Meet the owner
Lauren 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. 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 is for you, please email her at MettaStP@gmail.com
If you would like to schedule a massage with her, 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.
Metta center of St. Petersburg
4554 cENTRAL AVE. UNIT f
sT. PETERSBURG, FL 33711
WELLNESS ROOMS - UNIT e1 & E2
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: email@example.com
Learn more at: www.spiralroot.com
Lola Banae (Nicole Houston)
MASSAGE | COACHING | TAROT | MEDITATIONNicole 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-452-4512.
LIFE & WELLNESS COACHHeather 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 HEALINGLynette 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 email@example.com
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 & Couples 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
Our mission is to provide current coaching skills and guidance towards any life transition; • Job • Career • Personal Growth • Youth Mentoring • Spiritual
Contact Janaye at email@example.com or 727-417-7826
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
Witch, Reiki Practitioner, Tarot Reader
What are witches anyway? We create magic using earth and cosmic energies. Witches honor both the male and female aspects of divinity. We are healers.
As the Radical Witch, Dena works with people who are ready to bring magic to their lives, especially incorporating it to activism. Anyone who longs for the world to heal can benefit. We use the ancient tools to facilitate a connection to spirit. We need this now more than ever.
Dena has been a practitioner of tarot, numerology and astrology for nearly 50 years. She was initiated as a witch at the Tremont Tea Room in Boston in 2005, under the lineage of the Salem witches. She taught a very popular Intuitive Development class at a metaphysical church in St Petersburg FL for over 5 years. She is also a Reiki Master and a drummer, currently exploring sound healing. As an activist, she worked on many successful campaigns, both for candidates and issues, including LGBT, anti racism, and labor organizing.