About Ziva

Ziva’s mission is to give you the tools to perform at the top of your game.

Enter: The Ziva Technique, a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting (aka making your dreams your reality), that not only has the power to uplevel your health, sleep and sex life, but help you kick a$$ at work and thrive at home.

The Ziva Technique isn’t an app, it doesn’t require you to sit in lotus pose or burn incense. It is a trifecta of mental tools used by the world’s top performers. You learn the technique once by enrolling in our zivaLIVE or zivaONLINE courses, and then you’ve got a practice you can do on your own for life.

Our amazing team of veteran meditators will help guide you on your journey, answer your questions, and help you weave this powerful practice into the busy-ness of your every day.

Over 15,000 students have learned to meditate with us in person (zivaLIVE) or online (zivaONLINE), including Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners, NBA players, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents and entrepreneurs. When you graduate from Ziva, you’ll have an incredible, supportive community, a super-powerful daily practice and the ability to step into your full potential.

You deserve the most amazing version of you. This is your chance to claim it.

About Emily

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation, author of the bestselling book Stress Less, Accomplish More and is the leading expert in meditation for 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 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, Harvard Business School and Barclays Bank. 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.

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A Note from Emily

I birthed a baby and a book in the same year without losing my mind.

If you are curious how I did that you may be a great candidate for meditation. 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 love cheering my friends on.

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 love cheering my friends on. 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 and our ridiculously cute son, Jasper. 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 the trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting and count my blessings every day that I get to share these tools with the world. Would love to meet you in person in NYC or LA soon.

– Love, Emily


  • Laura Sills
    Director of Operations

    Laura oversees the general administration and management of Ziva. In addition to maintaining and developing the systems that Ziva uses, she is responsible for customer service, the financials, scheduling, and the 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 or tech-related. Laura graduated from the University of South Carolina and moved to New York City on a bit of a whim shortly after. When she isn't taking pictures or trying new restaurants, she loves to read.

    Ziva Meditator since April 2017.

  • Liz Korfmacher
    Head of Marketing

    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.

  • Ali McCabe
    Marketing + Communications Coordinator

    Ali develops and manages Ziva’s organic social media, influencer and affiliate communications and provides additional support and project management to the ZivaTEAM. She loves to engage with the Ziva community and help spread awareness about the unending benefits of the Ziva Technique. Ali graduated Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University. When she’s OOO, she can be found teaching hot vinyasa yoga as a certified RYT200 or snuggling her two cats.

    Ziva Meditator since Dec 2018

  • Liza Fernandez
    Customer Service Manager

    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.

  • Thomas Kavanagh
    Systems Engineer

    Thomas supports the technical development of Ziva's membership site and company-wide systems, and manages the creation of new video content. He was the lead editor of both the zivaONLINE and Moving Into Mastery courses. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a degree in Mathematics. He also designs interactive sound and video installations for a small theater ensemble in Brooklyn.

    Ziva Meditator since March 2018.

  • 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.