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.


October 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.

Introduction to Mindfulness, with Kurt Maurer, Ph.D.   

This two-week class is intended as a basic introduction to mindfulness meditation. Tuesdays, Oct. 4 & 11, 2016, 6:00-7:00 pm.

Ongoing Classes:

​​QiGong drop-in classes with Nancy Saum,  $10/class paid in advance for the month, and $12 paid for one class at a time.  Classes start Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 through the end of the year, 5:00-6:00 pm.

QiGong series with Nancy Saum, class starts Oct. 6, 2016 through the end of the year, 10:00-11:00am.  Fee is $10/class paid in advance for the month, and $12 paid for one class at a time.  Preregistration required.

Tai Chi series class starts Oct. 8 - Nov. 19, 2016, 9:30-10:30am, except for Nov. 12. This 6 week series is $60, paid in advance.

You can register for many of our classes on Meetup.  

 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.


Recent Articles:

​See this TED talk on Breathing Happiness.

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