Situated right in the heart of St. Andrews, the ‘Spiritual Capital of Scotland,’ Kinburn Spiritual and Holistic runs courses in Zen Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki.

There is no better place to experience intensive and thorough teaching in small groups.

Kinburn is also a luxury four-star guest house, exclusively available to residential course guests during their stay.

What Kinburn Offers

Locally, Kinburn provides the community with Reiki treatments, Atlantean Crystal Healing, Mindfulness Meditation classes and group sessions.

Residential retreats are also available throughout the year with a whole range of courses on offer.

The schedule includes all levels of Usui and Karuna Reiki – up to Master Teacher level, as well as intensive Zen mindfulness meditation courses for both Health and Wellbeing, and for Insight.

During the various courses, additional knowledge that has been gained in other facets of the teachers’ interests will be incorporated to fully broaden and enhance your spiritual journey.

The Therapy Suite at Kinburn offers private personalised Reiki treatments and Atlantean Crystal Healing that are tailored to suit your needs. Using both Usui and Karuna Reiki you can be assured of a powerful treatment.

Led by a Reiki Master, you can be assured that each of the Reiki courses is taught to the highest possible standard. As a member of the UK Reiki Federation, with strong and direct lineages, Kinburn is proud of the quality of the teaching that is on offer.

Kinburn’s mindfulness meditation courses are both comprehensive and straightforward. By learning ancient Zen techniques and teachings, you will be enabled to embrace meditation as part of your everyday life along with its numerous benefits.


Experience relaxation at Kinburn Therapy Suite. 

Elaine offers instruction on Zen Mindfulness Meditation and  treatments in Reiki and Atlantean Crystal Healing.

The Therapy Suite at Kinburn has an hydraulic therapy couch which can be lowered to allow easy access onto it.

Elaine is a member of the UK Reiki Federation and has obtained Master/Teacher level in Usui Reiki. She also holds an international accreditation as a Master/Teacher in Karuna Reiki.

During an Atlantean Crystal Healing treatment crystals are placed on twelve chakra points.  Reiki is then directed through the crystals.  This is a very powerful combination.

Through her experience of teaching meditation Elaine has found that many people new to meditation find can find it hard. By giving a 30 minute Reiki session first she found this relaxes a client enough to allow them to practice meditation.

Appointments are available 7 days a week and cost £35 for a one hour treatment. Every tenth session is free with a loyalty card.

Please telephone to enquire or book. 01334 474711

Reiki Courses

Kinburn offers the full range of Reiki courses, from Usui Reiki 1 beginners to Usui and Karuna Master Teacher. Courses are taught by Elaine and are limited to a maximum of six students. In this way you can be assured that you will receive thorough and intensive teaching, with individual support. Our courses focus a lot of time on practical skills so you can really get to grips with the new techniques you will be learning.

All accommodation is exclusive to the course and provided by Kinburn Guest House.

If you cannot find a date that is suitable please get in touch as we may be able to arrange an alternative date or a one-to-one.

Elaine x

Meditation Courses

A Guide to Meditation

A thing I often hear is,
“I don’t know how to meditate“
This generally implies that there is a right way and a wrong way to meditate…. There really isn’t! Just find a way that works for you. I’d recommend finding a quiet space where you know you won’t be disturbed – maybe first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Just take some time to sit in stillness and really appreciate it. A common place to start is the breath. Try counting the breath, in-breath one…. out-breath two… in-breath three…. etc. up to ten. When you reach ten, just start back at one again.

Numerous studies have been done on the health and wellbeing benefits to meditation and mindfulness, including: stress reduction; pain relief; mental clarity; calmness; improved self-esteem; and confidence. As your practice becomes more consistent, you will really start to feel these benefits and more. You’ll be able to utilise your new skills to make day-to-day life a bit easier, a bit more straightforward, whilst also gaining a deeper insight into yourself.

At Kinburn, we teach Zen Mindfulness Meditation. Our residential retreats are based on either Health & Wellbeing or on Insight. We also run these as 8-week courses for the St Andrews community, where you can really kick-start your meditation and mindfulness practice in the most affirmative way.

Want to learn more about meditation? See our available Mindfulness Meditation courses or email us at
Elaine x

Courses at Kinburn Holistic & Spiritual

Reiki Master/Teacher

This is a two full day course run at our Kinburn studio. During the course you will receive additional symbols to pass on Reiki to your own student. Students attending…

Reiki One

Kinburn offers this Reiki level 1 two-day course to those new to Reiki or to those wishing a refresher. You will receive an attunement to the Reiki energy, and be…

Reiki Two

Kinburn is delighted to offer this Level 2 Reiki Course.  The course is run over two day. At this level you will be attuned to a higher level of Reiki…

We are happy to announce that we are now offering Atlantean Crystal Healing at Kinburn Holistic. This is a powerful therapy used in addition to the energy of Reiki. April and May special offer – £30 for a 60 minute treatment plus a free Crystal.

Atlantean Crystal Healing

Call 01334 474711 to book

What Our Reiki Clients Say

"Lyndsey and Elaine are lovely ladies and make you feel so welcome, and the Reiki treatment is amazing... Definitely recommend."
Linda M
"I was sceptical at first, but within 4 sessions my chronic shoulder pain had really shown great improvement, I’m really quite impressed with the results. It was also wonderfully calming and relaxing for the nerves."
Miles B
"Having never had reiki before I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I found it to be very relaxing and would definitely recommend it!"
Fraser R

News from Kinburn Holistic & Spiritual

What to expect from your first Reiki Treatment

Now here’s a question I get asked a lot: “What should I expect during a Reiki Treatment?“ If you’re new to Reiki or just interested in finding out a bit more then this will no doubt be a question that crops up for you. It might come alongside “what if I don’t feel anything?” or […]

Group Meditation Mondays

At Kinburn, we believe that group meditation can raise the global conscious vibration. We want to get as many people as possible meditating! Join us for our monthly meditations for Peace. These are open to everyone. Meditation is powerful when done in a group, and raises the collective consciousness. We will be meditating with the […]

About Kinburn and St Andrews

Kinburn is situated in the centre of St Andrews: a town on the East coast of Scotland. Kinburn was built in 1961 for Sir George Cunningham. Sir George (1888-1963) was a diplomat who entered the Indian Civil Service in 1911 and served until his retirement in 1946. He was rector of the University of St […]

Accommodation for all residential courses is in Kinburn Guest House.

Kinburn Guest House

Call 01334 474711 to book

Get in touch


Kinburn Holistic Centre
5 Kinburn Place,
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews, Fife
Scotland, KY16 9DT

Contact Us

Phone: +44 (0)1334 474711

How to Find Us

By car:
From Edinburgh follow the A90 to Dunfermline. Exit at the junction signposted for Kirkcaldy A92. Follow the A92 straight through Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes, then turn towards Cupar on the A91, St. Andrews is on this road. Unrestricted on-street parking is available on Kennedy Gardens, directly opposite Kinburn.

By train:
Our nearest train station is Leuchars, which is 5 miles away and easily accessible by bus or taxi. There are direct trains to Leuchars from London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and various other locations all over the UK.

By bus:
St. Andrews bus station is a 3 minute walk from Kinburn. St. Andrews is linked by bus to Glasgow (X24), Edinburgh (X59) and Aberdeen (X7 to Dundee and then any of the 99 services). If travelling from England, you may need to change at Edinburgh or Glasgow.

By plane:
Edinburgh airport is around a 1 hour drive from St. Andrews.


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