About Her Well Being
Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher
Heather R. Burkart
CAE, CAP, CPT, E-RYT 500, RPYT
Certified Ayurvedic Educator, Practitioner & Panchakarma Technician
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) & Prenatal Yoga Teacher
I help women spark their inner fire to ignites their self-healing powers.
Why does my gut feel broken? I hear it so often from women my age. It took me years to ignite my inner fire that calmed my gut and led me to unlock energy and spirit I hadn’t experienced in years. Ayurveda showed me the way.
In my twenties I was stuck in a toxic lifestyle and my gut was so unhappy leaving me feeling empty and exhausted. I started doing yoga in the early 2000’s, which helped a lot. I wanted a healthy lifestyle, too.
I bounced around between diets and obsessed over what I should or shouldn’t eat. After years of doing yoga and still not being sure what to eat or how to practice, Ayurveda found me. Thank, Goddess!
Ayurveda opened my eyes to my unique constitution and circumstances that were creating imbalances in my gut, mind, mood, sleep, etc. I learned the Ayurvedic way of healing foods, herbs, self-care, and even Yoga; all specific to my mind-body state. With help from an Ayurvedic Practitioner, I started to make some progress and within months my digestive distress were history. Then, I noticed I had more energy and sleep was better. Now, this took time and hard work putting Ayurvedic principles into practice but was it was well worth it! And I’m not done, either. As long as I am living, finding balance and harmony is an ever-evolving process. And I feel well-equipped for life’s ups and downs as I now head towards menopause.
My mission is to guide women from food anxiety and gut confusion to food clarity and gut health so they can unlock their true energy potential and feel their best.
If any of my story resonates with you, I’d love to work with you, Soul Sister.
Check out my podcast to hear more of my story.
See my credentials below.
In 2009, I completed training as a Certified Ayurvedic Educator (CAE) and as a Certified Panchakarma Technician (CPT) at Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Center in Glendale, Wisconsin (closed in 2016). I completed training as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP). 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. That doesn’t include a year-long supervised clinical internship with a Senior Practitioner. The CPT training included over 100 hours of training not including a supervised internship with the Panchakarma Director. Kanyakumari Ayurveda was an accredited school of Ayurveda & Yoga by NAMA as was all of their professional programs.
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 served as the Vice President for the Ayurveda Association of Wisconsin from May 2020 to May 2023. I continue to serve on AAW’s Education Committee and currently serve on NAMA’s Conference Committee.
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 graduated from their 300-hour yoga teacher training in 2022.
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 am the lead teacher for the Milwaukee Prenatal Yoga Community, a Yoga Alliance prenatal yoga teacher training. You can also find me at Healium Yoga teaching the Yoga Lifestyle Immersion program with Sarah Filzen starting in 2024.
I’ve taught prenatal and postnatal yoga classes at the Bay View Community Center since 2019 and before then at the 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 Member), & Yoga Alliance.