Our Mission 

Our goal is to empower people who are passionate about a birth-centered, holistic approach to Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga.

Our Method

Yoga Asana &  Philosophy

Our holistic approach to Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga is rooted in yoga forms that honors it's origins and philosophy informed by the Vedic Sciences of India.

Ayurveda Life Principles

Our holistic approach includes foundational principles of Ayurveda: The Science of Life. 

Inclusion &

Diversity

We foster awareness around the existing bias and discrimination in yoga as it is represented in the West, shedding light on underserved communities, and learning how we can all contribute to healing.

Teachers

Heather R. Burkart

(CAP, E-RYT 200, RPYT)

Headshot Heather Burkart

Heather is passionate about teaching from the powerful intersection of Ayurveda & Yoga. In 2008, she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (Stockbridge, MA) and has been teaching ever since; first in her hometown Chicago and now here in Milwaukee. In 2012, she graduated from the Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Center (Glendale, WI) as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. 

Heather has been training yoga teachers-to-be in Ayurveda, Pranayama, and Prenatal Yoga since 2011 for Yama Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training (Milwaukee, WI).  She has taught weekly prenatal and postnatal yoga classes at the Well-Rounded Maternity Center from 2016-2019 and then at the Bay View Community Center until 2020. 

In 2018, Heather joined forces with Amy Kranz of the Milwaukee Prenatal Yoga Community (formerly The Womb Room) to co-create and teach a Yoga Alliance-approved prenatal yoga teacher training. Since then she has earned the status of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher from Yoga Alliance. 

 

Her goal as a teacher is to help others access inner wisdom.  In her Ayurvedic practice, she's committed to empowering women in conception, pregnancy, and postpartum and offering holistic tools to care for themselves and their children.  She sees clients at A Space for Change (virtually for now) and lives in Milwaukee with her family.

Support Us

The Milwaukee Prenatal Yoga Community is dedicated to providing scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to share prenatal yoga with their community.  Your donation goes directly to the scholarship fund providing financial assistance for trainees.