Stiff neck? Tight shoulders? Sore hips? Figure out what causes tension in your body and ways to alleviate it with a 55-minute Pilates session (small group class, 1-on-4), followed by a full body oil massage (60min). This blissful 2 hour package will help you gain the strength, stability, and balance necessary to lead an active […]

Have you ever wondered why the Chinese are obsessed with jade and gold? Today we will explore a famous local jewelry shopping mall within the Yuyuan Garden area with our local guide Lisa Zhu. Jewelry professionals will teach us about the different types of jade, the significance of the designs, and why it is so […]

Opened in 2017, COLCA is a fusion cuisine restaurant providing Peruvian food with a Nikkei influence. Please join us as we work with the COLCA chef to assemble and taste three yummy recipes: Fish Tiradito (a cold dish), Papa Rellena (a hot dish), and Alfajores (a Peruvian dessert). After the workshop we will enjoy one […]

A tranquil oasis in the heart of the Former French Concession, Subconscious Day Spa invites us to rejuvenate our body and spirit with a pampering spa package. We’ll enjoy a basic manicure and a 60-minute oil massage with four (4) choices of pure natural massage oil blends.   DATE: Friday, January 11 TIME: 9:45am Registration, […]

Wine lovers often wonder: “what does each variety of grape contribute to the blend? Can you really tell the difference between every type of grape?” An excellent question indeed! In this tasting, we will explore this topic and look at the specific characteristics of a few commonly used grape varietals in Bordeaux and Tuscany – […]

Join us for a fun-filled morning of yoga at Stone Brewing. Meredith Bosco comes to Shanghai from San Francisco with over six (6) years of experience teaching yoga. She will lead us in a one-hour session that is good for all levels, from beginner to advanced. After class, we will cool down with a drink […]

Ever wonder how the Chinese National social security system works? How does it impact local citizens? Is the working population happy about the system? “Dying to Survive”, a Chinese movie, will help us understand the challenges the populace faces in order to survive. Join Lisa Zhu in the viewing of this English-subtitled film. She will […]

Please join us for our Monthly Coffee Morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there!   DATE: Monday, January 14 TIME: 10am to […]

Come with Maja von dem Bongart, sinologist, historian, and 20-plus-years resident of Shanghai, and walk the alleys and streets in the heart of the Former French Concession (FFC). Winter is the perfect time to view the variety of architectural styles, the details of which create the unique atmosphere of the FFC, giving us a glimpse […]

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.  Over 3,000 aromatic compounds have been identified to date and are found in the seeds, stems, flowers and other parts of plants. Please join Ilse Dumont for an introduction to essential oils, their properties, benefits and uses. […]