Philippa Asher 2024


Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September

“Philippa is indeed one of those rare teachers – in just a few days she can transform your practice and help you find a self confidence that was hidden before!”


Philippa Asher Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Philippa is back again for a long weekend in August 2024!! Following the same format as last year’s wonderful workshop, she will be teaching 4 mornings of guided self practice and an afternoon workshop.


A chance to work closely and in a small group, with one of the few KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers. Following the traditional ‘guided self-practice’ method, you will have the opportunity to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice, whilst being guided through methods of approaching the more challenging postures. On Saturday afternoon the workshop will focus on exploring concepts of the method, technique and safe alignment to make the more challenging asanas seem possible. Primary Series to Advanced B Series Ashtanga yoga practitioners are welcome.

As always, the mysore sessions will be split into two groups.



Thursday 29th and Friday 30th : 6 – 8am, 8 -10am : Ashtanga Guided Self Practice (2 groups)

Saturday 31st 8-10am, 10am- noon : Ashtanga Guided Self Practice (2 groups)

Saturday 31st 2.30 – 5pm: Ashtanga Technique and questions about the Practice ( Everyone together)

Sunday 1st  8 -10am, 10am- noon : Ashtanga Guided Self Practice (2 groups)

PRICE : £175, ( £45 non refundable deposit to book your place, balance to be paid by 31st July 2024)

Weekend Only £110,  Mysore sessions only £140,  Single sessions £35

Early Bird ( Pay in full by end of March ) £160 





KPJAYI Certified Philippa Asher Glasgow Workshopr “Philippa is indeed one of those rare teachers – in just a few days she can transform your practice and help you find a self confidence that was hidden before! I have practiced with Philippa several times in Glasgow and in India- Every time it is like I am starting all over again exploring and discovering new aspects of the practice that help me to go deeper and develop further on my yoga journey. Philippa has a unique joyful approach, disciplined and challenging at the same time- through constant encouragement she makes the impossible asanas possible!  Practicing with her is a rare event and we are incredibly fortunate to have her in Glasgow once again! ”     Francesca Pellicano


This will be my seventh workshop with Philippa. I deeply admire her knowledge of the practise and she is an excellent teacher. She will push you forward no matter which level you’re at and she will inspire you to see yoga as a life-time journey.

Michaela Gomolova

Philippa is a fantastic, kind, generous and knowledgeable teacher whose words of encouragement, delivered in an endearing and comedic way, have really helped and inspired confidence in my practice. I love going to Philippa’s workshop as they are motivational and inspiring, as well as being inclusive to all. Having attended many international teachers’ workshops over the years I can honestly say that Philippa is the best  – in terms of the attention to detail, personal interaction and genuine, practical advice she goes above and beyond. She is now one of the few teachers I would sign up to without hesitation, and her workshops are worth every penny!

Lori McNeill

I have had the pleasure to practise with Philippa in Glasgow and at her shala in India; Both were amazing experiences that made my ashtanga practice stronger and richer. Philippa is an extremely experienced teacher with an incredible knowledge of asana, as well as the other limbs of yoga. She has great attention for details/individual body types and will help strengthen your practice in a firm yet supportive way. If you want to learn ashtanga you really need to practise with her at least once in your life

Claudia Galdi


About Philippa

From London, Philippa Asher is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, to teach the Ashtanga yoga method in his tradition.  She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Pattabhi Jois and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.


After a vocational ballet school training from age twelve and twenty five years of studying and teaching dance at universities and ballet companies all over the UK, Philippa randomly walked into an Ashtanga yoga class in London. It was a life-changing incident, that made complete sense.

From the late 1990s, she began learning the Ashtanga system, daily before work (in the media, film and music industries). For over sixteen years she has studied for several months each year at KPJAYI in Mysore, practising under the guidance of guru Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois.

In 2006, Philippa established and ran Triyoga Soho’s Ashtanga self-practice programme in London. She taught there for five years before relocating to South India, to build her own shala (on a coffee estate in Sakleshpur, in the Western Ghats). ASHTANGA NIRVRTA is a stunning homestay yoga retreat, which aims to bring Ashtanga yoga to all levels of practitioners, in nature.

As well as teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga guided self-practice, led classes and workshops at ASHTANGA NIRVRTA, Philippa also leads guest workshops and self-practice residencies at studios in London, Europe and on retreats worldwide. Her approach to sharing yoga asana (from beginners to more seasoned practitioners), is serious, yet light-hearted and joyful.  Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of tristhana (breath, gaze points and movement), passing on the exact method as taught by Pattabhi Jois from the late Nineties and embracing the essence of Patanjali’s sutras on yoga and asana.

Philippa’s dedicated passion for Ashtanga yoga, background as a trained dancer and experience as a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults), gives her an intuitive and sound understanding of bodies, yoga asanas, people and how they learn.