Teacher Spotlight: Vance Vlasek
We're obsessed with Vance Vlasek's quirky, silly yoga shenanigans and haven't met a more original teacher OR human, so naturally we jumped at the opportunity to record him for the app. Now we can't get enough-- he's leading a weekly Yoga Wake Up class at Kimpton's La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., and we visit him weekly at his home studio Light on Lotus (also home to Kate Duyn on the app).
There's something so special about this guy, who hails from Florida originally and has a background in dance, acting and modeling (no surprise there!). His vibrant personality shines through in his wakeups and his ability to laugh at himself and find joy in the mundane is truly inspiring to us all!
We sat down with Vance recently and got to know him better. Here's what we learned!
Getting to know Vance Vlasek...
AM ROUTINE Honestly, I am usually rushing out the door so I try to fit in what I can. If it's a full yoga practice, that's great! Coffee and meditation, also great...when they happen! Depending on the day I do different breath work in the car based on what I need.
WHY I PRACTICE
I practice yoga to better understand my mentality, physicality, psychology, spirituality, surrounding world, and fellow (wo)man. Continuously discovering the cohesiveness between them has been one of the greatest joys of my life, a joy I am determined to share!
Totally varies depending on what the day has brought. No set routine here!
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU? I live in Mid-City Los Angeles. If you want to play IRL (...in real life), you can find me at Light on Lotus in Mar Vista, Equinox in Culver City, Lit Yoga in DTLA, La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, Aunt Bessie’s in Beverlywood, The Griffin Club LA, and sometimes guest appearing at Wanderlust Hollywood.
FAVE TUNES TO PRACTICE TO My favorite tunes to practice to?!?!? Thats like asking to pick a favorite child! Eclecticism forever!!!
WORD TO LIVE BY
Love is God. Everyone has access to Love. Remember the Love.
ANYTHING YOU WANT US TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR RECENT NEW RECORDINGS
If you like eclectic tunes, deep breath work, feel good sequences, modern meditations, and general overtones of joy, I'm your guy!
Find Vance on Yoga Wake Up with "Breathe Achieve Receive" (Get Up!), "Morning Magic Moves" (Get Up!) and "Desk Sitter's Repose" (Bedtime Yoga Stretch), or catch up with him in person in Los Angeles!