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.

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. Restorative Yoga and Pranayama
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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 deep relaxation.

    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 £74.00
  2. Retirement for beginners: meet the great Grandparents – discover your family history
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 May 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Ever wondered if you were related to a criminal, a king or a music hall artist? This course will appeal to retirees who would like to start researching their family history.

    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
  3. Alexander technique: workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 May 2021 (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 beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in two Saturday sessions.

    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
  4. Better breathing for better health
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021

    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £27.00
  5. Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levels
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 19 May 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Develop your awareness and practice of Yoga by going into more depth and detail with basic postures and learn new more challenging ones. Increase your strength and stamina and enhance your health and wellbeing. Learn various pranayama - breathing practices. For those with at least 2 or 3 terms experience of yoga.

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £61.00
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  6. Chi Kung for balance and stability
    Course Date: Thu 27 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Would you like to add some Chi Kung walks to your existing chi kung practice? At this workshop you will learn many walks which have a connection to the Five Elements in Chinese philosophy. The walks will help strengthen areas of the body such as lower back and chest and will bring attention to overall balance and grounding.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £88.00
  7. Kum-Nye Tibetan relaxation and meditation workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn the relaxation techniques of the Tibetan Kum Nye tradition. Discover how to use breathing, massage and gentle movement exercises to refresh and revitalise the whole body and mind.

    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
  8. Feldenkrais: walking with ease
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Walking is a basic function, yet no robot can replicate its complexity. We will work on fundamental elements: how improving balance on one leg enables the other to swing freely for an easy flowing gait.

    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
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  9. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Jun 2021

    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
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  10. Living anatomy – an Alexander Technique perspective
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    We all have a body, and we all move. Join me on a journey of exploration through the body, using your own bodies to understand and know the range of movement in the joints and how movements in one part of body affect the rest. Drawing from more than 35 years of experience as an practicing Alexander Technique teacher, I will share ways to discover ease and coordination of movement in ourselves. This course is delivered in Dual Mode - both online and face-to-face. This is the online course. For the face-to-face course, please use course code FZE30C.

    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
  11. Living anatomy – an Alexander Technique perspective - In class
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    We all have a body, and we all move. Join me on a journey of exploration through the body, using your own bodies to understand and know the range of movement in the joints and how movements in one part of body affect the rest. Drawing from more than 35 years of experience as an practicing Alexander Technique teacher, I will share ways to discover ease and coordination of movement in ourselves. This course is delivered in Dual Mode - both online and face-to-face. This is the face-to-face course, held in the Classroom at City Lit. For the online course, please use course code FZE30.

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  12. Yoga for cyclists: mixed levels
    Course Date: Fri 11 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A vital course for any cyclist - improve flexibility, technique and breathing.

    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 £39.00 Concession £33.00
  13. Feldenkrais: optimising mobility in the chest, upper back, neck and shoulders
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    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.

    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
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  14. Yoga for a healthy back
    Course Date: Mon 21 Jun 2021

    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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £54.00
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  15. Yoga: salute to the sun
    Course Date: Mon 21 Jun 2021

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £61.00

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