Upcoming SMI Classes & Events Calendar:


April 2021


(9) Thursdays, 4/29 - 6/24; 5-7:30pm


May 2021

The Wings of Mindfulness

(4) Tuesdays, 5/4 - 5/25; 6:30-8:00pm

June 2021

Mindful Movement with Yoga Nidra 

Tuesday, 6/1/21, 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

Classes resume April 6


   Thu, 10-11am 

Tai Chi Easy™

    Tue, 10-11 am 

SMI Newsletter

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The Wings of Mindfulness

Lynne Lockie, MSW will guide us in an exploration of the wings of mindfulness in this 4-part class starting May 4, 2021. The course will include lecture and discussion on consecutive Tuesday evenings.  For more information and to register, click here.

Mindful Movement with Yoga Nidra


Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient yogic practice of healing and relaxation.  Starting Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Donations accepted.  For more information and to register, 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 Returns to SMI!

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program will regularly be offered live online.  Jon Kabat-Zinn’s standard, rigorous, and engaging 9-week course curriculum used in medical centers worldwide, provides the research-based foundation for developing a mindfulness meditation practice. New dates for this course are April 29 - June 24, 2021.  For more information and to register click here.


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.


Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™
with Nancy Saum, RN

Classes to resume on April 6.

Monday Tai Chi Easy classes

have been moved to Tuesdays.

For details and to register please 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.

"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

Be Mindful. Be Happy.

Currently we meet live via Zoom.  We hope to meet you soon at:

Sarasota Mindfulness Institute at            

Unitarian Universalist Church                  

3975 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232


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