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. Pilates: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £40.00
  2. Pilates beginners with Eleanor Shearn
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £33.00
  3. Gentle movement for healthy living
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eveltos Pagdades
    Do you want to live a healthier life and you are not sure where to start? You will learn and practise a variety of exercises to improve your fitness, flexibility, balance and general health. This course is fun and inclusive, whatever you level of fitness.



    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 £39.00 Concession £33.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  4. Zumba gold
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    Learn dance fitness moves and enjoy a fun workout to help with cardiovascular fitness, muscular conditioning, flexibility, co-ordination and balance. Suitable for beginners, active older adults and those who prefer easier to follow routines.



    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 £39.00 Concession £33.00
  5. Feldenkrais: awareness through movement
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to reduce tension and move with more ease, and notice improvements in your mobility, posture, breathing, balance, coordination and quality of life.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £40.00
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  6. Pilates: balance and strength
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    This is a mixed levels Pilates course focusing on improving posture, mobility, muscle strength and balance. While conferring the benefits of a regular Pilates class, there is a particular emphasis on improving fitness to aid balance.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £41.00
  7. Cardio core, strength and more
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eveltos Pagdades
    A great way to start your day with a low impact cardio moves with music that will lift your mood and energise.



    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 £39.00 Concession £33.00
  8. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family and friends. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited ITEC courses.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  9. Certificate in counselling skills
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Edna Ogundare
    The application process for this course is now closed.







    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? This course includes occasional weekend sessions which you will be required to join and one compulsory residential trip away.



    In order to apply for this course, please ensure that:



    • you have (or will have) completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years).



    OR



    • you have completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70% AND you have completed a ‘Counselling introduction: advanced’ course (or equivalent) with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    • you are able to speak and write fluently in English (level 2/GCSE).



    The course fee is £1849, plus an upfront fee of £250 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 Psychology, Counselling & Personal Development on 020 7492 2530.
    Full fee £2,199.00 Senior fee £2,199.00 Concession £2,199.00
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  10. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Annette Jones
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. 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 course fee is £1519, plus an upfront fee of £50 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. A deposit of £0 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.
    Full fee £1,579.00 Senior fee £1,579.00 Concession £1,579.00
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  11. Yoga: mixed levels
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Biljana Cacic
    Whether you are a beginner who has done little yoga before, or you have more experience, this course will help you to unwind and relax after work. Learn postures and breathing exercises, improve your body and breath awareness, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  12. Yoga for a healthy back
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Early morning Yoga
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolina Sanchez
    A great way to start your day! This course will prepare your body and the mind for a day ahead. You will feel refreshed, energised, yet calm and focused.



    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 £90.00
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    100% of 100
  14. T'ai Chi Chuan: beginners
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    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.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Light weights for everyday strength
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    Improve your strength and muscle tone so everyday activities including carrying heavy shopping, walking and climbing stairs become easier. Enjoy this light weights class to music with a gentle warm up and cool down stretch.



    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 £104.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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