Live Workshops & Book Readings

Live Workshops & Book Readings 2017-12-27T09:00:16+00:00

january 2018

20jan12:30 pm- 1:30 pm"Happiness, Intimacy & Authenticity" lecture plus book signing at Black Dog Yoga

february 2018

23feb - 25feb 237:00 pmfeb 25Esalen: Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga

april 2018

14apr1:00 pm- 3:00 pmTantris: Yoga, Intimacy & Love, part 1with Danielle Kramer and Ira Israel

14apr1:00 pm- 3:00 pmTantris: Yoga, Intimacy & Love, part 2with Danielle Kramer and Ira Israel

september 2018


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“Through Ira’s intelligent and contemporary voice, he is uniquely able to communicate traditional mind/body practices, making yogic philosophies and modern day psychology a natural blend that is necessary for Self-awareness and transcendence to occur. I recommend Ira’s work!”

~ Seane Corn

“Ira Israel is a thoughtful and compassionate teacher and therapist, who has the unique gift of marrying psychotherapy and his many years of yoga experience and study as an effective method to alleviate suffering. I have seen profound shifts of self-awareness and understanding for his students.”

~ Tracee Stanley

“I know Ira Israel both as a colleague and a friend and he can be always counted on for his rich devotion to relationships. I highly recommend Ira’s creative, authentic and mindful approach to anyone seeking to learn – in particular, his workshops are breathtaking.”

~ Robert Lusson, Ph.D.

“I went to Ira Israel’s Esalen ‘Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga’ retreat and found him to be not only spirited and fun, but delightfully intelligent, astute, and compassionate. His teaching combines a spiritual understanding of the mind and body while offering practical applications.”

~ Tatiana Urquiza

“Whether attending Ira’s Advanced Mindfulness workshop or his Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga Esalen seminar, you’ll be with a gifted, learned, funny and deeply grounded teacher. Ira offers well-organized, interactive, inspiring sessions you’ll find useful for the rest of your life.”

~ Donald Thornberry, MD

“Ira has a straight to the point way about to the heart of what’s holding you back. His humor and vulnerability make him accessible and his integration of meditation and yoga helps you get through your daily obstacles with presence of mind, clarity and calmness.”

~ Laurie Searle

“Ira’s presentation on happiness was wonderful – informative, educational and amusing! He engaged the audience and provided them with mindfulness meditation tools and exercises to help them relax. We plan to have him back again soon!”

~ Amy Feller, Redondo Beach Library

“Vista Hill SmartCare’s team of Behavioral Health Consultants and Educators were blessed with the wisdom, humor and heart-felt experiences of Ira Israel during a day-long mindfulness training tailored specifically for our unique program.”

~ Pamela Sachs, LCSW

To see if my teaching style resonates with you, please check out the below video of a live class