Brooklyn, New York, USA.
- Reiki/ Energy Medicine
- Flower Essence Therapy
- Healing & Spiritual Guidance and Coaching
- Conscious Parenting Guidance and Coaching
Aki Hirata Baker is an Empress with a spirit of the Magician and the heart of the High Priestess. Just as her natal chart suggests, she is a Phoenix who constantly re-invent herself of who she is, who she thinks she is, and who she aspires to be. Her love for mysticism and forces unseen was evident in her second grade essay, in which she proclaimed she wanted to be a Witch when she grew up. Driven by her passion for understanding powers in all things, and her struggle with depression and chronic physical ailments, Aki had studied various healing modalities such as Ayurvedic Medicine, Integral Hatha Yoga, meditation, Essential Oils, Bach & FES flower essence, Reiki and other forms of energy healing practices. Her body, mind and soul have been very happy with one another for several years though these practices.
In this current life time, she is a Flower Essence Therapist, energetic healing practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, meditator, community activist, food lover, healing & spiritual guide, artist, serial business owner, urban farmer, domestic violence survivor, mother to Saya, Shintaro & San, and wife to Ronald. Her current project is MINKA brooklyn, a center for wellness & holistic living, which she co-founded with her business partners. MINKA brooklyn continues the legacy of the COMPOUND brooklyn, the COMPOUND COWORK, and Adopt-A-Farmbox; creating inclusive communities that are self-sustaining and empowering individuals to evolve to their best possible versions of themselves.
She calls Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn her home for the past 16 years, where her misfit spirit resides comfortably with other beautifully messy spirits. She was born and raised in Japan, and spend several years in Americus and Atlanta, Georgia en route to Brooklyn. She blames her Southern living for her strange accent.
On most days, you can find Aki at MINKA brooklyn offering private healing sessions, or simply being a Mama Bear.
"My journey to this place started long ago - much longer than I knew until very recently. I suffered from many chronic issues from depression, migraine, allergies, bronchitis, fatigue... I had felt my body and mind failed me to fully engage my life - I mean, what's the point of living if life seems like a never ending merry-go-round, and it keeps spinning me around! I knew my mind was depressed, and my body was sick. I also knew there were connections to those two things - mind and body. But somehow I was stuck in this sphere of incapability - I could feel I was meant for more, yet I could not reach out to touch that reality.
This led me to study and seek out various healing modalities, and I was fortunate to meet many wonderful teachers and practitioners - I was getting better. Yet, I still was not getting to the point that I was confident in my health. I went into severe depression which led me to put everything in my life on hold, then a 10-month long bout with bronchitis. Despite all of my doctors' visits, dietary restriction, acupuncture and massage treatments, they only brought temporary relief to my symptoms.
I had been looking for that one thing, the magic potion, for me to be healthy and complete - then it dawned on me. 'What if I use my own energy to get myself fixed?" I had always looked for external sources to bring me relief, but what if I could harness the same relief using the knowledge I had acquired already? Within two days of an intense energy therapy routine, my 10-month bronchitis was gone, like a magic. I finally understood that it's not just about the mind and body connection - mind and body are ONE. That's why energy medicine works like magic.
I am so happy that you are here, because I know how it feels not to be happy in my body, mind, and soul. And I can tell you now, that it's worth it to try - and I know you can do it. If I could, you certainly can.
Let's start working.
In the Spirit of Compassion, Unity and Liberation,
We are Magic embodied - I am here to guide you to remember how powerful & miraculous you are. There is no doctrine, tricks nor gimmicks - we will shed our conditioning and old beliefs to re-discover our cosmic Self. By embodying our truest expression of our Selves, we will live our lives fully - personally and socially. I believe the most evolved Souls will engage with the Society in ways that will create more understanding and harmony; and this is one of the goals of fully realized human beings.
I am here to walk with you, and show you what I know - and together we will Heal, Thrive and Change the world.
Ayurvedic Nutrition Certification - Ayurveda's World 2005, Integral Yoga 200 hr Teacher Certification - 2006, Bach Flower Essence Certification - 2015, Art of Energetic Healing Certification - 2016, Reiki Level 1, 2, 3 and Master Teacher Level - 2016, FES Flower Essence Therapy Professional Certification 2017
Years In Practice
Ayurvedic Nutrition Certification - Ayurveda's World 2005
Integral Yoga 200 hr Teacher Certification - 2006
Bach Flower Essence Certification - 2015
Art of Energetic Healing Certification - 2016
Reiki Level 1, 2, 3 and Master Teacher Level - 2016
FES Flower Essence Therapy Professional Certification 2017