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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!

Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast Ashtanga Dispatch

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 171 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!

    Making Your Way Through the World Today, with Ross Rayburn

    Making Your Way Through the World Today, with Ross Rayburn

    Meet one of my favorite yoga teachers, fellow word nerd, and an extrovert who also loves introverting -- Ross Rayburn. In today's episode, we talk about Ross's new book, Turning Inward, an inclusive, practical, if not somewhat unconventional, guide to developing a contemplative practice.

    You can find Ross's book, Turning Inward, on Spotify or order on Amazon. And if you're interested in more down-to-earth practical explanations of yoga philosophy, check out our online courses. Visit www.ashtangadispatch.com and click on The Path to learn more.

    • 50 min
    The Descent of Inanna: A Journey into the Great Below

    The Descent of Inanna: A Journey into the Great Below

    In today's episode, we take a little break from our usual interviews and conversations to bring you a story from Sumerian Mythology called The Descent of Inanna.

    It begins as, "From the Great Above, Inanna (goddess of light) opens her ear to the Great Below," and from there, journeys into the Underworld, into known and unknown terrors, to follow that call.

    And it's a story that beautifully illustrates our own quest for Self through yoga. Which is the theme of our upcoming course in April -- Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras: A Practical Guide. Please visit www.ashtangadispatch.com and click on The Path for more information.

    We hope you enjoy the story!

    • 15 min
    Patty Ivey: Suffering as Opportunity

    Patty Ivey: Suffering as Opportunity

    Patty Ivey is the owner and founder of Down Dog Yoga, one of the hottest yoga studios in Washington, D.C. But after 20 years, she and her husband were ready to embrace the next phase of her life.

    It was then, at age 70, Patty was diagnosed with breast cancer. Which she now sees as somewhat of a gift -- opening her up to even greater potential.

    *Registration for our Mentorship Fall Session begins in August. Find details at www.ashtangadispatch.com

    Today's episode was edited and produced by me, Peg Mulqueen. Music by Marc Pilley.

    • 37 min
    Yoga Podcast Ep 69 with Ava Taylor: Remembering Your Why

    Yoga Podcast Ep 69 with Ava Taylor: Remembering Your Why

    Today's guest is Ava Taylor, founder of Yama Talent and author of the new book Your Yoga Business. And trust me, today's talk is not just a must for yoga teachers, but anyone starting their own business in today's post-pandemic world. Because things have changed, if you haven't noticed. Some for the better, some not.

    In today's episode, Ava shares with us business lessons she's learned the hard way and her vision for the future. Visit www.yamatalent.com to learn more!

    And if you enjoyed today's episode, please pass it along to a friend or give it a share on social media. Help us share (as Ava calls it) the good news!

    • 59 min
    Ashtanga Yoga Podcast Ep. 68: Dr. Jean Byrne || The Upside of Crisis

    Ashtanga Yoga Podcast Ep. 68: Dr. Jean Byrne || The Upside of Crisis

    Dr. Jean Byrne, the co-founder of The Yoga Space www.yogaspace.com.au in Perth, Australia, talks with me about changes she's made personally and within her teaching after a momentous crisis of faith -- a turning point that would help liberate her own intuition, personal power, and truth. We hope this conversation inspires more just like this.

    Btw, we learned about Jean through one of her students, who is currently a part of our Mentorship program, which we are expanding into 2024. To join or find out more, please visit www.ashtangadispatch.com

    The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast is hosted, produced, and edited by Peg Mulqueen. Music by Marc Pilley. Thanks for listening.

    • 56 min
    Yoga Podcast Ep. 67: Ty Landrum || Calling all Rule Breakers

    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.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 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.

jenna_cho ,

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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