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. T'ai Chi Chuan: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Benefit from the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient health and martial art. Beginners learn T'ai Chi foundational sequences and postures. Develop a clear grounding, developing personal practice, enabling proper realisation of benefits.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £156.00

  2. Yoga: beginners

    Yoga: beginners

    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  3. Pilates: Friday chill out

    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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. Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levels

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  5. Gentle yoga with Renate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise yoga in the comfort of your home and finish feeling refreshed, relaxed and energized. An introduction to yoga as well as a gentle way of practice. Stretch and relax and feel good! Also suitable for lesser able students.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £13.00

  6. Pilates: mixed levels

    Course Date: Mon 21 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  7. Early morning Yoga

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    A great way to start your day, this 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: £74.00

  8. Freeing the natural breath

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Using Yoga and Chi Kung practices, begin to explore and cultivate a regular practice of breath-work, to maintain resilience in the lungs and surrounding areas involved in respiration with this practical, fun and engaging class.

    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

  9. Feldenkrais: mobilise your spine

    Feldenkrais: mobilise your spine

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your performance by becoming aware of habits that limit you. Focusing on the movements of the spine, re-educate your neuromuscular system through gentle, carefully structured sequences of movement.

    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. Chi Kung: introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What is Chi Kung and what are the benefits? Who is it suitable for? Chi Kung is suitable for all ages and is generally practised in standing position but it can also be done seated. It is a simple and easy to learn form of gentle exercise, harmonising breath and movement.

    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

  11. Feldenkrais: easing anxiety, stress and chronic pain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to ease anxiety and stress through gentle and slow Feldenkrais movements. Rebalance and regulate your nervous system and develop more resilience and flexibility for a happier and more fulfilling life.

    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

  12. T'ai Chi beginners

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  13. Yoga: salute to the sun

    Course Date: Mon 28 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  14. Restorative Yoga and Pranayama

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    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 mindfulness meditation.

    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: £61.00

  15. Pilates: balance and strength

    Course Date: Mon 28 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

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