Philippa Asher is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher and one of the few female students who has completed the Advanced B series.
As impressive as all that is, that’s not really the reason I asked her to come on the show. I had read a piece she wrote called Musings About an Ashtanga Asana Practice from 20-something to 40-something. And in there, Philippa talked quite pointedly about challenges and issues of her own – including her own recklessness as well as fertility issues – and I just was struck by how brave and forthcoming she was with her experience.
I can’t tell you how rare it is to chat with someone – especially for the first time – who is willing to be that open and therefore that vulnerable. As you will hear her say, It’s not been an easy ride. And that’s precisely why she does choose to put her self and her story out there – for others who also haven’t had an easy ride.
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The Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast is edited and produced by Chris Lucas – and hosted by me, Peg Mulqueen.