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Meet the Teachers: Heather Burkart

Meet Heather Burkart, one of our founders! Heather shares her story on how she found yoga, and how the MPYC came to be. Join Heather for class on Sunday, March 6 at 11 AM CT.


Two women friends smile and laugh for a portrait on a bridge
Heather (right) and Amy, our founders

I found yoga back in the early 2000s in Chicago. At the time, I was a lost 20-something with a toxic lifestyle and an unhealthy relationship with my body. I knew that I needed a lifeline to pull me out of the abyss that had become my life. I convinced my best friend to enroll in yoga classes with me at a local park district in our Chicago neighborhood because I didn't want to go alone. I was pleasantly surprised and found that coming to regular classes helped me feel better than ever. I was learning how to mindfully move my body, breathe deeply, and meditate. I'm extremely grateful for these formative experiences with yoga as they set me on a course as a life-long student of