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CHRIS BURKARD

EXPLORING THE NATURAL WORLD

This is where Chris talks about what he has to say.

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CITIES

I live and work in New York with my husband Nigel Barker and our two children, Jack and Jasmine. Motherhood has shaped my life into a universe with multiple suns, my yoga practice has given me the ability to revolve in peace around them all. In the mid 1990’s, like Kimmy, I traveled the world working and living in Milan, Paris, and London as a fashion model. I settled in New York City and as Nigel launched his photography career, I joined him on the other side of the camera as a Make up Artist. We loved collaborating together and creating images that moved people. In the early 2000’s I traveled the country working on the make over show “Next Stop New You” on Lifetime, I loved meeting and hearing the amazing stories from women whose beauty I was honored to empower with my brush.  In 2005 Nigel and I embarked on our most important project the day we became parents. Now in my 40’s, I manage our photography business, raise our two children, and dedicate myself to a regular yoga practice enjoying the process of teaching. When Kimberly and I created ChinTwins we had no idea this journey would connect us with so many people, we love spreading our passion for yoga and sharing how it has enriched our everyday lives. As I practice and teach yoga my goal is to break through boundaries that keep us from knowing and sharing our true selves. Through self discovery we can spread our wings and fly to new heights. 

WILDS 

I live in coastal Alabama with my husband and three children, Maya, Roman and India. After many years of living in Milan, Paris, London and New York City and working all over the world as a fashion model, I decided to move back to my home town to start and raise my family. The transition from high fashion to stay at home mom felt natural and just as exciting.  Being a mother has been the most rewarding and challenging experience of my life and maintaining my yoga practice as I move through different phases of my life has given me tools of self-care that help keep me whole. I'm very involved in my local community and have learned that the more you give the more you get back. I have found that I love teaching ballet and creative movement to young children and helping them discover the joy of self-expression. I lead "mommy and me" yoga classes for new mothers and their babies, facilitating them to bond as they move and breathe together as one. In my adult and teen yoga classes I work to create a safe space where people can recharge and connect to themselves both physically and mentally.  ChinTwins has grown organically, beginning as a way for Crissy and me to stay connected and to share our separate journeys as one.  By sharing our lives and our connection to each other we continue to learn more about ourselves and all of those around us.

 

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About CHRIS

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Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.

Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, powerful landscapes. Through social media chris strives to share his vision of wild places with millions of people, and to inspire them to explore for themselves.

His visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients, speak on the TED stage, design product lines, educate, and publish a growing collection of books. Along with his team, Burkard is based out of his production studio and art gallery in the Central Coast of California.

At the age of 32, Burkard has established himself as a global presence and influencer. He is happiest with his wife Breanne raising their two sons Jeremiah and Forrest in his hometown of Pismo Beach, California