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n​Upcoming Classes:

MBSR Class with Betsy Nelson, LCSW.

New class dates have been set  for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), starting every Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 thru Mar. 7, 2017, 6-8:30pm, with a full day retreat on Sat., Feb. 25, 2017.

Mindfulness, Food and 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, Jan. 23, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm.

Introduction to Mindfulness, with Lynne Lockie, MSW.

This is now a four week class and is intended as a basic introduction to mindfulness meditation. Thursdays, Jan. 19th and 26 and Feb. 2 and 9, 2017, 6:00-7:00 pm. This class is now full.  But let us know at intro@sarasotamindfulness.org if you are interested in attending a future class.

Tai Chi with Nancy Saum, RN.

This series class starts Saturday,  Jan. 7 - Feb. 25, 2017, 9:30-10:30am. This 8 week series is $80, paid in advance.

Ongoing Classes:

​​QiGong drop-in classes with Nancy Saum, RN,   Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am.  $10/class paid in advance for the month, and $12 paid for one class at a time.  Wednesday classes are no longer offered.

Every Tuesday, 10:45am-12:30pm, parents meet in our new group for Mindfulness in Parenting led by teachers from the Sarasota Mindfulness Institute at Unity Church on Proctor Road. Discuss and explore growth opportunities in parenting while building community support.  Bring the Village to your Parenting! Learn some life-saving, easy mindfulness practices to help in these growth moments! Bring your own lunch and we will eat together afterwards. Donations of $5 - $10 per visit gratefully accepted.

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, and Tai Chi.


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

See our calendar for a listing of our weekly activities.


Featured Articles:

​See this TED talk on Breathing Happiness.

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