We met one another in a mental health care environment that focused on compassion, healing, growth, and wellness. After initially coming together in 2010, we found a further connection through our shared experience and interest in floating. Together, we began to reflect on elements that enrich the process of human connection, healing, and growth.
As our bond grew, we continued to explore and expand our personal concepts of connection, healing, and growth. Our shared ideas ultimately inspired us to design the concept of the FLOAT STL experience. With clarity, persistence, and intention, we gathered the courage and support to make our vision a reality and in February of 2015, we opened FLOAT STL in MidTown.
Since February 2015, we have been grateful to facilitate over 35,000 floats, introducing thousands of people to the practice.
In November of 2016, recognizing a need to support our growing community, we opened our second location in Maryland Heights to help create better access to this healing modality.
We are professionally experienced in mental, physical, and emotional health.
We are absolutely obsessed with everything floating.
And we are passionate about being in service to you!
For a good portion of Kevin’s life he had wandered a path both outside of his awareness and unmarked by the signals of his own internal wisdom. The idea of intuition was largely unfamiliar and instead he unknowingly invested in a non-feeling existence which led to a dull sense of ache and emptiness. However this numbed feeling became familiar and thus went largely unnoticed. In the summer of 2007 while living in Prague, Czech Republic and working in Baku, Azerbaijan he was graced with a painful and terrifying experience forever altering his perception of existence. This event and the healing recovery period that followed realigned Kevin’s spirit to connect with a deeper knowing which he strives to resource in his current daily practice.
Shifting from a strategy of competition, acquisition, and power as a business consultant to one of service, compassion, and love, Kevin found his way into being a therapist focusing on mindfulness, meditation, and healing. When Kevin found floating, or floating found Kevin, he was reminded and returned to this experience of deep knowing, clarity, and truth. Connecting with Jake and Marcio, Kevin again found direction to pursue the creation of the float experience to welcome, share, connect, and create with others.
Jacob Resch, RN
Jacob has always followed the curiosity of dreams, assisting in the creation of a vision to follow. This has taken him to explore European countries, live in Washington, D.C. and currently landed him in Saint Louis, MO. He has always been motivated by following his dreams and taking the risks required to do so. In the current path of his dreams, Jacob decided to move beyond his previous job and has completed an accelerated nursing degree (BSN), spending time on a critical care unit. He also has a wealth of professional experience in the realm of the human mind and condition.
Jacob hopes that his experiences as a nurse will expand his current practice of integrative, holistic healing. These dreams deeply mixed with passion for exploring and understanding the human psyche lead Jacob into floating. The first time floating in a sensory deprivation tank Jacob felt the experience begin to evolve, to transform his passion and understanding of human consciousness and love. Ever since that moment Jacob has been researching and exploring float tanks and their benefits; spreading the word to all curious minds. Along this journey, Jacob’s path has converged and connected with two like-hearted and passionate souls, Kevin and Marcio, creating FLOAT STL. He is excited for what floating can bring to Saint Louis and all the wonders and beauties that come along after the float.
Rick grew up in St. Louis, and has been exploring ways to bring community to the city ever since. Rick went to massage therapy school and became interested in alternative health practices during the process. He heard about floating and tried it for the first time in Chicago. That first float ignited a fire in Rick, and he knew he would be involved in floating from then on. He met Kevin at a float conference in Portland the summer before FLOAT STL opened, and was an intern from the start. He has a strong foundation in the arts which informs his focus and relationships. Rick now works full-time at FLOAT STL as the Creative Director and a Float Facilitator.
Luke was born and raised in St. Louis by a family of music lovers and artists. He came to FLOAT STL for the first time with a friend in the summer of 2015. After a pretty profound first float, he knew it was something very special. He came back every consecutive Friday for two months, and left each time feeling deeply rejuvenated and increasingly inspired. On his birthday, Luke got a call from Kevin offering him an internship at FLOAT STL (the best gift EVER), and in the following months he became a full-time member of the FLOAT STL family. Luke is also a passionate artist, actor and singer, and aspires to bring as many creative minds into the space as possible. Some of his best creative work has been born during float sessions. He is extremely excited about the future of floating, and the unlimited potential it has to enhance many facets of our lives.
Like most of the pivotal encounters in her life, Hilary’s first exposure to floating was purely serendipitous. After completing her first float, she felt that a deeper connection to herself and to others had been uncovered. Hilary continued to pursue this feeling both in and out of the tank – exploring mindfulness, identity, and the importance of human relationships with a more grounded and clear mind than she had ever experienced prior to floating. When presented with the opportunity to join the FLOAT STL family, her heart immediately recognized that this was the next pivotal moment to which Life had been leading her and a barred owl confirmed that this was, indeed, the path she was meant to embrace.
Given the intense sense of curiosity that she has possessed since birth, Hilary is extremely interested in further uncovering and sharing the gifts that floating may be able to offer to the world. A Licensed Master of Social Work, she is forever thinking in terms of systems and leverage points, interconnectedness, empowerment, equity, and access. As a native of St. Louis, Hilary feels a deep commitment to the community and looks forward to building relationships that will support community members and facilitate their journeys through floating.
Montel is deeply passionate about the art of music and harnessing that art to make a positive impact in people’s lives. As an award-winning Musician and Singer-Songwriter, he strives to create music that is both spirit-lifting and catchy, paying tribute to the riveting sounds of the classical and jazz genres that catapulted him into the colorful world of music.
Born and raised in the heart of St. Louis, Montel’s unwavering passion for creatively expressing himself through the art of music began at the age of 12, and he has been driven by music and fueled by God ever since. Throughout the course of his musical career, Montel has served as the soloist for a multitude of special events and judge for numerous choir auditions. In both 2011 and 2012, he also was the proud recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award. Infinitely dedicated to creating positive change through the power of music, Montel has also worked as a Music Teacher at St. Angela Merici, and an Artist for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Montel Moore received his B.A. degree in Vocal Music from Lindenwood University.
Wendi is a native St. Louis city resident. She has a background in visual and performing arts and studied art and art history at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She has since dedicated her time and efforts to spaces that support the self-care and economic empowerment of people of color, LGBTQIA and gender non-binary communities through tools that include yoga, meditation and now floating. In her free time she enjoys checking out new art and music and taking several song and dance breaks with her daughter in their living room.
Yann is a native St. Louisian. After extensive travel, he is grateful to reconnect with his hometown. For Yann, floating has been a blessing in many different ways. He finds FLOAT STL to be a lovely space in which to ground himself between his extra-national jaunts. You can often find him reading with a view to writing or writing with a view to seeing in this home away from home, pondering the endless cycle of learning.
Zach is a Saint Louis native and has lived and worked in several major metropolitan cities including: Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. From an early age Zach has been a natural explorer and curious to the mysteries of the world. After working in a corporate environment for several years Zach needed a change of pace and gave up the security of his job to travel and follow his dreams of exploration. He joined FLOAT SLT directly upon returning from backpacking throughout SE Asia, and has visited five of the seven continents of the world. Floating has helped Zach become a more organized and grounded individual, learning to turn dreams into a reality. Floating is a “tool to become connected to the truth within” for Zach. He is currently studying for his undergraduate degree in psychology and hopes to one day go to Law school.
A native to St. Louis, Samantha has always been inquisitive and enthusiastic about all of Mother Nature’s precious gifts; from the stars in the sky to the bugs in the dirt. She joined the FLOAT STL Tribe after leaving a high-stress property management job that left her drained and ultra stressed. Floating has allowed her to become re-acquainted with relaxation and meditation techniques, as well as the importance of mind, body, and soul connectedness. Traveling abroad to Guyana and Madagascar ignited a mission to help save the environment and fight for those less fortunate locally, nationally, and internationally. A recent graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Sustainability and Community Development from Washington University, Samantha wishes to help rebuild a resilient, stable, and inclusive City.