REN XUE Africa

Yuan Qigong for All

Book Launch

Wellbeing Begins With you – revised & updated

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

REN XUE is a modern Wisdom cultivation method which is rooted in the ancient theories of Chinese life cultivation (including Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism), Qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, anatomy, modern science. It was designed with a clear determination to make it easier for 21st Century people to return to a more integral experience of wellbeing and harmony, living more aligned with the Laws of Nature, the Laws of the Universe.

There is a treasure trove of inaccessible information in the ancient teachings of Chinese culture that few equivalents in the West can offer. Learning the universally relevant parts of this knowledge, coupled with modern science, through the carefully designed and comprehensive REN XUE system, enables steady progress 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 since developed into a thriving non-profit organisation represented in 23 countries, on 6 continents, with more than 600 highly trained teachers  committed to “uplifting themselves, then uplifting others” ~ Zi Du, Du Ren ~ the Ren Xue mission statement. In addition, the more than 150 teacher training students that have recently been enrolling annually for the thorough theoretical and practical, six year programme attests to the rapid global expansion of this highly valued system.

With Yuan Gong, the Qigong system designed by Yuan Tze at its heart, practitioners embark on a clearly defined path of improving their health at all levels, deepening their sense of happiness and peace and creating the interior conditions for ever higher Realisation and Wisdom (attributes of the True Self).

The latest principles and techniques 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  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 ancient port town in Jiangsu province, on the east coast of China. Yuan Tze was exposed to and influenced by traditional Chinese wisdom culture from 6 months of age through early childhood under the care of a monk who saved his life. His time in the monastery was interrupted due to the intense political turmoil in China at the time but in his teenage years he began training seriously under the influence of many respected teachers and masters in their fields. This continued throughout his life . Through this he distilled profound knowledge and expertise in Qigong, TCM, martial arts, Tai Chi and the deep 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. It is his grave prediction that if humanity does not with haste turn it’s trajectory around through each person realising their True Nature, great harm will continue to be perpetrated: human to human, human to Nature and the planet.  

REN XUE, the overarching system he developed, offers a clear, step-by-step process, through nine methods of Yuan Qigong, to address this serious situation. 

Benefits of Practicing REN XUE Yuan Qigong

Enhanced sense of wellbeing overall in one's life

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

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

Join a REN XUE Yuan Qigong Class – In-person & Online


at Living Essence Retreat Centre; Craighall Park

Louise is teaching in-person beginner/Intermediate classes.

Please contact her to check dates and times.

+27 (0)83 301 6651 on WAPP, Telegram, or Signal, or email


Regular – R180 per person per class (max 6 students)

One-on-one class – R350 per private tuition class (1 student)

EFT, for classes attended, to be paid at month end


Louise is currently teaching Zoom online classes twice a week.

Mondays, Beginners/Intermediate: 8:30am-9:30am

Fridays, Intermediate: 11am-12:15pm


R150 per class
EFT, for classes attended, to be paid at month end.

OR, book and pay using our convenient booking calendar below

First online class free
Please use the coupon code  freeqi at checkout

Should the full price for ongoing classes be too high, you may discount your payment to R90
Please use the coupon code qigong at checkout if using the booking calendar,
or contact Louise to discuss directly.

How to Book Online Classes

If you are booking for more than 1 please add additonal numbers, then click the ‘Continue’ button.

Select a date from the highlighted dates and then click the time slot. Click Continue.

NB: If you wish to book repeat classes please please select how many extra bookings you’d like to make, or choose the date for the last class. CLick Continue and then nd check the dates selected are correct.

Click Continue

Add your details and click ‘Continue’. This will redirect you to the Basket page.

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.

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

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: if you need assistance using the booking calendar please contact
Gary (our techie person) +27 82 408 5119 or
  and he will gladly assist.
We look forward to seeing you in one of our Qigong classes.

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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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