9 – 22 November 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand

9 – 14 Teacher Continuing Education Training

14 – 22 REN XUE Annual NZ Retreat

Welcome teachers to the new 5+9 Retreat format – the first run in Aotearoa.

This is the beginning of our REN XUE Teacher Continuing Education Programme, which will be the focus of the first 5-days.  The overarching goal for those 5-days will be to provide information and inspiration for teaching. Together we will develop ourselves internally and as teachers, and from there, continuously create new and better ways to reach out to a broad public.   We will then be joined by our wider community for a 9-day Retreat.  Together we can help each other and our students reach greater and greater realisation and wisdom.

  • Register by Thursday 17 October and receive an NZD$200 Early Bird discount.

NOT A TEACHER? Click here to view information for the general public.

Event Details

This page includes the following details about Teacher Continuing Education Training and the REN XUE Annual NZ Retreat. Click on any of the links below to jump to that section of information.

Venue Ways to Pay
Transport to Rotorua Meals & Dietary Requirements
Ride Sharing Linen & Bedding
Accommodation & Fees Washing
Registration Day Information Internet
Retreat Daily Schedule What to Bring
Financial Assistance Cancellation & Refund Policy

Should you have any further questions, please contact events@renxueinternational.org

NOT A TEACHER? Click here to view information for the general public.


Keswick Camp & Conference Centre
5 Cooper Ave
Holdens Bay
New Zealand

Transport to and within Rotorua

Travel Sustainably: Offer or request a ride share.

We invite you to use our Ride Share page to offer or request a ride so that we may all travel more sustainably.

There are many great reasons to rideshare, from reducing greenhouse gasses and saving money to meeting new people. REN XUE International would like to do its best to facilitate transportation opportunities for both our students and staff. We sincerely hope that your use of this site is successful and rewarding!


Legal Disclaimer. Please remember that you are responsible for any arrangements made on the Ride Share page. This service is here for your convenience. Adequately screen prospective ride sharers. REN XUE International is not responsible for any personal injury, property damage, or other loss that might occur as a result of your choice to rides share.

Accommodation & Fees

The fees below include accommodation, food and all teachings and related teaching material from Yuan Tze and senior REN XUE teachers.  Please note that there will be additional fees for linen service and gluten-free – see details below.

Teacher Continuing Education only: starting the evening of Saturday 9 November and finishing at lunchtime on Thursday 14 November – 5 nights/5.5 days
$750 Dorms
$700 Camping or caravan
$700 Staying off-site (see below for details)

Teacher Continuing Education + Retreat:  9-22 November – 14 nights
$1,800 Dorms
$2,050 Twin (per person)
$2,200 Single 
$1,650 Camping or caravan
More information and images of Keswick accommodation

$1,550 Staying off-site: If you want more privacy and comfort, there are two resorts within a 3-minute walk of Keswick:

You will need to organise your accommodation with them separately.

* All prices are in NZ dollars

* Fees are per person

* $200 Early Bird discount for teachers attending 9-22 November if registered by Thursday 17 October

* No discounts (including Early Bird) for teachers only attending 5-day Continuing Education

Additional Fees:

Linen Service: Linen and bedding hire $17.85 per set for the duration of your stay. Set includes 2 white single sheets, 1 duvet, 1 pillow and white case, 1 white towel.

Special Gluten-Free Dietary Fee:  Must be booked in advance and will incur a surcharge of $7.50 per day per person.

Registration Day Information

REN XUE Teachers Only – Continuing Education Training
Saturday 9 November
Registration 3:00-5:00 p.m.
First day dinner 6:00 p.m.

Friday 14 November
Ends at 12:00 p.m. with lunch

REN XUE NZ Retreat
Thursday 14 November
New registrants welcome for lunch 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Registration 3:00-5:00 p.m.
First day dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Friday 22 November
Ends at 11:30 a.m. with lunch

Retreat Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 Session 1 (1’)
8:00-9:30 Breakfast (1’30”)
9:30-12:00 Session 2 (2’30”)
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (1’30”)

Afternoon & Evening
1:30-3:30 Session 3 (2’)
3:30-4:00 Afternoon tea (30”)
4:00-5:30 Session 4 (1’30”)
5:30-7:00 Dinner (1’30”)
6:15-7:00 Counselling/Tutorial (optional) (45″)
7:00-8:30 Session 5 (1’30”)
8:30-9:30 Free time (2’)
9:30-10:00 Get ready for sleep (30″)
10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. Bed time (8’)

Note: The five activity sessions are dedicated to learning REN XUE, group healings, learning Yuan Qigong and Yuan Qigong practice. A detailed programme will be supplied at the retreat.

Financial Assistance

* Applications for financial Assistance are now closed.*

An NZD$300 Financial Assistance discount is available to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

The Financial Assistance Fund is a very limited fund donated by generous individual REN XUE practitioners. It is intended to help those truly unable to attend the retreat without financial support. If you can access the necessary funds in the form of savings or if you can find other means of assistance through family or friends, we ask you to refrain from applying for financial assistance, but be sure to get the early bird rate offered by booking before Thursday 17 October.

Applications are due by the NEW DATE of Sunday 15 September and recipients will be notified by 20 September.  To learn more read the Financial Assistance Policy.

* No discounts (including Early Bird) applicable for recipients of Financial Assistance

Ways To Pay

Direct Bank Transfer: This is the preferred payment method for people residing in New Zealand. If you choose this option on the registration form, please pay the full amount upon completing your online registration. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Please pay into the following bank account:

  • Bank name: Kiwibank
  • Account name: REN XUE International Charitable Trust
  • Account No: 38-9020-0409613-00
  • Particulars: Rotorua
  • Code: Your first name initial
  • Reference: Your surname (as you entered it on the Registration Form)

Credit Card: Directly on the registration form. This payment option is via the STRIPE payment gateway. It is secure and safe with regard to your personal card details.

Alternative Payment Options:  If you need an alternative payment option such as invoice, overseas transfers or a payment plan, please contact events@renxueinternational.org

Meals & Dietary Requirements

Three meals and afternoon tea with fruit will be provided daily. Please bring your own snacks if you need food between meals. The menu will consist of healthy food including fish or meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of legumes and grains and some dairy products every day. Eggs will be served every breakfast.

There is a basic selection of tea and coffee. If you prefer specific herbal teas, please bring your own tea bags.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free options will be available if necessary. There is an extra charge of $7.50 per day for a gluten-free diet. Please let us know when you register if you require any of these options.

Linen & Bedding

Linen and bedding are available for hire: NZ $17.85, including 2 single sheets, 1 duvet, 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase and 1 towel. Towels will be changed every 3 days and sheets once during the stay.


Washing machines and dryers are available: $1 per washing or drying load – cold wash only; soap powder packet – 50 cents.


Free Wi-Fi is available.

What To Bring

  • Pillow slip, sheets and duvet or sheets and sleeping bag (unless you are opting to pay the $17.85 linen service fee).
  • Towels and personal toiletries, including earplugs in case they may be useful
  • Layers of comfortable clothing, as the weather at this time of year can be unpredictable
  • Blankets for keeping yourself warm during seated practice
  • Cushions for floor seating or seated practice (chairs are also available)
  • Slippers or socks for the main practice areas
  • Tablet/laptop or notebook & pens
  • Water bottle or thermos flask
  • Torch/Flashlights

Cancellation and Refund Policy

2019 Retreat Refund Policy:  Rotorua, New Zealand

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

If you cancel your reservation:

  • before 14 October 2019 at midnight, we will refund all fees paid minus any applicable administrative charges.
  • on 15 October 2019 or later, we will refund all fees paid minus $150 cancellation fee and applicable administrative charges.  Refunds will be paid within 30 days of receiving a cancellation notice.


  • The same policies apply to full and part-time attendees.
  • Anyone leaving the retreat 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 the days that are not attended proportionately minus the $150 cancellation fee and the applicable administrative charges.

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

Cancellation by REN XUE International

In the highly unlikely event that REN XUE International must cancel the retreat for unforeseen reasons, we will notify you as soon as possible and will refund the full fee amount paid.

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