Wellbeing

Fitness & Relaxation Courses in London and Online

Are you looking to become active, more mobile or just stay fit? At City Lit, we offer a wide range of fitness and relaxation courses from yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi to self-defence, mindfulness and meditation.

Many of our courses take place online or at our dedicated studios in the heart of Covent Garden. Class sizes are small and are taught by knowledgeable and friendly tutors who want to help you to achieve your goals.

Both online and face-to-face courses take place at a time that suits you, with many courses taking place during the day, evenings and at weekends. They range from one-day workshops to year-long programmes, so you’ll always find something that fits in with your schedule.

Browse our range of wellbeing courses in London and online below.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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  2. Meditation made easy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sally Page
    Learn all about meditation and learn how to make it easy, simple and enjoyable. 10 sessions will take you through the basic theory and a step by step meditation practice which we build as the course progresses. Includes mantra, breath and visualisation meditation techniques.



    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 £104.00
  3. Shinrin-yoku: nature therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Connect with nature for health and wellbeing. This scientifically backed Japanese tradition of forest bathing has been shown to improve physical and mental health. A slow, guided, mindful walk near trees reduces stress levels and boosts your immune system. We will NOT meet at the City Lit.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  4. Pilates: Foam Roller Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    The foam roller is a convenient and versatile piece of equipment for mobilising and toning the whole body. By the end of this workshop, you will have the basic skills to exercise effectively using a foam roller.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn how to live in the moment and pursue your purpose and passion.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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    70% of 100
  6. Alexander Technique: introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn how to relieve stress by becoming mindful of muscular and mental tension.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  7. Feldenkrais: freeing your ribs
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to reduce tension in your neck, upper back and chest. Re-educate the nervous system through gentle movement sequences, and improve your comfort, breathing, flexibility and posture in work, performance or everyday life.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  8. Pilates: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jayde Dujon
    Develop your Pilates practice this summer with the use of small equipment including foam rollers, small balls and resistance bands. Improve your posture, muscular strength, flexibility and breathing.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £76.00
  9. Managing stress and increasing emotional resilience
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Develop your skills and confidence to deal with difficult and challenging situations by understanding stress and building your emotional resilience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
  10. Tai Chi Chuan: Beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    This course will look at Tai Chi movements and principles as taught in the form and their application to daily life.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  11. Get Fit for Summer 2024
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    This total body conditioning course aims to boost your stamina, shape your body and energise your fitness levels, whilst working to music.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  12. Pilates mixed level
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Monica Willett
    Practice Pilates exercises to improve core strength, balance, posture and relaxation. Develop your technique, use small equipment and progress your moves. A certain basic experience in Pilates is required.



    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 £104.00
  13. Early morning Yoga
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolina Sanchez
    A great way to start your day, this yoga class will help improve body awareness, posture and flexibility. Practise relaxation and concentration exercises before work. For all ages, levels of fitness and experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £76.00
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  14. Tai Chi Chuan: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Discover the gentle, graceful movements of Yang-style T'ai Chi in classes designed to introduce you to the T'ai Chi basics. Learn and develop clear, powerful and effective practice designed to give you a good basic grounding in T'ai Chi and an insight into its wonderful possibilities.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  15. Yoga: intermediate
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bram Williams
    Deepen and explore your yoga practice with this practical and clear approach to working with the body, breath and mind.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00
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