Application of these Teachings will take Yoga to new heights in the Western World. The DSL Method is profoundly sensical.
Lesli Hunter • Yoga Teacher & Student
David’s passionate interest in anatomy and physiology as they relate to yoga has sparked my own curiosity and deeper investigation into these areas. His depth of understanding as to how the body operates, and how it responds to yoga practice filled gaps in my own understanding as a yoga teacher. I like his 10 principles [now 12 principles] for maximizing results and preventing injuries while practicing yoga asana, which emphasize safety and honor individual needs. David’s experience as a yoga teacher, bodyworker, trainer, and passionate student of the human body make him a valuable resource for yoga teachers looking to expand their knowledge and learn sound principles on which to practice and teach yoga. I appreciate that David encouraged us never to just accept his ideas on anatomy and yoga, but to test them for ourselves, in our own bodies and with our students.
Ben Cohen • Yoga Teacher
David’s work is amazing! A year ago I was hardly able to move due to severe back pain (this was not the first time). The doctor prescribed, once again, physical therapy and though I practiced these PT techniques for months, my pain grew stronger and my ability to move lessened. I then hired David Scott Lynn and within a short time I not only felt relief, but my standing, walking, sitting, and moving postures had improved. Now, 12 months later, I seldom feel pain and move with ease, freedom, and flexibility; moving in ways I never imagined were possible a year ago. Thanks to David, I have a daily pain-free yoga, standing, walking, and sitting practice, and I have new methods to share with my students. David’s knowledge is extraordinary! David’s techniques work!
Diana T. Kyricos • Kripalu Yoga & Pilates Instructor
While DSL’s concept and execution of body work is nothing short of amazing, it is his approach to yoga that has been life altering for me. The profound yet subtle changes have reinvented not only my own practice, but the way I teach yoga as well. Of all the yoga techniques I’ve studied in the past 30 years, not only are David’s methods what I’ve been searching for, but the feedback from my students is equally as positive. I’m excited about teaching yoga again.
Nan Araneo • Yoga Teacher • Rockport, Massachusetts
Former Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist
DSL has taught in the last 3 teacher training programs I have run this year . I chose him for the Anatomy & Physiology part of our training because of his yoga background and orientation. I have observed him and participated in his classes in each one of those trainings and have the highest regard for his expertise and knowledge of the body and ways to approach asana. He brings an awareness of how injury occurs in the first place and what role yoga is able to play in healing the body. He brings a depth of knowledge that is unusual to find and a way of teaching that allows students regardless of background to understand and utilize the principles in their teaching of yoga. He is very respectful and pays particular attention to all levels of safety for his students. In my opinion, he definitely should be considered as having mastered the teaching of yoga …
Ruth Hartung • Director & Instructor
7 Centers Yoga Arts
[PLEASE NOTE: I am no longer teaching at 7 Centers — DSL]
I found that combining David’s bodywork with chiropractic adjustments gave me deep releases that I never experienced before. David’s teaching and understanding of the body in a practical yet yogic way, totally fills in the gaps I’ve always found between yoga, anatomy, common sense & practical living.
William Don Johnson • Yoga Teacher
David Scott Lynn is a bodyworker extraordinaire. His knowledge of the structure of the body and the way the muscles cooperate with each other in their movement has prompted us to put him on our faculty as the anatomy professor in our Yoga Teacher Training Program. His work is state of the art and goes way beyond most traditional understanding of how the physical body operates. His patience and genius in working on me has changed my awareness of myself. His work is lasting and his selflessness is amazing.
(Former) Co-Director 7 Centers Yoga Arts
You did for me in 4 hours what physiotherapy couldn’t do in 4 years. And, you gave me the tools to continue working on my own.
Michelle Sands • Yoga Teacher
This is an essential course for anyone who is serious about teaching yoga. David presents the information in an interesting, insightful and amusing manner. I want to learn EVERYTHING DSL knows, that’s why I’m coming back for more!
Iyengar Style Yoga Teacher
Thanks again for the incredible bodywork session you gave me last week ! You have an amazing gift and I hope to be able to support you as much as possible.
Travis K. Robinson
Yoga in the Rockies Magazine
“Co-creating Conscious Community”
TO: Yoga Alliance
Reference Letter for David Scott Lynn
The workshop I attended with David was about anatomy and alignment of the spine combined with demonstrations of gentle yoga poses of a more healing and restorative nature. Poses like the cobra, half locust, gentle lying twists, tadasana, taking time to really sink into these simpler poses to experience their full benefits without rushing.
David is a wonderful blend of clarity, humor, strength and compassion as a person and with respect to his teaching style. He has a way of keeping people’s attention focused and on track. He’s very interesting to listen to.
David is excellent at working with people in groups and individually. In his workshop he would sometimes demonstrate a pose and then have the students try, providing insights on alignments and modifications based on the specific needs of individuals. He does not teach yoga on a “one size fits all” basis. He understands a student’s need for individualized instruction. He’s very versatile and intuitive in this way.
He creates a very safe physical, emotional and psychological environment. He’s very professional and personable at the same time, nice blend of both.
In addition, David is also an expert bodyworker and his understanding of anatomy and physiology is vast. He is creative with his own theories of bodywork and applies this understanding to the practice of yoga.
He’s very intelligent and well-read. He has many years of experience. I go to him for bodywork and he is in my opinion a true healer.
Sincerely, Jennifer Lynn Marcussen