Upcoming SMI Classes & Events Calendar:


June 2021

Mindful Movement with Yoga Nidra 

Monday, 6/7/21, 5-6pm


All-day MBSR Retreat (open to the SMI community)

Saturday, 6/12/21, 10am-5pm

Ongoing Events Calendar:

Weekly Sits


   Wednesdays, 6pm EST


   Fridays, 12pm EST

Online Movement Classes


   Thu, 10-11am 

Tai Chi Easy™

    Tue, 10-11 am 

SMI Newsletter

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Mindful Movement

with Yoga Nidra


Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient yogic practice of healing and relaxation.  Starting Monday, June 7, 2021. Donations accepted.  For more information and to register, click here.

Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™
with Nancy Saum, RN

Monday Tai Chi Easy classes

have been moved to Tuesdays.

For details and to register please click here.

To donate for these classes, click here.




Resources Pages

Check out the new additions to our website by clicking on the Resources tab on the main menu. From apps to retreats to web links, you’ll find high quality, useful resources and book title suggestions to support your practice, no matter if you’re a novice or an old hand at meditation.



In most years SMI conducts its annual fundraising in cooperation with the Community Foundation’s Day of Giving but since they will not be holding an event this year, we will be conducting our own SMI Days of Giving.

Your contribution to SMI supports our current programs, including our Introduction to Mindfulness classes, Mindful Eating and Mindful Movement classes. We also hold free day long retreats and many of you attend our drop-in Wednesday and Friday meditation sessions.  SMI offers classes at New College and Sarasota Memorial Hospital, reaching students and staff who otherwise may not have the opportunity to partake in mindfulness meditation training.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated.  To donate by credit card or Pay Pal, click here.  To pledge an amount and send a check, click here.







Stronger Together 

During these challenging times, while we are all navigating uncertainty,  the support of our community is essential. More than ever we are committed to creating a safe space for our community to share in mindfulness by continuing to host our weekly meditations. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic SMI has been offering our weekly sits and classes on Zoom. We will continue to do so until it is safe to meet in person once again.  We look forward to seeing you on Zoom.


    Wednesdays, 6PM EST    

    Fridays, 12PM EST

If you fill out this form, you will receive weekly reminders for the scheduled meditations on Wednesday 6PM and Friday 12PM and with the Zoom link.  You only need to fill out this form once.

To see our group guidelines/agreements and for Zoom instructions, click here.

We are now reading The Little Book of Being by Diana Winston.  The schedule for our book readings is here.










MBSR Retreat!


One-day MBSR retreat is open to all of the SMI community.  Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:00am - 5:00pm.  Donations gladly accepted.  Register and donate here.


"Never mind what I have been taught.  Forget about theories and prejudices and stereotypes.  I want to understand the true nature of life.  I want to know what this experience of being alive really is.  I want to apprehend the true and deeper qualities of life; and I don't want to just accept somebody else's explanation.  I want to see it for myself."         - Bhante G