About Her Well Being

Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher

Heather Burkart

My two loves: Ayurveda & Yoga.

I like to think I do my best work within the powerful intersection of these two ancient sister sciences that seek harmony and balance between body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda helps me be strong with soothing routines, nurturing foods, and healing herbs. Yoga keeps me moving, breathing deep, and feeling centered and calm. I consider myself a life-long student of both and the more I learn, the more I enjoy their many gifts.

It wasn’t always this way. In fact, at one time I was immersed in a toxic lifestyle and relationships. My first experience with yoga is what helped me turn my life around. Years later, I pursued teacher training and found it and my future spiritual home at Kripalu. In that training, I discovered Ayurveda and was humbled by it’s wise sensible wisdom. After trying Ayurvedic consultation myself, I realized that the two together are stronger together – and so was I. Soon after I sought out training in Ayurveda and further steeped myself in the the two health sciences from India. 

My mission is to empower women with a natural, holistic approach to support health so you can be strong, vibrant, and content. My focus is on your whole well being including mental, emotional, and spiritual. I lean on the time-tested wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga, ancient healing systems of India, and add a contemporary twist to address today’s challenges.

For more detailed credentials look in the sections below.  

Ayurveda

 In 2009, I completed training as a Certified Ayurvedic Educator (CAE) and a Certified Panchakarma Technician (CPT) in 2010 at Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Center in Glendale, Wisconsin. I completed training as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) in 2012. I’ve been a Professional Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association since 2014. 

The CAE and CAP training included over 1500 hours of training including Western and Eastern Anatomy & Physiology; not including a year-long supervised internship with a senior practitioner. The CPT training included over 100 hours of training not including a supervised internship with the Panchakarma Director.

After I graduated, I was an assistant teacher for Kanyakumari’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor program from 2013 to 2015 and supervised Ayurvedic Health Counselor interns until 2018. I’m a founding member of the Milwaukee Ayurveda Collective based at A Space for Change where I see Ayurveda and yoga clients.

Yoga

I completed a Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2008 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (Stockbridge, MA) and have been teaching ever since; first in Chicago and now here in Milwaukee. I expect to graduate from their 300-hour yoga teacher training by the end of 2021.

I’ve been training yoga teachers-to-be in Ayurveda, Pranayama, and Prenatal Yoga since 2011 for Yama Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training (Milwaukee) and have recently joined forces with Amy Kranz of the Milwaukee Prenatal Yoga Community to co-teach a Yoga Alliance-approved prenatal yoga teacher training.

I’ve taught weekly prenatal and postnatal yoga classes at the Bay View Community Center until 2019; before then at Well-Rounded Maternity Center since 2016. In 2018, I earned the status of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher from Yoga Alliance as I completed 1,000 hours of teaching.

Professional Memberships & Associations include Ayurveda Association of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Ayurveda Collective, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (Professional), & Yoga Alliance.

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