Greeting new arrivals!

Looking forward to hosting a yoga-based Silent Retreat this weekend. led by Helen Hamilton and Ian McArthur who are very special people, see  and for members of their group who may not have been to Fountains Court before, don’t be surprised  to be greeted at reception by Spike, a much loved member of Fountains Court team … though whether or not he’ll obey the Silent Retreat format remains to be seen!


Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our New Website

Change is afoot at Fountains Court in preparation for an exciting future! Our residential events and workshops are growing in popularity and many more are in the planning for 2018. We shall continue to welcome with open arms all those who need rest and recuperation; space to unwind or simply a few quiet days by the coast; and also for those who benefit from our themed events and short health breaks.

Likewise, our Treatment Centre continues to be open to the public and guests alike, 6 days a week, with our dedicated team of independent therapists to help keep you well in mind body and spirit and with over thirty five therapies to chose from.

Our new website is aimed to give you up-to-date information on what’s taking place with an easy to  access Calendar in the events page – simply click on any date and event that takes your fancy – for more information, then contact us for availability. There is a ‘subscribe’ button in the lower right hand corner – click on that and you will receive instant notice of new events as they go live!

Venue hire for Workshops, Classes & Conferences

Venue hire for Workshops, Classes & Conferences

Fountains Court is an ideal venue for up to 15 participants. The dining room and also the studio with its oak floor both double-up as function rooms and the decking in the Zen garden catches the sunlight from dawn in the winter and all day in the summer. Meals/refreshments can be provided. Please contact us for prices and availability.

We are also available for residential courses – please contact us if you are a teacher or facilitator and would like to consider using Fountains Court as a one-stop venue.

Cygnus Cafe Update

Cygnus Cafe Update

As well as our regular cafe get-togethers on the 3rd Thursday of every month we are now holding a manifestation workshop starting at 6.30, followed by the Cygnus Cafe at 7.00 pm.

Please telephone 01723 381118 if you’d like to join us.

Each meeting costs £3.00 p.p. for both events and still £2.00 for cafe only.

Homo Spiritus

Homo Spiritus

A different kind of human

I am delighted to share the news that my book ‘ Homo spiritus  – a different kind of human’ and which is  dedicated to all Fountains Court  guests and clients –  has been published.  Below is the ‘blurb’.  the book can be purchased from Lulu or Amazon at 11.99 plus P&P or from Fountains Court at £9.50 plus P&P. In a few months time it will also be available on Kindle.

Also to let you know that Weekend Residential Homo spiritus workshops – to put into practice the self-help techniques involved in this ‘evolution’ will be starting in January 2018.

Exciting times!

Much love,


Book Summary.

This is a book for our time – a self-help book to inspire healing and spiritual growth for all of humanity. Some would say we are heading for self-destruction; that our history of lethal violence towards our own kind has programmed us to be fearful, suspicious and revengeful; and that, despite our modern age, this programming now threatens our well-being on a global scale never witnessed before.

 But does it have to be this way?

Can we not consciously evolve into a different kind of human, from Homo sapiens to Homo spiritus?

This motivational book guides us in six steps towards that possibility. It is not an easy journey; it means reversing loops of bio-emotional stress responses which we do every day, unconsciously, all our lives. It is about changing the human mind-set and healing the past and if we succeed, and we can, then there is real hope for the future.


Helen has been a health practitioner since the early 90’s, specialising in a holistic approach and over the years has undertaken numerous courses in health related modules, including a trip to China to observe Traditional Chinese Medicine.

As well as being the founder/owner of Fountains Court in Scarborough, a hotel specialising in well-being, the author gives talks and seminars for corporate businesses, college students, medical students and special interest groups.

A Cordon Bleu chef and a one-time member of Mensa; with a degree in Humanities with Philosophy, plus a passion for writing, the author presents a unique book for readers of all ages who have within them the spark of Homo spiritus.

‘We cannot change the past but we can heal it.’