Neil is originally from Cape Town, South Africa . He studied Psychology at the University of Cape Town , and Food Technology at the Cape Town Technikon.
Neil completed his certification as a Teacher of the Alexander Technique in London, at the Constructive Teaching Center. He was trained by Walter Carrington, and Joyce Roberts.
Neil studied Shamanism through
the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
He was trained by Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and Sandra Harner .