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 spiritual development.

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.


Nov 2017


Rachael has just begun her maternity leave, thank you to everyone to came along to classes this Autumn and looking forward to seeing you all when able to teach again


Sept 2017


Two classes a week running until mid-Oct, private sessions also available


20 April 2017


Classes on break for the summer starting May 12th


11 Jan 2017


Chinese New Year Workshop on Sat 4th Feb


24 Nov 2016


Kidney Workshop on December 11th - all welcome!


22 Feb


School Open Day on March 20th!!! All welcome...performances, food and stalls


9 July


Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong this weekend and new Soen Ren Circle open to students


24 May


Summer workshop and weekend class timetable now up