Chill Ed

Mindful Meditation

Intensive: Thoughts + Emotions

A two-day mindfulness intensive for anyone looking to deepen their meditation practice.

February 2 + 3, 2019

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Course overview

We’re excited to start the new year with the next offering in our Chill Ed series, Mindful Meditation Intensive: Thoughts + Emotions. This experience offers comprehensive guidance for anyone looking to strengthen their meditation practice. Participation in any of our previous Chill Ed programs is absolutely not necessary.

You’ll spend two afternoons in our studio learning to take charge of your thoughts + emotions, instead of the other way around. We’ll explore emotional intelligence and how it relates to self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and motivation. Specific practices will include observation meditations, loving kindness, mindful sorting, and much more. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) best practices are observed.

Chill Ed instructors

Darrell Jones, Chill General Manager / Co-Head of Teacher Training / Meditation Instructor

Darrell is Chill personified — his approachable and calming presence is appreciated by customers and students. As the Chill GM, he brings programming and curriculum development experience from his former position as program manager at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Darrell graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in Music and holds a Masters in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies.  His inspiration comes from the realization that in all philosophy, science, religions, and psychology, there is some element of meditation or contemplation to stimulate change and growth.


Kimberly Dunn, Meditation + Yoga Instructor

Kimberly embodies the unique combination of Chill's modern meditation rooted in science. She effortlessly combines her Purdue degree in health education and kinesiology with 10+ years as a personal trainer and many mindfulness / meditation / yoga certifications to benefit her students. Kimberly is incredibly adept at making the first-time meditator feel comfortable in their cushion while sharing opinions on philosophy and India's best ashrams with zen experts. At the center of her work, Kimberly believes a regular practice of asana (physical movement), pranayama (breath work), and meditation clears the distractions of the mind, creating space for true wisdom of the heart.


Photo credit: Svadhyaya Sport / Monika Dixon PR / Nikko Salgado

Photo credit: Svadhyaya Sport / Monika Dixon PR / Nikko Salgado

Mindful Meditation Intensive Curriculum 

Thoughts /

Controlling our thoughts instead of our thoughts controlling us. Practice focus will include observing thoughts meditation, object meditation, and breathing our beliefs meditation.

Emotions /

Learning to manage the consuming effects of our feelings. Practice focus will include loving kindness, embracing emotions, beyond right + wrong meditation, and mindful sorting.

Chill Ed Logistics

Class Sessions

  • Saturday, February 2nd + Sunday, February 3rd

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm each day at Chill

  • A minimum of two additional hours of in-studio classes required for successful completion

Required Reading

  • Calming the Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley, MD

  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Student Perk

  • Unlimited core classes throughout February

  • Yogis and massage therapists earn ten hours of continuing education credits


$475 per person


Cancellations must be made by January 18 for full studio credit. Your credit may be applied to anything offered at Chill.