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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. We are a non-religious organization.  We welcome people from all walks of life to join us.

Share in Mindful Camaraderie
Every First Friday bring your own brown-bag lunch after the Noon Meditation. Let's gather and enjoy one another's company, get to know some of the folks you meditate with, and learn more about SMI.
  Brown Bag Lunches are suspended for the summer.  Please join us when we resume in October.

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 video and article:  
What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?"

What we offer: 
Meditation Drop-In Groups:

We offer drop-in meditation groups on Wednesdays at 6:00pm and Fridays at 12:00pm.

Introduction to Mindfulness

This class teaches the basics of Mindfulness Meditation.

Next class will be announced soon. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):

No class scheduled at this time.

Mindful Movement Classes:​

Qigong drop-in classes Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am.  $10/class paid in advance for the month, and $12 paid for one class at a time. ​

Tai Chi Easy™

2018 4-week class series are as follows:
8/18, 8/25, 9/8, 9/15
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3​

2019 4-week class series are as follows:

1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2

​2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/3​​

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am, at UU church on Fruitville Rd. Registration required. Email Nancy Saum at 
or call 703-297-1749 for more information.