Help support us through the Amazon Smile Program.  When you shop at Amazon through this link, SMI gets 0.5% of any purchase you make!  Click here to start shopping.yr paragraph here.

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?"

The Good Cause Eco Sangha of Sarasota is sponsoring a conversation with Heather Lyn Mann on the 'Mindful Advocacy for Joyful Engagement and Social Transformation' on Friday, April 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm.  See here for more information.

We invite you to support SMI during the Community foundation's 2018 Day of Giving.  

If you wish to donate, you can log on to beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 1st.  The event concludes at noon on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Each individual in a household can donate up to $100  and will be matched 1:1 by the Patterson Foundation.


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.

You can sign up for many of our programs on:

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.

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 is Tuesday, May 22 and May 29.  You must register  and pay for this class ahead of time.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):

New class coming soon.

Mindful Eating

A three week program open to everyone and anyone who would like to develop a healthy, mindful relationship with food.  

Class starts May 7, 2018.  

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:
4/28 - 5/19
6/2 -6/23
9/8 - 9/29
10/6 - 10/27

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am, at UU church on Fruitville Rd. Registration required.