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 26th October 2024

A REN XUE Africa Introductory Workshop

Jon us at The Space Between in Plettenberg Bay for a Yuan Qigong workshop that will introduce you to Ren Yuan, 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 26th October 2024

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

Venue: The Space Between Yoga Studio, Plettenberg Bay, with its spectacular views over the ocean, tranquil fynbos setting. This is a truly beautiful, nourishing and peaceful space to recharge, refresh while practicing Qigong.

What: A full-day immersion into Ren Yuan (method manual included). Teas, refreshments. A complimentary MP4 video (valued at R150) for ongoing guidance and support in your Ren Yuan practice.

Lunch: The Space Between has requested that we use their facility for people to select (from their menu) and pay for their desired lunch. offers their menu for people to pre-book and pay for their desired lunch. Please note that we have reduced the workshop fee as it doesn’t cover your lunch request.

Cost: R800 per person

Teachers: Louise Pannell, Gary Simons (go to: https://renxueafrica.org/louise/ )

Registration and payment is through The Space Between booking system. Please click the link below to register. Registration is subject to our cancellation and refund policy (please see further down this page).

For any enquiries about the workshop content please use our contact form below. We’ll be in touch to discuss.

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 facilitators

Louise Pannell

Read more about Louise here...teacher bio

Gary Simons

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:

  • 30 days before the workshop date, we will refund all fees paid minus an applicable administrative charge of R70. 
  • Less than 30 – 8days before the workshop, we will refund all fees paid minus R400 per person cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days before the workshop – no refund possible because catering would have been ordered, venue fee paid, and materials printed. The exception is for a qualified medical emergency.

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. 

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 workshop 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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