Fountain of Youth Qi
Sharon Liu is the founder of Fountain of Youth Qi and the principal instructor of Eight Silk Brocade, the ancient Chinese Art of Healing.
Born and raised in Changsha, Hunan, China, Sharon learned Qigong and Tai Chi from a very early age.
When she moved to Canada, however, she put aside these age-old practices to make room for a new culture and the start of a family. The result was a negative toll on her health and wellbeing.
Tired, overweight and unhappy, in late 2012 Sharon re-discovered for herself the power of these healing philosophies. By introducing a gentle exercise practice into her daily routine, she soon realized the lifting of the heavy blanket of depression that surrounded her.
It was based on this realization that she then decided to develop a program to teach Eight Silk Brocade and thus share her experience and knowledge.
Eight Silk Brocade, often referred to as ‘Meditation in Motion’, is a graceful form of mental and physical exercise. Eight Silk Brocade is also an aerobic exercise, one that is simple and safe to do, and that requires no special equipment or space. It is a balance-based practice that has been shown to improve strength, balance and flexibility, while at the same time reducing stress and anxiety.
As the name suggests, it comprises eight postures taking approximately 15 minutes to execute. These eight postures are a unique combination of movement, breath, and meditation that improve the functioning of virtually all of the body’s internal organs.