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Chill Ed

Meditation Teacher Training

100-hour CHILL certification course

September - November 2019

 
 
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Course Overview

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.


Course Curriculum 

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

  • Emotional regulation

  • Managing stress successfully

  • The art of teaching meditation

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Logistics

Class Sessions

  • Saturday, September 7 / 2-4 pm / in studio

  • Tuesday’s, 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

  • 2 classes a week of in-studio classes + at home meditation practice

Requirements

  • 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)

Student Perks

  • Unlimited core classes are included for the duration of the course

  • Earn CHILL teacher training certification

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours

Tuition

  • Before July 10: $1350 for members / $1650 for non-members

  • After July 10: $1575 for members / $1875 for non-members


Chill Ed Instructors

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Claire Mark

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.

 
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Darrell Jones

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.

 
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Kimberly Dunn

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. 

Contact katy@chillchicago.com to get on the waiting list for our next Meditation Teacher Training coming in early 2020.