Anne Smyers first learned tai chi from the STCC in 1975, becoming an apprentice in 1978. She began training B1 apprentices in the mid-1980s and organizing US summer and winter trainings in the early 2000s. Her current classes for the public focus on health and balance for seniors.
Anne lives in northern Virginia with her husband, Dennis. She has worked in the horticulture and home design fields, but she is an artist at heart. Her medium is fiber. She creates art quilts, which she sells locally and online.