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Chinese New Year 2021
Year of the Metal Ox

Friday, February 12 marks the start of 2021's Lunar New Year, which is traditionally celebrated for 15 days.
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi is hosting our annual celebration to help usher in the Lunar New Year of the Ox.

Unlike previous years, this year will be a mix of in-person and virtual events. Note: for every event that you register for, you will be entered into a contest for a chance to win one of several terrific door prizes.

The events are designed for the general public and do not require any previous experience. These events are popular, so register before they fill up!

Events include: Annual Cleaning Ceremony for Students, At-Home Tea Tasting with Tea Expert, Lunar New Year Celebration Kit for Kids, Free Kids Kung Fu class, Free Homeschool Kung Fu Class, Free Tai Chi Workshop.

We recommend that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to in-person events to settle in and about 5 minutes before online events so that you can check your computer settings before the presentation.

Our enhanced safety protocols.

*We will have a small silent auction and also accept donations for our annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.

Some events were postponed due to icy/snowy weather.
Scroll down to see updated class dates.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Very Special Cooking Class: Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a Perfect Plant Powered Day from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. - Get ready to welcome in the year of the Ox with a very special online cooking class where you will learn how to prepare incredible dishes that will make you feel invincible (strong as an ox)!

In this exciting class taught by Elspeth “The Speedy Vegan” Feldman, she will show you how to make delicious meals for a Perfect Plant Powered Day.

On the Menu:
Beautiful Breakfast -“Yin Yang Dragon Bowls”
Light Lunch – “ Savory Summer Rolls with a Peanut Dipping Sauce”
Super Supper – “Joy Luck Noodle Bowl”
Decadent Dessert – “Chocolate Mousse”

With this interactive online class you will WOW your friends and loved ones with delicious nutritious food, improve your vegan cooking skills and learn elegant plating techniques.

Lets cook!

$24.99 $14.99

Thank you to Elspeth for her generous discount to our group! The regular cost is $24.99 but if you use the code VeganOx at check out, it is reduced down to only $14.99 for the class.

Sign up here: 

Add the class to your shopping cart, then enter the coupon code when you are ready to check out, and it will bring the total to $14.99.

Once your payment is received, you will be able to download your recipe book with the simple, on-screen prompt. How cool is that?! If you want to cook along with Elspeth, make sure to get your recipe book in time to go shopping for your ingredients. The show will also be recorded and emailed to participants the following day. It is great fun to cook along with a show, but you are welcome to watch the show and then prepare the recipes by watching the recording later.

Since sign-up is through a direct link to The Speedy Vegan, please drop us a link at that you have registered so we can enter you into our Lunar New Year door prize drawing!

Thursday, February 25
(Rescheduled from February 18)

FREE Introductory Family Kung Fu Class from 6:45 to 7:30 pm. Suitable for children ages 5 to 10, this class is an introductory lesson in Kung Fu and will include a Lunar New Year gift bag with a take-home craft. A parent/guardian is welcome to join the class. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to check in. Pre-registration is required as we keep our class size small in our large facility so we can allow plenty of space between students. See our enhanced safety protocols.


Register here.

Friday, February 26, 2021
(Rescheduled from February 19)

FREE Homeschool Kung Fu Class from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This class is an introductory lesson in Kung Fu and will include a Lunar New Year gift bag with a take-home craft. Suitable for ages 5 to adult and is great for families. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to check in. Pre-registration is required as we keep our class size small in our large facility so we can allow plenty of space between students. See our enhanced safety protocols. Enjoy the benefits of our Kung Fu program in a daytime class specifically for homeschoolers! Click on the Homeschool Kung Fu link below for more information.

For more information and to register on-line, go to:
Homeschool Kung Fu Program

Friday, February 26, 2021

FREE How to be Healthy as an Ox from 6:30-7:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement. We suggest layering so you can remove a lightweight jacket or sweater as you warm up.

Be as healthy as an ox by doing tai chi and qigong! The Ox is strong and robust, and tends to live a long, healthy life with little illness. They are slow and steadfast. They like to take their time and approach things carefully, but once they start they continue without complaint despite any hardship. They often seem unemotional as they endure whatever happens and work to accomplish their goals.

Do you want to be as strong and healthy as an ox? then you need to live more like an ox. Learn to slow down and accomplish more. Learn the benefit of "slow and steady wins the race" and learn to keep calm even in stressful situations. Tai Chi and Qigong are the perfect way to build the health of an ox! This introduction will outline some of the health benefits of tai chi and qigong and how you can incorporate this practice into your life to optimize your health.

Register here.

For more information, email, or call the Jing Ying Institute at 410-431-5200.


Monday Online Tai Chi Class (6:30pm)

Saturday, February 20
(Rescheduled from February 13)

FREE Drive-by Lunar New Year Craft & Goodie Bag Pickup
from 1:00-2:00pm
The Lunar New Year has been a big celebration for Jing Ying Institute for the past 20 years, with large and festive in-person events. This year we are skipping the crowds by holding smaller in-person events, virtual events, and events like this Lunar New Year Drive-by.

To participate:

1) Register for the event.
We must have registrations so we know how many bags to put together. Some traditional Lunar New Year goodies will be included with the kit so that you can celebrate Lunar New Year at home! Please let us know how many of your children are participating. The craft is designed for elementary school children. (If you like, we can email the craft pattern to you so you can print it out at home. Cardstock is the preferred paper for the craft.)

2) On Saturday, February 13, you can pick up your bags between 1pm and 2pm.
Please do not arrive before 12:30pm as we have classes before then and need to set up for the drive-by after classes end. We will include inside the bag a link for you to go online and view a craft tutorial. There will also be information on traditions of the Lunar New Year and more!

3) You can put together your craft any time that you like.
However, if you email a photo of your child's completed craft by February 21, you will be entered into a terrific door prize drawing for the whole family. Be creative!

Register here.

Sunday, February 21

Virtual Tea Tasting from 2:00 to 3:30 pm - Looking for something fun and interesting to do?
Join us for his informative workshop presented by Lynayn Mielke, owner of The East West Tea Emporium of Annapolis. Lynayn is a tea professional with Level IV Certification from the Specialty Tea Institute. You’ll get to try several teas, learn about their proper preparation, and gain knowledge about their health benefits.

We are excited to offer the tea tasting virtually this year! This means you will learn how to make your tea in YOUR personal setting, which will set you up for success in properly brewing your tea.

Follow the registration link at the bottom of this page to sign up for your tea kit, which you will pick up from either Jing Ying Institute in Arnold, or from East West Team Emporium in Eastport. You will have two kit choices, one with just tea and the other with tea and a brewing vessel called an "easy gaiwan." See the registration links below for details.

Provide us with the email you're most likely to view because Lynayn will also be emailing a list of instructions and other helpful information.

As we've done with our in-person tea tastings, you can order any of the sampled teas in larger sizes afterwards as well as any other teas Lynayn has available. Not only that, she will be offering a DISCOUNT to participants for any teas that are purchased within 48 hours of the workshop! She can package them up so you can pick them up at Jing Ying in Arnold, at East West Emporium in Eastport, OR she will drop them off if you live or work in the Annapolis area. Wow!

Lynayn is a fun and engaging speaker, and you will walk away from the event knowing more about tea than you ever thought possible! Did you know that it is the most widely consumed beverage in the world? That there are more than 3,000 varieties of the tea bush (cameillia sinensis) and that herbal "teas" aren't actually tea? Join us to find out so much more during this fun event. We've designated @90 minutes, but Lynayn is willing to stay longer to ask questions.

Because this event requires putting together kits that will be picked up beforehand, we need participants to reserve their spot no later than Friday, February 12. Use the link below to register and pay on-line.


KIT 1: Comes with a "easy gaiwan," in which you will brew and strain your teas AND all the teas we will be brewing (enough for one to two infusions).
$25 per kit
Register here.

KIT 2: All the teas we will be brewing during the tea tasting (enough to infuse just for the evening).
$15 per kit.
Register here.

For more information, email, or call the Jing Ying Institute at 410-431-5200.

Improve your chi with tea!