Patty Hlava, Ph.D.
Dr. Patty Hlava is a director of identity evolution specializing in Ayurveda, yoga, and psychology. She has been guiding people into to best versions of themselves for over 15 years.
In 2018, she retired from her clinical psychotherapy practice to develop Awaken, a signature program within AwakenPeace Healing. As a certified Yoga Health Coach, ICDS Intrinsic coach™, meditation instructor, and registered yoga teacher, Patty is an expert in guiding others toward sustainable habit changes for mind, body, and spirit.
She holds a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and has over 7 years of experience teaching graduate courses in University settings. Dr. Hlava has been involved in research and teaching on the subject of gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as in several books.
As co-founder of AwakenPeace, she thrives on the opportunity to create and participate in nurturing community and heartfelt connections.
Laura Stephan, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in holistic wellness, working in both mental health and yoga communities. She has provided mental health services since 2010 in chronic illness and brain injury rehabilitation, neuropsychology, community mental health, and private practice. Her specialization is bringing mindfulness and somatic resourcing in a collaborative way to each person’s unique way of being. In addition to her clinical background, Dr. Stephan has received additional training in mindfulness, trauma-focused yoga, and somatic healing. Her practice is mainly grounded in iRest Yoga Nidra.