Ira Trivedi Biography February 2018
Ira Trivedi is a best selling author and yoga acharya. She has written eight books including fiction, non fiction and children’s books.Her book India in Love, Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century isa landmark book on India’s new social revolution in marriage and sexuality.
Ira’s books have been published by leading publishers in India and internationally and have been translated into several languages. Ira contributes to a number of publications where she writes on the issues of gender, feminism and culture. Her work has appeared in leading publications in India and around the world.
She has won several awards for her work including the UK Media Award for her work on bride trafficking and the Devi Women’s Award for dynamism and innovation. In 2017, she was honoured as one of BBC’s 100 most influential women in the world. Ira is regularly invited to speak on news channels, to students, youth groups and corporates on yoga and her work as a writer.
In addition to her work as a writer, Ira is a Master of Yoga who holds the highest training the Acharya training from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. Ira has studied and taught yoga around the world, and was part of the team leading the first International Day of Yoga (June 21, 2015) at Rajpath New Delhi where two Guinness World Records were created- for the largest yoga lesson and for the most nationalities in a yoga lesson. This event was attended by the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Delhi along with many other national and international dignitaries. She has her own TV show on India Today, Yogaira and has a daily show upcoming on Doordarshan National. She is the author of the 10 minute Yoga Solution and My Book of Yoga.She is the founder of Namami Yoga, a charity that teaches yoga and life skills to underprivileged children and co-President of the United Nations Young Changemakers conclave.
Ira has lived all over the world: in four countries, nine cities and three continents. She graduated from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA with a BA in Economics and completed her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she won the prestigious Feldberg Fellowship for demonstrating extraordinary leadership potential, as well as academic excellence.
Ira lives in New Delhi, India, with her family.