Meet the owner
Lauren Purdin 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.purdinmassage.com
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.
Meet the Metta family
MASSAGE THERAPIST | REIKI MASTER | PLANT SPIRIT HEALING PRACTITIONERSuzanne Harding (Spiral Root) is a licensed massage therapist in the state of FL (MA90876) Reiki Master Teacher and Plant Spirit Healing practitioner. With the intention to assist the client to become aware of the root of imbalance and dysfunction in the body, mind, and spirit Suzanne offers a wholistic session working through the layers to relieve tension, stuck patterns, and pain. She offers a custom session of conscious bodywork that uses a variety of modalities that may include Neuromuscular therapy, Myofascial release, Hot Stone, Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage as well as Shamanic Reiki, Plant Spirit Healing, and Flower Essence Therapy.
Interested in booking a session with Suzanne?
Call: 727-685-2464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more at: www.spiralroot.com
Lola Banae (Nicole Houston)
MASSAGE | COACHING | TAROT | MEDITATION
Nicole Houston (Spiritual name: Lola Banae) has been practicing holistic wellness for over 10 years. She practices Zazen meditation as well as kundalini and Kemetic yoga since 2006 also teaching occasional amateur yoga classes. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences from FAMU and graduate studies in Nutritional Sciences. She attended Core Institute For Massage Therapy in Tallahassee, FL where she also learned various forms of metaphysical energy work and African traditions from multiple renowned mentors. Nicole is also a trained and initiated medium and Egun (ancestor) priestess in the African Yoruba tradition, Oyotunji, SC. In 2017, she received her Holistic Health Coach Certificate from ISFTA. She continues to this day to learn, grow and develop new skills within holistic health and traditional spirituality to better serve her lineage and community.
Nicole specializes in various forms of Massage therapy, ranging from Swedish (relaxation) Massage, to Deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and Rehabilitation massage to Reflexology. She also provides energetic services such as guided meditation, crystal work, aura cleansing and spiritual readings (tarot readings). Nicole is available for mobile or site based sessions as well. Nicole also provides health coaching: meal prep assistance, exercise reminders and wellness assistance.
Florida Licensed Massage Therapist MA82763
Interested in booking a massage with Nicole?
Please email email@example.com or call 727-452-4512.
LIFE & WELLNESS COACH
Heather Page is a Life and Wellness Coach focusing on self-love and stress relief. She is passionate about helping others break free of self-doubt, guilt, and blame and work on their relationship with themselves by bringing more love, acceptance, and positivity in their world. Clients come to her for support when they are living with chronic stress, need help loving the body they are in, are ready to form a loving relationship with the food they eat, and claim their identity and learn to love all of who they are. Her education includes a biology degree from University of Alabama and Health and Life Coach certifications from Health Coach Institute.
Heather has always had a passion for nutrition and creating lifestyle habits to be healthy and live the best version of you. She is a perpetual self-growth junkie and believes in doing the work on yourself so you can live in less pain and optimal health at any age.
Interested in booking a session with Heather?
Learn more at: https://acornhealthandwellness.com/
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)
Learn more about Lynette at: integraleft.com
Interested in booking a session with Lynette? Call (727) 424-1410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Massage Therapist, MA65809
Rae graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage in 2011 and is certified in Swedish, myofascial, prenatal and neuromuscular therapy.
She is also trained in hot stone, sports massage, Qigong reflexology, deep tissue, special populations and is a certified Reiki Master.
Having worked in chiropractic and acupuncture offices Rae has had experience with different medical and Oriental Medicine techniques.
As a massage therapist and passionate artist she hopes to express her healing talents and creative drive
into each "crafted" session to relieve her clients from acute and chronic pain.
When you schedule your session with Rae
you can expect her to assess and treat
your specific needs whether they are
physical or energetic.
"Your body has a voice and my hands listen" ~Rae
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.
Massage Therapist, MA94936
I went to school for massage therapy 2008 at Lajames International College. Worked in a Chiropractors office 2009. I expanded my business to another location and have owned and Operated Rejuventae with Joy in Charles city Iowa for 9 years. Now I moved to Florida and looking to become NCTMB Provider and hold classes for massage therapy.
email@example.com or 641-229-0160
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master
Rebekkah Grossman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master Teacher. She has training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and mindfulness-based techniques. Her passion is combining her knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to create a unique therapeutic experience. Her focus is to provide a safe space for healing to occur. Her specialty is working with adults who have experienced trauma and/or experience anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Services offered include Individual Therapy, Reiki, and Psychotherapeutic Reiki (an integrated healing experience including both talk therapy and energy work).
Contact Rebekkah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-266-5914
Licensed Massage Therapist MA59960
While working as a personal trainer Matthew found himself training a client who was a Licensed Massage Therapist. He had injured his back training and reached out to his client to see if massage would help relieve the acute pain he was experiencing. After that one session the pain in his back was alleviated, which made him want to learn more about the history of massage. He now wants to show others the preventative and restorative properties that massage can have, as a standalone practice or addition to any regimen.
Licensed Massage Therapist, MA69429
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!
Contact Maja at 727 492 4714
Gabriela Edith Miliano
Meditation Coaching and Yoga
“A balanced life is a healthy life" Meditation & Energy Awareness Training - Shiva Dharma Center 200HR Certified Hatha Yoga Alignment - Based Teacher Certified Trauma - Informed Yoga Teacher - Street Yoga Certificate of Meditation - University of Central Florida CE - St. Petersburg Yoga - Authentic Yoga Gabriela has over 10 years experience teaching mindfulness based principles. There are key practices that have helped her overcome daily physical pain, anxiety and sleep deprivation. She has coached veterans, families, children and business owners throughout Tampa Bay. She believes there is no one size fits all solution so her approach is unique and tailored to your personal needs. You can find her on Facebook and also read her Google reviews by looking up Meditation Coaching & Yoga. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/meditation.1love/
TEXT IS BEST: 727 430 2375