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Spring Equinox - Put A Spring In Your Step At City Lit

Story added 20th Mar 2017

Wellbeing courses at City Lit

Today, Monday 20th March, marks the official start of spring – the Spring Equinox. That means from today you can officially start looking forward to warmer weather, lighter mornings and evenings, and, perhaps even think tentatively about putting that winter coat in the back of the cupboard for another year.

With those cold winter nights soon to be a distant memory, the official start of spring is also a great time to consider taking up a new regular fitness regime, and here at City Lit we have a number of wellbeing courses to suit all abilities and interests.

Here’s just a snapshot of some of the health, fitness and wellbeing classes we are running over the next few months…

Feldenkrais: freeing the neck and shoulders

Course Date: 18/03/17
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street

What is Feldenkrais we hear you ask? It is a unique and practical method to help realise your potential more fully. This is an ideal course for minimising the little aches and niggles that can make everyday life a struggle. The work you carry in this class will boost your physical performance by helping you to become aware of the habits that limit you. With a particular focus on the neck and shoulders, this course will help re-educate your neuromuscular system through gentle, carefully structured sequences of movement.

Dance 60+

Course Dates: 25/04/17 - 18/07/17
Time: 10:00 - 11:15
Location: Keeley Street

An exciting new dance class for people over 60. Working within a fun and light-hearted atmosphere, this course will help you improve stamina, coordination, balance, confidence and musicality. The class will consist of a mixture of exercises and dance sequences set to great music. You will work by yourself and with others on elements of Contemporary dance, Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, Jazz and other fusion styles.

Street jazz: beginners

Course Dates: 28/04/17 - 21/07/17
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Location: Keeley Street

Fuse an eclectic blend of modern styles together on this imaginative course, which uses a wide range of music from pop to R&B and hip-hop as well as other styles of music. Great for improving your dance technique and vocabulary whilst shifting music styles week-on-week.


After work yoga: beginners

Course Dates: 24/04/17 - 10/07/17
Time: 18:15 - 19:15
Location: - Keeley Street

New to yoga and looking to use the lighter evenings to head out after work and get active? This introductory course will help you learn new postures and breathing exercises, improve your body and breath awareness, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension after work.


Charleston: beginners

Course Dates: 29/04/17 - 22/07/17
Time: 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Keeley Street

It’s the dance every contestant on Strictly dreams of performing – the high-energy, crowd-pleasing Charleston. This fun course provides a solid foundation of basic skills whilst you enjoy dancing to original jazz music from the 20s and 30s.


T'ai Chi sword

Course Dates: 27/04/17 - 13/07/17
Time: 15:45 - 16:45
Location: Keeley Street

Discover the art of the Jian (straight sword), based on the Yang style tradition in this exciting course, which is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their agility. By the end of this course you’ll be extremely fleet of foot, in addition to gaining greater overall understanding of the nuances of T’ai Chi.

Health & fitness classes run throughout the year at City Lit, and whether you’re into ballet, burlesque or Bollywood, why not also browse out full repertoire of dance courses at City Lit.