VYP Texas

The Friendship State

Texas is a proud home to 15 military bases and installations serving all branches of the United States military.

Texas is well represented in the United States Armed Forces and supports a large military community. Texas is proud to have more than 1.7 million veterans call our state home.

In-Person Classes & Upcoming Events

In-Person VYP Classes

Come join the VYP community in your local area. No classes or events near you? Check out our VYP Online Studio for live, online classes taught by VYP Teachers.
Our online classes are always free and wherever you are. 

Upcoming VYP Texas Events

Join VYP as we create community, connections, and raise funds to support veterans, military families, and communities in our local area. 

June 3rd - USS Lexington in Memory & Movement Light-A-Candle Event

Donate to VYP Texas

Your tax-deductible donation is stewarded by compassion to help reach our military and veteran communities in need. Your generosity helps us provide local veterans and military families with mind-body tools, training scholarships, classes, connections and resources.

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VYP Texas Team

We could not do what we do without our amazing Field Teams. Please consider donating your time and talents by joining your local team!

Ken Peifer, South Central Regional Director

Ken Peifer
Texas State Director | E-RYT 200, YACEP

Ken’s passions are practicing and teaching Yoga, and sharing Health, Wellness and Resilience techniques with fellow yogis, and veterans and their families. He currently teaches workshops, private classes and group classes at Golds Gym’s throughout San Antonio, at Loma De Vida Spa & Wellness at La Cantera Resort, and at Kelly Fitness Center – Joint Base San Antonio, the Veterans Yoga Project for military members, wounded veterans, their families, and care providers. 

Ken serves as the Texas State Director for Veterans Yoga Project. He also teaches classes and workshops through several other veterans’ support organizations in Texas. In addition to teaching, he assists organizations and businesses with yoga program design and development. He is a member of the Yoga Alliance and Himalayan Institute. 

With over 2000 teaching hours to his credit, Ken is an Experienced – Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through the Yoga Alliance and also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He also holds a Primary Group Fitness Instructor certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Athletics and Fitness Association of America. 

Ken retired in 2013 from the United States Air Force where he served assignments on the Joint Staff, in Space Operations, Special Operations, and in Cyber Operations. Ken also served twice as a Squadron Commander supporting combat operations in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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