Vytas Baskauskas’ path to yoga was, by no means, an easy one. After years of struggling with addiction, he finally ended up in LA county jail kicking a bad heroin habit. Spending a year behind bars gave him a lot of time to contemplate a life without drugs and crime. When he got out and began searching for something greater, it was yoga that helped him find what he was looking for.
After finishing his graduate education at UCLA, he took a yoga teacher training to reward himself for a job well done and to deepen his practice. In no way, did he think that a career teaching yoga would ever be in the cards…
Fifteen years later, he has found that many people resonate with his journey and perspective on yoga. With over a decade of teaching and helping people find their practice, he is confident that the twists and turns that landed him here were perfect. The challenges that he walked through has given him the tools that he needs to lead a life of purpose.
For Vytas Baskauskas, being a teacher means being an example. He doesn’t pretend to have perfected anything, but continues to make progress in his life and he extends that into the yoga room every day. His teaching is a reflection of how far he’s come, the life he leads, and the ideals that he’s continue to strive toward.
Through yoga, many of Vytas’ dreams have come true and he feels lucky to have a wonderful community of family, friends and students to share it with! Vytas pays huge respect to all of his teachers along the way… Vinnie, Govindas, Bryan and many more.
You can find Vytas bodysurfing at the beach, playing at the park with his son or practicing yoga at a studio in Santa Monica, CA.