Our primary Tai Chi lineage is the lesser known Xiaojia (small-frame) branch of Chen style Tai Chi. Our main teacher, Wonchull Park of the Wuwei Tai Chi School, studied directly with the 20th generation lineage-holder in Chen Xiaojia Tai Chi, Chen Peishan. You can find out more about Xiaojia Chen Tai Chi on the International Society of Chen Taijiquan website. This article in China From Inside also has some useful information: Small Frame of Chen Style Taijiquan by Jian Ge. For those of you that are familiar with Chen Tai Chi, please note that our lineage is related to but very different from what most people are familiar with.
Our teacher also studied Yang style Tai Chi with a number of teachers, Wu style Tai Chi from Zhang Yun who was a senior student of the late Grandmaster Wang Peisheng, as well as other forms of Chen Tai Chi. These lineages also play a role in our practice. We teach the Cheng Man Ch'ing 37-posture Yang style form.
We are both trained in Swami Satchidananda's Integral Yoga tradition and Sanela is also trained in Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Yoga tradition. We are also influenced by a number of other Yoga lineages in which we are not formally trained, notably Satyananda Yoga.
We are both currently studying Unergi Body Psychotherapy with Ute Arnold which is influenced by the work of Ilana Rubenfeld, Frederick Matthias Alexander, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Fritz Perls. We are also enrolled in a two-year intensive training in Hakomi Body-centered Psychotherapy which was developed by Ron Kurtz. Although we are not yet formally practicing either method, our ongoing experiences in these trainings inform our approach to teaching.