Space to breathe

The now

About Us

The space to stop, pause and hear yourself again

We are Sweden’s first drop-in meditation center. Launched in Gothenburg in 2018.

We aim to give everyone the chance to develop a healthy relationship with their mind. Which means offering people the opportunity, the time and the space to tune out the noise of daily life. To support this, we offer classes, courses, corporate programs, individual coaching and events. We are open to everyone and offer classes for all levels as well as custom business courses to suit your needs.

As a center of wellbeing and conscious living, our team is dedicated to creating programs for today’s visionaries and leaders who aim to cultivate success, expand creativity, and to live an abundant, awakened and conscious life.

At The NOW, we believe this journey begins by going within. The expansion through self-reflection and meditation provides the foundations for perfect health, fruitful relationships, a thriving workplace, personal success and a life of fulfillment.

V&A

Values & Approach

The NOW team is fun and full of living life to the fullest, stepping into the unknown, daring to try new things and expand horizons daily. Everything we do is to ultimately lead us to living in a state of true happiness and joy which is present in every moment. We aim to spread our teachings to everyone who is open to receive them. We collaborate with those who inspire us and we are curious to learn and grow every day. We practice gratitude and are present with whoever we are in the company of. Where there is presence and connection, there is love. We create a loving community and meet in a love that has no opposite. We are all just walking each other home. We respect the lineage of all of our teachings. WE get the ROOT of everything and teach our interpretations with clear siting of the origins. We do not impose our beliefs on anyone, we simply share what we know from experience.

Meet The Founders

Norvy & Tara

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Norvy Brandin

Norvy is a certified International ICC-Coach, Chopra Meditation Instructor and transformational coach working with businesses and individuals since 2007. He began his career as a championship speedway racer. In 2010 launched his creative production agency, NB Communication.

During his time as a speedway racer, Norvy became very familiar with dealing directly with fear. It was during one of his races, he was propelled into a moment of absolute “stillness”, where everything moved in slow motion. This experience stayed with him for years. He began to seek the explanation of this “stillness”. First, he learned to meditate. Norvy has studied under numerous world-renowned mystics and spiritual teachers, including Ram Dass, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time and author of “Be Here Now”. He also has studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra, holistic health guru and NY Times best selling author with whom Norvy received his certification to teach Primordial Sound Meditation at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad California. He most recently received his advanced certification as a Master of Wisdom and Meditation from internationally acclaimed expert, educator and award winning author, David Ji.

  • Primordial Sound Mantra Meditation Instructor, Chopra Center
  • Certified Master of Wisdom and Meditation Instructor, DavidJi
  • Certified International ICC Coach
  • Certified International Business and Leadership Coach
  • Certified Stress Coach
  • Certified in DISC
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Tara Hunnewell

Tara is an educator and transformational coach with more than 15 years experience in the health and well-being industry. She specializes in teaching meditation, breathwork and yoga as well as emotional intelligence, public speaking and communication skills. Tara has studied with some of the most influential figures in the world of personal development and enjoys leading advanced trainings, workshops, and international retreats around the world.

She is committed to spreading her passion for truth-seeking, adventure, and awakening joy in all hearts across the globe.

Tara is also an accomplished singer, actress, TV host and motivational speaker. She received her BFA at Marymount Manhattan College where she studied acting, dance and singing. She has studied acting at the acclaimed Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC as well as with Tony Greco of The Actor’s Studio. She is a classically trained opera singer and has performed in over 50 Theatre and Musical Theatre Productions around the United States. Tara is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in numerous commercial, television and film productions.

Tara began her spiritual journey in 2001 when she received certification to teach hatha, kundalini and vinyasa yoga, and meditation from Prana Mandir in New York City. She has studied White Tantric Yoga, under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan, Ph D, Master of Kundalini Yoga and Mahan Tantric. She has led workshops and seminars on creativity, public speaking, meditation and yoga and has studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra, holistic health guru and NY Times best selling author.

She has also enjoyed a multifaceted career in philanthropy, and sales and marketing, including experience with the Fortune 1000 companies HBO, Condé Nast, and Univision.

Her study with energy, intuition, emotional intelligence, communication, and her inherit sensitivity, has given her the gift of teaching from a deeply connected and highly vibrational space. Tara’s work is highly transformational and empowering

  • Certified Meditation and Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Business and Leadership Trainer
  • Certified Stress Coach
  • Public Speaking Coach
  • BFA in Acting

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