Johnny Smith began his yoga journey over 30 years ago. In 1990, John met Tim Miller, who inspired him to pursue the Ashtanga method.
The next year, John made his first trip to Mysore, India, and thereafter made almost yearly excursions there to study with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. He is one of only a few practitioners in the world who has been certified by Pattabhi Jois and The Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute.
John is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga program at Westside Yoga Studio in Sebastopol California.