I am passionate about our young people and supporting them on their journey into adulthood!
Therefore I am involved with the Rites Of Passage Foundation, a Non Profit (Charitable Trust) started initially by Jim Horton as TRACKS Rites of Passage for Boys and their Fathers in 2002 and expanded later by adding TIDES a Rites of Passage for Girls and their Mothers. This work is very dear to me and I invite you to talk to me about it, especially if you have or know of a family with a boy or girl that could be ready for their Rite Of Passage into young adulthood. This work needs a lot of support, especially financially but also promotion (referrals) in the community and schools etc. as well as facilitators.
I left behind a very successful career as a classical musician (conductor and flautist) when I left Austria in 1983.
On what started out as a one year round the world trip (on sabbatical leave), I discovered New Zealand and here I found a new life and a love and passion for Nature and what I now call
“The Inner Game.”
My “Journey Towards Optimum Wellbeing” includes ALL aspects of life, Physical – Mental – Emotional – Spiritual – Financial and Social with the key focus being on BALANCE!
This involved a lot of CHANGE on every level.
Manfred Raunigg presents:
"A Common-Sense Approach to
We are created from the elements of the earth and, ultimately, our systems cannot be 'fooled' into self-repair with synthetic medicines/supplements, but rather need to be fed correctly, in the way that Nature intended.
Here is an overview of what Wellness means to me, while sharing over 30 years experience of being on
“The Journey Towards Optimum Well-Being” ®
I met Yuan Tze in March 2003 when he was teaching his first weekend seminar in the South Island, New Zealand, at the Kimi Ora Health Resort near Motueka.
It did not take me very long to weigh out the benefits vs the effort and challenges of a regular Qigong practice (it's SIMPLE but it's NOT EASY!)
My wife Ana and I became committed students and we have since been
learning what seems to be endless teachings of an Ancient Chinese Wisdom Culture via Yuan Tze Ren Xue ®
As you can see, on the left is my certificate, received after finishing 8 levels of Teachers and Therapists Training in 2006 and from there on we had annual retreats taking the learning deeper.
In 2013 Yuan Tze started teaching his very own Qigong System called Yuan Gong ® which consists of 9 Methods, each with a lot of theory and science behind it.
Our Yuan Gong Teachers are coming to New Zealand from all over the world for another 6 levels of this very special training.
Ana and I have our own Qigong Studio next to our home, where we practice and teach.
I am also willing to teach via the internet using Skype or Google Hangouts etc.
For me Qigong is the most effective self healing modality I have found on my journey and it includes my exercise as well as my meditation and so much more, which I call the "INNER GAME."
I am happy to share this information freely with anyone who is genuinely interested and I can only strongly suggest that you read Yuan Tze's books which you can find on hiswebsite.
Manfred Raunigg ~ The Wellness Mentor
I also conduct the Golden Bay Orchestra and sometimes, as a special treat, the combined Golden Bay and Nelson Orchestra for bigger concerts in the Bay as well as in Nelson.
I love seeing the influence of classical music on both the musicians as well as the audience. When well played it certainly changes a person's state of being that can be very pleasurable, even blissful.
I am also playing with a variety of musicians and styles of music as I love to improvise and to play all kinds of 'wood winds', from the classical flute to all styles of flutes, all the way to the Didjeridoo as well as percussion instruments.