2013 Qigong/Ren Xue Retreat (17-24 August, Kaiapoi)
"I feel like this retreat provided an amazing opportunity for real internal changes. The internal space inside has expanded, providing more self awareness and a clearer headspace to change things in a positive direction more and more of the time. The amount of qi gave an immense boost to carry through some life changes I have been knowing needed to be made for some time. I have had a few breakthroughs with patterns of the consciousness and problems I have been chipping away at for a while. I found the qifield very nourishing, safe and supportive. It was fertile ground to really relax and be with ones true self."
"The week long teachers retreat was a highlight of this year for me. I experienced very deep and significant change on a neurological and consciousness level within myself. The results of this are manifesting in my everyday life with a new level of clarity, love and compassion. I am better organised, my cooking has gone up several levels and I am able to love myself and others with a new zest. I can feel so much more, and within my body and soul where I have previously experienced dullness or weariness, there is now vibrant uplifting life and joy. Physically I find it wonderful that a middle aged woman's brain can develop youthful energy and effectiveness again. I am enjoying driving the new model very much!"
"It's easy to forget how much more difficult life used to be before I started practicing Yuan Tze Ren Xue. Relationship with myself, relationships with others, making decisions, clarity of mind, better physical, mental and emotional health etc are some of the benefits I have noticed. The changes just happen slowly but consistently for me so one day I notice I have changed (in some way) and how much easier and more enjoyable life has become. There is a long way to go and many changes still to make but the challenge is well worth the effort." ~ Shona,
"As students we were blessed that there were many positive, committed people to guide us. I enjoyed making connections and in some cases received help that was tailor-made to my situation especially in the healing sessions. I was very open to making the most of the retreat and received some life challenges that were able to be worked through very effectively in the fertile qi field. Afterwards, I included the retreat qi field in practices and felt the benefits of extra fine qi." ~ Liz