Owner and Yoga Instructor Deb Marweg
Deb has been practicing since the early 1990’s. Deb opened Now and Zen Yoga Studio in 2004. She is a E-RYT500 teacher with Yoga Alliance, which means she has completed the requirements to be registered as an Experienced Registered Teacher with 500 hours or more of training. Deb is also a certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapist. She completed her Yoga Therapy certification with Dr. Ganesh Mohan of Svastha Yoga in 2014. Deb continues to study with Dr. Mohan and will begin teaching for the Svastha Yoga Therapy program in 2017. Now and Zen is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. Deb teaches with the intent of Svastha (The word Svastha in Sanskrit refers to the state of complete health and balance.), making sure that each student is working within their ability even if it means expressing the pose differently or even finding a different pose to get the same benefit. Her classes are a mixed style, concentrating on moving within the breath but also offering enhancements or modifications using props (chairs, blocks, bolsters, etc.) to make sure students have proper alignment and ease in their poses. Her gentle and therapeutic yoga classes do not have the vinyasa flow element and we stay away from poses that put pressure on the joints of the wrists and knees.
Deb feels that yoga can be for every body, and enjoys teaching specialty classes to meet the needs of those who traditional classes are not beneficial.
Deb resides in Woodbridge, CA and she is happily married to Bill Marweg and they have two grown children.