"Knowledge becomes wisdom when it becomes your personal experience."

- Dr. Scott Lyons


Dr. Scott Lyons (DO, PhD, MS, MFA, CHT, BMCP/T, RSMT, SME, BMCP, IDME, SEP, CST, BFA, RYT-500) is a Clinical Psychologist, Osteopath, and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth, and adults. 



  • Doctor Of Osteopathy

  • Trauma Therapist

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

  • Thai Massage Practitioner

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist

  • Mindfulness-based Executive Coach

  • Experiential Anatomy/Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner

  • 500-hour registered yoga teacher

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher and Practitioner

  • Cranio-Sacral Therapist

  • Visceral Manipulation Therapist

  • Neuro-Developmental Therapist

  • Infant Developmental Movement Educator

  • Registered Movement Therapist and Educator

  • Reiki Master


Additionally, Dr. Lyons holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, and an MFA in Dance/Choreography.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™- a school of yoga and therapy, and developer of Somatic Stress Release™- a processes of restoring our biological adaptation system. Scott has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™, Somatic Stress Release™, and Body-Mind Centering® workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met.  

In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others, and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.

After my first session with Scott I cried because I had finally found the support I had been seeking for so long. His integrative approach of linking the mind and body has helped me heal deep wounds and chronic back pain. As someone who has done body work for years as well as talk therapy, I am amazed at how deep I’ve been able to go with Scott in such a short period of time. We began most sessions with a mindfulness practice and then we go where we need to. That can include body work, yoga, physical therapy type exercises, talking, hypnosis, guided meditation, or creative movements. He allows each session to shape up as needed, but they each build on previous sessions. Scott has been a support to me even when we are not able to meet in person. Our sessions over Skype integrate techniques we’ve worked on in previous sessions. The last few months of teletherapy over Skype have helped me uncover new levels of physical and psychological healing. I have learned skills that I can take out into the world with me and apply on a daily basis. Working with Scott has helped me grow into a more self-actualized, confident and healthier person. I cannot recommend Scott highly enough.
— E.S., New York City

Scott Lyons has been attending to our family of five for many years now. He makes amazing progress with us for a wide variety of issues. Got a concussion? Go to Scott. Bad back? Go to Scott. Depressed, low energy? Go to Scott. Anxiety, stomach issues, muscle problems, learning issues, want to run faster- whatever it is, we find relief and improvement in Scott’s office. The mind body connection cannot be underestimated and Scott is incredibly intuitive, well trained and educated, and empathic. I recommend him highly and often.
— Maria, Connecticut

Scott Lyons is, in my experience, a uniquely gifted, dedicated and masterful facilitator of awakening to one’s own potential. I always feel safe, supported and deeply held by his presence, energetically heightened by his transmission and humbled by his humility. My ego is quieted, my curiosity peaked, and my heart opened. I feel blessed to be guided by Scott in both a classroom and in a 1-1 environment, where I have felt comfortable to work through and move unhelpful emotional/physical/mental energy patterns into a renewed sense of freedom. Having journeyed the world over, I have yet to find a more skilled, sensitive and awakened healer of body-mind.
— Janine, Australia

I began Skype sessions with Scott to deal with the trauma that I was carrying after experiencing prolonged illness in my early twenties and the legacy of anxiety it left around my health and wellness. I had already done significant amounts of therapy and self development work in my healing process but nothing had changed the sense of fear I felt at a deep level. Scott helped me to unpack the complex emotions and patterns of thought that I held around my own health and make the deep shifts that were necessary, emotionally and physically, to allow me to cultivate a real sense of safety and wellbeing in my body again. He is an incredibly skilled and intuitive healer. He listens deeply at many levels, and is adept at finding a question, a movement, or a felt sensation that unlocks a particular emotion or experience - allowing you to process it and find a new way of being with an old pattern or a difficult situation. He is also incredibly gentle in his approach and created an atmosphere where I felt comfortable exploring some of the most painful parts of my life. I’m grateful to have found him.
— Dianne, London

My 5.5 year old son has a mild Sensory Processing Disorder, with many of the accompanying issues the condition can bring: balance, visual tracking, motor planning, muscle strength, tactile defensiveness, and attention differences. He’s normal enough to fit into a regular classroom, but challenged enough to be overwhelmed by the things his friends take for granted. In their short time on earth, kids like him have often experienced more than a lifetime of reprimands and timeouts from frustrated teachers and other adults who don’t understand why these children can’t ‘just behave themselves.’ By the time I brought my son to Scott, the child’s self-esteem was low and he was angry at the adult world. Through movement work, cranial work, extreme patience, and his gentle male presence, Scott not only helped my son correct many of his processing difficulties, but he helped my son regain his self-esteem and sense of childhood wonder. I am forever grateful!
— Stephanie, NYC

Scott is an amazing presence for all who come into contact with him. His generosity of heart, mind and spirit are a gift that he can’t help but give. That is what I have loved in working with him and what is an absolute blessing in being his friend. His multidimensional approach to treatment of the body, mind and spirit has been exacted through study and a tireless passion for understanding current academic approaches to working with the “whole” person. I’ve witnessed how he supports his clients and students to achieve the most full and authentic expression of themselves on physical, spiritual and emotional levels. I’ve watched him over the years take that study into hands-on practice through his Embodied Flow™ Yoga Certification and with his private therapy practice in NYC. He is truly a visionary in our field.
— Kelly Kane, Creator of the Kane School for Pilates, NYC

In my first session with Scott Lyons he observed me, put his hand on my head for about 5 seconds, then pronounced that a bone in my ankle was totally jammed, and that I had connective tissue (fascial) adhesions in my liver. Less than an hour later, my ankle was moving freely and my liver felt like someone had unzipped it from the inside. Thus began the amazing 3 year process that has completely transformed my mind and body. The tightness in my liver was actually a whole lot of pent up anger. I had spent years in talk therapy trying to deal with this anger, but it did not help me with the anger I was holding in my body. Because Scott has such an enormous panoply of skill sets, experience, and expertise in psychology, somatic psychology, body work, body movement and more (see his long list of certifications and degrees), he was uniquely able to facilitate me through the process of unlocking all the mental and physical blocks that prevented me from being my happiest, most fulfilled and most loving self.

As a pilates and yoga instructor, I have referred my clients to Scott. Many times clients have reported that they accomplished more in a few sessions with Scott than in many years of talk therapy. When clients ask me what Scott can do for them, I always answer that Scott can do whatever they need. Scott will use all of his capacities to create a treatment approach that is unique to that person. His intuition and ability to “read” the body/mind are incredible. Scott is also gentle, kind, and understanding – as I tell my clients, he is brilliant, but not scary at all! I will be forever grateful for all that Scott has done for me and my family, friends and clients.
— Carol, NYC

Scott brings to the table, literally, his expertise in several modalities, plus an intuitive sense that is truly rare. Personally, I found that I was most responsive to the mind-body work and cranial-sacral treatments. Through Scott’s guidance, I learned that my emotional patterns and childhood traumas were actually causing serious physical health issues. Scott, with the utmost sensitivity, helped me to look at the memories and release the associated emotions; and over a period of several months, my mind/body was able to return to its natural state of good health. I continue to see Scott for “tune-ups” – and am really looking for any excuse to spend time with him!

Additionally, my whole family, including a newborn grand-niece, has worked with Scott – all in different capacities. He is beloved by them all, not just for his skill, but also for his reassuring words and core belief that we are ALL already perfect, just as we are.
— Sally, Greater New York

Dr. Scott Lyons is one of the most caring and gentle therapists we’ve had the pleasure of working with. His keen insight as to the causes of discomforts were always accurate. His gentle but effective treatments and recommendations always helped my son on his journey to recovery. Scott’s work with my son was beneficial to us both. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in body work, cranial sacral, and movement therapies.
— Carmen, New Jersey

My sessions with Scott were transformative. He encourages a fluid, unselfconscious healing process that is marked by intelligence, acceptance and unbelievable intuition. His subsequent work with my baby was also remarkable. He engenders an instant trust, and has the rare ability to follow and lead at the same time. He is an attentive, supportive and playful baby listener and a great source of relief and wisdom for parents.
— Alexandra, NYC

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Contact Dr. Lyons

Dr. Lyons is available for private sessions in his Manhattan office as well as online via Skype for worldwide tele-therapy sessions. He also makes home and corporate office visits throughout NYC. Use this form to schedule an appointment or request more information on any of his services. 

You may also email Dr. Lyons directly at info@drscottlyons.com.

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