Jing Ying

Chinese New Year 2006

For 2006, the Lunar New Year begins on Sunday January, 29 and the celebration ends on February 12. The Jing Ying Institute is offering a "week of workshops"  to usher in the Year of the Dog and to help celebrate the New Year.

These events are open to the general public and do not require any previous experience. We recommend that you register in advance for any event you would like to attend. You may register at the door, but it will be on a "space-available" basis.

Monday, February 6, 2006

Free Reiki workshop from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Learn more about this form of energy healing involving the application of Chi. Reiki is used to help relieve physical and emotional pain, induce deep relaxation, help the body heal itself, promote mental clarity, nurture the spirit and remove energy blocks.

In a Reiki treatment, the hands of the practioner are placed lightly on the fully clothed body of the client and healing energy is channeled through the practioner to the recipient.

Presented by Lolly Jefferson, a Reiki Master practicing at Full Circle Healing Arts in West Annapolis.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Free Self-defense Workshop for Mothers and Daughters from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This will be geared more for pre-teens and older. You can come by yourself and don't have to bring your mother or daughter! Learn basic skills for avoiding trouble and protecting yourself. The workshop will start with a police department presentation on safety to help you avoid trouble. That will be followed with a lesson on escape techniques for situations you weren't able to avoid. Finally, self-defense techniques will be covered for fighting back when you aren't able to escape easily.

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Free Introductory Kids Kung Fu Class from 4:00 pm to 5:00pm. Suitable for children for 5 to 10, this workshop will include an introductory lesson in Kung Fu, will provide information on 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.

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Free Acupressure Workshop from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Learn about self-acupressure for pain relief. This workshop will focus on the back, neck and shoulders. Acupressure is based on the principals of acupuncture but does not use needles. Presented by Dr. Daohe Fang, a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist with a practice in Annapolis.

Daohe Fang CMD LAC
108 Old Solomons Island Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 224-0084 

Friday, February 10, 2006

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Learn basic brush strokes and characters from Chinese Calligraphy. Brushes, ink, paper and all required materials will be provided. $20 per person, limited to 20 participants. Proceeds will go to the Jing Ying A/C fund.

Free Tai Chi Class from 7:30 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, and increases bone density.


Saturday, February 11, 2006

Free Open House with refreshments and entertainment from noon to 2:00 pm. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the fun.

Lion Dance Performance at noon, followed by demonstrations of Kung Fu forms and weapons.

Free Introductory Kung Fu Class from 1:00 pm to 2:00 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!