Neal received his basic training and advanced training with Dr. Rolf starting in 1971 at Esalen.
He became a member of the faculty of the Rolf Institute in 1980, was subsequently the RISI's president for six years and became an Honorary Life Member.
In 1991 Neal left the Rolf Institute along with Peter Melchior, Emmett Hutchins, Stacey Mills and others to found the Guild for Structural Integration.
Until recently he was the Guild's president, and continues to teach both for he Guild in the United States as well as the European Guild for SI.
Neal has a great ability to clearly deliver the principles and theories of the SI work, and with his amazing sense of humor, strong spiritual and family base, he has become a guiding light for many practitioners. He has devoted his life to spreading the theory and practice of Dr. Rolf's work to his many students around the world. He has taught in China, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and across the United States and Canada.
In 1988 he was part of a study group that researched the effects of Structural Integration on ice skaters. The report can be downloaded here.
Since 1973 Neal has maintained a private practice in San Francisco.
Neal's modesty with respect to our work may have kept him out of the limelight of the SI community - thus few people know that he helped set a world record in 2005. This event raised 50'000 Dollars for the victims of Hurricane Katharina.