In 1997 Jane began training with Gerda ‘Pytt’ Geddes, pioneer of Taijiquan in Britain. She studied with Gerda for nine years before setting up Tai Chi Aberdeenshire.
Inspired by Gerda’s teaching, and her book ‘Looking for the Golden Needle’, Jane continued to follow in her footsteps. She has been developing her own style of teaching regular classes and running sessions in local schools and day-care centres.
Jane’s aim has always been to make Taijiquan and Qigong accessable to all ages and abilities.
Gerda’s death in 2006 signified the closing of one door but also the opening of another. It was about this time that Jane started training and working with Tina Faulkner Elders, Principal Instructor and Director of Ruyi School of Taiji Quan and Qigong.
While Jane and Tina maintain their independent classes, they have successfully run numerous workshops together, adhering to the traditional teachings of the arts of Taijiquan and Qigong.
Since 2009 Jane has been making regular training trips to Wudang Mountain in China to continue her Taijiquan, Qigong and more recently Baguazhang training with Chen Lisheng, 15th Generation Disciple Wudang Xuanwu.
During the last few years Jane’s personal interest and training in the Chinese Internal Arts has developed to include meditation practice and Neigong. She frequently attends retreats and takes instruction from Laoshi Damo Mitchell, Lotus Neigong International. For over 10 years Jane has been running classes in Aberdeenshire providing authentic Taijiquan and Qigong instruction. She continues to teach on Deeside and work in association with Ruyi School offering a network to provide classes and events throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.