Rachael is a 16th generation daoist disciple of Master Yuan Xiu Gang and Wudang San Feng Pai. She was born in Edinburgh and trained first as a yoga teacher alongside studying taiji, qi gong, zen buddhism and shamanic practices.


Rachael's work with people searching for wellbeing and balance is her job as creator of the Soen Ren School and teacher of eastern forms of exercise and spiritual development. After having had two children she is currently also training to become a doula and engage in supporting women with the physical and spiritual process of motherhood, see www.birthafterbirth.com






Sandie Benzie is an assistant teacher in the Taiji for Over-50s class and has an extensive background teaching karate as well as visiting Wudang twice with the Soen Ren School in the last few years to work on her Taiji, Qi Gong and weapons skills.


Sept 2022


Rachael returning from maternity leave, weekly classes have resumed in Cupar and online weekly soon to restart alongside monthly Edinburgh workshops, contact me directly for details


Aug 2020 - Virus Update

Classes are currently online through skype and open to newcomers, beginners, and regular practitioners....see here for details!



March 2020


New article and outdoor classes on the way


25th January 2020


Chinese New Year Workshop...welcome the Year of the Rat!



18 Feb 2019


March and Sept Taiji workshops - see here


1 Jan 2019


New term starts Jan 8th with Taiji in Edinburgh!


20 Nov 2018


Full day retreat on 3rd Feb, see here for details