Osteopathic Doctor, Physiotherapist, Practitioner of Traditional Martial Arts, "Movement Vilnius" teacher.
From early childhood movement was a very important part of my environment and self recognition. Through learning how to climb a tree and move around it, jump, crawl, and roll over my head I experienced the greatest joy and learned about my physical capacity. Movement was also a way into developing and pushing my boundaries and limitations further. It played a significant role in developing my senses and deeper insights into the human body. During my teenage years, I was heavily involved in Greco-Roman wrestling, with many competitions and many injuries. My body became totally "worn out" and I took on eastern martial arts, which assisted me in rebuilding my body and becoming an even more comprehensive athlete. After more than a decade in martial arts I reached a stage where I was left only with empty goals like, becoming faster, stronger, more flexible. Discovering something new and different was hindered by the boundaries set by the martial arts school. My love for movement was sunk by the numerous combat patterns, traditional forms and rituals. I wanted to move more organically, smoothly, creatively, to depend more on my senses yet, not to be bound by a specific narrow tradition. I greatly appreciate and prioritize practical knowledge that can be transfered and applied in various different contexts and scenarios. Thus, I am always looking for new aspects of movement. I am sure that by knowing myself more comprehensively, I get to know people around me better. In this way I can help my patients more accurately and in the best way possible. I love sharing experiences, insights and I tend choose being in spaces where multiple perspectives and attitudes can exist together and where we can support learning from each other withouth unnecessary external judgement.