5th – 9th May 2021

UPDATE: We have moved the dates forward again to 5th – 9th May – these are provisional dates dependant on the restrictions that will be in place. It is possible that we may have to move the dates again. This workshop as it stands is full – but please get in touch if you are interested as we can put your name down on the waiting list!!

We are delighted to once again host Philippa Asher and her wonderful teaching at Finnieston Yoga Shala!!

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.


Philippa will be here from Wednesday 5th – 9th  May. There will be two guided self practice sessions each morning with an afternoon workshop on Saturday,





Timings are as follows:

Wednesday – Friday : 6 – 7.30am / 7.30 – 9.30am

Saturday and Sunday : 8 – 9.30am / 9.30 – 11.30am

Saturday Workshop : 2 – 4.30pm

COST : £170

Payment Options:

1) Pay in full

2) £35 non refundable deposit to secure your place, balance of £135 to be paid by 26th April

A note regarding cancellations:  Refunds will only be issued (minus deposit) for cancellations prior to April.  ( Except in the event of cancellation due to the Covid 19 Pandemic)

All these payment options will be available when booking your place online.

Please remember that there are two start times for the mysore classes and that you need to book each of your sessions on the timetable once you’ve paid.



* When on the bookings page scroll down to choose between the early and later self practice start times


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.