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.