About The Neals
Alexi and Chas Neal are Florida natives that discovered their true home in the Front Range of Colorado. Alexi began teaching yoga in 2012, and Yoga Therapy in January 2018, and Chas was certified to teach meditation in 2013 and received his master's in Mental health Counseling from Regis University in May 2018.
What started as a conversation about wanting to give to the community and share their skills ended in the founding of The Neal Center in May 2017.
The Neal Center motto is "Start where you are." Chas and Alexi took this to heart and started The Neal Center when they were still meditation and yoga teachers, knowing that the best time to start pursuing your dreams is right now.
The hope is that you will take inspiration from this and start (whatever it is you'd like to begin) from this moment, with whatever you have, wherever you are on your path.
As a child, Chas was often the one that friends would come to when struggling with issues. He quickly discovered the value and meaning in offering a compassionate ear, and helping people find their path through pain. He knew from his first psychology class that he was meant to be a mental health counselor.
As he began his counseling practice, he recognized a love for working with people struggling from the pain of grief and trauma because he saw in this population what so many struggle to see: potential. This work led him to his current practice, focused not just on healing the pain, but also building toward growth, spiritual connection, and living a fulfilling life.
When he's not working, Chas may be in nature, playing board games with friends, or jamming out to his favorite records.
Alexi started practicing yoga when she was just 12 years old, following along with videos of Rodney Yee in the living room with her mother. This love developed into a career- starting as yoga teacher for 6 years. But there seemed to be a deeper layer of learning that could happen with the tools that yoga provides, so she eventually found her way to Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.
Her passion is in helping people rediscover their strength and wisdom in the aftermath of grief and trauma. So many people suffer for years from anxiety and disordered thoughts after traumatic events, and being present to the process of reconnection is a profound way to impact her community.
Outside of yoga and this practice, Alexi loves to hike, is always in the middle of a few books, and relishes a good cup of chai tea.