Ken Baker – 200 HR Anusara-Inspired Teacher

Ken was born in Springfield, Kentucky, but has called Louisville home for over 30 years. He has a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Louisville. By day, Ken is an urban planner; he is the Neighborhood Planning Manager for Louisville Metro Office of Advanced Planning. He also teaches a graduate-level class in urban planning at the University of Louisville.

Ken has been practicing yoga since 2005. He discovered that yoga always made him feel centered, and created a healthy, positive flow of energy. Ken received his Anusara Elements 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2016. In his classes, he often likes to do athletic/challenging poses, as well as aromatherapy and pranayama/breathing meditations. Ken has had his own physical challenges over the years; during yoga teacher training, he had two hip replacements, so he understands that we all have limitations and some poses don’t work for everybody. Ken always tries to make his classes meaningful, fun, light-hearted and inclusive. Men who want to pursue a yoga practice might consider trying Ken’s classes.

Besides yoga, Ken enjoys travel, theatre, art and design, playing tennis, entertaining, game nights, dining out, drinking wine, glamping, and being at the beach. Ken, his husband, Jim, and his dog, George, live in the Tyler Park neighborhood in the Highlands.