Chinese New Year 2013
Year of the Snake
For 2013, the Lunar New Year begins on Sunday, February 10 and the celebration lasts for two weeks. The Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & tai Chi is hosting its "Weeks of Workshops and Celebrations" to help usher in the Year of the Snake.
The workshops are open to the general public and do not require any previous experience. We recommend that you register in advance for any workshops you would like to attend (especially Dr. Fang's seminar). Registration online is recommended (see below). You may register at the door, but it will be on a "space-available" basis. We also recommend that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to any events to check in or register as needed.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Before the Chinese New Year starts, it is
important to clean in preparation for the new year. We clean away
any bad luck left over from the previous year and make room for good
luck coming in for the new year.
Come help your school get ready for the new year. Bring your
favorite cleaning tools. We will have pizza and drinks afterwards. Who
knew cleaning could be so much fun?
This is for students, their family, and friends of Jing Ying. (Sign up at Jing Ying or on our facebook events page).
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Join Jing Ying Institute in Washington, D.C.'s
Chinatown! Our students will be performing the Chinese Lion Dance in
the Lunar New Year Parade. Get more details about the parade here:
(Jing Ying students should sign up at the school).
Monday, February 11, 2013
Learn the health
benefits of medical qigong. Help fix or prevent pain, tightness,
weakness, sports or degenerative-related injuries, and more.
Dr Fang is a highly respected medical doctor trained in western and Chinese medicine. His workshops at Jing Ying are an annual tradition and always a favorite during the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Last year we had so many RSVP's that we could not take any more registrations the week before the seminar. So register early to reserve your spot and discover why Dr. Fang is one of the most sought-after acupuncturists and traditional Chinese medicine practioners!
If you sign up and then find you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can free up your spot for another person.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Feng Shui: 101A
The practice of Feng Shui (pronounced "fung schway"), though in existence for several thousand years, is even more pertinent to modern living as we strive to achieve and maintain balance in our hectic, technology-riddled lives. Professional Organizer & Senior Move Manager®, Susan von Suhrke, has practiced Feng Shui for over 15 years. After founding Timely Transitions® ( www.timelytransitions.org ) in the Fall of 2007, Susan found herself frequently implementing Feng Shui principles with her Professional Organizing and Senior Move Management clientele. Having recently completed the Practitioner Immersion course at the Western School of Feng Shui® in Encinitas, California, Susan will soon become a Certified Practitioner of Essential Feng Shui®
On Tuesday, 12 February from 7 to 8 PM at the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Arnold, Susan will talk about the basics of “Form School” Feng Shui, as adapted for Western culture by the Western School of Feng Shui®. At its simplest, Feng Shui is the practice of arranging one’s environment to achieve a harmonious, well-balanced and welcoming atmosphere. Feng Shui principles may be applied to a business or a residence: to one room or to an entire building; a complete property or simply a desk top. In her presentation at Jing Ying, Susan will discuss the principles of Yin-Yang, the Five Elements and the Bagua as interpreted in Essential Feng Shui®.
Susan von Suhrke is a member of Toastmasters
International, and has given presentations and workshops to a number
of local organizations, including several Anne Arundel County Senior
Activity Centers, The AA County Department of Aging & Disabilities,
the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, and church
coaches a monthly De-Clutter Support Group at the Pascal Senior
Center, and is also an adjunct professor at AACC, teaching
continuing education classes related to organizing and
Susan has been a member of the National Association of Senior
Move Managers (NASMM) since 2007 and the National Association of
Professional Organizers since 2008.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Traditions of the Chinese New Year, Workshop for
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Learn more about Chinese culture with information about Lunar New Year Traditions. You may get to sample some traditional treats or even try your hand at Lion Dance. Presented by Wendy Ng. Free.
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Learn basic brush strokes and characters from Chinese Calligraphy. We supply paper, ink and brushes for use during class. Presented by Wendy Ng. Space is limited, and there is a $5.00 registration fee.
The workshop is open to adults and children over 5. An adult should be registered to participate along with their child(ren) and provide supervision. Please note the age of your children when registering.
Adults: Stay for the free tai chi workshop afterwards!
Free Beginners Tai Chi
(Tai Chi/Qigong for Health & Wellness)
7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
Practice silk-reeling exercises and basic tai chi movements. Discover how this ancient and low-impact form of exercise promotes joint health, improves flexibility and strength; improves balance and helps prevent falls; helps with arthritis, blood pressure, diabetes and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia; and increases bone density.
The first part of the workshop will be a discussion about the health benefits of tai chi and then you will have the opportunity to practice basic tai chi moves. You have the option of staying seated for all or part of the workshop (we encourage you to stay within your comfort zone). This workshop is suitable for all levels of fitness. Free.
Instructional DVD available for purchase.
Monday, February 18
Workshop for Women
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
This workshop will be geared for teens and adults. Learn basic skills for avoiding trouble and protecting yourself. The workshop will start with a discussion on safety to help you avoid trouble. That will be followed with a lesson on escape techniques for situations you aren't able to avoid. Finally, self-defense techniques will be covered for fighting back when you aren't able to escape easily.
Here's what one mom had to say:
"My teenage daughter attended one of your self-defense workshops for women, and I believe it helped prevent her abduction. Two men tried to drag her into a truck, and she was able to escape using your techniques."
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
ShaoLin Fitness for Women
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Combining exercises from Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong, this class will give you a workout that can be surprisingly challenging while also being adjustable to any fitness level.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Free Introductory Kids Kung Fu Class
4:00 pm to 5:00pm
Suitable for children from 5 to 10, this workshop will include an introductory lesson in Kung Fu, will provide information on the Chinese New Year, and will teach some of the basics of Chinese Lion Dance. A child-size lion head is available for the kids to use along with drums, cymbals and a gong. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
This popular, fun and informative workshop is presented by Lynayn Mielke of The East West Tea Emporium in Annapolis. Lynayn is a tea professional with a Level IV Certification from the Specialty Tea Institute. She has traveled the world in her study of tea (China, Taiwan, Japan and Sri Lanka), observing and participating in the various growing and processing methods unique to each tea’s country of origin.
You’ll get to try several teas, learn about their proper preparation, and learn about their health benefits. You will soon find yourself amazed at the variety of tea available and all the complex flavors and aromas they have to offer.
The session size is limited to 30 people and registration of $10 is required in advance. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours before the event. Use the link below to register on-line.
For more information or to register by phone, call the Jing Ying Institute at 410-431-5200. Call Lynayn Mielke at 410-353-7727 for additional information about the tasting.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Free Open House with refreshments and entertainment from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the fun.
Lion Dance Performance at 1:00 pm, followed by demonstrations of Tai Chi, Kung Fu forms and weapons.
Free Introductory Kung Fu Class from 1:30 pm to
2:30 pm. Learn about the Chinese Martial Art of Kung Fu. Suitable for beginners
of all fitness levels with no experience in martial arts as well as those who
have studied other martial arts. The class will cover background information,
exercises, basic techniques and more. If you are curious about Kung Fu and have
wanted to give it a try, now's your chance!