Hethyr's path toward yoga was a gradual but very natural one. She found herself in many asana poses as a child (crow, wheel, handstand, headstand... you get the idea) without knowing anything about yoga. She was enrolled in gymnastics at an early age and continued to use many of those skills through high school. During college and most of her 20s, she got into hiking and dropped the upside-down stuff for a while but eventually found her way back to it through a series of medical issues. Lyme disease caused Hethyr a lot of joint pain beginning in her late 20s and she turned to yoga as a way to ease some of that pain. Although she started with asana as a purely physical practice, it led to a much deeper interest in all eight limbs of yoga. Now you can find Hethyr either teaching or practicing any day of the week, and when she's practicing you'll probably find her in poses she couldn't even do as a kid.
When she's not at the studio, she loves to hike, bike, camp, cook for her clients (oh, yeah - she's also a personal chef) and hang out with her wonderful husband, Jon. As a yoga instructor, she believes that it's important to make yoga accessible to all levels of practitioners because it has such a positive, transforming power.