Our Team

 

Susan Hauser

founder / owner

Susan Hauser
Owner

I found yoga ten years ago after my husband passed away from cancer. I had two young boys to raise, but I was fortunate to have family that helped me through challenging times. I found yoga to be different than any other exercise regimen I’d ever done. With any psychical activity, you release endorphins therefore you feel better, but with yoga I experienced something more. Yoga helped me clear my mind, be present and start to manifest my life moving forward. Often in class, I refer to my yoga mat as my therapist. I started teaching six years ago and I am here because I want to share what yoga has done for me. In my class, I share my passion and love. Yoga has enhanced my life and here I am NOW to give you that same sense of enhancement.

 

our Misson

NOW Power Yoga is a new kind of Multi-Modality Fitness Studio, bringing together the best teachers and trainers in the Bay Area. NOW strives to build a stronger, fitter and healthier [kinder] community by combining the spiritual awareness of self and others through yoga with the character-building discipline and positive energy that traditional fitness brings.

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Kaelan Wolford

Her love of yoga is spread through her desire to offer the practice to others. As a mother of two, she keeps grounded and grateful through her practice of yoga. Although she loves teaching children of all ages, her focus is teaching teens how to incorporate yoga into their lives. In a fun and supportive environment, she helps them build confidence and community, as well as strength and awareness. She believes that through breath and movement, teens learn how to flow through the transitions of their lives as they do on their mats; embracing where they are right now. Kaelan plays upbeat, contemporary music in her classes. She believes that yoga can offer a fun, empowering activity that can help teens deal with stress and the transitions they face.

 Carrie Krane  Passionate about the fitness and wellness industry with exceptional ability to create motivating, welcoming communities that drive membership sales and client retention. Resourceful and collaborative in building mutually-beneficial partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

Carrie Krane

Passionate about the fitness and wellness industry with exceptional ability to create motivating, welcoming communities that drive membership sales and client retention. Resourceful and collaborative in building mutually-beneficial partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

 JENNIFER MARPLES  Jennifer has been practicing yoga for a decade and recently completed the rigorous YogaWorks 200-hour training program. To say that yoga is Jennifer’s passion is an understatement. She believes that yoga is movement - community - salvation - exercise - spiritual - meditative - kindness - compassion - a place of refuge and peace. Jennifer teaches the Teen Yoga program at NOW and is often a sub for other classes.  The teen classes focus on alignment and breath as well as having fun!  There will be some cool tunes and really good vibes. See you on the mat!

JENNIFER MARPLES

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for a decade and recently completed the rigorous YogaWorks 200-hour training program. To say that yoga is Jennifer’s passion is an understatement. She believes that yoga is movement - community - salvation - exercise - spiritual - meditative - kindness - compassion - a place of refuge and peace. Jennifer teaches the Teen Yoga program at NOW and is often a sub for other classes.  The teen classes focus on alignment and breath as well as having fun!  There will be some cool tunes and really good vibes. See you on the mat!

  DEIRDRE MARKHAM   Deirdre believes strongly in  yoga’s transformative power.  A ballerina for over thirteen years, Deirdre enjoys keeping active.  Her practice has evolved through her studies in Buddhism, Shamanic Practice, Meditation, Breath Work and Energy Medicine.  Her classes are vigorous, breath driven, fun and yes you will sweat!    When not on her mat you can find Deirdre enjoying her two boys, hiking, skiing and reading.  She is driven to help others on their personal path to connect with their mind, body and soul.  Learn more about her therapeutic practice by visiting:   d eirdre-markham.com     200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher    *Yoga for Mental & Emotional Health *Breath work     *Hypnotherapist *Depth Hypnosis Practitioner *Life Coach

DEIRDRE MARKHAM

Deirdre believes strongly in  yoga’s transformative power.  A ballerina for over thirteen years, Deirdre enjoys keeping active.  Her practice has evolved through her studies in Buddhism, Shamanic Practice, Meditation, Breath Work and Energy Medicine.  Her classes are vigorous, breath driven, fun and yes you will sweat!  

When not on her mat you can find Deirdre enjoying her two boys, hiking, skiing and reading.  She is driven to help others on their personal path to connect with their mind, body and soul.  Learn more about her therapeutic practice by visiting:

deirdre-markham.com

200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher

*Yoga for Mental & Emotional Health *Breath work

*Hypnotherapist *Depth Hypnosis Practitioner *Life Coach

 CAOILFHIONN SCHWAB  Caoilfhionn (Quee-lin) began her yoga journey in college where she discovered the benefits of the practice.  Yoga has helped her to manage her issues with body image and anxiety, to stay grounded during her studies, to embrace the transition of graduation and post-graduate life, and has inspired her to pursue a career path in social work in order to serve others.  As a teacher, Caoilfhionn prioritizes inclusion in her classes, making sure that modifications are always offered, and strives to maintain a welcoming, honest, non-judgmental environment.  Certified to teach Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Trauma-Informed Yoga, Caoilfhionn truly believes in the magic that happens when we take a moment to look inward, and she recognizes that yoga is never easy, but necessary!  Away from her mat, Caoilfhionn can be found hiking and tree hugging around the Bay area, and working at Lululemon.å

CAOILFHIONN SCHWAB

Caoilfhionn (Quee-lin) began her yoga journey in college where she discovered the benefits of the practice.  Yoga has helped her to manage her issues with body image and anxiety, to stay grounded during her studies, to embrace the transition of graduation and post-graduate life, and has inspired her to pursue a career path in social work in order to serve others.  As a teacher, Caoilfhionn prioritizes inclusion in her classes, making sure that modifications are always offered, and strives to maintain a welcoming, honest, non-judgmental environment.  Certified to teach Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Trauma-Informed Yoga, Caoilfhionn truly believes in the magic that happens when we take a moment to look inward, and she recognizes that yoga is never easy, but necessary!  Away from her mat, Caoilfhionn can be found hiking and tree hugging around the Bay area, and working at Lululemon.å

Carla Herzenberg

Transformed by my teachers, life experiences and different styles of yoga that I have practiced over the last 10 years including Bikram, Ashtanga, Hatha, Jivamukti and Iyengar, I bring a sense of empowerment, both physical and internal, to every class. Through intention, humor, pranayama and asana my goal is to have every student leave class feeling refreshed, renewed, worked out and powerful. My style of teaching focuses on clear instruction that underscores the important relationship between alignment, breath, fluid movement and strength. I give students both a vigorous and strong physical practice as well as offer an internal connection. I put an emphasis on thoughtful, intelligent sequencing and pace. My classes are physically and mentally challenging, however I always work to meet the students where they are each day. I deliver each class in English and Sanskrit, with music, demonstrations when needed and hands on adjustments. My goal with every class is to create a space for work, expression, enthusiasm, fun, connection, renewal, contemplation and reflection.

 wendy medeiros  An impassioned creative with a staunchly faithful following, Wendy has over 15 years of experience, industry certification + education.  Wendy truly is a  one of a kind  well-seasoned yogi.  Wendy profoundly believes in the power of a consistent practice with attention to breath, alignment of mind, intention + action.  Wendy believes “results” are not only physical but result in emotional & spiritual growth. She shares her unique teaching style weaving personal insights with a profoundly creative wealth of knowledge + experience. Wendy creates a place where you can come & explore the potential of your own creative energy.  Outside of NOW you can find her barefoot in a Burmese wrap, traveling the world spreading her loving kind energy, & rescuing cats. All the cats. She resides in the East Bay with her woodworking partner her 3 beloved felines.

wendy medeiros

An impassioned creative with a staunchly faithful following, Wendy has over 15 years of experience, industry certification + education.  Wendy truly is a one of a kind well-seasoned yogi.

Wendy profoundly believes in the power of a consistent practice with attention to breath, alignment of mind, intention + action.  Wendy believes “results” are not only physical but result in emotional & spiritual growth. She shares her unique teaching style weaving personal insights with a profoundly creative wealth of knowledge + experience.
Wendy creates a place where you can come & explore the potential of your own creative energy.

Outside of NOW you can find her barefoot in a Burmese wrap, traveling the world spreading her loving kind energy, & rescuing cats. All the cats. She resides in the East Bay with her woodworking partner her 3 beloved felines.

 Leigh Claxton  With a 20+ year background in fitness and yoga, 24 years in outdoor leadership and a childhood spent on the water in San Diego, she generously shares her breadth of knowledge to all her students with a kind heart and pioneering spirit.

Leigh Claxton

With a 20+ year background in fitness and yoga, 24 years in outdoor leadership and a childhood spent on the water in San Diego, she generously shares her breadth of knowledge to all her students with a kind heart and pioneering spirit.

 KATIE KILLEBREW  Water 🌊 like a wave of flowing breath - Fire 🔥 Ignite your inner passion! - Heart 💙 love and nurture each yoga student one mindful breath at a time.   Katie’s caring and humble guidance as a yoga teacher is felt the moment you walk in the room. Her touch as she helps you in and out of a postures is juicy and melting but grounding!   Being diagnosed with both scoliosis and celiac disease, Katie practices self-love, care and compassion on an elevated and nurturing level. practicing such an abundance of nurturance for myself  I’m able  to formulate and share the same nurturance and gifts for everyone she comes in contact with. Katie’s life story shows her care devotion and dedication as an athlete, nutritional coach and yoga instructor.  My desire to become a yoga instructor was ignited to heal myself and others! Katie has since completed 300 hours RYT certifications in both Bali and the US. Katie continues to participate in teacher training to better her knowledge of this sacred practice. Currently Katie teaches weekly yoga classes, leads workshops and  yoga retreats!

KATIE KILLEBREW

Water 🌊 like a wave of flowing breath - Fire 🔥 Ignite your inner passion! - Heart 💙 love and nurture each yoga student one mindful breath at a time.

 Katie’s caring and humble guidance as a yoga teacher is felt the moment you walk in the room. Her touch as she helps you in and out of a postures is juicy and melting but grounding! 

Being diagnosed with both scoliosis and celiac disease, Katie practices self-love, care and compassion on an elevated and nurturing level. practicing such an abundance of nurturance for myself  I’m able  to formulate and share the same nurturance and gifts for everyone she comes in contact with. Katie’s life story shows her care devotion and dedication as an athlete, nutritional coach and yoga instructor.

My desire to become a yoga instructor was ignited to heal myself and others! Katie has since completed 300 hours RYT certifications in both Bali and the US. Katie continues to participate in teacher training to better her knowledge of this sacred practice. Currently Katie teaches weekly yoga classes, leads workshops and  yoga retreats!

Kristen Dowd Addicks
200-Hour RYT + an additional 180 hours toward her 500-Hour RYT (in progress)

My passion for movement began as a child with dance. It was there I began to understand the mind body connection. In a studio with my body and a focussed mind, I felt the most alive. This journey continued and as a young adult I found myself studying the spiritual component of many ethnic forms of dance. It is no surprise that when I encountered the ancient yoga text, it was like coming home. I have been practicing asana for twenty years. Diving into the other aspects of yoga, I realized the ancient yoga texts teach important life skills that can benefit everyone. I am intent on sharing this with others.  I teach an invigorating class in order to connect you with your inner power. I gently sprinkle in important information about the deeper levels of yoga to benefit your life off the mat too. The physical practice of my class is about empowering you, challenging you to learn and grow and gain skills you did not know you could. It is also about learning to surrender and let go. I hope you will see glimpses of my dance backgrounds as I flow together sequences in a graceful and unique way.  I am committed to provide clear alignment instruction for each pose without interrupting the flow — continually moving in a mindful and inspiring way.  I love creating an interesting musical journey for each class, bringing in eclectic yoga music and combining it with upbeat modern tunes: some rock, some rap, some classic 80s and even hard to find world beats. My favorite part of teaching is connecting with individuals also on the yoga path. My deepest gratitude goes to my inspiring teachers in yoga and in dance and in life.