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.

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

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

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  1. Early morning Yoga

    Course Date: Wed 21 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A great way to start your day! This course will prepare your body and the mind for a day ahead. You will feel refreshed, energised, yet calm and focused.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £47.00

  2. Feldenkrais and mindfulness: cultivating awareness

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to cultivate more awareness and wholeness using the Feldenkrais method and mindfulness-based practices. Discover more ease within yourself through movement and develop more comfort in your sitting meditation practice.

    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: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. Self defence and personal safety for all genders

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop effective and reliable core personal, physical, psychological and social safety skills to protect yourself and others from common violent threats, and learn to intervene safely as a bystander. Everyone welcome.

    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Meditation for calm, focus and insight

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
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    Discover meditation and relaxation techniques that can help in stress reduction and promote a sense of calm, peace and a deeper more positive perspective on life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £81.00

  5. Alexander technique: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginners' guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn how to relieve stress by becoming mindful of muscular and mental tension.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  6. Introduction to the Chinese five elements: an Eastern approach to staying well

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This fascinating workshop is an introduction to the philosophy of Yin/Yang and the Chinese five elements. These concepts are fundamental within Chinese Medicine yet still provide a wisdom and insight that we can bring to our daily lives.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Diploma in Teaching Yoga: Level 3

    Diploma in Teaching Yoga: Level 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Gain a Diploma in Teaching Yoga, with this intensive Yoga teacher-training course. The course is experiential and essentially practical.

    The program is flexible, inclusive and well adapted to contemporary needs. It is formulated to support you in the deepening of your personal practice and help you develop the ability to transmit your experience and understanding of Yoga in a clear, skilful, safe and compassionate way.

    THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR YOGA STUDENTS WITH AT LEAST 2 YEARS OF REGULAR YOGA PRACTICE WITH A QUALIFIED TEACHER.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,599.00

  8. Improve your posture when sitting at a desk

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Working from home? Enjoy some practical and easy ways to improve your sitting and workstation to help reduce tiredness, backache and 'Zoom neck'. Discover ways to increase energy and attention levels and work more efficiently.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  9. Meditation and mindfulness: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques to develop resilience, empathy and focus to engage fully with life’s challenges.

    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: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  10. Alexander technique: workshop

    Course Date: Wed 11 Nov 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 how to relieve stress by becoming mindful of muscular and mental tension.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £67.00

  11. Better breathing for better health

    Course Date: Mon 16 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Yoga 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 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £33.00

  12. Self defence and personal safety for women

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Feldenkrais: freeing the eyes, jaw and tongue

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to ease tension in your eyes, jaw and tongue. Re-educate your nervous system through gentle Feldenkrais movement sequences to help improve your vision, breathing, face tension, quality of voice and sleep pattern.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  14. Retirement for beginners: volunteering – a world of opportunity

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are not sure how to find your ideal volunteering role, but want to pass on some of your hard-won skills, experience and knowledge, this course will give you some ideas and contacts for further exploration.

    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

  15. Chi Kung: Shibashi 18 movements

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to add a new sequence of Chi Kung movements to your existing Chi Kung practice? At this workshop you will learn the Shibashi 18 movements. The flowing sequence helps to reduce stress and tension held in the muscles and enhance overall health and wellbeing. The sequence can also be done seated.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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