If you are one of many looking to increase your feelings of connection in the world and deepen your experience of gratitude, then you’ve come to the right place.  
Gratitude opens the heart: it softens us and allows us to truly connect, not only to one another, but also to ourselves, to the world, and to the divine.
Explore the realm of gratitude in our audio course, books, and meditations to expand and deepen the presence of gratitude in your life.
Delve into the healing and restorative practices of meditation and yoga nidra with our guided practices.
What are the deepest desires of your spirit? In using a Sankalpa we harness our inner power to truly thrive. This unique card deck helps clarify your intention and deepens your connection to your highest truth, allowing for a fully embodied experience that you will carry with you wherever you are. 
Sankalpa Practice

Dr. Patty Hlava and Dr. Laura Stephan are AwakenPeace

We share a mission to cultivate well-being and healing through the practices of embodied self-care and self-nurturance: Acts of authentic kindness.

Joining the traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Psychology, we offer whole-person practices for easeful living, self-love, and restoring balance in the natural physical and emotional rhythms of life.

Laura Stephan, Psy.D., LP

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. 

Patty Hlava, Ph.D. has over 15 years of clinical experience in the health and wellness field as a licensed psychotherapist and certified wellness coach. Additionally she has over 7 years of experience teaching in University settings and provision of clinical supervision. She is a Certified Meditation Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Ayurveda wellness coach. She has been providing meditation instruction and mentoring in a variety of settings since 2005. 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. 

Patty Hlava, Ph.D., LMFT, AWC, C.MI., RYT

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