This is Jessie Smith, owner and yoga teacher of Be the Change Yoga studio in Bozeman, Montana. She graciously invited me in to her studio to teach two Taoist workshops: “The Mysterious Yin,” and “Dissolving Trauma with Taoist meditation.” This was one of the most enjoyable experiences teaching I have ever had. Her students were open and eager. They were funny. There was a lot of laughter. I felt no hesitation to share ideas with them, and they openly asked questions. This is a testament to the culture that Jessie creates in her studio, where people feel free to be themselves and they are not afraid to look at themselves. She is a dedicated practitioner who seeks out depth and authenticity in the things she learns. This studio is also very beautiful with vaulted ceilings, nestled in a complex that has many resources for those interested in wellness. If you go there, make sure to check out the herbalist just next door. I can’t wait to head back to this beautiful town in nature and see these people again. Thank you Jessie!