Chill Ed

Mindful Meditation

Intensive: Thoughts + Emotions

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

June 15 + 16, 2019

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Course overview

We’re excited to kick off the summer with our next offering in the 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.


Rajni Tripathi, Meditation + Yoga Instructor

With eastern philosophies and modalities rooted in her Indian heritage, Rajni is a practitioner and teacher of yoga, ayurveda and meditation. She has over 4000 hours of teaching and coaching experience and she has helped students combat burnout, boosts energy levels and reduce stress. Rajni brings her intention of supporting individuals with mental + emotional space to Chill. She teaches healthy habits and practical methods of transformation for the mind + body.

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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, June 15 + Sunday, June 16

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

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

Suggested Reading

  • Calming the Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley, MD

  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Student Perk

  • Unlimited core classes throughout June

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


$395 per person early bird pricing through May 15 ($495 after this date)


Cancellations must be made by June 1 for full studio credit. Your credit may be applied to anything offered at Chill.