Aki Hirata Baker (she/her) is a teacher, healing practitioner, community organizer, and founder of MINKA brooklyn, a collectively-run healing space that centers the work to heal from all forms of social oppressions to restore an un-capitalistic approach to the “business of being well.” She uses various energetic healing modalities, flower essence therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, yogic principles, and lineage practices of medicine way and Toltec tradition to facilitate healing, which she considers to be the basic ingredient of social change and collective liberation. 

Aki took tutorage under Dr. Naina Marballi, Karen Rose, Lindsay Fauntleroy, Irma StarSpirit Turtle Woman, Sergio Magana Ocelocoyotl, Rita Navarrete Perez, Tonia Gonzalez, Manu DelPrete, Susy Meszoly, and Integral Yoga Institute. She is an immigrant from Japan and now calls Brooklyn, New York, her home.