Co-founder of Movement Vilnius, "Movement Fundamentals" teacher, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Massage Therapist.
Until 2013 my main job was basketball. I worked with different coaches, tried various methods and I believed that their knowledge would help me to become a better overall athlete: stronger, faster, healthier, more coordinated. I perceived myself more as a basketball player than a human being. I worked 2-4 times a day on my body and focused on the attributes and skills I needed on the basketball court . However, I was further strengthening already strong movement chains and elements of my body. Only when I finished my basketball career, I realized that all the specific movements were poorly applied in everyday life. I was no longer happy and stopped seeing meaning in going to sports clubs and doing the same sequences of exercises. I could no longer hide from the question "why am I doing this?". It simply haunted me. The attitude to sports, movement and myself changed. I wanted to re-discover myself, I wanted to move more and I wanted to live without physical pain. Most of all I craved to establish the connection between my mind and my body in various contexts / scenarios – to acquire the ability to meet life challenges as they arise. I started studying physical medicine and massage therapy. Through Justas I got to know Ido Portal and the Movement Culture which led to a completely new perspective on sports and physicality. This connection has turned my "sports world" upside down. I took full responsibility of my body and learning process, as well as working with injury, the healing process, knowledge and its application. I started to become more interested in what was invisible, but clearly felt – the development of new neurological connections. I became inquisitive again. Most importantly, a new perspective on the human body, physicality and the movement world has opened up for me. Looking from a new perspective, even the most simple, well-known movements have become new, fun and effective. Right now I am more than happy to discover, play, move and explore together in a community where we support each other in a world of learning and cognition.