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Vytas Baskauskas

Every fault is an opportunity for growth and every day is an opportunity for life.

  • 9 years of professional instruction
  • Certified at the 500-hour level
  • Contestant on Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Ever since I can remember, I've been on the search for more, for something greater. For years the altered sense of reality I found in drugs seemed to be the answer. By the age of 19, I found myself lost, strung out on heroin and sitting in one of America’s most notorious county jails. Following my introspective incarceration, I was released with a newfound passion for seeking. Some friends invited me to a yoga class and thanks to their persistence, I walked into a Bryan Kest class in the summer of 2000. It was exactly what I needed. The practice was a perfect companion for my recovery: my body healed from the abuse of addiction, and my mind grew clearer.

Today I practice asana regularly at home and try my best to meditate every day. My teacher, Vinnie Marino, helps me continue to learn better ways to teach and incorporate my yoga into day-to-day life. He is a wonderful mentor and friend. I have climbed but a few steps of the ladder and am working my way upward still. Every fault is an opportunity for growth, and every day is an opportunity for life.

Find out more at vytasyoga.com

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