April Showers Bring May Flowers...
but, at essence, April sweat pellets bring strong, healthy bodies and energetic health and well-being!

• Specials & April 2018 Newsletter •
Congratulations to our Open House door prize winners!

Parris Killen
Essence 3-month membership for unlimited classes - $420

Lisa Herrin
Yoga Home Practice basket - $166

Denise Jackson
Pilates Home Practice basket - $55

MaryAnn Bockbrader
Neuroflex Juice Co. gift card - $100

Janice Braida
30-minute Swedish Massage with Sherry Dixon at Soto Salon - $52

Becky Lee
Core Life gift card - $35

Hydie Ralston
Core Life gift card - $35
April Specials

Join us to get ready for the beautiful weather on its way! 

Purchase 5 Private/Training Sessions with any of our knowledgeable and caring trainers and get 5 FREE Regular Classes. 
Good for 3 months from date of purchase. 

Purchase 10 Regular Classes and Get 2 Classes FREE! 
Good for 4 months from date of purchase.

Purchase 10 Pilates Reformer/WOW/PEC Classes and get 2 FREE!
Good for 4 months from date of purchase.

Class Changes:

Wednesday 12:15pm
Gentle Yoga w/Kathie is now Energetic/Meditative Yoga with Sound Healing 

Join Kathie for a yoga class that offers significant work on the energetic realm with mindfulness, breathing practices, and sound/Vibrational healing and deep relaxation. Step out of your busy day for some calmness and re-centering. 

Thursday 6:30pm
Jump Board w/Meggan is now a Reformer I class

Monday 9:15am
Pilates Mat
Wednesday 5:30pm
Mat/Yoga Combo
Both classes w/Diana are becoming Pilates Mat/Fascia Training starting Wednesday, April 4th. 

Diana has been teaching about Fascia for years. Recently, many medical studies have brought about significant discoveries that are proving how important Fascia is to our movements. Diana’s workshops on Fascia movement have brought amazing awarenesses and significant improvements to many already. Join her for these 2 classes to experience it for yourself. 
Thanks for coming out to the open house!
Essence of Wellness
Holistic, Integrative, & Functional Health Coaching
This is a 5-month-long integrative, functional, and all-inclusive health coaching program… from your own home or anywhere you are!

Join a community specifically focused on improving health and well-being and begin to feel empowered to make life-style, nutrition, exercise, and many more life adjustments that you find might help you live a healthier, happier journey.

Yoga for Baby Zack
Saturday, April 7th 1-3pm

Adult Class:
We’d be honored to have you join our essence community raise funds to help with baby Zack’s medical care. Zack is Diana’s nephew that has had numerous, serious medical needs since the time he was born. He is about to turn 1 year old and his mom and dad have been significantly overwhelmed since the day they found out he was coming. Not only was baby Zack not expected on their journey 8 years after having their last child, but the medical care has been very significant. Zack is still, yet, in need of another open-heart surgery when his doctor’s feel it is most safe and most needed...he’s had one major open-heart surgery already. After 12 days in ICU this winter when his condition became very worrisome with a serious virus and pneumonia, Diana decided to offer this class to help them cover his mounting medical bills. Come enjoy our essence community and staff, a beautiful yoga class followed by a healing/sound vibrational session with essential oils, crystal healing, and reiki. No experience is needed.

Adult Class Cost:
$25 cash or check minimum donation

Kids Class:
Bring your kids aged 5-8 to join Maggie for a VERY fun yoga class! She will offer games, snacks, and a fabulous learning experience! No experience needed.

Kids Class Cost:
$15 cash or check minimum donation per child

**Sign up online free to reserve your space.

**Please cancel out if you find that you cannot make it to allow others in to the class.

**Please write checks to essence and we will present Zack’s mom and dad, Tracie and Jason, with one check.
The inaugural 300-hr YTT program is underway!
If you have completed a 200hr YA accredited program already, you can start our rolling 300hr curriculum at any point. For more information email Diana Spiess.

"The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) offered through Essence under the guidance of owner Diana Spiess is {SO} much more than a yoga teacher training. It is an immersion into health and wellness exploration and education through
multiple modalities. We’ve covered topics such as nutrition, essential oils, energy work, and crystals to name a few. While in the end you earn your certification to teach yoga, the certification is minor compared to the overall life altering transformation you will undergo. Diana is constantly seeking out new opportunities of growth for her students by expanding upon her own education. Her wealth of knowledge is vast and unparalleled."
–Mercedes Wise, M.Ed., 2016 graduate
Understanding Inversions YEP Group image of woman in forward fold
$40 for 2 YEP groups or $25 for 1.
Space is limited.

CECs / YTT Workshop Hours
These workshops are open to anyone. Diana can offer CEC’s for both Y.A. (Yoga Alliance) and A.C.E. (The American Council on Exercise). CEC's for other organizations can be petitioned for these workshops.

They are also workshop hours for the ‘ essence of Yoga’ 200hr teach er training school, and offered to those in the ‘essence of yoga’ 300hr as part of their training.
Upcoming YEP Groups

Sunday, April 8th 12pm-3pm
Understanding Inversions 
No one ever needs to aspire to do head stands, hand stands, or shoulder stands to receive the benefits of inversions. There are numerous ways to practice inversions in yoga and Diana has taught them very successfully to assist kids with concentration issues at school, helping people get to sleep more deeply and easily, calm anxiety, bring better focus, and so much more. She will cover why they help physiologically and then will take the group through a practice. All levels of practice are welcome and will be able to practice in this workshop. 

Saturday, April 28th 11am-2pm
Vibrational Medicine/Therapy
Diana is certified in numerous modalities of Vibrational medicine, therapy, and healing techniques. Come learn what this is all about and how you can use these techniques daily to help with life’s daily tasks. 

Wednesday, May 16th 5:30-8:30pm
The Amazing Fascia


We must care for this just like any other part of our body. 
Along with much time for rest and reflection, Diana and/or essence staff will lead yoga classes, guided meditations, sound/ vibrational healing sessions, nature walks, and will offer private reiki/ aromatherapy/ crystal/ sound healing sessions for extra costs that are discounted from her normal rate!

1 hour $60 
1/2 hour $35
Silent Retreat with Diana
Come enjoy 2 full days of no talking, no electronics, a beautiful and peaceful retreat center, healthy and nutritious foods, yoga, guided meditations, nature walks, rest, and an amazing sense of renewal! Join us for this fall for this invigorating experience led by Diana Spiess .

September 7th, 8th, and 9th
at the stunning Lial Retreat Center
in Whitehouse, Ohio
Only 26 spaces are available for this retreat and prices are based on a private room (with own bathroom) or a semi-private room (sharing a bathroom).

Meals will be vegan, gluten-free, and very delicious and nutritious. They are included in the cost:
Friday: Dinner 
Saturday: all 3 meals
Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch

Private Room: $300 
Semi-Private Room: $275
Call or stop in to register  419-873-6463  as registration is first-come-first-serve. Cancellations with full refunds will only be accepted up to 30 days of the retreat start: by August 7th. After August 7th, only 50% will be refunded in case of cancellation.
First Time Offered at Essence! 

SomaEnergetics Phase I Practitioner Course
 with Diana Spiess
Friday, May 4th 6-8pm
Saturday, May 5th 10am-6pm (1 hour lunch)
Sunday, May 6th 12pm-3pm

About the Course:
Sound/Vibrational Therapy is an incredible way to assist the health and well-being of anyone! Diana is now certified to offer Phase I for SomaEnergetics as a practitioner course and is excited to teach anyone interested in learning how to use these amazing frequencies! From the SomaEnergetics site:

The Energy Vitality Technique taught in the Phase 1 course is the basis for all the other techniques taught in subsequent courses. Only by activating the energy the client is not using, connecting them to 5th dimensional energy, and then safely distributing that energy throughout the energy centers can we then do additional work with the open system we just created.

Activating unused energy and reminding them of their connection to the universal source is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. When we have extra energy beyond survival, then we can manifest, heal, attract wonderful co-creative partnerships and friendships. That is the genius of the Energy Vitality Technique - giving the gift of the ability to manifest your hearts desire!

The Energy Vitality Technique offers the following:
  • Reconnect with your inner energy potential using the ancient Solfeggio frequencies to balance and impart harmony in your life.
  • Sound is a way to free blocked energy, thereby creating openings in which novel choices are awakened and new-found energy becomes available for personal transformation, health and healing.
  • These protocols may be used immediately after training for both personal and client-centered application.

As with all our workshops, this is a work in progress. Most disciplines are ever evolving as new information becomes available or new techniques are discovered. It is our desire to become a contributor to the new field of sound therapy and energy medicine that is fusing spirituality and science.

As we learn and work with clients, we must always return to the foundation of our work as Spiritual Healers. With intention, the Divine works through us to assist the client to return to homeostasis or balance allowing the body to make the corrections necessary to heal itself. We do not heal anyone. All or our techniques are designed around this principle of Divine Healing through intention to bring balance. The tuning forks are a tool used to direct this divine healing energy.
Soma Energetics Logo
Cost: $550*
*This includes manual, practice DVD, the 6 Chakra Tuning Forks, an Om Body Tuner, and the training. 

The Fine Print:

  • Spaces are limited to 12 for this course. 
  • Sign up online or by calling the studio ASAP. 
  • No refunds will be given for missing or canceling within 72 hours of the beginning of this training once registered. 
  • System credit cannot be used for this training. 

Vegan Deconstructed Sushi Salad Bowl with Sesame Ginger Miso Dressing

As we get ready to lighten-up our foods for spring, I found this delicious Vegan/Gluten Free Sushi dish that is LOADED with protein, greens, fiber, healthy fats, numerous vitamins and minerals, and is just plain YUMMY! 
It’s time to ‘spring into action’!
This is an amazing, energizing time of the year...and so many are already beginning to work on their bodies by detoxifying from the winter. Just this week, I’ve taught 2 yoga classes specific to detoxifying and the participants not only felt great but they also had insightful questions and new awarenesses. 

It’s very often that we associate detoxifying our bodies by changing what we are or are not eating, using herbs and other supplement, and possibly using things like cleanses. These all can be very powerful practices and I always include nutrition no matter what the topic of health. However, there are many ways we can breathe, move our bodies, and meditate or use mindfulness to assist in detoxifying as well. Just practicing a deeper, slower breath with a focus on elongating and completing our exhales is a very powerful way to bring our nervous system into rest and digest mode and release anxieties and/or worries.

Using Himalayan salt lamps are great for bringing negative ions (which are the good one) into our spaces to counter the positive ions (these are the bad ones) given off by electrical equipment. Adding Epsom salts and maybe some lavender essential oil to a bath can help to cleanse our Aura (energy field). Having a clear crystal quartz on our body can help with lifting vibrations from low or imbalanced frequencies/vibrations. And, doing yoga poses (asanas) such as side bends, gentle inversions, or twists, while breathing deeply, can help our bodies in releasing toxins through our lungs and/or large intestine. Effective nutrition, along with taking a high-quality supplement with magnesium at night can not only help in getting better rest, can also assist in easier release on the colons in the morning. 

These are just a few ways we can assist our bodies and our being in detoxifying. If you are considering joining my ‘Essence of Wellness’ Health Coaching program, many of these will be covered in much detail with practices for each and many more ways to detoxify. The process of letting go of what no longer serves us must be practiced to make space for all the things that bring us joy and are calling to us. This is the essence of balancing our being and awakening to all this journey has to offer us.

Wishing you an amazing start to your spring.
We look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Neuroflex infused waters are on sale at essence!
See their full menu at  www.neuroflexjuice.com Please bring cash or check to pay for these.
Here are 3 sites with products that Diana uses daily!

doTerra Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils

Usana Health Sciences
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We now have over 15 classes available. You can subscribe to watch them all or purchase them individually. Download this Pilates/Yoga Combo Class and take it anywhere on the go! 

A half hour of Pilates mat work followed by a half hour of yoga. This class uses a foam roller, mat, ball and fitness circle... but they are not mandatory. It is for all levels of abilities.

Shorter videos on stretching and more very soon will be available to purchase!
Click here for all the details!
Reminder! Keep your Valuables Safe.

Please consider keeping valuables and things you do not need in your trunk or at home when coming to the studio. We have great cubby spaces for shoes and coats but to have more space, we recommend keeping valuables and anything you don't need in your trunk or at home. Due to space and safety concerns, we cannot have extra belongings in the rooms while classes are going on. Although we take pride in our amazing community and studio, Essence is not responsible for lost or stolen items, and we are hoping to help you prevent any issues while also keeping the studio safe and spacious for everyone.

Lost & Found!

We have a small lost and found in the cubby area that is starting to overflow... please check when you're in again to claim anything that is yours. 

Studio Policy

No recordings, photos, or copying of classes, workshops, or private sessions without written permission from the owner. Please leave all cellular devices on silent/off and in cabinets during sessions/classes. Thank you. Namaste.
Reception Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am • Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:30pm • Sat 7:45am-11:30am