john's current jivamukti yogateaching schedule:

747 Madison Ave.

Albany, NY 12208

lower level - rear right of building

open level jivamukti yoga:

mondays 5:50 - 7:25 PM

Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:50 PM

Scroll upcoming Workshops & Retreats

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4th of July Yoga Jam

Vinyasa phlow to sounds of Phish and the Grateful Dead

Friday July, 4 10:30am - 12pm, $20

Yoga Mandali - Saratoga Springs, NY


Access the pharmaceutical laboratory in your brain as we practice the technology of ecstasy in a challenging and phun vinyasa- based yoga asana practice. A carefully chosen selection of Phish and Dead tunes will provide the soundtrack as we celebrate life, the holiday, and all things groovy! Come liberate with us - it may even get psychedelic up in here!

Roots, Rock

Jivamukti Yoga with John Smrtic

Sunday July 13 - 9:30 am

Govinda Yoga - Chatham, NY

Join Upstate New York's only Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, John Smrtic, in this deeply challenging yet playful vinyasa-based practice (including inversions). A reggae-heavy Bhakti Groove music playlist will provide the backdrop for a journey to the foundation as we investigate our connection to the earth and all living entities through the sacred forms we encounter in the practice. Stand firm. Root down. Rise up.

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival

returns to the Catskills and expands to 2 days!

Windham Mountain - Windham, NY


Beyond excited to return to for the 2nd Annual Ahimsa Festival. Last year was an incredibly wonderful time. I am honored to be teaching alongside some of the most sought after teachers in the country and region... Not to mention - so many amazing national kirtan acts and musicians. I will be teaching on both Saturday and Sunday!

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Devotion in motion

Bhakti yoga philosophy & strong vinyasa

With John Smrtic

Heartspace Yoga Albany

Saturday May 31, 2014

2:30–5:00PM $25 advance/$30 door


--Chanting and discussion of bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion)

Including teachings from:

Narada Bhakti Sutra

Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Bhagavad Gita

--Extended format, invigorating, vinyasa-based Jivamukti Yoga practice including relaxation and mediation

--Sacred storytelling (lila) interwoven throughout the practice

--Bhakti Groove: God Intoxication music mix to move you


Sunday June 8, 2014

11:30am - 1pm

special guest spot teaching open level jivamukti yoga class


Silver Bay - Lake George, NY

June 13 - June 15, 2014

Honored to be a part of this weekend retreat in beautiful lake george with some of the best teachers in upstate ny. I will be teaching a class at 4pm on friday the 13th... Jivamukti Yoga: Healing the dis-ease of disconnect.



Wednesday June 25, 2014

Heartspace Yoga Albany

4th Annual Heart of Yoga Bhakti Retreat

Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island

June 28, 29 2014

with Radhanath Swami, Gaura Vani, Joshua Greene,

Yogi Charu and Rukmini Walker


I am beyond honored and humbled to have been asked to serve and facilitate at this retreat. I will be there taking photographs, serving food and helping the attendees and presenters.