Zayda Rivera

Zayda Rivera is the founder of Mindful Living with Z, which she launched in 2019 following a near-death experience. After more than a decade of practicing meditation and yoga, Z answered the call to take a deeper dive in healing modalities to heal herself and others. She became a certified Reiki Master-Teacher, yoga instructor, meditation guide, and tarot reader. Z is also a spiritual mentor, assisting others who seeking a deeper connection with the Divine.

During the pandemic, Z worked with people across the United States and beyond, as far as Germany. The collective grief being experienced around the world brought people from all walks of life to seek the offerings of Mindful Living with Z, which include in-person and distant Reiki healing sessions, intuitive Tarot/Oracle readings, sound healing therapy, guided meditation, yoga, and a 6-month spiritual mentorship.

Since launching Mindful Living with Z, she has certified over three dozen women of color as Reiki 1 & 2 practitioners.

Additionally, Z is blessed to combine her journalism experience and spiritual work by contributing monthly columns for POPSUGAR Latina about baños and limpezas for the new and full moons, and Parents Latina.

Z received an undergraduate degree in communication sciences from the University of Connecticut. She has studied mediation and mindfulness under world-renowned teachers like Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. Z received a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness Studio and her Reiki Master-Teacher certification from the Montclair Psychic School under Reiki Master, Lee Anne VanZyl. She is currently studying curanderismo under curandera Erika Buenaflor.

Z lives in Jersey City, NJ and is a single mother of a teenager and toddler twins.

For more information, please follow @MindfulLivingWithZ on Instagram, and visit Mindful Living with Z at