This professional training programme involves two weeks of residential training retreats per year (2013-2018). The training covers three main areas:

  • Yuan Gong Teacher Training
  • Totality Healing (Yuan Ming Medicine)
  • Ren Xue Teacher Training

Goals for the Training Programme

For a qualified teacher to be:

  • A person who is able to continually make progress in life.
  • An advanced Qigong professional who can perform high standard Qigong work.
  • A therapist who can help people deal with their problems safely and effectively on the physical, Qi and consciousness levels.
  • An elementary level Ren Xue teacher who can use basic Ren Xue to help other people.

Content of the Training

  • Level One: Yuan Gong – Tian Yuan and Di Yuan Gong; Ren Xue – Theory of Qi; Totality Healing – Building the Qifield & Group Qi Healing
  • Level Two: Yuan Gong – Ren Yuan and Xia Yuan Gong; Ren Xue – Theory of Shen & Consciousness; Totality Healing – Individual Qi Healing
  • Level Three: Yuan Gong – Zhong Yuan and Shang Yuan Gong; Ren Xue – Theory of Totality; Totality Healing – Distance Qi Healing
  • Level Four: Yuan Gong – Tong Yuan; Totality Healing – Five Xin Care
  • Level Five: Yuan Gong – Ling Yuan; Totality Healing – Pattern Transformation
  • Level Six: Yuan Gong – Ming Yuan Gong; Totality Healing – Advanced Healing

Certification & Qualifications

At the end of every two-week training programme, assessments will be conducted to certify the trainees on each level. A theory test and a practical test will be included for the Qigong methods. The qualifications for each level are:

Levels (Year)
Level 1 (2013)
Yuan Gong Teacher Level 1
Level 2 (2014)
Yuan Gong Teacher Level 2
Level 3 (2015)

Yuan Gong Teacher Level 3*

Totality Healing Practitioner – Elementary Level

Level 4 (2016)
Yuan Gong Teacher Level 4
Level 5 (2017)
Yuan Gong Teacher Level 5
Level 6 (2018)

Yuan Gong Master

Totality Healing Practitioner – Intermediate Level

Ren Xue Teacher – Elementary Level


  • To obtain the qualification of any level, one needs to be qualified on all previous levels. Certificates will be withheld until all previous levels are passed. To catch up on previous levels, please use the Distance Professional Training Programme.
  • Level 6 Qualification is a prerequisite for the Advanced Level Yuan Ming Medicine Therapist Training and Intermediate Level Ren Xue Teacher Training.

Format for the Training

Training will be provided in two-week residential training retreats. Each training will include teaching of theories and methods by Yuan Tze, group activities for Yuan Gong and Totality Healing practice and group discussions.

Application & Registration

For Those Enrolled in the Teachers Training

The following steps apply for those who have been enrolled in the old 8-level training or the new 6-level training by either attending in person or through distance learning.

Step 1 – Check if you have received the notification

A notification for opening registration will be sent out to you via email.

Step 2 – Register

After receiving the notification, the next step is to register to reserve a place. Click here for Level 5 registration form. Please note that the reservation is not secured until the deposit is paid.

Step 3 – Deposit NZ$200

New Applicants

Step 1 – Fill out the application form for the training programme

Fill out the application form. You will receive a reply within 3 working days. An invitation will be sent to the applicant immediately upon approval of the application.

Step 2 – Acceptance of the Code of Conduct

Please read the Code of Conduct for Ren Xue, Yuan Gong and Totality Healing Teachers & Practitioners. By registering for the Ren Xue and Yuan Gong Teacher’s Training and attending the retreat, and/or receiving the training materials, you are agreeing to abide by this code of conduct.

Step 3 – Register

After receiving the invitation, the next step is to register to reserve a place. Click here for Level 5 registration form. Please note that the reservation is not secured until the deposit is paid.

Step 4 – Deposit NZ$200


Standard Fees

Fees cover all necessary expenses including bunkroom style accommodation sharing with 3+ people, course materials, food, teaching, lectures and group healings.

  • NZ $1600 per person
  • NZ $3000 per couple or two family members
  • NZ $1350 for Community Services Card holders

Fees for different accommodation options

  • Camping – standard fee minus NZ $50
  • Twin Rooms – standard fee plus NZ $195 for the two weeks
  • Single Rooms – standard fee plus NZ $300 for the two weeks
    (Note: Single and twin rooms are only available for those who are staying the whole two weeks.)
  • *Accommodation before and after the training can be booked and settled directly with Keswick Christian Camp. Contact Robyn info@keswick.org.nz.

Staying Outside of the Camp

  • Staying outside of the camp: Standard fee minus NZ$205
  • Hotels nearby includes: Cidarwood Lakeside Motel, Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort. Holiday parks nearby include Holdens Bay Holiday Park and All Seasons Holiday Park.


Payment Methods

New Zealand Students

If you are from New Zealand: Please DO NOT pay through our website shop.

  • Internet transfer: This is the preferred payment method. Payment deadline for transfers is 10 days before the start of the training. Please pay into the following bank account:
    Yuan Tze Centre, Account No: 02-0520-0049828-00.
  • Cheque: Please make the cheque payable to ‘Yuan Tze Centre’ and post it to:
    Yuan Tze Centre, PO Box 46005, Park Ave, Lower Hutt 5044

Overseas Students

If you are from overseas: All payments should be made in NZ currency. We do not accept cash or bank drafts in any other currency.

  • Deposit: Please Pay the deposit of NZ$200 via Paypal.
  • Bank draft on arrival: Personal cheques from overseas banks are NOT accepted.
  • Direct wiring to our account: Please add NZ $15 to the amount you intend to transfer for bank fees. Please email us to ask for our bank details. Payment deadline for transfers is 2 weeks before the start of the training.
  • TransferWise
  • PayPal: If you wish to pay with your credit card via PayPal, please add 3% to the amount to cover Paypal fees. Payment deadline for PayPal is 10 days before the start of the training. Our PayPal account is: yuantzecentre@gmail.com.

Refund policy

  • Deposit Refund Policy: (Please read carefully) If you cancel up to 28 days before the start of the training, 95% of your deposit (NZ $190) will be retained by the Yuan Tze Centre for your future spending with the Yuan Tze Centre, with no time limit. The funds are not transferrable to other people. Cancellation within 28 days before the start of the training will be non-refundable and non-redeemable. (Please note that the credit cannot be used to pay for services or products provided by Yuan Tze Ren Xue Center Inc in the United States, as these two organizations are financially independent.)
  • Refund Policy for Payments made in Addition to the Deposit: If you cancel and have paid full tuition or more than the amount of the deposit, the deposit portion of your payment will be subject to the Deposit Refund Policy. Any additional funds paid beyond the deposit will be refunded minus a NZ $150 administration fee.


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. Please specify when you fill out the registration form.

Linen & Bedding

Linen and bedding are available for hire: NZ $17, 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.

Email & Internet Charge

Free Wi-Fi is available at the camp.


We are aiming to raise NZ$2000 to offer scholarships of NZ$200 to ten attendees this year. Please put your name down here if you would like to apply for a scholarship. (This will not affect the NZ$250 discount for the holders of the Community Services Card.)

What To Bring

  • pillow slip
  • sheets and duvet or sheets and sleeping bag
  • towels and personal toiletries, including ear plugs, which may be useful in case you share a room with a noisy sleeper
  • blankets for keeping yourself warm during sitting practice
  • cushions for sitting practice
  • slippers or socks for the main practice areas
  • water bottle or thermos flask
  • torches

Venue & Transport

  • The session on the last day will finish at 11:00 am.
  • Venue: Keswick Christian Camp: 5 Cooper Ave, Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Map of the venue
  • From Rotorua Airport: 3.2 km, 5 minutes drive, shuttle bus approximately NZ $13, depending on the number of passengers
  • From Rotorua city centre: 8.3 km, 12 minutes drive, bus Baybus Rotorua route 10, get off at Cooper, check this link for fares and timetable.
  • Bus from Auckland: 5+ hours, http://www.intercity.co.nz/ or http://nakedbus.com/nz/bus/
  • To the Rotorua Airport: Baybus Rotorua route 10
  • To Rotorua city centre: Baybus Rotorua route 10


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, Level One training, 2013, Kaiapoi, New Zealand Read more about participants’ experiences…

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