Co-founder of Movement Vilnius, "Movement Fundamentals" teacher, Adhikari level Classical Mai Ram Yoga Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer, Philosopher.
“At the end of my career as a professional dancer, I asked myself - What's next? Not only did I feel the end of my career, but a certain human part of my existence. Not only did the dance end, part of me ended with it. No other discipline I took (rock climbing, kitesurfing, running, intense fitness training, and finally yoga) could give that. At the same time, each of the disciplines seemed to have at least a part of what I was looking for - each one a gateway back into movement, into a moving self. When I met Ido and heard his story it became clear that what I was practicing in dance and all the other movement disciplines, especially yoga, had opened up the very experience of the complexity of movement through which I could get to know my moving self.
All those disciplines, including dance, are wonderful, but it has become clear to me that I no longer strive for excellence in each of them yet, through them I am looking for the mastery of the movement itself, the aspiration to become my moving self.
At the same time, this path has become no less intense and exciting than a professional career. I practice every day, constantly doing new things, learning new movement patterns. By following this path, I discover, systematize and re-evaluate a great deal of the knowledge I have gained over many years. I learn a lot from my teachers, peers, and students. Insights into the most general principles of movement are born. Along the way, there is a desire to share and apply the acquired knowledge. I pay a lot of attention to the methodical nature of knowledge transfer.
Suddenly, yet expectedly, a small community of movers in Vilnius was born. We move, learn and discover in the circle of friends. My desire for more people to re-discover movement and to experience the joy of learning and practising in the community is more evident than ever. I am a part of Movement Vilnius.