Our studio is in the heart of Carefree, Arizona surrounded by the serenity of natural desert and majestic mountains. It was constructed using sustainable and non-toxic materials. The cleanest filtered water is available for no charge, and mats and meditation pillows are always free to use on a first come basis. Our instructors are all certified through Yoga Alliance and have years of teaching experience. They are able to provide modifications and adjustments to our students, making our classes suitable for all levels. We are thrilled to offer donation based yoga classes to our community, where we aim to make yoga accessible for everyone. Please come join us!
Drs. Alexis and Jason McNeil started their yoga practice together in 2012 as a way of dealing with the day to day stressors of running a business and being physicians. Yoga transformed their hearts, lives, and medical practice beyond belief. Their vision is to offer this important piece of health to their patients and the Carefree / Cave Creek community. Our noon yoga class reminds us to SLOW DOWN, BREATHE, and continue our work day with LOVE and GRATITUDE.
SINGLE CLASS DROP-IN $15
10 CLASS PACKAGE $120
There is a DIFFERENCE between a hot yoga studio and an Infrared Heated Studio. Traditional heaters heat the body from the outside, great for sweating and fat burning…
BUT… Infrared heats the body from the INSIDE so sweating and fat burning are only part of the benefits! Infrared causes dilation of the small blood vessels deep inside the organs, increasing circulation in the deep tissues which don’t easily get fresh blood. When deep organ tissues are flushed with new oxygenated blood, deeper healing takes place. Toxic substances like heavy metals, environmental toxins and chemicals are stored in these deep tissues. The infrared heat combined with the twisting and stretching of the yoga poses allow the toxins to be released, they travel into the blood stream and are carried out of the body through the skin with the sweat or released into the gut to move out through the bowels. The infrared heat also stimulates the immune system. The penetrating heat creates an “artificial fever” and the body’s natural response is to increase white blood cells. White blood cells then work to kill viruses, bacteria and other harmful microbes. So grab a towel and a mat and join us for the deepest healing and regenerating experience only available under infrared heaters.
Also known as flow yoga, is a creative moving meditation set to music by smoothly connecting poses on inhales and exhales. Flows are easily adjusted from basic to advanced making vinyasa yoga perfect for all levels.
I dabbled in different styles of yoga throughout my late teens and early twenties, but didn’t become a consistent practitioner until I discovered heated classes. Something about the added intensity of that sweat-inducing heat had me hooked. Not only were the benefits I reaped on a physical level astounding, but the mental peace I found within those 60-90 minutes of total presence- just me moving with my breath- was such a welcome change for my overactive mind.
I decided I needed to share my love of yoga and all it’s benefits with others so in February of 2016 I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Portland, Oregon and proceeded to teach full time for the next four years. During those years I taught classes ranging from Yoga Fundamentals for beginner clients to intermediate/advanced level Hot Power Vinyasa and Hot Power Sculpt classes.
I moved to Carefree, Arizona in the summer of 2020 and was beyond thrilled to find North Valley Medical Center offering heated yoga classes just a few minutes drive from my apartment. This beautiful little studio within Dr. Alexis and Dr. Jason McNeil’s naturopathic doctor’s office was the perfect fit for my personal yoga practice and I am beyond honored to now be a part of their yoga instructor roster.
I hope you’ll join me for one of my light-hearted, unique, and intelligently sequenced hot power vinyasa classes soon!
My name is Alexis Duran, or “Lex” for short. I am an Arizona native that was born to explore this beautiful desert state, I love it here! (Especially those triple digits!) I attended my first yoga class when I was 12 years young. As I grew older and became more committed to my practice I decided to sign up in 2016 for a 200hr yoga teacher training through The Madison Improvement Club. Since then I have taught various styles including: vinyasa, yin, hot flow, kids, chair yoga for a local retirement home, and for athletes at CrossFit gyms throughout the valley. I love the physical strength and flexibility that yoga brings, but the mental and spiritual tools I have gained from this practice is what has saved my life, brought me peace, and keeps me showing up. I also love to hike, go camping, hang by the lake, spend time with my best gal pals, my husband, Tyler, and kids, Braxton, 9 & Roka, 3.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.”
~ Judith Hanson Lasater
North Valley Medical and Yoga Center
7301 E Sundance Trail Suite C-102 Carefree, AZ 85377 | Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
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