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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

Browse our range of health and wellbeing courses in London and online below.

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  1. Alexander technique: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brita Forsstrom
    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 sessions.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  2. Dismantling expectations
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Margaret Barron
    Expectations are a sure way to end up feeling irritated or despondent. How might we live in a productive yet freer way without having expectations that others should fulfil our needs?



    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 £58.00
  3. Reiki 1 Certificate
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 5 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Learn how to channel the gentle healing energy of Reiki, Japanese for 'universal energy'. Ground, centre and protect yourself, and learn a variety of treatments to practise on friends and family.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  4. Retirement for beginners: volunteering – a world of opportunity
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 26 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Bardwell
    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.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  5. Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training (NVC)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tracy Seed
    Nonviolent Communication Skills (NVC) helps people communicate with respect, compassion and honesty. It leads to people being heard and understood, finding increased clarity in communication, and feeling connected to self and others.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £103.00
  6. Group facilitation
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Dennis Carney
    Learn how to lead groups and develop your facilitation skills through an exploration of group roles, hidden dynamics, facilitator styles, methods of intervention and stages of group development. This course is both experiential and theory based. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  7. Reiki Master Certificate
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    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.
    Full fee £469.00 Senior fee £469.00 Concession £469.00
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  8. Assertiveness
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Debora Collister
    Would you like to be more assertive? Develop the skill of communicating effectively and on equal terms with others in these practical workshops designed to help you gain self esteem and confidence.



    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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  9. Feldenkrais: freeing the eyes, jaw and tongue
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 13 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    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 is delivered in-person at City Lit. To take this course online, please use course code FSC32O.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  10. Chi Kung for balance and relaxation
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Heike Clarke
    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 £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  11. Counselling: an introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 22 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Constance Ffrench
    Enhance your personal skills, learn more about yourself and take your first step in counselling training on this primarily experiential course, underpinned by the 3 main theoretical approaches in counselling. There are 12 Counselling: an introduction courses available, with courses running daytimes, evenings and weekends. Whatever your schedule, you can find a course that works for you! See 'Please choose a course date' in the toolbar to select your preferred dates.



    This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 week before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £214.00
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  12. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-track
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Train to practise aromatherapy professionally. This is a FASTRACK, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. You must have completed the 'ITEC level 3 diploma in massage' or equivalent and preferably have attended an introductory course in aromatherapy. There is one session per week on this course. It is every Sunday for 12 weeks.



    The course fee is £919 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, 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. 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.
    Full fee £919.00 Senior fee £919.00 Concession £919.00
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  13. Reflexology workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Discover the principles of foot reflexology. Learn the basic principles and experience how this method can boost the body’s ability to relax and rebalance during a class offering guided massage sequences.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  14. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    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.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  15. Psychology of Resilience
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 26 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carmen Ogando
    A brief introduction to the increasingly relevant topic of Resilience, in both life and the work. Much is heard about resilience and the ability to “bounce back”, but what do the Psychologists say about the subject?
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
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