Louise Pannell Qigong Teacher Johannesburg

Louise Pannell

Having had a brief but potent first taste of a martial art form of Qigong in 2001, I instead settled into the daily practice of a disciplined and demanding internal yoga method. I was a committed practitioner of this for 15 years.

Life knew better though and I only needed a brief taste of Yuan Qigong, around 2014, to feel an instant resonance with the practice and Yuan Tze, its creator.

Little had I realised that Ren Xue Yuan Gong was so much more than just a traditional Qigong practice. It had the integrity, depth, and breadth which 30 years of studying different systems had not satisfied. Within two years of practicing Yuan Gong, I had been exposed to enough to know that teaching this comprehensive health and life upliftment system was a rare and significant gift to offer others.

The ability for Yuan Gong to empower people to heal themselves: body, mind, heart, or ‘spirit’ is vital at this time in the world and I bring my commitment and devotion to teaching this.

As a habitual knowledge-gatherer, my classes reflect the deeper Ren Xue Yuan Gong principles and theories to expand your Qigong experience.

I trust the ‘spirit’ of every one of my students to guide their journey with Great Wisdom; I simply offer the material in its purest form. With Love and Gratitude.

Please use the booking form on the front page to sign up for a class. There are various time slots available during the week. I look forward to welcoming you.

I began in-person lessons with Louise at the beginning of 2020. I absolutely love the wisdom she shares, the practices that I have learned and the continual states of peace that I am experiencing. I was thrilled that she offered Zoom sessions to enable me to keep growing with the practices and stay on track.

Louise is one of those rare individuals, that walks her talk, shares from her experiences and is 100% committed to Yuan Gong.

The practice brings me into a state that I had not experienced before, despite all the inner work I have done over the past 30 years. Profoundly relaxed, calm and centered – I am so grateful for Yuan Tze, Melissa, the greater Ren Xue community and to you Louise for bringing your knowledge and wisdom to Johannesburg to teach this incredible system.

Bright Qi to you


” My experience of learning Yuan Gong  with Louise has ‘surprised’ me. In a really amazing way. You have to try it to experience it for yourself. Louise is gracious and I couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Now I find myself looking so forward to each session with a smile and wish I could do more practice !”

Julia, Noordhoek, Cape Town

I have been working with Louise Pannell since she started teaching the Yuan Gong form of Qi Gong. I find it a very accessible form of movement/meditation. Louise is a kind and careful teacher, and I have enjoyed progressing up the different levels. Yuan Gong classes and practices have become an important part of my week and I look forward to them.


Louise is currently open to teaching Beginner/Intermediate classes at the tranquil, well-established retreat centre Living Essence, nestled within the hear of Craighall Park. The peaceful, nurturing space for a maximum of 6 students at a time, ensures that each class of 75mins will leave you feeling refreshed, energised, and inspired to integrate your Yuan Qigong practice into everyday life.

A minimumof 3 committed regular students, per class, is required.
See the Living Essence website here

Wednesday mornings: 9:30am-10:45am

Thursday evenings: 5:30pm-6:45pm


Monthly package, paid up front on the 1st of each month:
R720 for 1 class per week
R1350 (discounted rate) for 2x classes/week