DSL BRIEF Biography & History
David Scott Lynn & the DSL Method

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David Scott Lynn (DSL) - DSL Brief Biography

DSL in Omaha at OM Center, Photo by Sandy

David Scott Lynn started his “wholistic studies” in 1967 when he was 13 years old, practicing Martial Arts & ZEN Meditation. He has been practicing yoga since 1973. Since then, there have been several periods of many months at a time of doing 3 to 4 hours of yoga per day, 4 to 6 days per week (NOT including teaching time!).

David has been studying and teaching Physical, Mental & Relational Yoga since 1976, when he studied at a 1-month, residential intensive led by Joel Kramer, said by many to be the “First American Yoga Master” and “Father of American Yoga.” Joel was a highly innovative yogi-in-residence at Esalen Institute during the late sixties, early 70s. His partner, Diana Alstad, was a full academic professor in her twenties, and has been Joel’s partner since the late 1960’s. (Joel passed away a few years ago.)

Since 1982, David has practiced his own system of hands-on, BIO-Structural Bodywork, which is based in part on the principles of physical, mental & relational yoga he learned from Joel & Diana.

He was also strongly influenced in his bodywork knowledge & skills by Daniel Blake, a direct student of Ida Rolf, (founder of Rolfing®, or Structural Integration). David’s basic hands-on release technique was learned from his friend Eugene Donaldson, who became a co-founder of Educating Hands Massage Therapy School in Miami, Florida.

The DSL Method of Yoga / Bodywork / Whole Health Therapeutics got its start, in part, because of severe pain and dysfunction David sustained in his teens and early twenties from racing (and crashing!) motorcycles and as a heavy construction worker (structural steel ironwork). He used a combination of Joel Kramer’s physical/mental yoga and Daniel Blake’s structural/postural evaluation system to substantially resolve most of those musculoskeletal issues.

He then developed his hands-on bodywork system on what he learned about the bodymind and releasing tension during that self-healing process.

In turn, as he was teaching his work to massage & bodywork therapists, the DSL Method of Let-Go Yoga was also developed, modified, refined, and enhanced by what David learned in private sessions with Private Clients who had significant neuro-muscular and myofascial problems. Many of them had been given up on by both orthodox and alternative practitioners, including some of the best-known NMT and MFR practitioners in the country.

Along the way, David has done extensive study of the physical sciences — structural anatomy, postural kinesiology, physiology, neurology, pathology, etc. — to understand and enhance the healing potentials of yoga and bodywork as an integrated system.

There is a deep, wide, and strong philosophical & psychological background to the work, as well.

David is now returning to training students, primarily via online Education & Mentoring (e-Courses & e-Coaching). His focus is on yoga teachers & yoga therapists, and massage & bodywork therapists, who want to practice the two healing arts as a comprehensive, integral system with a common philosophical and physiological foundation.

Physcial & Occupational Therapists and Physicians are of course welcome to participate. … Personal Trainers and Pilates Teachers have also benefited from David’s courses. Anyone who wants to know more about how muscles work and how to keep them functionally well can benefit.

He is also available to speak to the General Public on Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress, (AKA C.E.M.&.N.T.) as well as yoga, bodywork, and related bodymind topics.

Thank You Very Much, for Reading this DSL Brief Biography!

Click Here for a More Complete Biographical History of David and the Development of his work: DSL Let-Go Yoga and DSL EdgeWork: Yoga/Bodywork Therapeutics.

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David Scott Lynn (DSL)
DSL: Your Hi-Touch Up-Link to the Inner-Net.
Inner-Net: Your Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial System