Health & Lifestyle Courses in London

From first aid courses, fitness classes, counselling and personal development courses to massage, anatomy training and nutrition, we offer a broad range of health and lifestyle courses taking place in the daytimes, evenings and weekends.

Work out at City Lit or explore the mind, body & soul on one of our energy & relaxation classes fitness classes. We run yoga classes from beginners level, pilates classes, T'ai Chi and much more....

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Pilates: Friday chill out

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn Pilates’ exercises to improve your health. The course is taught at a gentle and enjoyable pace and covers basic moves to improve core strength, balance and posture. Suitable for all, including complete beginners.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £74.00

  2. Yoga: mixed levels

    Yoga: mixed levels

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve posture, strength, flexibility, stamina and breathing? This mixed ability yoga class will help you relax, reducing the stress of daily life. Not suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £108.00

  3. Meditation and mindfulness

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn meditation and mindfulness techniques to develop resilience, equanimity and empathy. Focus and apply awareness more creatively, both in meditation and in daily life, and engage with life’s challenges.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £74.00

  4. Yoga: beginners

    Yoga: beginners

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn yoga postures and breathing exercises. Improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension. For those with little or no experience of yoga.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £74.00

  5. Feldenkrais: freeing the hips and lower back

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your body's performance by becoming aware of limiting habits. This class focuses on the hips and lower back, re-educating the nervous system through gentle, carefully structured sequences of movement.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  6. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for January 2020 has now closed. Our next certificate courses will commence in September 2020, with applications opening in April 2020.

    Please note this course is exempt from the City Lit Transfer and Refund Policy.

    The course fee is £800, plus an upfront fee of £1199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Psychology, counselling and personal development on 020 7492 2530.
    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,999.00

  7. Emergency first aid at work: QA level 3 award (RQF)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.



    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.



    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  8. Mindfulness and the person-centred approach

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carl Rogers writes of a 'way of being' in a therapeutic relationship that is healing. Mindfulness is the practice of ‘being present’ to ourselves. In this workshop we will explore the complementary nature of these ‘arts of being’.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Holistic wellbeing: soul, mind, body connection

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Who is the ruler of your life? When our mind rules we can become over-thinkers and overwhelmed. When our body rules we can easily come out of balance. What happens when the soul rules?
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

  10. Assertiveness

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to be more assertive? Develop the skill of communicating effectively and on equal terms with others in these practical workshops designed to help you gain self esteem and confidence.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  11. Psychology of money, wealth and wellbeing

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What role does money play in our lives? Whether it ‘makes the world go round’ or ‘is the root of all evil’, our attitudes towards money are complex and will benefit from a deeper examination.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  12. Iyengar yoga: beginners

    Iyengar yoga: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to achieve maximum benefit from your practice. Improve your posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension. For those with little or no experience of yoga.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  13. ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This specialist qualification will equip you with a range of advanced techniques required by sports massage practitioners. Recommended for practitioners who are currently working in sport and active leisure, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapists and massage therapists. You must have completed the ITEC level 3 diploma in Sports massage or equivalent and be capable of working independently.

    The course fee is £811, plus an upfront fee of £438 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Health & Lifestyle on 020 7492 2622.
    Full fee: £1,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,249.00
    Concession: £1,249.00

  14. Counselling introduction: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Extend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. Further explore the person-centred approach and examine issues of ethics, good practice, diversity and difference. You will need to have completed a 30-hour counselling introduction (with a minimum of 70% attendance) within the last three years. Prior to enrolling, contact the department on 0207 492 2530 for authorisation.

    This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 week before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Positive mental attitude

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course can help you develop techniques and even devise a timetable for creating a beautiful attitude to life, drawing on the principle that happiness and success are founded on our own perceptions.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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