About AwakenPeace

What does it mean to AwakenPeace?

In 2017, AwakenPeace Healing came to life holding the vision of guiding people toward new levels of wellness. Working in the field of mental health as a licensed psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and graduate school faculty, Dr. Patty Hlava saw gaps in the healing process. 

Through her own personal development process, she discovered the power of merging the principals of modern behavioral science and humanistic psychology with the ancient wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda. As she introduced these practices to her patients and students, she began to see greater shifts in their wellbeing. She also noted how challenging it was to integrate these changes when in isolation.

This awareness facilitated the birth of AwakenPeace: a place where people can come together in virtual community, cultivating nurturing and supportive relationships in service to personal growth. Carrying a shared goal of up-leveling our wellness in body, mind, and spirit, and doing so in a compassionate, non-shaming environment is the intention behind all of the AwakenPeace offerings.

Grounded in Ayurveda, yoga, and modern behavioral science as well as Patty's own research in the area of gratitude and relationships, you will find a home here for your learning and growth where you can transform your relationship with your body, mind, and spirit and up-level your wellness. 

About 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. 

When Patty is not teaching or guiding, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes for her and her family, hanging out with a book, or spending time outside among the trees and any animals that happen to come through her yard. 



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