Health & wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Courses in London & 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.

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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Tai Chi One Day Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    We will be working on Tai Chi Yang Style Short Form, Tian Xiao, Ba Duan Jin and Sitting/Walking Meditation. We will explore martial applications of some of the Tai Chi moves and practice them with others.







    This workshop is ideal for anyone who has some experience of Tai Chi Yang Style who would like to deepen their understanding of the Form, to feel calmer and at ease, to become aware of and improve breathing, move with ease and grace, and meet others who are interested in Tai Chi and meditation.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  2. Nutrition to slow down ageing: part 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellie Holly
    Do you want to slow down aging? Do you want to be fit and healthy into your later years? This is the course for you! Learn which foods and drinks slow down ageing and protect your body from the diseases of older age, and which foods you should be avoiding. Gain a proper understanding of why some foods are so good for us, and why some are so damaging to our bodies. This is a relaxed and friendly class where questions are welcomed. It is packed with information and you should leave it feeling inspired to make healthier decisions about what you do and don’t eat and drink.







    ‘Nutrition to slow down aging part one’ and ‘Nutrition to slow down aging part two’ are two stand-alone three hour courses. You can take both courses, or just one, ideally take part one first, but it doesn’t matter if you do them the other way around. The courses complement each other.



    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
  3. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Jan 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Elena De Antoni
    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 8142 4577.











    We have a limited number of free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative. This offer is for eligible applicants who are Londoners on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



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    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here



    The course fee is £1599 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 (telephone temporarily unavailable).
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  4. Alexander Technique: Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    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 this session.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  5. Meditation for pain relief and wellbeing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sally Page
    Whether you experience long term physical or acute pain, unpleasant body symptoms or simply want to understand the pain better or improve your health and wellbeing, this course offers the possibilities available to you. It will also guide you to the direct experience of peace, a relaxed body and improved functioning as well as providing you with the know how to make the choice.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00
  6. Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 May 2024 (and 5 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
  7. ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Indian Head Massage is an ancient tradition that provides many therapeutic benefits. Learn the theory and practice of Indian Head 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.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
  8. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    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.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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  9. Pilates: Foam Roller Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    The foam roller is a convenient and versatile piece of equipment for mobilising and toning the whole body. By the end of this workshop, you will have the basic skills to exercise effectively using a foam roller.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  10. Feldenkrais: freeing your ribs
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to reduce tension in your neck, upper back and chest. Re-educate the nervous system through gentle movement sequences, and improve your comfort, breathing, flexibility and posture in work, performance or everyday life.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  11. Yoga retreat afternoon
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Madlyn Ray-Jones
    Treat yourself to an afternoon of yoga to move, restore, and deeply relax and create more ease in the body and the mind. Practice asanas, meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices, and Yoga Nidra. Everyone is welcome.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  12. Essenian Healing: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Antonello Brunetti
    Discover this ancient form of Spiritual-Energy Healing. Learn Auric Reading techniques using the Anatomy of physical and subtle bodies. Identify the emotional reasons behind illnesses, promoting a deeper understanding of the root causes. Perform Energy Healing therapies using Vibrational Sound, Acupressure and Essential Oils.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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  13. Retirement for beginners: volunteering - a world of opportunity
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024 (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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  14. Feldenkrais: happy healthy feet
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to integrate the function of your feet more effectively into daily activities, performance or work. Find more support, strength, and springiness in your feet, and notice improvements in your posture, breathing and balance.



    This course is delivered in-person at City Lit.



    Please ensure you have read the Health Declaration below and email the department on Health@citylit.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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