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. Yoga sitting on a chair

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Always wanted to practice Yoga, but find it difficult to sit or lie down on the floor? This gentle Yoga course might be just right for you. Experience the benefits of Yoga while sitting on a chair.

    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

  2. Freeing the natural breath

    Course Date: Fri 2 Oct 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

  3. Diploma in Teaching Yoga: Level 3

    Diploma in Teaching Yoga: Level 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 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.

    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £474 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you are 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 are 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 Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £2,699.00
    Senior fee: £2,699.00
    Concession: £2,699.00

  4. Reiki Master Certificate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Receive your master attunement. Learn how to attune others to all levels of Reiki, step by step. You'll get guidance on preparing a Reiki manual and on setting up workshops. You need to have completed Reiki certificates 1 and 2 and to be able to draw the Reiki symbols from memory. Students will be selected through an application process.

    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: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £469.00

  5. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  6. Theta healing: foundation

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Theta brainwave frequency has been found to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, facilitate deep relaxation, improve mental clarity and creative thinking, reduce pain and accelerate healing. Learn the Theta meditation technique to easily achieve the Theta brainwave state and how to utilise it for your wellbeing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £135.00

  7. Alexander technique: workshop

    Course Date: Wed 14 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  8. Kum Nye Tibetan relaxation: the joy of being

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A short introduction to learning 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Introduction to Feldenkrais awareness through movement

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Transform your postural habits through the unique Feldenkrais method. Using subtle movements and awareness you will discover how to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and wellbeing, moving with greater ease in everyday activities.

    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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Meditation for calm, focus and insight

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    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

  13. Alexander technique: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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