REN XUE Africa

Yuan Qigong for All

Welcome to REN XUE Africa's Website - Qigong Teaching based in Johannesburg, South Africa


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 400 highly trained teachers as at 2020, committed to “uplifting themselves, then uplifting others” ~ Zi Du, Du Ren ~ the Ren Xue mission statement. In addition, the more than 265 students enrolled for training in 2020, 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 Bin Liu, 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 Online Class



How to Book An Online Class:

Cost R150, or choose to pay R90, depending on your means (see the coupon code above).

NB: (to use the above-mentioned coupon discounts please use the relevant code in the ‘Apply Coupon’ option of the checkout page).

Step 1: Select the ‘Continue’ button (turn toggle on if you’re booking for more than one person).

Step 2: Select a date from the highlighted dates (Mon, Wed, Fri), click the time slot and then the ‘Continue” button.

NB: If you wish to book repeat classes please click the ‘Repeat this appointment’ and select the ‘weekly’ option. Then select either the dates you wish to add additional classes, or the number of times you wish to repeat the booking. Click confirm and check the dates selected are correct. Now follow on from Step 3.

Step 3: Add your details and click ‘Confirm’. This will redirect you to the Basket page.

Step 4: Click ‘Proceed’ to Checkout, and fill in the relevant details. Remember to add the coupon code ‘qigong’ if you are making use of the reduced rate. Click ‘Place Order’ button. This will redirect you to our safe and secure PayFast payment gateway.

Step 5: Select either VISA/Mastercard or Instant EFT. Follow the steps and make your payment.

Step 6: Once payment has been made please check your email for confirmation of the class you’ve booked. This email will have the relevant Zoom link for the class. On the day and time of your chosen class click on this Zoom Link.

NB: please contact us on if there are any issues with the process and we will gladly assist. We look forward to seeing you in one of our Qigong classes.


Mon 8:30 am – 9:30am; Fri 11am – 12.15pm


NB: Please note that after having chosen the day for your class, you need to select the relevant time slot.



Our REN XUE Africa Blog

What’s so special about Qigong?

What’s so special about Qigong?

Although there is a myriad of what are termed ‘spiritual technologies’ for uplifting health and the Consciousness, both ancient and modern, there is much diversity in their underpinning beliefs and approaches. Many have demonstrated relative efficacy over decades of...

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How is the Yuan Qigong system different?

How is the Yuan Qigong system different?

As Qigong becomes more and more popular in the West, it is valid to ask: why would I choose Yuan Qigong, when there are so many different credible Qigong systems available? Firstly, Yuan Qigong (the name given to the body of 9 Methods of Qigong within REN XUE Life...

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The Physical Health Benefits of Yuan Qigong

The Physical Health Benefits of Yuan Qigong

WHY PRACTISE YUAN QIGONG? It is not easy to sift through all the ways to improve physical health and maintain it, in the 21st Century! It takes more than the average person’s knowledge of the five basic food groups, 8 hours of sleep and a regular, carefully selected...

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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 Yuan Qi safely and effectively and benefits are readily noticed and long lasting. The practice can be adjusted to be more intense but equally serves as a quick 25 minute pick me up, in the typical busyness of life.

Important Questions Answered

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.

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Online Classes are being held during lockdown. For in person classes please contact us to arrange.