Scott has enjoyed an active lifestyle for most of his life. Since the age of 13 he has been a recreational and competitive cyclist. In high school he lettered in three sports and then earned a collegiate athletic scholarship in cross country and track where he completed a successful college career. In college he was introduced to yoga and dabbled in and out of the practice in the following years. As an adult he continued his thirst for competition by running marathons, riding road and criterium races, and competing in Olympic distance and Ironman Triathlon events. His love for endurance sports lead him to ultimately coach cyclists and triathletes. In 2005 he rekindled a passion for yoga finding that the increased flexibility improved his competitive performance. His performance on the bike and run began to show immediate results not just from the increased flexibility but from his ability to breathe deeper. In 2007 he moved to Fort Worth from Kansas and eventually began to practice yoga at Fort Worth’s Indigo Yoga where he was introduced to and fell in love with Baptiste Yoga. In 2010 he left his corporate career in sales and began the process of becoming a yoga instructor.
Through the years Scott has studied and practiced many forms of yoga from Ashtanga to Hatha which lead him to the style of yoga that he now practices and teaches Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Baptiste Yoga provides transformational learning and growth environments, offering a true immersion into your physical and mental self, allowing you to reset, refresh and realize your true potential on and off the mat. Baptiste is a combination of yoga styles and poses ordered in an intelligent sequence that allows for a safe and energetic experience. “A good yoga practice will give you the overall sense of being strong and stress free, but the beauty of Baptiste style is that you work at your own level of ability, fitness level, and simply do what you can, and from there the sky is the limit.”
Scott is a certified Level 1 and 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and has also completed the Baptiste Art of Assisting program. He has been a team member and assisted in Baptiste training events. As well as training extensively under the guidance of his teacher Baron Baptiste, he has studied and trained with Phillip Urso, Doug Swenson, Bryan Kest, Ricky Tran, and his local teacher and inspiration Brooke Hamblet.
Scott’s classes are uplifting, challenging, real, and supportive. His hope is that each student establishes a breakthrough in self-expression creating new possibility and excitement. His distinct style of teaching comes from the heart and embodies discipline, empowerment, and joy. “I love teaching and practicing Baptiste Yoga because this style of yoga inspires and empowers me at every level of my being – mind, body and spirit. As a daily practice, I love reconnecting with myself and with my community and I’m able to do that through the physicality and intentionality of this practice; it’s a powerful representation of what we are all capable of – returning to our center when we go astray in our busy lives.”
StB hOMe Yoga Therapy & Wellness is Scott’s business which offers private and group yoga lessons, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and Life Coaching which he or one of his teaching staff will happily deliver to your location. He can also be found teaching at River Crest Country Club, 24 Hour Fitness Clubs, and several local apartment complexes. Scott’s excitement to share the benefits of yoga has lead him to manage and teach yoga therapy for a non-profit outreach program, providing yoga to: the Tarrant Co. Drug and Alcohol Treatment Ctr., Katz Breast Cancer Ctr., SafeHaven Women’s Shelter, the Fort Worth Police Training Ctr., and Project Bliss in Arlington which provides treatment for those with eating and behavioral health issues. Additionally he has a passion for teaching children and has taught kids yoga to the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of FW, First Tee Golf Program of FW, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Bookmarks at North Park Mall, and several daycare facilities. A special joy of his has been teaching 5-16 year olds challenged with learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties at Arlington’s Fourth Street School. “I enjoy teaching and sharing yoga with kids of all ages, from babies to adults playfulness is an important aspect of anyone’s yoga practice. I have learned so much about universal energy from all of the diverse people I have been blessed to teach.”
When Scott is not teaching and practicing yoga he is spending time with his daughter, Sarah and son, Grant. He is an active volunteer in community service work. He enjoys having conversation and coffee or dinner with friends and family. He frequently ventures into outdoor activities, hiking, golf, running, swimming, watching and participating in sports.