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. Emergency First Aid at Work: QA Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Steven Faerber
    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.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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  2. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Interested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  3. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bath towel.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  4. Better breathing for better health
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Yoga breathing practices to expand and enhance the breath at a time when we need it most. Experience how better breathing can reduce stress and anxiety, clear and calm the mind and revitalise the energy for the week ahead.



    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
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  5. Reiki: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Reiki means 'universal energy'. Learn the basic philosophy of this gentle system of healing, according to the tradition of Dr Usui.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  6. Counselling: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 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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  7. Counselling as a career
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Delrose Bowes
    Thinking of becoming a counsellor? Wondering about gaining a counselling qualification? In this short workshop, you will find out about training and jobs in this field and gain a clearer idea of whether counselling training is for you.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  8. Pilates: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  9. Early morning Yoga
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00
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  10. Gentle movement for healthy living
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 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 your 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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00
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  11. Yoga: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    Are you new to yoga? This beginners' class offers a chance to develop and improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.



    This course is delivered in-person at City Lit.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00
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  12. Certificate in counselling skills
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Diana Pigott, Ana Wellbrook
    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).
    Full fee £2,199.00 Senior fee £2,199.00 Concession £2,199.00
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  13. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: Integrative Pathway
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    The application process for this course is now closed.







    You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply. This two-year course awarded by ABC Awards qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.



    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2374 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 £4,599.00 Senior fee £4,599.00 Concession £4,599.00
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  14. Yoga for a healthy back
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    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
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  15. Tai Chi: beginners
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    Discover the gentle, graceful movements of Yang style T'ai Chi in classes designed to introduce you to the T'ai Chi and Qi Gongbasics. Learn and develop clear, powerful and effective practice designed to give you a good basic grounding in T'ai Chi and Qi Gong and an insight into their wonderful possibilities. Please note - there is no class on 14/2/23.



    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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