REN XUE Africa

Yuan Qigong for All

Welcome to REN XUE Africa's Website


REN XUE is a modern life cultivation method which is rooted in the ancient theories of Chinese Wisdom Culture, Qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, anatomy, modern science and a clear determination to make it easier for 21st Century people to return to a simpler, more integral experience of wellbeing and harmony.

There is a treasure trove of usually inaccessible information in the ancient teachings of Chinese culture that few if any equivalents in the West, can offer. Learning the gems through the carefully designed REN XUE system, enables a steady, progressive and holistic development of health, happiness and wisdom for all who apply it.

REN XUE International was founded by Yuan Tze in New Zealand in 2002 and has developed into a thriving, well supported, global, non-profit organisation represented in 22 countries, on 6 continents, with more than 300 highly trained teachers in 2019, committed to “uplifting themselves, then uplifting others” ~ Zi Du, Du Ren ~ the Ren Xue mission statement.

More than 130 teachers in training in 2019, attest to the rapid expansion of this system around the world.

With Yuan Qigong, the Qigong system designed by Yuan Tze, at its heart, practitioners embark on a clearly defined path of improving their health, general sense of happiness and peace and creating the interior conditions for ever higher Realisation and Wisdom.

The latest methods of Qi healing, which form the core of the second arm of the REN XUE system, Yuan Ming practice, equip every student from the earliest levels, to meaningfully help themselves and others in simple yet often effective ways.

Yuan Tze

Founder of REN XUE Yuan Qigong

Yuan Tze is the Dao-hao, the name for cultivation, of Liu Bin, who was born in 1962, in an old town near the estuary of a river in Jiangsu province, on the east coast of China. Yuan Tze was exposed to and influenced by traditional Chinese wisdom culture from early childhood. In his teenage years he began training seriously, under the influence of many respected teachers and masters in their fields, which has continued throughout his life . Through this he has distilled profound knowledge and expertise in Qigong, TCM, martial arts, Tai Chi and the wisdom philosophies of the East.  His piercing, objective analysis of the problems humanity faces, both at the individual and societal level, drove him to the fundamental issues that need to be addressed, rather than superficial panaceas. REN XUE, the overarching system he developed, offers a clear, step-by-step process, through nine methods of Yuan Qigong, to address these.

Benefits of Practicing REN XUE Yuan Qigong

Uplifted health at all levels

Improved harmonious relations with self, others and Nature

Self motivated and self-directed release from sabotaging patterns of the Mind

Ever deepening sense of calm and a clearer, more capable mind

Enhanced sense of wellbeing overall in one's life

Ever expanding experience of an open and joyous heart through guided practice

Join a REN XUE Yuan Qigong Class



Single Classes
(ad hoc attendance)

R600 p/month

1 Class per week
(see various times below)

R1000 p/month

All available classes

(see various times below)

Mon 12.45pm-2pm

Venue: Pilates on 7th;
31 7th Ave; Parktown North

Wed 06.45am--08.00am

Venue: Pilates on 7th; 31 7th Ave; Parktown North

Wed 10.30am-11.45am

Venue: Pilates on 7th; 31 7th Ave; Parktown North

Fri 10.30am-11.45am

Venue: Pilates on 7th; 31 7th Ave; Parktown North

Contact Louise Pannell on to find out more and book a place

Watch a snippet of Yuan Qigong Practice

Yuan Qigong comprises nine methods, divided into three stages of development. Tian Yuan, is the First Method of the First Stage, where Qi and the body are worked on. Tian Yuan allows the practitioner to gather Qi safely and effectively and benefits are readily noticed and enduring. The practice can be adjusted to be more intense or serve as a quick 15 minute pick me up, in the typical busyness of life.

Is REN XUE Yuan Qigong a Religion?

No, it is objective, neutral information about Life, Qi and the unique place humans hold.  It has no deity or God or religious text at its centre. It sits comfortably within any religion one follows and does not compete for priority in any way.

Do I have to be fit to practice?

No, all the methods could be described as “as easy as standing or sitting” and can be adjusted for any physical limitations. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and all levels of strength are easily accommodated.

Is Yuan Qigong a safe practice?

Yuan Tze’s decades of research and experience led him to prioritise safety in the design of this system. It is emphasised and at the core of all the teaching.

How often should I practice?

As Yuan Tze humorously declares: do lots of anything that is good for you! However, in deference to the realities of modern day life, 20 mins practice each day is recommended, for the benefits to be experienced.  Classes are 75 mins long in order to deepen one’s knowledge and the experience of Qi in a carefully built Qi Field. It is recommended to attend at least one class a week, whenever possible, to make steady progress.

How are Yuan Qigong teachers qualified?

There are 6 years and 6 levels of Teachers Training, each level comprising 120 hours of intensive learning. Teachers may only teach the levels they are fully qualified in, despite possibly having knowledge of the other methods. In order to remain registered with REN XUE International, Teachers have to commit to a minimum of 5 days of the annual Ongoing Education Programmes run by Yuan Tze. In addition, there is a robust Norms and Ethics Committee ensuring that standards are well communicated and applied, throughout the teaching community.

Can Yuan Qigong substitute for physical fitness activities?

Yuan Tze answered this question in depth, drawing awareness to the enormous significance of the quality and quantity of Qi we have. When it is appreciated that Qi is the “fuel” for every aspect of our being: our bodies functioning harmoniously, our emotions being dominantly positive and steady and our Minds being clear, stable and wise, we see how physical fitness driven by patterns not rooted in an integrated view of well-being, may not be the best.

Ren Yuan, one of the methods in Yuan Qigong is specifically directed at the musculo-skeletal system as well as deeper structures in the body (ligaments, tendons, fascia etc). In its simplest rendition, it is a decent workout for most people and can be adjusted to be more intense.

It may be concluded that each person should evaluate whether they still need physical fitness activities over and above their Yuan Qigong practice, however everyone will undoubtedly benefit from Yuan Qigong.

Contact Us

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083 301 6651


Classes are held at:

Pilates on 7th

31 7th Avenue

Parktown North