Neal is English and graduated in history and postgraduate in health care management. He completed his yoga teacher training in Sivananda Yoga in Santa Catarina, Brazil in 2009 and in Sun Power Yoga with Anne-Marie Newland in England in 2010.

He has also taken classes and attended workshops in Jivamukti Yoga, Yin Yoga, Satwa Yoga and Acroyoga and is qualified in Swedish and acupressure massage. He has practiced Tai Chi Chuan for a number of years. This is reflected in his yoga classes, which emphasise relaxation, meditation and body/mind awareness for both new and experienced practitioners.

When in Brazil he teaches at DharmaYoga events as well as other yoga centres. As part of karma yoga, he helps children in the shantytown of Coque, in Recife, Brazil by leading yoga classes for teenagers. He is a life teacher and member of DharmaYoga Recife/Brazil and UK.

He became certified in Basic Tradition Thai Massage and in Thai head, neck and shoulder massage by Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga School, Chiang Mai, Thailand.