Alma Omeralovic                                                                           

Social Media / Meditation Instructor

Source of inspiration: Nature, travels, mom(s).

Sunday soundtrack: Nina Simone.

Most repeated intention: May all beings everywhere be happy and healthy.

Favorite season: Fall.

Favorite El stop: Chicago stop, brown line.

Favorite hour of the day: Right before the sun rises.

Most admired character trait: Charisma.

I Chill because: It gives me space while keeping me connected.


chill-82.jpg

Bill Epperly                                                                            

Meditation Instructor

Life philosophy: Enjoy every moment, live wholeheartedly, die without regrets.

Love philosophy: Life is short, love without limits!

Most repeated intention: Be open to the present moment.

Favorite movie: Cloud Atlas.

Coffee or tea? Dark matter coffee.


Claire Mark                                                                              

Co-Founder / Chief Chill Officer / Co - Head of Teacher Training / Meditation Instructor

Indulgence: Good chocolate.

Source of inspiration: The universe.

Proudest moment: Still to come.

Latest purchase: The book series of Mr. Happy, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Tickle.

Most repeated intention: Slow down, create joy.

Most loved Chicago spot: The beach.

Coffee or tea: Tea. Definitely tea.

I Chill because: It helps me be a better daughter, sister, mother, friend, partner, human.


Darrell Jones
 

Co - Head of Teacher Training / General Manager

Morning ritual: 15 minutes of meditation.

Evening ritual: Gratitude for the day.

Source of inspiration: People living in their purpose.

Food philosophy: Eat good things.

Sunday soundtrack: Instrumental hip-hop and classic soul.

Reading recommendation: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.

I Chill because: It keeps me sane.


Jill Grech
 

Social Media

Morning ritual: Water. Coffee. Kids.

Evening ritual: Family dinner.

Retreat: The northern Michigan woods.

Secret talent: Expert cake pop maker.

Sunday soundtrack: Hamilton.

Most repeated intention: Maintain an open heart and patience with everyone around me.

Most loved Chicago spot: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.

I Chill because: It helps me sort through the clutter in my head.


Kimberly dunn
 

Meditation Instructor

Morning ritual: RPM (rise,pee,meditate).

Indulgence: French wine.

Proudest moment: Becoming a mom of twin girls.

Secret talent: Poker.

Love philosophy: Love experiences, not things.

I Chill because: It helps me stay focused, lighthearted and calm no matter what life throws my way.


LAura sage                                                                                  

Co-Founder

Indulgence: 100% unplugging.

Sleep position: Any sleep = good sleep.

Morning ritual: Early to rise.

Evening ritual: Early to bed.

Favorite Movie: Out of Africa.

Most admired trait: Honesty.

Dusk or Dawn: Dawn.

I Chill because: It makes me a more thoughtful, patient, creative and healthy person.


Liz Olson                                                                                   

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Morning ritual: Maximum slowness.

Evening ritual: Maximum grooming.

Indulgence: Doing nothing.

Retreat: Into the woods or into my head.

Source of inspiration: Words, symmetry, my nieces.

Proudest moment: Getting out of bed.

Latest purchase: A slackline and sunscreen.

Life philosophy: Pay attention.


Monica Bren
 

Meditation Instructor

Morning ritual: Warm water with lemon. Shower. Meditate.

Indulgence: Dark chocolate.

Secret talent: Pool.

Proudest moment: Finding my calling to help others.

Latest purchase: Internet.

Most loved Chicago spot: Bridgeport.

I Chill because: If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be serving the universe as intended.


Nadège Rochelemagne

Massage Therapist

Indulgence: Wine and dark chocolate.

Proudest moment: Navigating Kathmandu.

Food philosophy: French is best.

Love philosophy: Unconditional.

Most loved Chicago spot: Montrose Beaches bird sanctuary.

Coffee or tea?: Both.

I Chill because: So I can fully absorb my experience.


Nicole Gilbertson
 

Store Manager

Indulgence: Naps.

Retreat: Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Secret talent: Pop culture trivia knowledge.

Love philosophy: It’s a verb!

Most loved Chicago spot: Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool.

Zodiac sign: Taurus Sun, Capricorn Ascendant.

I Chill because: It helps me meet my day as it comes.


Rachel Lodrö
 

Meditation Instructor

Morning ritual: Coffee.

Retreat: Meditation cushion and yoga mat — at home or somewhere out in the world.

Proudest moment: Any time I take a risk or move through fear. It’s always worth it.

Secret talent: Ambidextrousness.

Life philosophy: Be a traveler, even when you’re not traveling.

Favorite El stop: Belmont.


Rainbow Weldon

Meditation Instructor

Indulgence: Dark Chocolate.

Secret talent: Tap dancing.

Most loved Chicago spot: Anywhere along the lakefront.

Coffee or tea?: Tea.

Ocean or lake?: Both.

I Chill because: I was born chill.


Rhonda Duffaut
 

Meditation Instructor

Morning ritual: Breath exercises before breakfast.

Indulgence: A good espresso drink.

Latest purchase: “Color the Classics” from The Art Institute of Chicago.

Favorite movie: Pink Panther.

Most admired character trait: Calm.

Most loved Chicago spot: Overlooking the lake at Fullerton.

I Chill because: It helps me see the beauty in life.


Rogan Motis
 

Meditation Instructor

Morning ritual: Make a cup of tea. Meditate. Visualize my day. Read the news.

Secret talent: I actually know how many licks it takes to reach the center of a tootsie pop.

Favorite season: Back to school season at Target.

Favorite El stop: 18th Street on the Pink line.

Dusk or Dawn?: I don’t like binaries.

Coffee or tea: All of it.

I Chill because: It is the only true reality I know.


Steven Andrew 

Marketing

Indulgence: Chocolate (I'm into the dark stuff).

Source of inspiration: My friends.

Proudest moment: Completing my first Chicago Marathon.

Food philosophy: Go big or go home.

Life philosophy: What we imagine, we create.

Love philosophy: If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Most admired character trait: Loyalty.

I Chill because: Being mindful is sexy.


Susan Lipshutz, LCSW
 

Meditation Advisor + Instructor

Morning ritual: Greeting the day with gratitude.

Retreat: Mexico!

Proudest moment: Raising two empowered beautiful daughters.

Secret talent: I can bake a pretty decent apple pie.

Most loved Chicago spot: The trail from Belmont Harbor to Oak Street Beach.

Coffee or tea: First one then the other.

I Chill because: It’s good for me!


Tak-Seng Lodrö, Psy.D.
 

Meditation Advisor + Instructor

Morning ritual: Coffee and contemplation.

Indulgence: Wine and whiskey.

Proudest moment: Becoming a psychologist.

Food philosophy: Cook it, share it, enjoy it, don’t waste it.

Favorite hour of the day: 5am.

Most admired character trait: Courage.

Coffee or tea?: Plenty of both.