Health & Wellbeing Courses in London and Online

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....

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Alexander technique: Sunday workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in a workshop running over two Sundays.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  3. Yoga: beginners

    Yoga: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you new to yoga? This beginners' class offers a chance to develop and improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  4. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress on to a qualification.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £176.00

  5. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
    The Application process is now closed.

    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? This course includes occasional weekend sessions which you will be required to join and one compulsory residential trip away.

    In order to apply for this course, please ensure that:

    • you have (or will have) completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years).

    OR

    • you have completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70% AND you have completed a ‘Counselling introduction: advanced’ course (or equivalent) with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)

    • you are able to speak and write fluently in English (level 2/GCSE).

    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,999.00

  6. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
    The Application Process is Now Closed.

    You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply. This two-year course awarded by ABC Awards qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.

    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2274 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £4,499.00
    Senior fee: £4,499.00
    Concession: £4,499.00

  7. Yoga for a healthy back

    Yoga for a healthy back

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn simple Yoga techniques to relax, stretch and strengthen your back, neck and shoulders safely. You can alleviate pain and discomfort, increase your mobility and generate a feeling of wellbeing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  8. Yoga: salute to the sun

    New
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the Yoga routine: Surya Namaskar - ‘Saluting the Sun’ in a couple of classical and modern variations.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Restorative Yoga and Pranayama

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to relax your mind and body, improve wellbeing and develop a calm and focused awareness? Learn the relaxing practice of restorative yoga combined with gentle breath work and mindfulness meditation.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £81.00

  10. Pilates: balance and strength

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you aware that your sense of balance is diminishing as you get older? In most cases, it’s all part of the ‘natural’ aging process but starts much earlier than most people realise. This course focuses on exercise that can help to retain and build balance and strength.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  11. Pilates: mixed levels

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your Pilates practice, increasing core strength and flexibility and improving posture. Learn a series of interconnected movements, and develop your breathing patterns. Ideal for those who have attended the beginners course and wish to progress to the next step.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  12. Holistic massage: taster workshop

    New
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Better Breathing for Better Health

    New
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Yogic breathing practices to expand and enhance the breath at a time when we most need it. Experience how better breathing can reduce stress and anxiety, clear and calm the mind and revitalise the energy for the week ahead.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Gentle movement for healthy living

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to live a healthier life and you are not sure where to start? You will learn and practise a variety of exercises to improve your fitness, flexibility, balance and general health. This course is fun and inclusive, whatever you level of fitness.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  15. Pilates: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the difference Pilates can make to your life. Develop your core control, tone muscles and improve strength and posture. Ideal if you are new to Pilates or if you want to work at a more gentle level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

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