Jesse Enright

Seeking a deeper connection to his physical self, Jesse Enright, founder of SmartYoga, began actively pursuing the art of yoga fifteen years ago.

His teaching style combines deep breath work, powerful flowing movements and meticulous alignment, all while maintaining a fun and lighthearted approach. Today, Enright is a full time yoga teacher, having completed the Downward Dog Yoga Centre?s teacher training and apprenticeship program, as well as additional teacher training programs in Vijnana Yoga with Gioia Irwin and Yoga Therapeutics with Doug Keller.

Using his training in Craniosacral Therapy and his certification in the Muscle, Balance and Function system of biomechanical re-education, Jesse Enright emphasizes anatomical education to both empower and instill in students a love and respect for the amazing design of the human body. He has developed extensive curriculum and taught alignment and anatomy for teacher training programs since 2003. Enright believes the actual practice of yoga is not in the postures or movements themselves but in the way in which we consciously respond to the challenges that they represent. Enright wants his students to understand that yoga requires an intelligent and deliberate response, which is why he calls his classes SmartYoga.

In 2004, Jesse Enright applied his keen interest in anatomy, biomechanics and hatha yoga to found SmartYoga. In this approach dedicated to an objective and scientific study of yoga postures and their effect on the human body, Enright combines deep conscious breath work, powerful flowing movements and meticulous alignment. He has a private yoga therapeutics practice working with individuals, doctors, massage therapists and chiropractors to develop personalized yoga programs for people with pain and injury.


    SmartYoga: Express Practice Video
    SmartYoga: Express Practice (June 2013)
    29 minutes
    A "Yoga on the Go" compact, all in one class for "a-types". This practice is designed for busy yogis and yoginis who need to squeeze in a complete and comprehensive practice in a short period of time. Jesse Enright takes you ...
    Available worldwide
    Learning to Balance Video
    Episode 3
    Learning to Balance (October 2014)Standing Postures Fundamentals
    Episode 3
    , 37 minutes
    In part three of our Fundamental Standing Posture series Jesse Enright focuses on cultivating strength and stability in balance postures like Virabhadrasana C (Warrior 3), Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and Ardha Chandrasana (half moon ...
    Available worldwide
    Opening Up Video
    Episode 1
    Opening Up (October 2014)Standing Postures Fundamentals
    Episode 1
    , 40 minutes
    In part one of the Fundamental Standing Posture series Jesse Enright focuses on Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2), Utthita Trikonasana (extended Triangle), and Parsvakonasana; postures designed to engage the outer hips and release ...
    Available worldwide
    Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Video
    Intermediate Vinyasa Flow (July 2010)
    76 minutes
    An intermediate Vinyasa class by Smart Yoga guru Jesse Enright.
    Available worldwide
    Knee Torsion Video
    Knee Torsion (January 2010)
    3 minutes
    With the complex and diverse movement of the knees in a hatha yoga practice, the knee joint can often become compromised. In this mini-workshop Jesse Enright examines compression and torsion of the knee and the relationship of ...
    Available worldwide
    Power Yoga for Beginners Video
    Power Yoga for Beginners (January 2010)
    36 minutes
    This workshop-style class serves as an introduction to the more dynamic "power" style of yoga.
    Available worldwide
    Yoga and the Neck Smart Yoga Tip Video
    Yoga and the Neck Smart Yoga Tip (July 2010)
    2 minutes
    Keeping the neck healthy in yoga with this workshop by Jesse Enright. This SmartYoga video tip focusses on techniques for maintaining length and strength through the neck and cervical spine while performing various yoga postures.
    Available worldwide
    Open the "Doors of the Heart" in Vinyasa Practice Video
    Open the "Doors of the Heart" in Vinyasa Practice (September 2014)
    30 minutes
    This vinyasa practice with Jesse Enright focuses on using healthy shoulder alignment and upper back strength to create a deep release for the chest and energetic “heart”.
    Available worldwide
    Riding the Midline Video
    Episode 2
    Riding the Midline (October 2014)Standing Postures Fundamentals
    Episode 2
    , 36 minutes
    In part two of our Fundamental Standing Postures series Jesse Enright focuses on finding and “riding” the biomechanical midline of the body.
    Available worldwide
    Forearm Balance: Building A Powerful Feather Video
    Forearm Balance: Building A Powerful Feather (July 2014)
    41 minutes
    This workshop style vinyasa practice from Jesse Enright focuses on the shoulder stability and core strength necessary to experience forearm balance inversion known as “pincha mayurasana” (feather of the peacock pose).
    Available worldwide
    Squatting to Fly Video
    Episode 1
    Squatting to Fly (March 2015)Advance Your Practice: Open Up and Balance
    Episode 1
    , 42 minutes
    In part one of our Open Up and Balance series, Jesse focuses on the deep squat-like hip opening necessary to correctly, and safely, perform postures like bakasana (crane pose) and eka pada bakasana (one legged crane pose).
    Available worldwide
    Sthira and Sukha: Steadiness and Spaciousness Video
    Sthira and Sukha: Steadiness and Spaciousness (October 2012)
    50 minutes
    Join Jesse Enright as he leads you through a challenging and fun vinyasa based sequence in which you will learn to: "Use your Strength to create your Flexibilty". Great for balancing the muscular body and keen students wishing ...
    Available worldwide

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    acfc1987, posted on January 30, 2016

    Hello, I am practicing Contortion and Hand Balance and I Was wondering if you have any tips on those things, thank you and I love your videos :]

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