At Hearts Awakening, heart-centered living is about remembering the sacred, spiritual nature of ourselves, and connecting to the intuitive power we have as a result. We help people awaken to the Divinity within, their true State of Being of Peace, Love, Joy, and Freedom, so they can transcend the struggles and pain of the human experience, while they are still having the human experience.

Hearts Awakening speaks and teaches the languages of the heart: compassion, tolerance, respect and acceptance. Our work is rooted in Universal Spiritual Wisdom, with the foundational principle being that how we treat ourselves is reflected back to us by the world around us.  We help people deepen their self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love as a way of experiencing more acceptance, respect, care and love in their daily lives.

Awakened Hearts are free from emotional baggage, including wounds from the past and anxieties about the future. We help people see the power they have to create their own experiences. We show them how to look below the surface of their beliefs and values to get clear on where they came from and whether they are supporting them or not.

We work with clients, in-person and remotely, on a one-on-one basis, in group workshops, multi-day retreats, and speaking engagements. Our clients include teens and young-adults through community organizations, schools, and universities. Our services and products are experiential. We design everything to help people move and shift energy. This could be through movement and music, art and poetry, or meditation and laughter sessions, to name a few modalities we love.


Our workshops and retreats give attendees an opportunity to explore, learn and grow while working with Founder and Program Director, Valerie Sheppard more directly. Workshops range from 3 hours to a weekend in length, while our retreats are 4 or more days, and tend to combine eco- or spiritual-travel with transformational content to provide attendees with a multi-faceted experience.  See our upcoming events HERE.


We offer spiritual books, workbooks, meditation CDs and downloads, and webinars/self-study courses.  Each is designed to be a stand-alone, but they also work in concert with our workshops and retreats.


Our past outreach efforts have included:

The Rock Life Campaign

Hearts Awakening was the fundraising arm and educational content provider for “Rock Life: Redefining Strong,” an empowerment campaign designed to increase visibility and resolution of the rising incidence of obesity, bullying, depression and suicide in teen and young adult populations in the United States.  Through Rock Life, HA provided transformational content and coaching to young people in the communities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas, CA. The goal was to help them feel more confident, connected and supported as they dealt with the dynamics of school, personal  and family life.  Additionally, we helped parents understand warning signs of bullying and depression, and taught supportive ways to communicate and resolve issues before they escalated to a point of no return. See images from one of Rock Life’s major events on our Events page.



Hearts Awakening is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Hearts Awakening is registered with the California Secretary of State (State ID#:  C3510449) and the Internal Revenue Service (EIN:  46-1208194). For more information, contact Hearts Awakening directly, consult your tax advisor, or visit