An opportunity to develop our wisdom, Uplift our life together in a deeply nourishing way, Experience the unconditional love and joy of our True Self. In other words, experience being truly ourselves. Sponsored by REN XUE Australasia
Teacher Only Day: Saturday 29 May 2021
Huge thanks to all of you who attended the Wainui retreat this year - what a treat to have such a special week together, in person. Mother nature sure played her part with a 1 in 100 year storm & intermittent power cuts over the first 3 days!! See below for a selection of photos from this highly memorable retreat, all courtesy of Verena Jonker Hope to see you all there again next year - keep an eye out for details :-)
Registration info from 2021 below:
Have you ever wondered who you really are? Do you sense you have so much more to offer the world and yourself?
The upcoming Aoetaroa Ren Xue Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to transform your life. Come & shine a light on your full potential, awaken your heart and (re)discover your true nature in a beautiful setting.
Ren Xue can literally be translated as "human life science". Simply put is is a system to cultivate our whole life. How? By putting ancient principles or 'laws of life' into practice on ourselves. Improving the condition of body, mind & heart is the foundation for a truly healthy life and a core aspect of the Ren Xue teachings.
THE PROGRAMME The retreat provides a supportive and nourishing environment away from our often busy (and not always so healthy) routines. A place for us to reflect, grow and uplift our lives together.
Our programme draws on Ren Xue theories and Yuan Gong practices. These are specifically designed to enhance the whole of life. The gentle and fluid movements of the practices take care of the physical aspect of our life, re-energizing the body and harmonizing our Qi while the Ren Xue teachings and meditations nurture the wellbeing of the mind and heart.
The retreat is led by experienced Ren Xue teachers who collectively offer a vast amount of knowledge and experience of Yuan Gong and self-healing. Even though you might not be familiar with some of the Ren Xue terminology, teachers are able to convey the teachings in a simple and accessible way.
In the week we will:
Deepen our understanding of life so we can live with more harmony within ourselves, with others and with the world.
Learn and practice Yuan Gong: beautiful & gentle practices of moving and still meditations. Suitable for anyone, any age and any physical condition.
Experience Qi healing, a completely safe and gentle way to improve the condition of our whole body.
Learn how to use powerful self-healing tools and feel more settled, at peace with ourselves and others.
As well as greater wellbeing, most participants report immediate benefits, including an increase in energy, vitality and balance and greater emotional resilience and stability.
CAN I ATTEND IF I AM A BEGINNER? Absolutely. Everyone is welcome, including those very new to Yuan Gong. We strongly recommend you read “Wellbeing Begins With You” before you come. This will give you a good foundation in the theories and principles of Yuan Gong and Ren Xue and make a real difference in your ability to experience deep change, and gain tangible long lasting benefit from the retreat.
WAINUI HEIGHTS Surrounded by lush bush and birdsong, Wainui Heights is nestled in the Banks Peninsula hills. It is peaceful, spacious and heated with warm log fires. It is approximately 1½ hours from Christchurch.
DATES AND TIMES 30 May -5 June Teacher Only Day: Saturday, 29 May 2021 The Teachers Developmental Day is available to any one who has completed any level of the Ren Xue Teacher Training and begins at 2 pm on Saturday, 29 May 2021. The Aotearoa Ren Xue Retreat begins on Sunday 30 May 2021 with a dinner and ends with lunch on Saturday. Registration opens at 3 pm. Teachers will be involved on their developmental day the day before so please plan on arriving from 3 pm onward.
ACCOMMODATION COSTS Teachers who have completed any level of the Ren Xue Teacher Training get a $50 discount. Single with en-suite $995.00 pp (Teachers $945 pp) Double with en-suite $850.00 pp (Teachers $800 pp) Quad bunk room with en-suite $595.00 pp (Teachers $545 pp) 12 bed bunk room (mixed gender) $520 pp (Teachers $470 pp) Staying off-site (retreat and food) $450 pp
Pillows, linen and towels are not included so you will need to bring your own or hire them (see optional extras below).
OPTIONAL EXTRAS Linen (sheets, duvet, pillow, towels) $25.00 for the week Pillow only $5.00 for the week
MEALS The above prices are inclusive of healthy vegetarian meals made with fresh produce and cooked on-site. Please bring extra snacks if you feel you need additional protein or food between meals. Tea, herbal teas and instant coffee are provided. There is no extra charge for gluten-free and dairy-free meals.
TRANSPORT FROM AIRPORT $25.00 each way. Buses have been chartered to and from the airport. Teacher’s day– a bus will leave the airport at12 noon, Saturday 29 May. Open registrations- the bus will leave the airport at2pm Sunday 30 May. The return buswill leave Wainui at 1pm Saturday 5th of June arriving approx. 3pm Please arrange your flight arrival and departure times to make sure you can connect with these buses. Buses can stop in Halswell.
CAR POOLING If you would like to either share or can offer transport to or from the retreat, please contact Val (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Support for those with medical conditions will include counseling, emotional support, and general advice but not medical care. Should you need medical care, you will need to leave the retreat and seek medical services in Christchurch. Please take care to fully complete the questions about your medical conditions on the registration form. It is essential to bring all medication and medical equipment that you require for your personal care and self-administration to the retreat. CANCELLATIONS Full refund is payable up to 30 days before the retreat. 50% refund payable up to 7 days before the retreat. Non-refundable after that. Please note that if we have to cancel the retreat for Covid related reasons, you will get a full refund for your booking.
DONATIONS The retreat is run by qualified teachers on a voluntary basis. Its relatively low cost reflects the REN XUE Australasia Trust's desire to make this event affordable to all. It is also a testimony to the teachers' dedication and commitment to help others. Donations are a way to recognize the teachers' contribution. Without their sacrifice, retreats would not be inclusive. Please consider making a donation if you are in a financial position to do so. This can be made before and after the retreat here on the website or at the retreat through Val Swatridge. Donations are tax deductible for New Zealand residents.