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We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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- Essenian Healing: workshopCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Antonello BrunettiDiscover 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.
- Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Steven FaerberDo 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
- Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy lifeCourse start date: Mon 9 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hilary LyonsThe people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a hap-pier, more fulfilled life. Explore your existing talents and future potential within a framework of purpose, vo-cation and passion.
- Looking together: art as communal spaceCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Sarah JaffrayExplore art as a communal space of conversation. Join this workshop to develop or deepen your art interpretation skills by listening and thinking about the meaning of an artwork collaboratively. This session is part of the 2023 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- The meaning of light: symbolism and religious objects in world faithsCourse start date: Sun 22 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneJoin this museum tour to explore world religions and the objects associated with light, from different faiths and festivals. NB: This course will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The meeting point is the V&A grand entrance.
- Massage: workshopCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsDiscover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress to more advanced courses.
- Islamic art at the British MuseumCourse start date: Sun 5 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Anita ChowdryTake a Sunday afternoon to explore the British Museum’s newly refurbished Islamic galleries and learn the stories behind one of the world’s great collections of Islamic art.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
- TSUBOKI Japanese face massageCourse start date: Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Janet WhiteheadTSUBOKI is Japanese Face Massage that is a wonderfully relaxing yet energising treatment suitable for men or women who want to feel good on the inside and look good on the outside. Rejuvenate your face and reduce wrinkles! Learn Tsuboki Japanese facial massage techniques to use on friends and family.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- The art of burialCourse start date: Sun 3 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneExplore the V&A’s collections and discover amazing objects associated with burial practices in world faiths from ancient Chinese and Buddhist burial practices, to more recent objects associated with Christianity and Islam,
NB: This course will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.Full fee £19.00
- Pregnancy massageCourse start date: Sun 3 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Farrah IdrisPregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. In this professional one-day training course learn how, as a massage therapist, you can support a woman through the variety of transitions she experiences. Safety in giving the treatment, along with appropriate adaptations and suitable review of anatomy and physiology are all covered in the session.
- Keats and eternityCourse start date: Sun 19 May 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Laurie SmithIn the house where many of them were written, we will explore why Keats’s poems are regarded as exceptionally beautiful. How did he achieve this? We will see that it wasn’t luck or simply inspiration, but the result of choices which reflect important aspects of Keats’ personality. Includes ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, Ode to a Grecian Urn’ and ‘To Autumn’.
This course will take place at Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
- Managing stress and increasing emotional resilienceCourse start date: Sun 23 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Ameena RahmanDevelop your skills and confidence to deal with difficult and challenging situations by understanding stress and building your emotional resilience.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
- Artists sketchbook walkCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Heidi WigmoreTake a sketchbook walk in Central London to observe, record and engage with the urban environment, both historic architecture, modern skylines, the river and parks. Quick sketching, supported by discussion and reflection along the way, will open up new ways of seeing and responding to your surroundings. Meet at City Lit main entrance.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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