Meet the Metta family
Laura Leann Wilson
Laura Wilson is a passionate hypnotist from Saint Petersburg, Florida who dedicates her life to helping others access their own healing through the power of their subconscious minds.
Laura believes that each of us possesses within us the power to heal our own struggles and move forward in life. Through hypnosis, she helps access this inner source of strength and resilience. In her work, Laura utilizes a mixture of gentle yet powerful techniques to help her clients access the root causes of their difficulties. These techniques include suggestion therapy, guided visualization, and affirmations. By helping her clients unlock that inner power, Laura has seen remarkable results in her clients.
At the heart of Laura’s practice is her belief that all of us can heal ourselves through our own subconscious powers. Through her work, she helps people tap into their own hidden knowledge and strength. It is her passion to aid her clients in accessing this powerful force within them.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Erin is a licensed mental health counselor for individuals struggling with difficult life experiences. She views counseling as an active relationship in which client and therapist will find a resolution together. Her role as a therapist is to provide a safe and challenging environment. Erin helps clients move through their challenges by building awareness, insight and confidence. Her approach is eclectic, pulling from various modalities which combine humanistic and insight-oriented psychotherapy with mindfulness and somatic therapies.In her approach, she draws from her experience in Aikido, a martial arts practice that focuses on unity and harmony to deal with conflict. She has experience working with both adult and youth seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief/loss, identity conflict, autism spectrum, and relationship or family stress. She specializes in helping individuals build self-awareness, self-support, and the confidence to face daily challenges with greater ease.
MASSAGE | COACHING | TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALING
Lynette K. Conat, MA is a transformational healer, life guide and educator working locally in St. Petersburg, FL and globally via Skype and Facebook Messenger. She has a mission to ease the suffering of others from trauma and other debilitating emotional state disorders that tragically limit the lives and potentials of so many. Her own journey of healing her body through these same modalities has led her to develop extraordinary abilities as an Intuitive and Empath. Her comprehensive knowledge of subtle mind to body energetic structure developed over 18 years allows her to identify and facilitate the release of trauma patterns as well as to locate, identify, and release out dated beliefs and ideas that block the ability of clients to realize life, relationship, and health goals. Clients have coined the phrase ‘psychic surgery’ to describe her work.
As an Integral Theory Scholar Lynette supports clients in building personal Integral Life Practices that support and encourage a fulfilled and meaningful life with their highest levels of health, relationship, spiritual, and learning potential as part of that engaging, exciting unfolding process.
Florida Licensed Massage Therapist (MA47593)
Licensed Massage Therapist
Paulina (Pau) is a Mexican Biomagnetic Therapist. She became very passionate about this therapy 10 years ago when her family needed care for health issues. After a few months of using this therapy, Pau noticed a huge health transformation in her life and her families lives. After 2 years in the USA she decided to study and became a therapist due to the lack of Biomagnetic Therapist in the area and her desire to keep treating herself and her family with this technique. Now Pau is passionate about letting others know about Biomagnetism so that they may receive the benefits of this healing modality.
Discovered in 1988, by Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran in Mexico City, the biomagnetic treatment is the placement of two natural magnets of at least 1000 gauss of intensity (optimal is 5000 gauss), for a short period of time, on a specific area of the body to bring the pH to a normal level without adding or subtracting energy to the human organism. It neutralizes the development and growth of pathogenic microorganisms that produce diseases. Biomagnetism treats the etiology, the cause of the problem, not the symptom. This therapy can even treat viral infections by eliminating viruses which traditional medicine can't do.
passion visionary | transformational coach | spiritual coach | energy healer | metaphysical reader
Keirstin Proud helps empower aspiring Mystics to become Spiritual Rockstars so that they can live a fully abundant life expressing their true Magick.
Keirstin has been on a quest for truth and love from a very young age. Her talents and gifts took her on many paths in life. However, one thing never changed, her passion to be her truest self. With many years of deep exploration, different healing modalities & spiritual practices, and the eagerness to transform, she is here to share her knowledge with you.
After spending several of her adult years in theatre and then the business world, she became passionate about discovering her life’s purpose and embarked on a zealous journey of healing and discovery. In addition to her personal meditation practice, she started her voyage of intense training in 2007 where she received an attunement of Usui Reiki from a deep meditation. In 2012 she started studying different modalities and techniques with the Modern Mystery School. She is constantly learning and discovering new knowledge and tools for empowerment.
Keirstin is a Mother, Transformational Coach, Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Passionate Visionary, Life Activation Practitioner, Soul Realignment Practitioner, Jikiden Reiki Practitioner, Spirit Psychic Medium, Empathic Healer, Children/Adult Meditation Facilitator, Ceremonial Minister and Officiant, 2nd Step Initiate in the lineage of King Solomon and a graduate of Universal Kabbalah. She also holds a BA in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of South Florida.
Lara Anne Skadsen
Biofield Tuning-Sound Healing
Soul Realignment-Akashic Record Intuitive
Voice Bio Analysis
Lara assists others with deepening and expanding multi-dimensionally. You will discover more about who you are at Soul level. Clear unwanted patterns- blocks and restrictions from current or old traumas that you may not even realize you are still carrying in your biofield and body. Lara is able to determine the approximate age you suffered from these traumas and what they are related to. She then assists her clients with the clearing process through the use of sound healing frequencies and energy healing practices.
Lara finds it challenging to have one specialty area of focus. She has helped many people suffering from a variety of issues, such as: anxiety, stress, depression, grief, career/relationships issues, physical pain, digestive issues, migraines, menstrual pain, ADHD, PTSD, parents who are exhausted, overwhelmed, and kids with sleeping/behavior issues.
If you are feeling stuck, wanting to move forward with more ease and grace in your life, a session with Lara will assist you with clearing those blocks that are preventing you from creating the reality you desire.
We are all in need of a tune-up and that is what you get when you have a session with Lara. All of the dis-ease in the mental, emotional and physical body can shift/be released, bringing you into balance and alignment. You will leave your session, radiating in the frequencies of joy, peace, love and gratitude.
Release, recharge, rebalance!
Lara works with people of all ages (0-100+).
Private & Small Group Sessions (In-person & Remotely)
Andrea Correia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a certified and registered yoga instructor RYT-500, e-RYT-200, RCYT, YACEP, Reiki Master, shamanic practitioner and facilitator, and a sound and energy healing facilitator. An enthusiastic yoga practitioner and deeply devoted to her spiritual studies since early 2000, Andrea found in yoga and energy healing arts a way to manifest her spiritual journey, supporting others to follow their own journeys. Combining the knowledge she accumulated in the past 20 years, studying ancient shamanic traditions, yoga, meditation, breathwork, Reiki, energy and sound healing, with more modern techniques such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Hypnosis, Andrea infuses in her offerings a combination of different approaches and techniques to promote a profound experience of a balanced state of body, mind, and spirit. Specialties: - yoga, all levels and all ages. Hatha, Vinyasa, yoga for beginners, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga - Meditation - Reiki - Crystal bowls bath - Gong bath - Shamanic workshops
Maja was led to the world of massage through a passion for holistic health and a strong belief in the mind/body connection. She has also experienced first hand the healing and pain relieving benefits of massage therapy. Come experience these same benefits for yourself in a nurturing environment! She offers Swedish/relaxation, deep tissue, Neuromuscular/trigger point therapy, Myofascial Release, prenatal, sports massage, cupping, chair massage... and now offering Thai massage!
727 492 4714
Erin is from St. Petersburg, Fl and has been running her own practice for six years. Specializing in anti-aging skin care ranging from customized facial, hydafacial, chemical peels, microneedling and more! We offer online booking, and free skin consultations. All services provided by appointment only.
Natalia Lopez studied massage therapy in Sunstate Clearwater campus. She later trained and specialized with Pilar Hook in Ashiatsu Bar therapy. She would train in techniques such as cupping, Gua sha, trigger point, Thai, Ashi-Thai and more. She is also a skilled reiki practisioner. Natalia combines these unique therapies to bring balance and restore each of her clients with their various concerns. Natalia has confidently pursued herbalism and is now a skilled Cannabis Consultant educating her patients in the various methods for treating anxiety, overall inflamation and more with the help of plants.
Melissa Smith Alday
Massage/Jin Shin Jyutsu/Self Help Instructor
Melissa Alday is a licensed massage therapist practicing and serving the Greater Tampa Bay Area for over 30 years. Her private practice has focused on Whole Health and Empowerment, helping her clients remember "we are more than our limitations." As a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and Self-Help Instructor, Melissa utilizes the principles of ancient healing in each session. ~Specialties~ Diabetes Management Immunity
Meet the owner
Lauren Purdin (she/he/they) is a massage therapist (#MA60945), world traveler, and cat mom. She's had a 10 year dream of owning a wellness center with the desire to give people the space and support to work for themselves and in 2020 that dream became a reality. She wants to empower those who spend their lives helping others.
If you are interested in scheduling a time to see if The Metta Center, please email her at MettaStP@gmail.com
If you would like to schedule a massage with her or learn more about her practice, you can do so at www.mellowmanatee.net
Meet the Founders
Joran Slane Oppelt is an international speaker, author, interfaith minister and award-winning producer and singer/songwriter. He is the owner and founder of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and Integral Church – an interfaith and interspiritual organization in Tampa Bay. Joran is the author of Sentences, The Mountain and the Snow and co-author of Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools, and Personal Stories and Integral Church: An Interfaith Handbook of Ceremonies and Rituals. He serves as President of Interfaith Tampa Bay and has spoken around the world about spirituality and the innovation of religion.
Joran is also a certified Life Coach specializing in purpose and creativity coaching. .
Jennifer Oppelt is the co-founder of The Metta Center of St. Petersburg. She is a licensed massage therapist in the state of FL (MA37357) specializing in Ayurvedic bodywork, relaxation, neuromuscular, energy work, and more. Jennifer is also a certified health coach and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coaching program. She is happily married and a mother to two children. Jennifer loves spending time with family, cooking real food, fitness and is an advocate of sustainable living.