Meet Juan Guzman

Juan Guzman

1- In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you.

I am a fitness professional that is well-versed in the Miami community for over 10 years. I decided to develop my own education in the human body by pursuing my doctorate in physical therapy to help treat the clients that I often saw struggling through their individual fitness journey due to old nagging or chronic pain/injuries.

2- What inspired you, if any, to join the Warrior Flow 200-Hour Yoga Training’s faculty? 

Seeing the wealth of information available on the internet and via social media, I found it important that warrior flow tries to seek great staff to help consolidate through all this info and centralize it to be available for its students.

3- In simple words, what does yoga mean to you?

Yoga is a great choice of movement practice that allows practitioners to center themselves and focus on being connected with their breathing, and body positions to find a combination of strength and stability unique to the flow.

4- In your opinion, why is this a key moment in time to learn yoga? 

Movement is medicine. Regardless of what type of movement the individual chooses, yoga allows the person to focus on one singular thing during their flow. With a world full of stimuli coming from all directions, its important to hone in on one thing and train the mind to be at peace in the midst of the chaos.

5- Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are today?

I truly just wanted to make my mom proud as a kid and as an adult. I want her to look up to me and my profession as much as I looked up to her when I was growing up (and continue to grow).

6- What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?

Understanding that everything in life has to be earned. I didn't encounter any roadblocks per se and I don't have a great "story" as to who I became and how I chose my path in life however I feel that as I grew in the fitness community and interacted with more and more people in pain I have learned how to be truly empathetic and this has helped me in my career and my relationships with friends, family and other loved ones.

7- What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?

Referring to the above answer. Empathy. If we can choose to try to understand what others are going through and see the world through their lenses, we might all become better people over time. It is very easy to judge and to look over someone in passing because you don't know their story, but if with every negative interaction you had with someone at some point, you could reflect on, and think "maybe this person is having a tough day or dealing with a personal illness or that of a family member" you might end up having more pleasant interactions.