Esther Perel

In Search of Eros: Navigating Love, Lust and Commitment

The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Yet the expectations and social and relationships norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. A penetrating observer of cultural patterns, psychotherapist Esther Perel joins us to lead a workshop exploring the complicated and contradictory needs that are shaping relationships today — commitment, intimacy and desire. Join us in an honest, enlightened, and provocative group conversation about sexual and relational blocks, goals and tools to cultivate security and freedom, and the us and the I.

About Esther Perel

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED Talks have garnered more than 30 million views and her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages. Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? Her latest project is Where Should We Begin – A Game of Stories with Esther Perel. Learn more at or by following @EstherPerelOfficial on Instagram.

What People are Saying About Esther Perel

“Esther Perel is a fearless writer and thinker who will challenge your views about sex in a radical and fundamental way.”
—Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of Dance of Anger

“Perel says the kind of things that are so contrary to popular wisdom, they actually sound blasphemous—and yet, at precisely the same moment that you’re being shocked by her, you’re also acknowledging the validity of her ideas. Perel’s ideas are…instantly familiar because they resonate deeply. It’s all rather terrifying in its intuitiveness and its pure rightness.”
—The Observer

Esther is teaching in Wisdom & Wellbeing at Blue Spirit Multi-Faculty Week 2,  January 15 – 22, 2022.