Are you ready for Mega Yoga?

This 14th October, The Peninsula Shanghai will launch its inaugural “Mega Yoga” to celebrate the health benefits of yogic practices and raise funds for non-profit organization Raleigh China. Taking place on the beautiful lawn of No.1 Waitanyuan, “Mega Yoga” will offer a unique programme by health experts in partnership with lululemon, a leading Canadian high-end yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, Jack Morton, Indian Consulate, Yoopay, Life Fitness, Vcleanse and doTERRA   
“Mega Yoga” intends to bring together participants from all walks of life in order to showcase the health benefits gained from the practice of yoga, ranging from general fitness to psychological well being. The Peninsula Shanghai seeks to promote the advantages of yogic practices to truly harness the therapeutic and wellness qualities of one of the world’s top ten complementary health approaches.
The Peninsula Shanghai
No.1 Waitanyuan, 33 The Bund, 33 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road


The Mega Yoga is comprised of two 60-minute yoga sessions from world-class international instructors.

8.45am Registration

9.30am Session one focuses on an innovative and energetic form of traditional yoga created by the mastermind behind Nino Mendes.  A French native who discovered yoga in New York in 2004, Nino now seeks to unlock the unique, powerful and transformational true potential in others. 

10.30am Session two is led by traditional yoga advocate and experienced professor Bharath Basavaraju introduced by Indian Consulate, who guides participants in the principals of Indian Hatha yoga that includes posturing, meditation, breathing exercises and more. 

11.30 am Enjoy a healthy green lunch at No.1 Waitanyuan curated by The Peninsula culinary team with live music and lucky draw.

yoga top 

We've teamed up with top Canadian yoga brand lululemon who will be creating limited edition yoga tops especially for Mega Yoga 2017. 

For advance collection of the special edition outfit, please click here.

Energetic Yoga with Nino Mendes

Originally from France, Nino’s yoga journey began in 2004 when he was introduced to his guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, in New York City. With an affiliation to movement his entire life, yoga was not a foreign concept, and he readily recognized that the benefits were beyond physical. Subsequently, he taught in the city at Yoga Spot and Yoga for the People.

In 2008, he went to Los Angeles and taught at Yoga Center, Inn Yoga, Dharma Yoga and Black Dog Yoga. While there, Kung Fu Grandmaster Vita took him under his wing.

In 2012, he took the Shanghai yoga scene by storm, inspiring students and teachers alike with his unique flow, synchronous soundtracks, and carefree spirit. Starting at Yogaspace, he was soon discovered by yoga hotspot, Y+ Yoga Center, and recruited by lululemon as the brand was launching in China. As a lululemon ambassador, he led community classes and a 600-person practice in Chengdu as part of Unroll China 2016. He also modeled yoga wear for Aumnie, 不弃(buqi) and SIGEDN. In 2016, he returned home to Europe and taught at several studios around the continent as he prepared to launch NINO YOGA.

Hatha Yoga With Bharat Basavaraju 

At the age of 13, Bharath started his practice with Traditional Hatha yoga with his teacher Sri T. Jalendra Kumar. He continued his Hatha practice for next 8 years before he was introduced to Ashtanga yoga. Until today, he still continues both practices and in addition, continues studies Ashtanga yoga with Guru KPJAYI Direct Sharath Jois.

Bharath has over 11 years of teaching experience in China. His students and followers fondly call him Mr. Bu or Xiao Bu. 
Bharath is a firm believer of traditional yoga, with which he resembles herbal medicine which takes time to take effect but the benefits last.

Time For a Treat 

After two hours of yoga, it is time to unwind on the terraces of No.1 Waitanyuan and enjoy the special lunch curated by Chef Terrence Crandall and his Michelin-starred team.

You have a choice of skipping Yoga session and join us only for lunch. Please book a ticket here as seats are very limited!

Useful Info

  • It is important to ensure you to make the most of this event and help you feel comfortable during the yoga sessions. To that end, please bring along with you the following:
  • Your e-ticket Comfortable yoga attire
  • Water bottle
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga towel
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Maybe even a change of clothes 


Platinum Sponsor
Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon athletica is a technical athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training and most other sweaty pursuits. We found that practice in action leads to a purposeful life. We’re honouring yoga in all its forms by taking practice off the mat.
Gold Sponsor
Jack Morton is an award-winning global brand experience agency. We believe brands need extraordinary ideas that create emotional connections, fuel conversations and deliver business results. For more than 75 years, we have brought brands to life through event marketing, promotional marketing, sponsorship marketing, digital, social and mobile, content marketing and employee engagement
Silver Sponsor is the leading cloud based event online publishing, registration, payment, and management platform in China. More than 40,000 international forums and exhibitions, academic conferences, business events, training events, sporting events, outdoor events, travel events, music events, charity events, alumni club events, and social events have been using, such as Budweiser Storm Music Festival (100,000 attendees, Shanghai), Oracle Open World (18,000 attendees, Shanghai), Macworld Asia (15,000 attendees, Beijing).
Bronze Sponsor
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment and game tables and furnishings. The company manufactures and sells its strength and cardiovascular equipment, productive well-being equipment, billiards tables and accessories, and game room furniture under the brand names Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group, SCIFIT and Brunswick Billiards. Its equipment is distributed to more than 166 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation.

Click here to see our special offer for Peninsula Mega Yoga participants 
doTERRA is the world leader in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distributing CPTG® essential oils through a global network of more than 3 million independent direct-sale distributors, known as Wellness Advocates, and wholesale customers. doTERRA, the Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth,” sets the standard for essential oils by providing to its customers the most tested and most trusted oils and having developed the expertise and commitment required to derive these unique oils directly from the best sources in the world. doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® provides local growers and distillers fair compensation for their efforts, creating stronger local economies and a healthier, stable supply chain. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements and healthy living products for the home.
VCLEANSE is a healthy foods and lifestyle company dedicated to making delicious foods that help you renew, rejuvenate, and reach your health goals, whether this be to shed a few pounds, improve diet and eating habits, increase nutrient intake, or deeper transformations. We currently offer cold-pressed juices, juice cleanses, nutmilks, hot infusions and soups, and have retail locations in Shanghai and Beijing, with delivery available in surrounding cities.
Raleigh China is an officially registered non-profit organization dedicated to youth and sustainable development in China. As the 21st Raleigh organization in the world, we believe and act in the way of “Serve and Achieve” by challenging young people to step out of their comfort zone, inspiring them to develop sustainable communities and conserve the environment, and eventually, working together to build a sustainable future.

Thousands of participants think highly of Raleigh, “you must experience it in your life at least once.” We give youths the opportunity to explore the world, in order to develop a force that can join together and advance, making an outstanding global contribution to community service and environmental protection.

To find out more about this amazing cause click here