Southern Mindfulness Institute

Mindfulness Training Online & Onsite

Our onsite and online mindfulness training courses and workshops fuse ancient philosophies with modern psychology and cutting-edge neuroscience to bring you in-depth knowledge and practical experience for cultivating a lifelong — and life changing — practice of living mindfully. We offer instruction in a variety of mindfulness practices including mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Mass. 

Our online classes are unique in the mindfulness online learning world; they are live and interactive. You have the benefit of group resonance and group dynamic, the same benefit you get in our onsite classes and you don't get in a standard video class. We also offer individual and group Applied Positive Psychology Coaching, Mindfulness & Resiliency Coaching, and Mindful Sleep Mentoring to support you and your well being.

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally." Present moment awareness is key to developing greater clarity, helping you to recognize negative patterns of reactivity, conditioned behavior and unproductive thoughts. Our carefully developed onsite and online mindfulness training courses will guide you in cultivating present moment awareness. The techniques employed are secular and compatible with any faith tradition.

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Comprehensive Mindfulness Training Services

 Mindfulness 101 Online

We start at the beginning. In this online introduction to mindfulness training, we meet you where you are, teaching mindfulness through a variety of formal and informal practices, guiding you toward clarity, resilience and well being. 

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Mindfulness Workshops

Lasting between a half day to two days, our mindfulness training workshops can introduce the benefits of mindfulness into your organization, school or group. All workshops can be tailored to fit the specific needs of the client.

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Mindfulness Coaching

SMI provides online and in-person mindfulness coaching and mentoring to a limited number of clients each month. Mindfulness coaching offers an opportunity for one-on-one exploration, with a highly trained and experienced professional, of developing and sustaining mindful living.

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Children & Mindfulness

Our SMIle mindfulness training series for children is offered to schools, after-school programs and community centers, providing educational and leadership training to youth ages 12-18 through cultivation of social-emotional learning, communication and mindfulness skills.

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Keynotes & Speaker Series

Introduce mindfulness to your business, professional or community organization. We have experience delivering topically-relevant mindfulness keynotes to audiences of any size.

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Our Mindfulness Training Curriculum

Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness Workshops

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Scientific research is showing us how mindful meditation can make changes in our brain for the better. Exciting research is demonstrating the real impact made by mindfulness training through various modalities:

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Epigenetics
  • Resilience
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Flexibility in the stress response
MBSR Training

MBSR Training

Mindful Healthcare

A very exciting and emerging field of study is Mindfulness and our health. Mindfulness training has been proven though many randomized controlled and peer reviewed studies to have many health benefits.

  • Lowered blood presser
  • Improved pain control
  • Management of stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved imune response
Mindfulness Training Online

Mindfulness Training Online

Mindfulness at Work

The modern work place can be demanding, stressful and filled with digital distraction. Mindfulness techniques are scientifically based and proven to assist with and the development of:

  • Resilience habits
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Stress and conflict management
  • Improved energy awareness and maintenance
  • Increased productivity
  • Greater mental clarity
  • Foundations of emotional intelligence
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Positive Psychology & Happiness

Students in our onsite and online mindfulness training courses learn about cross-disciplinary research, spanning the fields of psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and more. We offer strategies for tapping into, developing and nurturing your own happiness. Emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of the latest scientific discoveries on psychological well-being.

  • Discover what happiness is and why it matters to you
  • Learn how to increase you own happiness
  • Understand the power of social connection
  • Learn resiliency habits
  • Discover what is mindfulness and its real world applications
Mindfulness Training Course

Mindfulness Training Course

Compassion and Empathy

Compassion is a trait that can be cultivated through mindfulness training. Mindful meditation appears to teach the mind to move directly from an observation of suffering to benevolent action. Action is scientifically proven to be healthier than inaction. Compassion leads to:

  • Improved outlook and contentment
  • Altruistic behavior
  • Reduced depression
  • Community building
  • Compassionate Awareness
Onsite and Online Mndfulness Training

Onsite and Online Mndfulness Training

Dynamic Aging

Through mindfulness based practices we explore the aging process as a dynamic system within a dynamic system. 93% of the graduates of our mindfulness training courses have experienced self reported increased quality of life in:

  • Autonomy
  • Environmental Mastery
  • Personal Growth
  • Positive Relationships with Others
  • Purpose in Life
  • Self Acceptance



Our mission is to provide a multifaceted mindfulness training programs of professional training, education, research, and outreach. We endeavor to further the practice of mindfulness and compassion in a diverse population, including at risk individuals.


Our vision is a world generous with compassion and acceptance.

Our core values:

  • We believe that there is innate wisdom and health in every human being.
  • We believe that practicing mindfulness will help all people respond to the flow of life in a resilient and peaceful manner; lead to more joyful, compassionate, healthy and meaningful lives; and become positive agents for change in their communities.
  • We are open and inclusive to all who wish to deepen their experience of themselves and their place in the greater community.


Mindfulness Training Online and Onsite