Learn To Meditate 

About Ziva

Ziva is a school for high performance. We are all about giving high performers tools to perform at the top of their personal and professional game.

Over 9,000 students have learned to meditate with us in person and our online courses. All of them have graduated with a powerful meditation practice to take with them for life. The Ziva technique is a trifecta of meditation, mindfulness and manifesting (aka making your dreams your reality.) We are also partnering with some of the world’s leading neuroscientists and body tracking technology to make ancient tools easy to adopt into your fast paced life.

Graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Emmy 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 once 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.

Official Bio

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as the leading expert in meditation for high performance. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 9,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Google, Harvard Business School, Summit Series, Viacom, Wanderlust Festival & The Omega Center. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners, as well as NBA players, CEOs, busy parents, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.

Her recent accomplishments provide a stark contrast to the stressed out Broadway performer she was ten years ago. During Emily’s career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers & A Chorus Line, she began going gray at 27, suffering from insomnia, underperforming at work and getting sick 4-5 times a year — and believing this was all “normal.”

In 2008, Emily was introduced to a powerful practice that cured her insomnia and improved her health on the very first day. She stopped going gray, she stopped getting sick, and started kicking ass at work (and loving it). Her physical and professional transformation was so dramatic that she felt inspired to share it with others.

One year later, Emily left Broadway for Rishikesh, India to begin what would become three years of teacher training. She founded Ziva in 2011 opening the NYC studio and created the world’s first online meditation training.

After years of teaching thousands of people, Emily realized that meditation was not enough to help her students perform at the top of their personal and professional game. In 2017, Emily developed The Ziva Technique: a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. The proven benefits of The Ziva Technique include decreased stress, less anxiety, deeper sleep, improved immune function, increased productivity and extraordinary performance.

Ziva’s teaching style is entertaining, accessible, easy to adopt, and attracts many top performers from around the globe.

Press photos of Emily

Public Speaking & Events

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  • Sherri Kronfeld
    Director of Growth

    Sherri develops Ziva's digital and live content and products, and builds business partnerships. She was formerly the Content and Product Manager for a health e-commerce business and Marketing Manager for several off-Broadway theaters. Sherri is a native New Yorker who has worked and lived in London, Edinburgh and Barcelona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College, Columbia University.

    Ziva Meditator since May 2015.

  • Laura Sills

    Laura Sills
    Director of Operations

    Laura oversees the general administration and management of Ziva. In addition to customer care, Laura is responsible for the financials, scheduling, and day-to-day projects within the company. Hers is typically the first face you see at Ziva, and she is the one to ask questions about anything admin-related. Laura graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina and moved to New York City shortly after. When she isn't exploring the city and taking pictures, she loves to try new restaurants.

    Ziva Meditator since April 2017.

  • Veronica Avanic

    Veronica Avanic
    Operations & Community Manager

    Veronica is Ziva's Operations and Community Manager. When she's not wearing her studio manager hat, she's contributing to Ziva's customer care, social media, and live events. Veronica graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in theatrical direction and the business of entertainment, media, and technology. She is an avid traveler, a Miami native, a living encyclopedia of the NYC food scene, and loves weekly strolls through the Union Square farmers market.

    Ziva Meditator since October 2017.

  • Liz Korfmacher
    Marketing Consultant

    Liz is responsible for spreading Ziva far and wide. If you see Ziva in your inbox, on Facebook, or around the interwebs, it was probably Liz's doing. Liz directs email, content and advertising strategy and loves interacting with Ziva meditators and medi-curious members of our Tribe. Liz is a graduate of the University of Richmond. When she's not helping new folks find Ziva, Liz can be found snuggling with her young daughter or perusing the cheese section at Whole Foods.

    Ziva Meditator since February 2016.

  • Liza Fernandez
    Operations Assistant

    Liza Fernandez is Ziva’s floating diva. She spends most of her time behind the scenes providing excellent customer service and invaluable administrative assistance. Liza is co-creator of a film production company, Subway Token Films, which also mirrors Ziva's #1 focus: the clientele. She is a working actor in film and TV, floating between New York City and Los Angeles. She has a background in theatre and social awareness through the arts. She is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY), Circle in the Square Theatre School and Victorian College of the Arts (Australia).

    Ziva Meditator since September 2012.

  • Whitney Diamond
    Customer Service and Staff Writer​

    Whitney spends most of her time behind the scenes at Ziva, helping meditators through their journey in the customer service world as well as writing pieces for the zivaVAULT and to share near and far. When Whitney isn’t wearing her Ziva hat you can find her teaching Hebrew on the Upper West Side, reading tarot cards in her apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn or at a Broadway show (trying her best not to sing along!)

    Ziva Meditator since September 2014.

  • Zara Louy
    Customer Service and Social Media Assistant

    Zara combines her passion for wellness and background in marketing by supporting Ziva’s customer care, social media, and partnership efforts. She received her BBA from Emory University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Integrative Health from the California Institute of Integral Studies. After living in Atlanta, London, and New York City, Zara is back home in Los Angeles and can be found hiking, experimenting with watercolor, or planning her next solo trip.

    Ziva Meditator since January 2017.

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