Tamara Levitt is an author, musician, producer, speaker, and mindfulness educator.
For the past 4.5 years, Tamara has worked as Head of Mindfulness at the Meditation app, Calm where she has been responsible for the creative development of Calm’s Mindfulness and Meditation portfolio of audio programs. She has built Calm’s content library, writing, producing and recorded the company’s meditations. With Tamara at the helm as head meditation instructor, Calm’s audience has grown to over 50 million downloads worldwide. Calm was named “App of the Year” by Apple in 2017.
Tamara is known for her authentic instruction style and heartfelt storytelling. She is responsible for creating the most popular feature in the Calm app, a unique daily meditation called “The Daily Calm.” Since its creation in 2016, she has written and narrated hundreds of Daily Calm meditations on an equal number of unique themes, topics, and lessons.
To date, the meditation sessions that she has been solely responsible for writing and recording have now been listened to by the Calm audience well over 100 million times, and her sleep stories have been listened to over 30 million times.
In December 2018, Tamara also released her Masterclass on Gratitude, which remains one of Calm’s most well received among a dozen titles.
She is also one of Calm’s top Sleep Story writers and narrators. Among the 12 stories she has narrated, she wrote and produced 6. Titles include: ‘Ella’s Treasure’ (2016), ‘The Queen of Calm’ (2017), and ‘Luna’s Lullaby’ (2017).
In 2016 Tamara created all the content for The Calm Schools Initiative with the goal of helping educators introduce mindfulness into their classrooms. Under this initiative, any teacher with a K-12 classroom, anywhere in the world, can get free access to Calm’s paid subscription service. She also developed the content for “Calm College,” which is a series of guided meditations in the Calm app tailored to support the challenges of college life.
Tamara has also helped in the co-development of strategies to expand Calm into new international markets and languages. The Meditation and mindfulness sessions and programs that Tamara wrote and narrated have been translated to German. French, Spanish. They will also be translated into Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese by the end of 2019.
Tamara is an experienced and sought after speaker with a global fanbase. She has been a guest on ‘CTV News,” ‘City TV News,’ ‘Larry King Live,” The Morning Show,’ ‘NPR,’ and John Mayer’s Instagram show, ‘Current Mood.’ She has been featured in news sources such as ‘The New York Times,’ ‘The Globe and Mail,’ ‘Experience Life Magazine,’ ‘ZEITmagazine,’ ‘My Fitness Pal,’ and ‘Forbes.’ And she has offered keynotes at conferences such as ‘Wisdom 2.0,’ ‘THINK,’ and Arianna Huffington’s ‘Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference.’