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 in need of health and wellbeing is her full time work as director of the Soen Ren School and teacher of eastern forms of exercise and
Anais Trope came to Edinburgh from France as a student and has a background in chinese martial arts having also studied in Wudang with Rachael and Master Yuan Xiu Gang. She has just completed a three-year teacher training programme in the Soen Ren School and is currently studying on Bai Ma Shan in China.
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.