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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

Marketing + 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                                                                                  


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


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


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 

Customer Relations

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!