Meditation Teacher Training
100-hour CHILL certification course
September - November 2019
Our mission is to make it a little easier for people to live less stressed, more mindful lives and we invite you to join us in this pursuit. Whether you are interested in becoming a CHILL certified instructor or just looking to deepen your personal practice, this course is for you.
Our in-depth, 100-hour teacher training course will provide you with the tools needed to deepen your own practice and teach you how to guide meditation for others. Experience twelve weeks of meditation study, discussion, and practice with some of Chill’s most respected instructors. The course kicks off with a Saturday afternoon introduction followed by consecutive Tuesday evenings, either in our studio or streaming online, and concludes with a weekend immersion at CHILL.
Our three part teacher training program begins by exploring the seat of the student, then transitions into guiding and leading meditation and culminates with an immersive teaching experience. Throughout the course, you will learn-
History of meditation and mindfulness
Benefits of the practice
Neuroscience and anatomy of the meditative brain
Various styles of meditation
Managing stress successfully
The art of teaching meditation
Saturday, September 7 / 2-4 pm / in studio
Tuesday, September 10 / November 19 6:30-9:30 pm / in studio or online
Friday, November 22 / 6-9 pm / in studio
Saturday, November 23 / noon-8 pm / in studio
Sunday, November 24 / noon-5:00 pm / in studio
Additional hours of in-studio classes + at home meditation practice
One year of regular meditation practice
Full attendance and participation in sessions (makeups considered on a case by case basis)
Completion of all homework, activities, readings and final exam (textbooks not included in tuition)
Participation in two CHILL workshop electives (not included in tuition)
Unlimited core classes are included for the duration of the course
Earn CHILL teacher training certification
Before July 10: $1350 for members / $1650 for non-members
After July 10: $1575 for members / $1875 for non-members
Chill Ed Instructors
If Chill believed in gurus, Claire would be our’s. Claire was introduced to yoga and meditation 20 years ago in New York City and never looked back. Studying with the best senior teachers from Los Angeles to San Francisco, she landed in Chicago, where her classes enjoy a devoted following. She is dedicated to making yoga and meditation accessible to everyone, with a focus on being compassionate and kind toward all. She is also a certified life coach, cookbook author, and a mom — all of which she couldn’t have done without the help of her daily meditation practice.
Darrell is Chill personified — his approachable and calming presence is appreciated by customers and students. As the Chill Meditation and Programming Director, 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 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.
Cancellations must be made by August 1 for full studio credit. Your credit may be applied to anything offered at CHILL.