President of the Internatiol School of Structural Integration ISSI
Instructor at the Guild for SI and founder of the Crestone College of SI
She became interested in SI when she saw its remarkable effects on the human psyche. Nilce taught Psychology and Body Awareness for the Rolf Institute (R.I.) following her graduation there in 1983.
As a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Rolfers (Associação Brasileira de Rolfistas (ABR)), Nilce was also instrumental in bringing the Rolf Institute classes to Brazil.
Thereafter, along with some of the R.I.'s senior faculty members, she helped form the Guild for Structural Integration (GSI) in order to preserve the original teachings of Dr. Rolf.
Nilce has worked both individually and alongside Dr. Rolf's chosen teachers in training students to practitioner and advanced practitioner levels in the U.S. and Brazil. Through her workshops, she has traveled the world to enrich the quality of work and depth of understanding of SI practitioners.
Having worked for many years alongside the world's most experienced teachers of SI, Nilce is now recognized as an expert in her own right. She is committed to establishing Dr. Rolf's work internationally, and in strengthening its position in today's marketplace.
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.