The Sarasota Mindfulness Institute is working to help make Sarasota a happier, healthier place to live.  Please join us by participating in our mindfulness programs.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class will start Tues., Oct. 6, 2015, from 6:00-8:30pm.  See details here.

Qigong series class will start on October 28. Monday drop-ins will resume on Oct. 5 and continue through the year. See Qigong  for a list of those dates. 

Here are our new programs starting this fall:

Kids classes starting soon!  On Oct. 17, 2015 we are starting a program of Chi Gong for kids (and parents too), Mindtime for Kids, and Laughter Yoga.  Check out the details here.

A new Yoga class is coming to SMI on Friday mornings starting October 30, 2015.  Check it out here.

Mindfulness-Based Tools for Cancer Recovery - A New Resource for Cancer Patients.   ​The inaugural class will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19., and will be led by Nancy Saum, RN, and Betsy Nelson, LCSW.  See here for more details.

​Introduction to Mindful Eating - Nov 5 & 12, 6:00-7:30pm, led by Lily Myers, MA, LMHC. This program is for women only. For more information, see here.

We just added an article from Mindful Magazine on happiness in our Resources section.  Read about it here.

You can register for many of our classes on

 What we offer: 

We offer drop-in meditation groups three times a week.  We are a non-religious organization.  We welcome people from all walks of life to join us.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):

We also offer an MBSR 8-week course several times a year.  

Mindful Movement:​
We offer
Qigong, Body Rolling/Fluid Movement and different styles of Yoga.


Get an increased sense of personal well-being by creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns in a focused manner. 


We have many references to on-line resources, books and articles on mindfulness.