Interview with Hiro Landazuri (@actionhiro)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I worked as a scientist then went to a specialized medical school in open-heart bypass surgery and medical pharmacology. Realized that career path wasn’t for me, so I went back to teaching yoga full time now teaching yoga teachers functional flow and a deeper, more relevant way of understanding anatomy and physiology as it pertains to yoga.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Last year I taught in over 30 different cities in 9 months. I’ve been featured in various magazines, podcasts, speaking engagements, sponsorships, my face is on the side of a building in NYC and it all happened from several videos getting close to 6 million views.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Take a moment to prioritize yourself. You are serving best when you are at your best. And if you’re feeling unmotivated, remember that you’re here to serve a purpose. Realigning with that purpose will give you all the energy you need to show up powerfully.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I had a friend Jen Esquer who convinced me to start sharing my anatomy knowledge in the yoga community via Instagram. That very first video did almost 3 million views. I kept posting educational content with the next video doing close to 2 million views and the next 3 doing about 1 million each. Ever since then I’ve been known to teach functional flow and yoga drills/tutorials. It was all thanks to her.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

My social media is not about ME. The truth is NO ONE goes to medical school and pays the cost of going through that wanting to be a yoga teacher. So I’m in a unique position where I can offer a higher level of education to the many and still growing number of yoga teachers who want to understand anatomy and physiology better.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

The person you want to be required letting go of who you are now. I studied heavily in personal development with a way of understanding how to create positive change in my life. In that journey, I learned a lot of tools and shifts in mindset that allowed me to take action with making positive changes in my life.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

@actionhiro on Instagram and Facebook, Hiro Landazuri on Youtube.

Find me on Alo Moves and http://www.actionhiro.com.

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