Chicago Meditation + Wellness Retreat

January 26 - 27, 2019

St. Jane Hotel Chicago

Kick off 2019 with the ultimate wellness staycation.


New year. New goals.

Join Chill Co-Founder Claire Mark, Chill General Manager Darrell Jones, Chill instructor Kimberly Dunn, gong immersion instructor Gina Harris, and registered dietitian and certified health coach Barbie Boules for the ultimate mini-vacation. Give your resolutions a jumpstart with a weekend dedicated to meditation, yoga, and journaling.

Creating mindfulness requires practice until it becomes second nature. From the way we move our bodies to how we organize our day, there is always an opportunity to center ourselves in the moment. 

This retreat is for anyone looking to solidify mindful practices + habits in the new year. Whether you’re kickstarting your meditation practice, are a zen expert, or fall somewhere in the middle, there’s a cushion waiting for you at the St. Jane Hotel.


Retreat getaway

St. Jane Hotel

Located on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, the St. Jane Hotel is a historic landmark with a modern perspective. This luxury hotel offers every guest unrivaled views of Chicago’s iconic sights. Amenities include fitness facility access and gourmet dining. In your downtime over the weekend, you can enjoy all the incredible shopping and dining Michigan Avenue offers.

What to expect

What's included

  • One night stay at the St. Jane Hotel Chicago

  • Healthy meals each day (gluten-free and vegan options available)

  • Three meditation sessions led by Darrell Jones

  • Yoga sessions led by Claire Mark and Kimberly Dunn

  • One sound meditation led by Gina Harris

  • Journaling workshop led by Barbie Boules

What's not included

  • Travel or parking


Retreat schedule

Sunday, January 27

  • Group yoga

  • Breakfast

  • Group meditation

  • Departures

Saturday, January 26

  • Group yoga

  • Group meditation with mindful eating

  • Lunch at St. Jane

  • Journaling

  • Walking meditation

  • Afternoon break

  • Dinner at St. Jane

  • Gong immersion meditation


Modern wellness


Sessions taught by Darrell Jones will infuse tangible, mindful tools you’ll be able to apply to everyday life when you head home.  Intention setting, visualization, focused breathing, and movement are techniques we’ll use to strengthen our practice.


Chill yoga classes deepen the mind + body connection. Claire Mark and Kimberly Dunn teach vinyasa yoga, focusing on alignment and moving in sync with your breath.

Sound meditation

Experience the music of the gong, an ancient healing tool that impacts every system in our bodies. Led by Gina Harris, our gong classes regenerate the parasympathetic nervous system for an immediate release of tension. 


Barbie Boules explains why journaling is a critical component in achieving full wellness. It’s not about perfect grammar or writing witty prose, but rather about understanding our patterns / habits / obstacles toward reaching our goals. The research supports journaling as a key component of success and Barbie shares ideas on establishing a doable and approachable practice.

Retreat Instructors


St. Jane King

  • King bed

  • Seating area with expansive Chicago views

  • Complimentary in-room Nespresso machine with a selection of coffees and teas

Single occupancy = $750

St. Jane Double

  • Two queen beds

  • Seating area with expansive Chicago views

  • Complimentary in-room Nespresso machine with a selection of coffees and teas

Double occupancy = $500 per person

The fine print

Cancellations must be made by December 24 for full studio credit. Your credit may be applied to anything offered at Chill. Please email or call with any questions.