Our goal is to empower people who are passionate about a birth-centered, holistic approach to Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, especially Black, Indigenous & People of Color serving in their communities.
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.
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.
Heather Burkart (CAP, E-RYT 200)
An artist, dancer and Chicago native, Heather discovered yoga twenty years ago; changing her life by guiding her to the path of teacher and life-long student of yoga. In 2006, she was introduced to Kripalu yoga being drawn to its message of compassion and consciousness. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center (Stockbridge, MA) in 2008. She has returned many times over the years as a faculty assistant and in pursuit of 500-level certification (graduating in 2021).
Shortly after she found yoga, Heather became fascinated by yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, and by 2010 was certified as an Ayurvedic Educator through Kanyakumari Ayurveda (Glendale, WI) and relocated to Milwaukee to further her studies. She graduated as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner in 2011 after a year-long internship.
Heather's gentle approach in teaching yoga focuses on body and breath awareness and honors individual uniqueness. Emphasis is on intuitive sequences that stretch, strengthen, and open the body. Ayurveda informs her instruction by addressing seasonal observances and different body types. She loves to share the more subtle yogic arts including pranayama and meditation in all her classes. She was certified to teach prenatal yoga in 2011 and has been teaching continuously since 2014 at local organizations including Well-Rounded Maternity Center and the Bay View Community Center. She now teaches a weekly prenatal/postnatal class at Yama Yoga Studios Third Ward (live streaming).
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. Passionate about raising a holistic family, she relies on a whole foods diet, herbs, yoga, and a lifestyle that fosters mindfulness. She sees clients at A Space for Change and lives in Bay View with her husband Daniel and two boys Dorian (6) and Stefan (4).
The Milwaukee Prenatal Yoga Community is dedicated to providing opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to share prenatal yoga with their community through scholarship opportunities. Your donation goes directly to the scholarship fund providing financial assistance for trainees.