action than anywhere else in my life.

    We hope you enjoy today's walk. And if you've never heard sandhill cranes, you're in for a treat! They are out in full force, announcing the coming of spring.

    I've even included a playlist for our walk, which you can find here: https://www.ashtangadispatch.com/on-the-path-episode-1/

    Thanks for walking!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

j_mct ,

Thanks for bringing Ashtanga to me!

Thank you for your heartfelt podcast please know that you have helped me and I’m sure so many more. In a time in my life I have to practice at home basically everyday day you are a shining light plus only because of your relationship with Jen René was I will to get to know her too and that has been such a blessing. Thank you for your friendship and your knowledge you are truly a gem!

Gabbyherm ,

Great star guests!

But a little less focus on the interviewee would be great. Less small talk, or at least edit it out.

shallotpasta ,

Great guests, terrible interviewer

I think the guests are incredible but I think Peg is a poor interviewer. I have had to turn the entire thing off on a number of times because I thought her interjections were insufferable.

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