Ongoing Classes:

Qigong series class will start on October 28. Monday drop-ins resumed on Oct. 5 and continue throughout thear. See Qigong  for a list of those dates.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) retreat will be Sat, Nov. 7, 2015.  MBSR participants and past graduates are welcome with pre-registration.

Kids classes have started!  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 out all our yoga classes here.

Mindfulness-Based Tools for Cancer Recovery - A New Resource for Cancer Patients.   ​The inaugural class started on Monday, Oct. 19., and is being led by Nancy Saum, RN, and Betsy Nelson, LCSW.  See here for more details.

New and Upcoming Classes:

Starting in November:

​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.

Introduction to Mindfulness - A new 2 week class starting in November that provides a basic introduction to mindfulness meditation, taught by Betsy Nelson.  For more information see here.

Dance of the NVC Experience - A 3 hour spatial/kinesthetic workshop grounded in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) / Compassionate Communication on Nov 15, 2015.  See more information

Starting in December:

Zentangle is back!  Classes starting on December 4th. See here for more information.

​Introductory Qigong Class with Daniele Nance (Meet & Greet – 1st class is Free to the community) on Thursday, December 10, 6 pm -7:30 pm, an introductory level Qigong class that will be fun for everyone.  

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 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.