Programs / Events

Caloosahatchee Mindfulness is launching a new outreach program “Mindfulness Moments.”

This social media community outreach provides meaningful, supportive mindful living programs for the community, three days a week: Mindfulness Monday, Wisdom Wednesday, and Self-Care Saturday. You are welcome to join on the Caloosahatchee Mindfulness’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday facilitators offer insights into mindfulness, wisdom, and self-care. With today’s demanding situations, how to live well and calmly is of great benefit.

Three community-minded and experienced professionals are the facilitators. The Mindfulness Monday Facilitator Jan has applied many years of yoga practice, influenced by Buddhist precepts of mindfulness and compassion, in both her private life and her work as a psychotherapist. The second Facilitator is Valarie Olsen who will give insight into Wisdom on Wednesdays with the use of ancient Eastern and Western traditions along with her practices as a licensed Mental Health Counselor, a certified yoga teacher, and meditation. The third Facilitator is Christine “Cricket” Giles who is an Exercise Physiologist at Lee Health Cardiac Rehab who draws from her love and knowledge of Nutrition and Mindfulness. Caloosahatchee Mindfulness Outreach program began September 5, 2020.

For further information contact or call/ text at 941-888-0116.

Available Programs / Events

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR)

Caloosahatchee Mindfulness is offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR), an evidence-based, in-depth course that supports your own individual exploration and commitment to practice through interactive in-class experiences. The course includes 8 weekly 2.5 hour classes, and a day-long retreat class between class 6 and class 7.

MBSR Orientation and the eight week course will be offered by Anne Louise Kracmer, LCSW. They will be live online using the Zoom video platform. Anne Louise has taken MBSR teacher training courses through the Centers for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the University of California San Diego, and Brown University. In 2018 she became a Qualified MBSR Teacher through the University of Massachusetts.

To find out if MBSR is right for you, please attend one of the two free MBSR Orientation classes. Attendance at an MBSR Orientation is a prerequisite to registering for the 8-week MBSR course. You will be offered an opportunity to register for the full course during the orientation session. Please register for one of the two free orientation dates with Anne Louise at

Full Course Info:

This course is offered four times a year with the dates to be announced in the near future.

If you would like to provide a Gift Certificate to the course for that special Holiday treat, contact Caloosahatchee Mindfulness for information.

MBSR is also available to businesses and corporations for training.

MBSR program consists of an Orientation Session and eight classes of two-and-half hours.

There will be an all-day retreat from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Cost for the 8 weekly sessions plus the all-day retreat day is $199.

Wednesday Morning Book Group

10-11:30 AM on Zoom

A small group that studies and shares books on mindfulness practices to create happier and healthier living. For information on joining the group by Zoom and the next book to be discussed, call or text (941) 888-0116 or email to

Discussion is focused on understanding how the author’s words and concepts are relevant to our daily lives.

Caloosahatchee Rising Tide Sangha's Midweek Mindfulness

Midweek Mindfulness is back online! Every third Wednesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm on Zoom, the Sangha will meets for meditation and deep sharing. This is a great opportunity to check in with yourself, and the sangha during the week. So come relax and calm the mind and body, and practice meditation and deep listening together with us.

Our weekly discussions usually involve examples of how we’ve applied the mindfulness practices we study. Even if you are not familiar with the practice, you are likely to find something of value in the discussion and be able to share from your own experiences if you choose.

For the Zoom invitation please click the link here: Passcode: heart