200 EYT Yoga Alliance, owner of NWA Hot Yoga & founder of NWA Yoga School – registered Yoga Alliance Yoga School
It is not often that a professional biography is actually a story of personal transformation. It is often a tale of promotion and ladder climbing that culminates in extravagant corporate achievement–but that is just the middle of my story. My name is Scott Pitts, and I’d like to welcome you to a different kind of bio.
I am the owner of NWA Hot Yoga, and I teach my own brand of inclusive and accessible classes. Located proudly in Bentonville, Arkansas.
My studio invites people and bodies of all kinds to discover their own potential for transformation. I welcome newcomers with two entry level ‘Yoga 101’ classes per week, as well as seasoned practitioners who could never find a home at their past studios. I create a safe space for the Misfits of Yoga, following the spirit of my advocacy for equality in LGBT communities.
Despite my relaxed entry requirements, I consider this position an honor and I take it quite seriously, as shown by the studio’s ‘Best of the Best’ award granted only two years into our practice. I started with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and I have worked as a Marketing Director at Coca-Cola and Sony Studios. In 2014 I founded Scott Pitts Consulting, which is dedicated to sharing my success with young start-up companies. My experience as a corporate executive and a successful entrepreneur prepared me for the job I have loved most, operating NWA Hot Yoga. It was four years ago that I transitioned from corporate success to personal wellness.
During this time I was guided by many dedicated professionals, and thanks to Hot Vinyasa Flow yoga inspired by Baron Baptiste, I shed 70 pounds and became determined to use my experience to help anyone who still struggled through the practice of Yoga. My studio is a space of transformations, from Misfit to the right fit, from practitioner to teacher, and from community to family.
I have planned 5 Olympic Games, 4 Olympic Torch Relays, 3 FIFA World Cups, a Papal Visit to Australia, World Youth Day for the Vatican, and I have worked in The White House. My travels have seen 69 Countries.
I am happy to represent 4 generations of family from NWA, and to remain rooted in my community. I spend my extra time with my family of origin Brenda, Lisa, Mom, and a very large extended family of cousins. I have served on multiple non-profit boards over the past 20-years and I love producing the signature Yoga For Charity event once per quarter benefiting local charities.
Scott Pitts is both the owner and a teacher at NWA Hot Yoga. Previously a Marketing Director for large companies such as Coca-Cola and Sony Productions, Scott moved on to open Scott Pitts Consulting, a successful firm that assisted start-up companies and empowered small businesses. From his work transition, Scott began a journey of transformation and became invested in personal wellness.
Under the guidance of dedicated professionals, Scott shed 70 pounds and developed a passion for athletic transformation. He is a certified spin/indoor cycle instructor, has completed enumerable marathons, half marathons, and triathlons including high profile events around the world. He has planned Olympic games, Papal visits, Fifa World Cups, and worked with the White House; but his passion remains rooted in his community.
NWA Hot Yoga received the ‘Best of the Best’ community award for their classes after only two years of operation and have for two years – exemplifying the effectiveness of his inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Scott aims to make Yoga accepting and accessible to all body types and personalities. Scott organizes a quarterly Yoga For Charity event and advocates for equality in the LBGT community. Scott plans to offer everyone around him the ability to transform for the better, and he has the skill and experience to help that happen.
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