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Savanna Scott, MS, LPC, LMFT, LMT, C-IAYT, SEP, EMDR II, ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, Reiki Master


 Savanna Scott

Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901




Academic and Training Background

Educational Background

International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient, Spring 2010

Graduated from North Little Rock High School with Honors, Spring 2010

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Nutrition) from University of Central Arkansas, Spring 2014

  • Dean’s List for Fall 2011, Spring 2012, and Spring 2014 Semesters

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University, Summer 2019  

  • 4.0 GPA


Testing Experience

ACT College Examination, 2008-2009

Extensive testing for the IB Diploma and several AP courses, 2009-2010

Graduate Readiness Examination, 2015

National Counselor’s Examination, 2019

Marriage and Family Therapy National Examination, 2019

Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination, 2020

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination, 2021

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination Field Tester, 2021

International Association of Yoga Therapist Certification Exam Beta Tester, 2021


Trauma Training

50-Hour EMDR Basic Training through EMDR Support Network, 2018

Basic Suicide Prevention Training through Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2019

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) through Somatic Experiencing Institute, 2019-2022

  • 200+ hours of training plus significant personal sessions and consultations

6-Hour Psychological First Aid Training with National Center for Traumatic Stress, 2020

45-Hour Complex Trauma and Dissociation Training with Janina Fisher, 2020

18-Hour Pre/Perinatal Trauma Training with Raja Selvam of Integral Somatic Psychology, 2020

90-Hour Transforming Touch Training with Steve Terrell of Austin Attachment, 2020-2021

24+ Hour Syndromes Masterclass with Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, 2020

40-Hour Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training with Polaris Insight Center, 2021

6-Hour Brainspotting Training with David Grand, 2021

20-Hour Internal Family Systems Immersion with IFS Institute, 2021

12-Hour Easy Ego States Intervention with Robin Shapiro, 2021

24-Hour Trauma-Informed Hypnotherapy Training with Courtney Armstrong, 2021

90-Hour Touch Skills Training with Kathy Kain of Somatic Practice, 2022

84-Hour Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training with IFS Institute, 2022

72-Hour Certificate in Complex Trauma and Dissociation with International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, in progress

  • Level One: Complexities of Complex Trauma completed in 2022


Bodywork Training

10-Hour “Release and Realize” Myofascial Release Training with Magical Hands Physical Therapy, 2018

24-Hour Contemporary Cupping Methods Training with International Cupping Therapy Association, 2019

500-Hour Training with Radiance School of Massage, 2020

18-Hour CranioSacral Training through Ray of Light Massage Therapy Training, 2020


Yoga Training

24-Hour Intensive with Rachel Brathen of Island Yoga, 2015

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Big Rock Yoga, 2017

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Intensive with Kino MacGregor, 2017

15-Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, 2018

20-Hour YogaStream Methodology Training with Lara Heimann, 2018

50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training through Arhanta Yoga Academy, 2019

Myofascial Release Training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine, 2019

85-Hour Prenatal and Postnatal Teacher Training through Mamata Yoga, 2020

3-Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Nidra Training through The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 2020

25+ Hour Module of Advanced Teacher Training with Circle Yoga Shala, 2020

95-Hour Trauma-Sensitive Children and Teen Yoga Teacher Training with YogaEd, 2020

500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with My Vinyasa Practice, 2020

  • Including 40-hour yoga nidra module, 40 hour pranayama module, 20 additional hours of yin yoga training, and 20 addition hours of prenatal yoga training

800-Hour IAYT Yoga Therapist Training with Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy, 2022


Other Relevant Training

Reiki Student and Master Level Practitioner

  • Basic Attunement received in 2013

  • Master Level Attunement received in 2019

Current Certification in First Aid and Infant, Child, and Adult CPR



Licensing and Credentialing Information

Licensed Title Agent (Arkansas License #18407902)

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT500), Registered Childrens’ Yoga Teacher (RCYT), and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) through Yoga Alliance; ID #235360

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Arkansas License #P2106008

Florida Telehealth Provider for Mental Health; Florida Registration #TPMC1151

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); Arkansas License #M2112001

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT); Arkansas Licensure #8924

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through International Association of Yoga Therapists; Membership #65061121



Work History

Licensed Title Examiner at Commerce Title and Closing Services, LLC, 2011-2020

Managing Member of Thistle & Rosa, 2017-2020

  • A small business focusing on all-natural herbal personal care products and fragrances

Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor, active since 2017

  • Taught in various locations around Arkansas including Eden Salt Studio, Big Rock Yoga, Little Rock Athletic Club, Little Rock Racquet Club, Go Inside Yoga, YogaGypsy, Fayetteville Yoga Fest

  • Developed and teaches “fascia flow”, a unique class fusing functional movement, fascia release techniques, bioenergetic principles, and elements of Somatic Experiencing and Polyvagal Theory

Graduate Counseling Intern at Union Rescue Mission Little Rock, 2018 to 2019

Graduate Counseling Intern at Professional Christian Counseling in Russellville, 2019

Owner and Therapist, Holistic Therapy & Wellness in Hot Springs, since 2019

Therapist, Little Rock Counseling & Wellness, 2020-2021



Research and Presentations

Presented Original Psychological Research

  • Presented a poster at the 2014 Student Research Poster Symposium through the University of Central Arkansas’ College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

  • Gave a verbal presentation at the 2014 Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students

Presented Original Content at Fayetteville Yoga Festival

  • Shakti Flow, May 2018

  • Fascia Freedom, May 2019

  • Connect & Celebrate: CHAKRA, May 2019

Presented an Original Program entitled “Yoga and Mindfulness: Equipping Our Youth”

  • Arkansas School Counselor’s Conference, July 2018

  • Central Arkansas School Counselor’s Conference, October 2018

Presented an Original Program entitled “Healing Trauma Through Yoga”

  • Arkansas School Counselor’s Conference, July 2019



Hobbies, Activities, and Accomplishments

Yoga Student and Practitioner, active since 2010

  • Featured in Yes! Yoga Has Curves Volume II, a campaign promoting body positivity and multiculturalism through yoga

Trained for and completed several half-marathons (13.1 miles), two Tough Mudder events (10-12 miles and 20+ military style obstacles), and one full marathon (26.2 miles), 2011 to 2014

Vice President of Academics for the Epsilon Xi Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority, 2012 to 2013

Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor, 2013

SSI Open Water Diver, active since 2017



Community Service

Volunteered through the Epsilon Xi chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority, 2011- 2014

Served at Mission of Hope in Titanyen, Haiti, 2012

Volunteer Spanish Teacher at Julia Lee Moore Elementary in Conway, AR, 2013

Social Media Coordinator for Maumelle Youth Football and Cheer, 2014 to 2016

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Taste of the Finest” Honoree and Volunteer, 2017-2019

Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Volunteer, 2018



Awards and Honors

Prudential Financial “Spirit of Community” Award Winner

Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Alpha Chi Honor Society

Psi Chi Honor Society




Available upon request.

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