Beginning August 31st, the Sarasota Mindfulness Institute (SMI) will hold our open Wednesday (6pm) & Friday (12pm) meditations in the Emerson Library at the Unitarian Universalist Church (UU), located at 3975 Fruitville Road.  All of our other classes will also be moving to  the UU Church at the same time.

Although we feel some sadness leaving our downtown Dolphin Street “home” of four years, we are looking forward to our new location at the UU Church, where they have welcomed us with open arms. Although SMI is a secular organization we share the UU belief in inclusiveness and a respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This move will substantially reduce our rental costs, and allow us to provide more scholarships and outreach programs to local schools, not-for-profit agencies, and other community groups and organizations. We understand that this change of location may inconvenience some of our members, but we invite you to make this move with us and keep SMI going strong! If you can arrive 15 minutes early for meditation to help with setup or be a greeter, please speak with a meditation facilitator or contact us at:

​​​August Classes:

​​Mindfulness & Recovery, with Linda Lee.  A 6 week series starting Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

Upcoming Classes:

Mindfulness, Food & Body Image, with Lily Myers, MA.

 A 6-week program for women who would like to explore their relationship with food and body image. Starting Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm.

Ongoing Classes:

Check out all our yoga classes here.

QiGong with Nancy Saum, drop-in class, resumes Jun 13-Aug 1, 2016,  every Monday at 5:00-5:45pm, $10 per class.  No classes Aug/Sep 2016.

Qi Stretching with Daniele Nance, continuing every Tuesday, $10 per class.  

QiGong with Daniele Nance, continuing every Thursday, $10 per class.  

Mixed Levels Yoga class, 10:30 - 11:30 am, $10
This course continues every Tues and Thurs, 10:30 - 11:30 am and is taught by 
Kelly Tynes.

You can register for many of our classes on Meetup.  


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.

 What we offer: 

We offer drop-in meditation groups two 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.


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

See our calendar for a listing of our weekly activities.



​See this TED talk on Breathing Happiness.

Check out this new video and article on 'What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?"