Lisa Zahiya travels nationally and internationally as a life coach, event facilitator, coach, and speaker.
Lisa is based in Asheville, NC where she is the founder & owner of Studio Zahiya, four time winner of "Best Place to Take a Dance Class" in Asheville, NC. She also owns Zahiya Bellydance, a comprehensive Bellydance program, Asheville Bachelorette Parties, and BE HER, a coaching program for entrepreneurs.
Lisa is an in-demand speaker. In 2018 she was the keynote speaker at Creative Mornings Asheville and did a popular TEDx talk, Let’s Have a Party. She has taught workshops on body image and self-love across the country. She is a dynamic and engaging performer.
As a movement instructor, she travels, teaching workshops, performing, and developing curriculum. She has taught and performed in New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Montreal, Southern France and more. She also specializes in women's empowerment workshops and as a team-building facilitator. She is the winner of the 2008 Bellydancer of the Universe.
At home, she has taught at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Warren Wilson College and Western Carolina University. She serves as an Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, Asheville. She lives in downtown Asheville and strives to make her businesses as interesting and dynamic as the city around her.
Lisa in the Media
Cover article in the Citizen Times about Lisa
Feature interview in 25 of the Best
Article about Lisa in Western North Carolina Woman
A blog article on MR Etc about Lisa’s Studio.
Interview with Lisa about backstage rituals on Princess Farhana’s blog
Article about Lisa in The Laurel of Asheville
Lisa featured on reality TV Show Project Bellydance