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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Yoga mixed levels with Renate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise yoga in the comfort of your home and finish feeling refreshed, relaxed and energized. In this session, you will practice a variety of yoga postures, breath awareness 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £20.00

  6. Yoga beginners with Renate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise yoga in the comfort of your home and finish feeling refreshed, relaxed and energized. In this session you will learn and practice yoga poses at beginner's level, as well as breath awareness and deep relaxation to rejuvinate the body and the mind.

    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

  7. Theta Healing® Basic DNA

    Course Date: Fri 4 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to cultivate the Theta Brain Wave in order to replace limiting subconscious beliefs into positive ones. Learn how to apply the Theta Technique for healing of body and mind and for attracting positive experiences and abundance into your life. Be ready for transformation….

    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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £309.00

  8. Shinrin-yoku: nature therapy

    Course Date: Tue 6 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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 meet in Richmond Park. We will NOT meet at the City Lit.

    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: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  9. Yoga for a healthy back

    Yoga for a healthy back

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  10. Pilates: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the difference Pilates can make to your life. Develop your core control, tone muscles and improve strength and posture. Ideal if you are new to Pilates or if you want to work at a more gentle level.

    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

  11. Standing Pilates: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Standing Pilates delivers Pilates based training in standing. The exercises can be performed in free standing or whilst using a sturdy chair-back, kitchen worktop or barre to assist stability and alignment. Practising Pilates in standing offers the same benefits of mat based Pilates in terms of conditioning core strength and training body alignment. The weight bearing element of standing Pilates carries additional benefits for bone health and postural stability, whilst facilitating participation in Pilates by people who find it difficult to get up and down off the floor.

    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

  12. Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels

    Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to learn about Chi Kung and the five elements and how these elements (earth, metal, water, wood, fire) are reflected in the human body? Various movements and walks for each element will be demonstrated so that you can then practise this form of exercise to help in the promotion of health and wellbeing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. T'ai Chi Chuan: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

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