Barbara discovered Daoist Spiritual Master Zhou Xuan Yun in 2012 on the brink of retiring from a career in teaching college English. Having spent a few too many decades sitting at a desk, Barb was caught up by the power of the internal martial arts to integrate body and mind, something that had been sorely lacking in her adult life. As a former college athlete and coach of women’s varsity sports, Barb appreciates that Taijiquan continually pushes her to develop her physical and emotional capabilities. She suspects that her Taijiquan journey will be a lifelong adventure.

Barb currently takes classes with Daoist Master Zhou in Wudang Long Form, Taiji 13, Tai Chi Sword, and Taiyi Five Elements. She teaches classes at the Newburyport Senior Center and on Atkinson Common.