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. Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levels
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Learn yoga postures and breathing exercises. Improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques. For those with little or no experience of yoga.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
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  2. Iyengar Yoga: mixed level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Irina Baillie
    Learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to achieve maximum benefit from your practice. Improve your posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension. This course is suitable for those who are new to Iyengar yoga and to those who want to learn more.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £125.00
  3. Meditation made easy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sally Page
    Learn all about meditation and learn how to make it easy, simple and enjoyable. 10 sessions will take you through the basic theory and a step by step meditation practice which we build as the course progresses. Includes mantra, breath and visualisation meditation techniques.



    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
  4. Reiki: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Apr 2024 (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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. Counselling introduction: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Delrose Bowes
    Extend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. You will need to have completed a 30-hour counselling introduction (with a minimum of 70% attendance) within the last three years. Prior to enrolling, contact the department on 020 4582 0403 for authorisation.







    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 weeks 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 £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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  6. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 5 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Discover the ancient and highly therapeutic practice of Indian head massage. Learn how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and how to alleviate this in family and friends by practising a basic routine.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  7. Massage: an introduction (access to Level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 6 May 2024 (and 3 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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  8. Meditation and mindfulness
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lisa Forde
    Learn meditation and mindfulness techniques to help develop resilience and enhance mental health and well-being. Discover ways to live life with more curiosity, equanimity and empathy. This course is online.



    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
  9. 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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  10. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Fernando Cabo
    Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art, deeply rooted in the philosophy and practices of traditional Chinese medicine. This therapeutic form of body work involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. Discover the basics of how to give this relaxing and therapeutic pressure point massage.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  11. Certificate in counselling skills
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edna Ogundare
    *Applications for this course have 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 in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    OR



    • you have completed an in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70%



    AND



    • you have completed an in person ‘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 £2,399.00 Senior fee £2,399.00 Concession £2,399.00
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  12. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Helen Rennie
    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.



    The application process is open until 15 Sepember 2023.



    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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  13. Manual lymphatic drainage: detox for face and neck
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Would you like to learn how to give a detox facial massage? Based on the lymphatic system, this technique is designed to eliminate toxins and improve the skin's appearance by boosting the immune system.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  14. Hula hoop workout
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Cristina Codina Llavina
    Hula hoop your way to fitness! In this fun workout class you will work out all muscles, but mainly the core muscles. Hula hooping is way more fun than what you might have remembered as a child.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  15. Tai Chi: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    Carry on discovering the gentle, graceful movements of Yang style Short Form T'ai Chi in classes designed to introduce you to the T'ai Chi and Qi Gong basics. Learn and develop clear, powerful and effective practice designed to give you a solid grounding in T'ai Chi and Qi Gong and an insight into their wonderful possibilities. This is a follow on to the beginner’s course and will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.



    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
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