Ken Peifer,
South Central Regional Director

San Antonio, TX

Ken’s passions are practicing and teaching Yoga, and teaching Health, Wellness and Resilience techniques to veterans and their families. He currently teaches private classes and group classes at Golds Gym’s throughout San Antonio, at Loma De Vida Spa & Wellness at La Cantera Resort, at Kelly Fitness Center – Joint Base San Antonio, and for the Lone Survivor Foundation which hosts retreats for wounded veterans, their families, and care providers.

Ken serves as the Veterans Yoga Project Deputy Director of Regions, and South Central Region Director. He 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, Himalayan Institute, and Yoga Health Foundation.

With over 1900 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.