John Smrtic


John has spent an extremely rare 800+ hours studying directly with Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life since meeting them in 2006. Through his teachers' blessings and grace, he received his Jivamukti Yoga Advanced Certification by passing the board exam in January 2014. John continues to study with Sharon and David at every possible opportunity and has been teaching regularly at their home since 2010. Soaked in this direct transmission, John is passionate to convey their teachings and method as purely as possible. John also receives siksha (spiritual instruction) in the bhakti yoga tradition from two living masters: His Holiness Sripad Bhaktivedanta Sadhu Maharaja (Vrindavan) and His Holiness Radahnath Swami Maharaj (Mumbai/US). Using these teachings and traditional yogic scripture as a foundation, John blends wit, music and challenging, intelligently sequenced asana from a vinyasa format to make each class a unique experience. John graduated magna cum laude from the Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University with a dual BA in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in 2004 and practices law part time around the Capital Region, in addition to teaching Jivamukti Yoga around the Northeast and leading an annual international yoga retreat.

J.D. from Albany Law School Dual BA in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from Syracuse Universtiy Jivamukti Yoga Advanced Certification E-RYT

Contact Info

Albany, NY
United States

This Teacher's Upcoming Events

Sunday June 4, 2017 to Saturday July 1, 2017

Jivamukti Yoga 300 hour Teacher Training: Blue Spirit, Costa Rica

Nosara, CR

Jivamukti Yoga One Month Residential Teacher Training Certification Course facilitated by Rima Rani Rabbath and Anja Kuehnel with David Life, joined by guest teachers: Manorama (Sanskrit) and Lori Zucker (Anatomy), Mentors: Olga Oskorbina, Doug Whitaker and Hachi Yu. Event Producer: Hachi Yu. Course taught in...

Monday September 4, 2017 to Friday September 8, 2017

Immersion Rhinebeck, NY

Rhinebeck, US

with Sharon Gannon, 
David Life and Jules Febre, assisted by John Smrtic & Julie Kirkpatrick, with special
 guest teacher, anatomist: Lori Zucker and Kirtan with Krishna Das, Jai
Uttal and Deva Premal & Miten, in English language. 

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of...

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