Sanela Solak

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Sanela was introduced to meditation and Eastern practices when she was a teenager growing up in her home country, Bosnia. She explored different yogic practices from all the books on the topic she could lay her hands on. She got up at 4 am to practice as the books instructed, although that part she eventually found hard to follow. Later, in high school she found a teacher and received formal instruction on meditation. Her thirst for knowledge and self-knowledge took her to the US in 2001, where she met and studied from various teachers in NY and NJ. In 2007 she received her first Yoga certification from Golden Bridge NY in Kundalini Yoga, began teaching, and in 2010 she was certified as an Integral Yoga instructor. That same year she met her Tai Chi teacher, Master Park, fell in love with the practice and quickly became one of the most active students and assistant teachers at the school. After her first class she knew that she would be doing this practice for a long time, if not a lifetime. She has accumulated over 1500 hours of training and was certified as a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor in 2011. She is trained in Chen (Xiaojia branch) bare hand form, push hands, martial applications, sword (Jian) and spear (Qiang) forms, and Wuwei Qi Gong. She is currently teaching group classes and individual sessions in the NJ/Philadelphia area. In addition to continuing her Tai Chi study, she is currently studying Unergi Body Psychotherapy with Ute Arnold and Hakomi Body-centered Psychotherapy with the Hakomi Institute. She is also enrolled in a Counseling Psychology program at Goddard College.