Join Yuan Tze for a three-day online workshop on the Theory of Qi—one of three theories that form the foundation of the REN XUE system and Yuan Gong practices.

During the event, Yuan Tze will explain what Qi is and the role it plays in the universe, nature, and human life. You will learn how to work on your own Qi, ways in which you can create and nurture Qifields, and how you can harness the vitality of these for the benefit of your own health and growth.

Over the three days, you will discover how this theory can have real and practical implications on life.

Details about the online workshop

Date and Time

Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23, 2020
9 am – 12:30 pm New Zealand Time

If you live in a different time zone, click here to view your local time.

Alternative European Program

For participants based in places like Europe, South Africa, and the UK, we understand that the LIVE sessions take place very late on your Saturday evening. So, we will also hold a daytime program for your Sunday where our REN XUE Teachers will deliver three Yuan Gong Practice sessions LIVE during your daytime—a Beginner’s Session (teaching Tian Yuan & Di Yuan over the three days), a combined Tian Yuan & Di Yuan practice and a Renu Yuan practice.

In between, you can watch a RECORDING of Yuan Tze’s session as a group. View the Alternative Program here.

About REN XUE & Yuan Tze
REN XUE’s founder, Yuan Tze, has lived in New Zealand since 2002.  Born in China, Yuan Tze developed REN XUE and its disciplines after spending more than a decade in the West. REN XUE combines the best of both worlds. It draws from Yuan Tze’s deep knowledge of traditional Chinese wisdom culture including Daoism, Confucianism, Qigong, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, I-Ching philosophy, Feng Shui, Taiji, Bagua and martial arts. Yuan Tze has integrated such ancient wisdom with modern philosophy, science, medicine, and technology to create a truly unique and comprehensive systems for developing the whole of life.

REN XUE is a wisdom system developed to help practitioners achieve greater health, happiness, sense of wellbeing, realization and wisdom. It helps us find inner harmony through practices that elevate body, mind and heart, which in turn helps us find outer harmony – in our personal relationships, with society, and with nature.

Learning from Yuan Tze

Learning from Yuan Tze is a unique experience, with his talks carrying powerful information infused with immense wisdom, love, and compassion. Such information can touch your life directly on a deep level and effect profound changes.

When talking, Yuan Tze uses far more than just the usual verbal communication. He also uses his heart and mind to directly transmit information to your heart and mind.

Yuan Tze’s teachings are in Chinese and are interpreted by his wife, partner, and interpreter, Melissa. For core REN XUE terminology, Melissa will use the original Chinese terms. Translations of these terms can be read here to help further explain each term and their place within REN XUE.

It’s important to remember that REN XUE is a big system and there is a clear path through it with lots of support. Concepts may be mentioned during lectures that you have not yet learned—being relaxed and open to Yuan Tze, and at ease with what you have not yet learned, will best support you to access the teachings.

The system of REN XUE has been developed by Yuan Tze to reflect totality, and as such, the delivery of the teachings is unique from other learning experiences. One of the treasures of Yuan Tze’s teaching style is that it allows the participant to quietly contemplate the possibilities that lie beyond absolute answers. Compared to how we receive most of our information online these days, some may experience this as slow-paced or repetitive.

There are two main things that you can do to reach optimal results.

  1. Be in your heart

Open your heart and listen to the teaching with your heart. Connect with Yuan Tze’s heart so he can exchange Qi and information with you smoothly. Unify with the Qifield and take everything into your heart. You can read more about heart-to-heart transmission here.

  1. Access the Qifield

A nourishing and powerful Qifield will be built for the event. This Qifield is to support all the participants so everyone can get the most out of the event. Opening your heart and unifying with the Qifield can help you get the most out of it.

Throughout the event, the Qifield will continue to change, and the change comes from the heart and consciousness of every participant. In other words, it is up to all participants to continue to uplift and strengthen the Qifield for the benefit of all.

Hear directly from Yuan Tze in this beautiful (22 mins) as he talks about his early years.

About Yuan Gong
Yuan Gong is an innovative qigong practice that has been specifically developed for today’s busy lifestyle. While its foundation rests in Chinese tradition, the practice acknowledges and incorporates recent scientific and psychological findings.

The practice works on the body, but also on emotional, physical, and mental levels. It is simple to learn and easy to practice and can be adapted for any physical condition.​ Comprising of nine different methods, Yuan Gong has been designed to be effective even when the practice is brief. Read more about the nine methods of Yuan Gong here.

Event Activities & Workshop Program

There are three different activities to experience each day within the event:

1. Yuan Gong Practice Session (pre-workshop)

Prior to your session with Yuan Tze, you will have the opportunity to join a Yuan Gong practice session with teachers from around the globe. These optional one-hour practice sessions will start two hours before Yuan Tze’s talk. The sessions available to choose from will include Tian Yuan, Di Yuan, Ren Yuan, and Xia Yuan.

If you’re new to Yuan Gong, we will also have a group for beginners to teach the first two methods Tian Yuan and Di Yuan over the three days.

Read an overview of the Yuan Gong Practice Sessions.

2. Yuan Tze’s workshop

As a guide, Yuan Tze’s session focuses on the following key activities each day:
• Open the session and build the Qifield with Yuan Tze’s Heart Prayer
• Deliver teachings on the Theory of Qi
• End with a group healing on Day 1 and Day 3

3. Tea and Qi session (post-workshop)

To keep the connection going beyond the workshop, some of our REN XUE Teachers will be hosting virtual Tea and Qi catch up sessions via Zoom. This session is an opportunity for you to connect and share with others on the journey of life cultivation.

Fees & Financial Assistance

We are aware that the current situation with coronavirus is having a significant financial impact on many people globally. For this reason, we have various pricing options to allow those that need support to receive it and to provide those that can help others with the opportunity to do so.

The base price is NZD$220 per person, and the couple and family rate is NZD$390 for two people viewing from the same home.

Financial Assistance

If affordability is a barrier to you attending, we are also offering a discounted rate of NZD$150 to help make the event accessible to you. Alternatively, if you are in the position of being able to donate to help others participate, you will have that option when you register. All donations will be gratefully received.

If NZD$150 is still a barrier to your participation, please contact Chris on before Tuesday, August 18 (NZT) and we will arrange something with you.

Please be aware that we are not able to consider any applications for further discounts to the Financial Assistance fee between Wednesday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 25 (NZT). To avoid disappointment, please email Chris well in advance of the event.


REN XUE International is a charity based in New Zealand, and as such direct bank transfer payments made from outside of New Zealand will incur transfer fees from your bank or online transfer.


Ways to Pay

You have the option of paying in one of four ways. In some instances, REN XUE International incurs transaction fees and as such, we have indicated below our preferred methods of payment. We would be grateful if you were able to please consider these fees when making payment.

1. Direct Bank Transfer (NZ only)

For those paying from within New Zealand, a direct debit transfer is our preferred option.  Using this method means REN XUE International does not incur any transaction fees. We will email you bank transfer details after you fill in this form.

Please pay the full amount upon completing your online registration. The bank details outlined below will be emailed to you. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Payment Reference: We’ll email you a unique reference number.
This is very important. We need this reference to know the payment is from you.

Name: REN XUE International Charitable Trust
Bank: Kiwibank
Account Number: 38-9020-0409613-00
101 Cluny Road
Porirua 5026

2. Credit Card

Credit card payment can be made directly on the registration form and is the simplest way to pay from outside New Zealand. This payment option is via the STRIPE payment gateway. It is secure and safe with regard to your personal card details.

3. PayPal

We are now offering PayPal as an option for people to pay via a transfer or credit card payment.  Please note if you wish to pay via credit card, we encourage you to use the STRIPE payment option, as this incurs a lower transaction fee for REN XUE International, compared to PayPal’s credit card transaction fees.

4. Alternative Payment Options

If you need an alternative payment option such as invoice or payment plan, please contact our Events Coordinator, Chris Dunaway, on

Questions you may have

FAQ on Joining the Online Retreat
What is Live Streaming? How will I watch?
Live streaming provides a way to watch the event from your home on your computer or mobile device (phone, iPad, etc). You can watch sessions live on Livestream, or access them later at your convenience until January 2021.

Shortly before the event details on how to access Livestream will be shared with registrants, including the password to login and some supportive tips and pointers.

What if I live in a different time zone?

The live event will take place on:

Friday, Aug 21, 2020
9 am – 12:30 pm New Zealand Time

If you live in a different time zone, click here to view your local time.

You can watch the event in three different ways:

  • Live, as it happens
  • Delayed – if you start a session that is already underway you can choose to start from the beginning and not what is being broadcasted Live
  • Recordings, after the fact – this is a good option for those in very different time zones. All previously-recorded sessions will be available to you.
How long will sessions be available to watch?
Approximately through the end of January 2021.
Can we stream part of the event, and pay part of the fee?
There are no prorated, per-day streaming options.
What if I decide later that I don’t want to attend? Can I get my money back?
Cancellations will receive a full refund less $50 (for processing and admin fees).
What if I’m having technical troubles with the stream?
We will have someone supporting participants of the event, and supporting information will be shared in advance of the event.
What if I have slow internet speed at home?
We will be simulcasting to YouTube and will share a link for you to be able to watch it there instead. When watching via YouTube, the quality of your viewer will automatically adjust to your Internet speed.
Is it OK to pay for one registration and share it with others?

We are asking that each person who wishes to watch registers separately. We are committed to keeping costs as affordable as we can for everyone, and we need to be able to cover our expenses. To help with this, we are offering couple and family rates of NZD$390 for two people joining the online workshop together.

Should you have any further questions, please contact us at

Registration Form

Theory of Qi – Understanding Qi, its importance and how to harness its vitality


This three-day retreat will be recorded and available to watch at a time that suits you.
Access to the recorded sessions and reference materials will be available until the end of January 2021

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