Ziva was founded by Emily Fletcher in 2011. Since then, over 4,700 students have graduated from our live and online courses, with a meditation practice to take with them for life. Our focus is meditation for better performance. Graduates include Oscar, Grammy and Tony award winners as well as CEOs, NBA players, and full time moms. Ziva is based in New York City, where we offer our in person training 1-2 times a month. We teach in LA several times per year. We also offer corporate and private courses. We have had the pleasure of sharing meditation with Google, Viacom, Barclays Bank and sweetgreen. If you are looking for a practice with the potential to revolutionize how you work and how you chill you are in the right place.
Meet the Founder
Hi friends! If you want to see my professional bio, scroll down on this page. If you want to learn a little more about me as a human being, read on below.
I am a recovering control freak. Musical Theatre was my religion for the first part of my life; by that, I mean that keeping my body and mind in peak performance shape is the thing that gave me my drive and boundaries until I found meditation. I enjoyed 10 glorious years on Broadway and still consider it home. I go to Burning Man and India as often as possible. (If you are still reading this after the last sentence then we might be very good friends.)
I got married to an incredible human in 2015 without whom Ziva would not exist. He meditates (not as much as I would like) and we are the proud (read: obsessed) parents of Mugsy, our 19 lb mutt. I like to hang out with people who are lit up about what they do, bonus points if it is contributing to making this planet habitable for humans for a few more years.
I work too much for a meditation teacher, but when you love what you do it is hard to tell the difference between work and play. I can not imagine my life without this meditation practice and count my blessings every day that I get to share it with the world. Would love to meet you in person at the next Intro Talk in NYC or LA.
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the creator of zivaMIND, the world’s first online meditation training. Ziva’s mission is to make meditation attractive and accessible to people who are ready to up-level their performance and their lives. Recently featured in The New York Times, named top 100 women in wellness to watch and regarded as one of the leading experts in Vedic meditation, Emily has been invited by companies like Google, Barclays Bank, sweetgreen, & Viacom to help improve company performance through meditation.
She began her ten years of training in Rishikesh, India and was inspired to teach after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits meditation provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers & A Chorus Line.
Emily has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Summit Series, A-Fest and The Omega Center. So far, she has taught over 4,700 people to become self-sufficient meditators with this game changing practice to take with them for life.