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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - LauraLinney

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY CONSTANCE HIGLEY, COURTESY OF ANATOMY REDEFINED (STUDIO INTERIOR); COURTESY OF CHILL (EXTERIOR, WOMAN READING); BY THOMAS BARWICK/GETTY IMAGES (CLASS) Quiet time: From Anatomy Redefined (left) to Chill (right and center), more and more Chicago destinations are beckoning on-the-go locals with opportunities to take a soothing break from their busy lives. In today's mile-a-minute world, slowing down is the ultimate indulgence—and three Chicago wellness studios are giving locals a place to take a super- soothing mental break. Forget incense, chakra cleansing, and gurus: Chill makes meditation approachable for the average busy professional. Opened in April by a yogi and a hedgie, the 4,000-square-foot studio near the Merch Mart encourages members to pop in for 30-minute guided sessions followed by a chair massage (clothes on!). While you recharge your mind, recharge your iPhone: Each locker is fitted with a USB port. Classes from $22. 222 W. Kinzie St., 312-222-1442; Sound practitioner Elizabeth Meador, owner of Anatomy Redefined, will give you a hug when you enter her studio in the West Loop. Then she'll immerse you in a "sound bath." You won't get wet, but you will float away—the bronze gongs she plays for an hour are tuned to the exact vibration of various planets to put attendees into a deeply restorative state. Expect snoring. Classes from $30. 1241 W. Madison St., 312-833- 3280; Breathe Bar brings medita- tion to you: Owner Sylvia Maldonado and her "faculty" of experts can create a cozy space within your office's corporate walls so that a teacher can turn up to lead stress-reliev- ing classes on demand. The result: a happier, healthier workforce. Session prices by request; . THE CITY'S NEWEST WELLNESS TREND HAS ON-THE-GO CHICAGOANS LINING UP TO JUST. SIT. STILL. BY HEIDI MITCHELL JUST BREATHE 100  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM STYLE SELF

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