Health & wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Courses in London and Online

Join us for a course in yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais or Tai Chi and take the first step in your wellbeing journey. Become more conscious of your health with a course in nutrition, Reiki and Alexander Technique.

Looking to take things to another level? Why not gain an invaluable qualification to help you develop a career as a massage therapist, a yoga instructor, a counsellor or a first aider?

Increase your sense of wellbeing with a course on resilience, mindfulness or NLP or meet new people and make new connections over a game of bridge or chess.

With a wide range of courses running during the day, evenings and at weekends evenings, we have something to suit everyone.

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 health and wellbeing courses in London and online below.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift
    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From £10.00
  2. Aromatherapy: taster workshop
    Course Date:  Mon 17 May 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Put your sense of smell to test with this experiential aromatherapy taster workshop! An introduction to nature's very own pharmacy.

    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. Emergency First Aid at Work: QA Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 22 May 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.



    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.



    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.

    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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  4. Reiki with crystals
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 23 May 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn how to integrate crystals into your Reiki healings, exploring how to cleanse the aura, clear and charge the chakras and perform a chakra balance layout. Ideal if you have completed Reiki stage 1.

    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
  5. Muds and clays: taster workshop
    Course Date:  Mon 24 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    For millennia, clays have been used to neutralise poisons. This course will introduce you to the healing powers of muds and clays and show how you can start using both of these mineral substances at home to help with common health issues, increase vitality, and improve appearance and general wellbeing.

    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
  6. Manual lymphatic drainage: detox for face and neck
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 24 May 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn to give a detox facial massage based on the lymphatic system, which will aim to eliminate toxins, relieve fluid retention, and improve the skin's appearance, by boosting the immune system.

    This course takes place on 24 May, 7 June and 14 June. There is no class on the 31 May Bank Holiday.

    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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £95.00
  7. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course Date:  Mon 24 May 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Discover the ancient practice of Indian Head Massage. You will learn the basics of how to give and receive this highly therapeutic and relaxing form of massage.

    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
  8. Advanced massage using sports massage techniques
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Tue 25 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Expand your understanding of bodywork using deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release and various others other techniques. Ideal for those with an ITEC qualification who wish to gain a broader range of skills.

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  9. 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
  10. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Fri 28 May 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Interested in massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage to a professional level. This is a fast-track, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 7492 2622.



    The application process is open until 24 May 2021.

    The course fee is £1479. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    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 £1,479.00 Senior fee £1,479.00 Concession £1,479.00
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  11. 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
  12. 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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  13. Anatomy and physiology: workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 30 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Ever wondered what your insides look like? This fascinating class offers an understanding of our body and the amazing way it works. Ideal for anyone with a general interest as well as those hoping to progress to higher level courses.

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
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  14. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology: fast-track
    Last Few Places Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 30 May 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Experience the relaxing benefits of reflexology and gain a recognised qualification in reflexology which will enable you to practise professionally. This is a FASTRACK, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. You must have completed the ‘ITEC massage diploma’ or equivalent and preferably an introductory reflexology course. In response to the latest lockdown measures, the start and end dates of this course may be subject to change. You will get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with there may be adjustments to keep us all safe.

    There is one session per week on this course. It is every Sunday for 12 weeks.

    The course fee is £799. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.

    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 £799.00 Senior fee £799.00 Concession £799.00
  15. Reiki: taster workshop
    Course Date:  Mon 31 May 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Reiki means 'universal energy'. Learn the basic philosophy of this gentle system of healing, according to the tradition of Dr Usui.

    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

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