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SMI Notifications

Keep in touch! We will send out notices when there is a new walk or event.  To continue getting updates from SMI, please sign up HERE.

Upcoming Events

February 2023
Walk in the Park
Sat. Feb. 18, 10:00am

Healer within Medical Qigong


Ongoing Events Calendar:

Weekly Sits


   Fridays, 12pm EST

Online Movement Classes


   Wed, 10-11am 

   1st & 3rd week

Tai Chi Easy™

    Wed, 10-11 am 

    2nd & 4th week


SMI has made the difficult decision to close "it's doors" as a non-profit organization. As individuals, we will continue to do our best to form part of the mindfulness community in the greater Sarasota area. There will be no more monthly newsletters as The Sarasota Mindfulness Institute but we will continue to update this website as well as share updates on our Facebook page. Please feel free to contact us via email at

A few of our dedicated members have decided to continue hosting our weekly Friday sits and monthly mindful walks. If you are interested in staying in touch and joining our future offerings, please sign up HERE. (Note: this is a new list and will be used in place of our previous registration forms. )


Weekly Meditation

SMI is currently only offering our weekly sits  on Zoom. We will continue to do so until further notice.  We look forward to seeing you on Zoom.


       Fridays, 12PM EST

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


Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™
with Nancy Saum, retired RN

Qigong, 10-11am EST

1st & 3rd Wednesday

Tai Chi Easy, 10-11am EST 

2nd & 4th Wednesday

For details and to register please click here.

Mark your calendars. Nancy will be in Sarasota in February 2023 and is planning in-person classes at the UU Church during her visit--one Qigong class, one Tai Chi Easy class, one Guo Lin class, and a 12-hour workshop “Healer Within Medical Qigong Practice Leader Certification Training”.  Medical Qigong is any Qigong used for a healing, medical, or health enhancement purpose. In this training participants practice the four elements of practice: body posture and movement, self-massage, breathing exercises, and mental focus. Participants will also learn how to share these practices with others.If you have questions, contact Nancy directly at If you use WhatsApp,you can also call +351 912 675 634. Just remember that Nancy is 5 hours later in Lisbon,Portugal.


Walking Meditation

Next walk is scheduled for Feb. 18, 2023 at Arlington Park.  Details coming soon.


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
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