It is with great pleasure that I write of my experience of the teacher training in New Zealand November 2013. I am filled with gratitude for everything that has transpired through my work with Ren Xue and Yuan Gong. The recent Teacher Training Retreat, where we have received the first instruction on the new system of Yuan Gong, has immeasurably changed my life.I have been practicing Zhineng Qigong for about 6 years and I have been studying with Yuan Tze and the Ren Xue family for about 3 years. I have completed 4 levels of the previous teacher’s training. I have attended a total of 5 Ren Xue retreats and 2 teacher trainings. As I sit here and write these words I feel joy, gratitude and deep respect for myself and my teachers: Yuan Tze and the many Ren Xue teachers who showed up in my life to give me support. Before my involvement with Qigong I had been involved in my spiritual search for about 35 years. The 3 years I have spent with Yuan Tze has created deep lasting change to my consciousness and cannot be equated to anything I have previously experienced.My purpose in attending the training in November 2013, as in the other retreats, was to continue to deepen my understanding of Ren Xue, the Dao and the consciousness. I wanted to be present at this particular training to learn from Yuan Tze the first level of Yuan Gong.
Every day since the end of the training new insights are emerging. The consciousness is fresher, more open, relaxed and joyful.
Feeling very insecure, I always adamantly said I didn’t want to teach but felt that I did want to help others in other ways. I came away from the training cautiously thinking: I am just going to remain open to the possibility of teaching. Miraculously, I now feel confident and very inspired to teach and through new insights into myself I am looking forward to doing this with great excitement and joy.
The wonderful new qigong methods of Yuan Gong have provided me the previously unknown missing ingredient to Ren Xue and my qigong practice. Attending the first training of Yuan Gong has profoundly deepened my understanding of the practice and of life cultivation. It is my sincere wish to pass these gifts on to others.
I am really grateful for this wonderful new method that blossomed from Ren Xue to enhance all of our lives with more freedom, light and joy.
I would like to whole-heartedly recommend this transformative training to anyone who is looking to improve their life and the lives of others. These intertwined goals form the basis of Ren Xue and are ultimately what we are all seeking.
– Elaine Livengood
I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING QIGONG and learning from Yuan Tze since 2006. Since then I have put in a lot of effort and seen many good results from that in my own life. For quite some time now I have been teaching classes as well.Naturally with so much positive change in my own life I was keen to take it further and so I enrolled for the first level of Yuan Gong teachers training. This training exceeded my expectations, the practice was simple and flowing yet I found that it could take me into a very special state much more easily than anything I have done in the past. During this training I had a very strong clearing in the head area which has improved my focus and helped me to become more present in my life.Yuan Tze’s teaching style is direct, honest and with a touch of humour. If you listen to him with humility and respect you can gain a lot. It is even possible that you may find yourself experiencing or understanding the deeper layers behind his words.
The big change for me since I have come home has been in people’s interest in Ren Xue, Yuan Gong and learning from me as a teacher. For the first time I truly feel that teaching Ren Xue, Yuan Gong and Healing can be in the future be a major source of my income. I feel this will happen naturally when the time is right, ( for now my teaching and healing fits in perfectly with my other work, which I happen to quite enjoy).
I feel Ren Xue and Yuan Gong teacher training is of a very high standard. If you are interested in learning to help people to heal and grow then this training will be of great value to you. It is also a very special type of learning because what you learn is always applied to your own life first, bringing very real change in a number of ways.
This last training especially was a joyful and light experience. There were many interesting and wonderful people who came from all over the world. It was great to be learning some real tools to help society move forward in a positive direction.
I look forward to seeing more and more people come on board with this new training.
– Jay Glubb
IN JULY THIS YEAR I WAS GIVEN the diagnosis of breast cancer stage 2 which means I had a breast tumor and one lymph node involvement. After the initial shock was over I became very focused on researching treatments and the best options for me. I knew I didn’t want to go the route of conventional medicine if at all possible. The trial for Yuan Gong couldn’t have come at a better time and I began practicing Yuan Gong exclusively.I love the simplicity of Yuan Gong and the strong sensation of Qi flow was there immediately. I also found that a particular unhealthy life long pattern that I had been working with was more supported by YG. I noticed images that would emerge and other information that came to my awareness during practice that was helpful in peeling away some of the layers.I was also very fortunate to find a highly skilled physician who uses alternative therapies for healing cancer and started treatment in late August. I didn’t think that I would be able to go to New Zealand for the Teachers Training since it would mean I’d have no treatment for about three weeks and given the distance and all, I thought it might prove to be too stressful. I really wanted to go, however, and so my doctor increased my treatments for about six weeks prior to the training and we noticed that my tumors began shrinking. Both my alternative physician and the oncologist who was tracking me thought I would be fine to go. Yippee! I was so happy and I knew that it would be the perfect place to continue my healing.
There were some big shifts that occurred for me. Deeper realizations around how I had separated myself from others and from Life. Patterns that came into sharper focus to be worked with. The last small group experience was pivotal and the love and support I received from so many of you during the training was significant. I felt so good by the time we came to day 13 and I noticed that I could no longer feel my breast tumor! In addition, the affected lymph node was much smaller. I had a PET scan and an MRI about two weeks after returning home. The PET scan confirmed NO metabolic activity in my right breast and only low activity in the right lymph node. The cancer is cleared in my breast and on its way out in the lymph node!
I feel healthier and happier than I have in a very long time.
My deepest gratitude to Yuan Tze, Melissa, Andrea, the Qifield, mySelf and all of my Ren Xue family.
– Janis Scott
THIS RETREAT HAS NO DOUBT BEEN the most rewarding and joyous of the many I’ve attended over the last 8 or 9 years.I, like many others, entered this retreat with some trepidation a brand new system to learn and embrace, letting go of the old that was so very familiar, something rather like having to let go of an old friend who was often difficult but one that one has come to love very deeply. To embrace the change with openness was a big ask for us all.For me personally I had taken the leap of faith that YT was asking us all to take. In my mind I had reasoned that I had been practicing Ren Xue and Qigong for a significant number of years and Yuan Tze’s wisdom hadn’t let me down in any way, in fact my life is so much richer for his teachings. So if he thought it best to change the method of Qigong we practice in order to take Ren Xue and, as a consequence, take us as practioners and teachers to the next level then I was prepared to go for the ride and see where it would take us.
Yuan Gong is the best; this stuff is another level of Qigong, so beautiful to practice so much joy to be had. We are truly blessed to have been offered this wonderful gift to use to enhance our own lives and to share with others who may also want to enhance their lives.
The level of sharing, of help, of friendliness, of openness, of coming together as a very special family, was for me awe inspiring; this has to be one of the very real beautiful spin offs of Yuan Gong I don’t think, as a group, we have ever come to such a beautiful place before. It was for me one of the very real highlights of this year’s teachers retreat.
With Qi and love
– Johnny Harris
WHEN I RETIRED IN 2013, I WANTED to live the next chapter of my life in a meaningful way. I longed for something that would keep my body strong and my mind clear. At about the same time, a friend introduced me to Yuan Tze’s books. I participated in the April 2013 retreat in California and appreciated the calm, relaxed energy I discovered there.I had no special ambition to be a teacher. However, I knew that teaching something is a great way to deepen one’s own understanding. So I embarked on the teacher training program and registered for the 2013 training in Christchurch, New Zealand.The New Zealand experience was extraordinary in many ways. The seeds planted by the teachings continue to germinate and grow in my life. So the effects of the training are still unfolding. Still, I would like to mention my strongest impressions during those two weeks.
First, the leader of the training, Yuan Tze is a master of Qi and a master teacher. I have always admired people who are masters of their craft, regardless of what that craft might be. The skill, the empathy and the personal integrity of Yuan Tze make him an exceptional teacher.
Second, the group of people at the teacher training was diverse and enthusiastic. There were 130+ students at the training intent upon elevating their own lives and benefitting the lives of others. This very special environment enhanced practice and accelerated learning.
Finally, to learn Yuan Gong from its founder, Yuan Tze, is an incomparable gift. We have been told that 2013-2018 is the only time that Yuan Tze will personally teach the nine methods of Yuan Gong. If you feel even the slightest twinge of interest, I encourage you to heed the call and join us in New Zealand in 2014.
– Sally Hinds
I BEGAN STUDYING QIGONG after suffering from what was later described as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I had no sense of survival and was fearful of everything…including myself. I had no faith, no trust and no belief that there was a way out. My world had shrunk to the four walls of my bedroom and my own twisted idea of what life held for me…which was terrifying. After studying Zhineng Qigong and Ren Xue for 4 years with Yuan Tze, I can honestly say it has brought back the vibrancy of my soul I thought I’d lost forever.I decided to attend the new training as a way to continue my studies with Yuan Tze. I was happy with my Zhineng Qigong practice and wasn’t completely sold on Yuan Gong yet (after doing the trial), but because of my complete trust in his experience, knowledge and teachings I remained open to the vision of Yuan Gong and looked forward to being part of a new system adapted to fit the modern world. I also knew that doing the training in person (I’d done the previous levels via dvd) would bring a greater depth to my focus and challenge me in ways I desperately needed challenging.What I experienced was exactly what I needed. Being in such a loving and supportive environment helped me open to possibility and not restrict myself with old stories around learning or ability. Sharing wisdom and experiences with teachers from around the world kept the experience light and playful, allowing me to apply myself like never before in a learning environment. It felt incredible! By the end of the 2 weeks there was such lightness in my heart and spirit that I could hardly wait to get home and practice what I’d learned as well as spread the joy with others by offering classes and workshops.
As for how the new method has helped me so far, since beginning to practice Yuan Gong earlier this year I’ve noticed that a lot of triggers/patterns have come up. But interestingly enough, they’re not as explosive as they may have been a year or two ago. They still elicit reactions, but there’s more of an unfolding as it’s happening…I don’t feel as unstable as I used to. The emotions get triggered, but somehow I’m a lot clearer about where they’re coming from and how to ride the wave without drowning. They don’t create the complete breakdown they may have in the past, which gives me strength to carry on and even welcome the process. And physically, Yuan Gong has really helped me be more in my body. I’m more fully focused, which has helped take my practice to a much deeper place. I’m also more conscious of how my body reacts to my surroundings and how much control I have over whether it will be a good day or a challenging day….no matter the circumstances.
Thanks to Yuan Gong there is consistently more equilibrium in my life. Still some bumps, but that’s what makes the voyage interesting!
– Tracey Bigelow