A REN XUE Africa Workshop

Learn and practice Ren Yuan –  3rd Method of the Yuan Gong system

Plettenberg Bay, One Day immersive Workshop
into the 3rd method of the well-established, globally recognised and esteemed
Qigong system, Yuan Qigong

Saturday 18th November 2023

A REN XUE Africa Introductory Workshop

Kwendalo Wellness Centre in Plettenberg Bay will once again be the welcoming space for our second 2023 Yuan Qigong workshop, this time introducing the Third Method in the Yuan Gong system. Ren Yuan is a ‘big’ moving practice, with the body and Qi spiraling and circling through eighteen different sections which can also be chosen in isolation, for specific health benefits, should one wish. As an entire practice, it leaves one feeling profoundly energised, relaxed, and harmonious.

Yuan Tze, the founder of Ren Xue Yuan Qigong, designed Ren Yuan to strengthen all the physical structures of the body, including the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and fascia, even structures at the cellular level (including the genes). Its ability to stimulate the movement of primordial Qi of the Universe, Yuan Qi, so deeply in the body is on account of the internal state it rests on. The external movements are not led by the mind. Instead, we cultivate an internal state of unification, which enables our True Self, Consciousness, Qi, and Body to all participate – and as one becomes more masterful, the experience of Qi moving the body strengthens. This internal practice is an ancient, almost forgotten practice, which is at the heart of Ren Yuan

Date: Saturday 18th November 2023

Time: 09h00 – 16h00 (registration check in from 08h45; start 09h00)

Venue: Kwendalo Wellness Centre, Plettenberg Bay, with its rolling, tranquil gardens that support a nourishing, peaceful space to recharge and refresh

What: A full-day immersion into Ren Yuan (method manual included), a light, nourishing farm-to-table vegetarian lunch and teas, and a post-workshop complimentary MP4 video for ongoing guidance and support.

Cost: R750 per person, (two half-price bursaries are on offer to anyone who would like to attend but is unable to on account of financial circumstances.)

Teacher: Louise Pannell (go to: https://renxueafrica.org/louise/ )

Registration and payment is subject to our cancellation and refund policy (please see further down this page).

For enquiries about the workshop content please use our contact form below.

I am really glad I signed up to do this course. Found it just in time.

The practice of yuan gong has a lovely structure and very simple to follow. Once I learned the movements, the flow is easy. I look forward to doing my practice and am already feeling lighter. My heart is filled with gratitude.

With much love and appreciation!


I have been drawn to qigong for a long time and had been looking for qigong classes without success for quite a while. As I googled it once more hopefully I was very excited to happen upon an upcoming qigong workshop in Craighall Park. I immediately made plans to enroll myself and looked forward to the day with much anticipation.

The workshop was everything I hoped for and much more. It introduced me to the ‘real thing’, the authentic qigong I was searching for. The workshop was a springboard to ongoing classes for me that adds so much value to my life. I have tremendous respect and appreciation for the knowledge, wisdom and support that Louise imparts with the workshops and classes.


Who is this for?

People new to Yuan Qigong who wish to have the opportunity to understand and learn the third method and its underpinning principles.

What will I learn?

By the end of the workshop you will be able to practice the third method, Ren Yuan, on your own. You will then be able to easily follow cued MP3 & MP4 recordings and/or join established online classes.

Comprehensive notes will be provided.

Your facilitator

Louise Pannell

Read more about Louise here...teacher bio

Physical Concerns?

Please be assured that most people can participate. Underlying physical conditions can be taken into account and modifications provided as necessary. Connect with Louise via email at   to discuss, should you have any concerns.

Please Read Through Our Cancellation Policy


It is our intention to accommodate the reality that things can change unexpectedly. However, there are costs associated with booking a venue and catering, plus administrative costs, which put us at risk should you cancel. Our policy, therefore, attempts to be fair to all involved:

If you need to cancel your workshop registration, please do so early.  Late cancellations may make it difficult for someone else to have the opportunity to attend.  Once you have paid any portion of the workshop fee, administrative and cancellation fees will apply, depending on the cancellation date.

If you cancel your booking:

  • Before 4th Nov 2023 at midnight, we will refund all fees paid minus an applicable administrative charge of R70. 
  • On 4th Nov 2023 or later, we will refund all fees paid minus R400 per person cancellation fee.

Refunds will be paid within 30 days of receiving a written cancellation notice.


Anyone leaving the workshop early for anything other than a qualified emergency (medical emergency or a death in the family) will not receive any refund.
If someone leaves early due to a qualified emergency (medical emergency or a death in the family), we will refund 60% of the workshop fee minus R60 administrative charges. 

REN XUE Africa reserves the right at any time to require that a participant leave the workshop if a participant’s behavior is considered to be either excessively disruptive or dangerous to self or others.  In this case, all retreat fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation by REN XUE Africa:

If REN XUE Africa is required to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen reasons, we will notify you as soon as possible and will refund the full fee amount paid.

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