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The top ten Free and paid-for online courses to calm and relax you

Zen garden

In these days of heightened stress, pressure and unprecedented times with Coronavirus / COVID-19 ever present it is so important to take time and relax / meditate / find an activity that can occupy your mind and distract you from day to day life.

These relaxing and calming courses are picked for their variety. Hopefully you can find a new interest that may spark off a passion for a new skill. Even if it doesn’t, it should let you lose yourself for a few hours.

10 – Zen gardening

Zen garden

Buddhism and Zen go hand in hand. Buddhism is an Indian religion founded on the teachings of a mendicant and spiritual teacher called “the Buddha”and Zen is the practise of meditation (often sitting meditation) and mindful breathing.

By creating a Zen garden you will be able to create your own little sanctuary to meditate and contemplate.

9 – Colour therapy

colour therapy

Different colours stimulate different reactions in people. Vibrant colours such as Red and Orange are stimulating, pastels are more calm and reassuring.

Gain an understanding about how colours can be used to change a person and treat myriad health conditions

8 – Feng Shui interior design

Feng Shui interior design

Is the layout of your home less than ideal? While Feng Shui covers much more than the home, learning to balance the elements of your home can help you to not just create beautiful spaces that you can enjoy, but also to create harmony, balance, and happiness in the careful and planned organisation of spaces, shapes, colours, and focal points of your home.

7 – Full body massage

full body massage

Take a massage course with your partner and you can play a pivotal role when it comes to assisting each other’s relaxation, as well as relieving the symptoms of long term health conditions, by manipulating muscles and soft tissue to help reach the root of the problems experienced. Dim lights and scented candles will lead to a relaxing evening followed by … who knows ….

6 – Aromatherapy


Following on from massage skills, why not boost it with some Aromatherapy knowledge?

Aromatherapy oils can have a wide range of effects – by burning in an oil burner or by adding to the base oil during massage. They can stimulate or sooth.

Pick the right oils such as lavender or neroli to create a soothing, relaxing environment.

5 – Crystal healing

crystal healing

The use of contemporary and alternative medicine is a rapidly increasing trend. Crystal therapy, or crystal healing, is a form of alternative medicine, or vibrational medicine that involves the application of crystals or gemstones.

4 – Decluttering your home Masterclass

decluttering your home

No matter how hard you try to declutter your home, do papers and clothes pile up left and right? Are you constantly losing everyday items? Do you feel overwhelmed by the clutter in your home and don’t even know where to begin?

If you declutter your home, you will feel less overwhelmed, you will have more space and your rooms will feel lighter and airier

3 – Mindfulness


The Mindfulness Diploma course provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of mindfulness and the real life physical and emotional benefits that it offers to those who practise it.

From learning about mindfulness history, through to the situations it can help with, and exercises to follow and practise, students will receive a thorough grounding in this simple but highly effective antidote for the stress of modern life.

2 – Get moving, get healthy – FREE course

get moving get healthy

Regular participation in physical activities can make you happier and reduce your risk of diseases like diabetes. This free course covers the health benefits of physical activity, how much you should be doing, the importance of diet and how you can incorporate exercise into your lifestyle.

1 – Yoga classes

celebrity yoga

It had to be yoga for the top spot. Many people think of yoga as a gentle activity and some styles are but to reap yoga’s many benefits, you’ve got to learn to do it right. Yoga has a reputation for making muscles more flexible. And it does, but lots of poses are also good for strengthening and toning muscles because they require you to hold up or balance your own body weight with your arms and/or legs.

Double boost: Here are two options to choose from


Yoga Series Online Training Course

celebrity yoga

Celebrity Yoga & Well-Being with Danielle Collins


So, that’s our choices. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments, below.

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