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.  

See our calendar for a listing of our weekly activities.



​See this video on Chronic Stress and the brain. 

New in February:

Introduction to Mindfulness, Feb. 16 & 23, 1:00-2:30pm, suggested donation of $20.

Qigong series with Nancy Saum starts again on Feb. 6 on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.  Monday drop-ins resume in January. 

Next MBSR class starts Feb. 9 - Mar. 29, 2016, with the day-long retreat on Mar. 12, 2016.  All former MBSR students are welcome to attend the day-long retreat with a suggested donation of $20.

Coming in March:

Six-week Mindfulness, Food and Body Image Workshop with Lily Myers, MA.  This class is for women only and is from 6-7:30 p.m, Thursdays, from Mar 24-Apr 28, 2016.

Inhale/Exhale with Larisa Byely, M.A., RYT, CPT.  This is a restorative Yoga practice focused on freeing the natural breath. Mar. 5, 2016, 2-4:30pm, Fee $30. 

Ongoing Classes:

Kids classes Saturday  mornings.   Family Tai Chi/Qigong, Laughter Yoga and Mindtime for Kids.  Check out the details here

A new Yoga class has begun at SMI on Friday mornings.  Check out all our yoga classes here.

Qi Stretching with Daniele Nance, continuing every Tuesday, $10 per class.  Update:  New class time - 12:00-1:00pm.

QiGong with Daniele Nance, continuing every Thursday, $10 per class.  Update:  New class time starting Feb. 4 - 12:00-1:00pm.

Mixed Levels Yoga class, 10:30 - 11:30 am, $10
This course continues every Tues and Thurs, 10:30 - 11:30 am and is taught by 
Kelly Tynes.

You can register for many of our classes on Meetup.