Let us help the special moms in your life or any special lady take care of her health and wellness this year!

• Specials & May 2018 Newsletter •
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May Specials

Leading up to Mother’s Day, we are offering these amazing specials!

Each week beginning the week of April 23rd until Mother’s Day, we will draw 1 name from our purchases to win 1 month of FREE classes at essence!

Purchase $120 in gift cards or system credit, and we will add $30 in FREE system credit
Current system credit can not be used for this special.

Purchase 20 yoga/Pilates mat classes for only $160

Purchase 5 Personal Training/Health Coaching/ Energy Sessions and get
5 FREE Regular Classes

Sign mom or any special lady up for Diana’s 5-month Health Coaching program and she will get 10 FREE regular classes!

We will go through all purchases each week to draw names. All purchases are available online except the gift card special. Please call or stop in for this special. 

New Class!

Tuesday 10:30-11:30am
Yoga I with Maggie
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! The program is flexible so you can start at the beginning of any month.

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.

Fundraiser for Baby Zack raised $3000!
From Tracie & Jason:

Jason and I wanted to give a huge “Thank You” to anyone who participated in the workshop on April 7th! We personally enjoyed the class and being surrounded by people who came together to support Zack! We also thank those that donated that couldn't join us at the workshop. To not be able to attend the class and still want to donate says a lot about the people in our community. Maggie and Kathie...a big thank you for donating time to the children's class. I know our kids enjoyed themselves!!! They loved watching the videos that Chad took. Debbie... a special thank you for attending the workshop and the Thirty One donation from you. We saw your posts on Facebook and could just feel the love you put into it. To anyone that had anything to do with the fundraiser and donated time or money, THANK YOU! We celebrated Zack's 1st Birthday over the weekend following the workshop. This was a huge milestone after a very worrisome, crazy year. You all were a part of it since the beginning. We have seen the out pouring of love through kind words of encouragement and prayers when times were tough. Diana tells us often of the inquiries from her clients asking how he is doing. 

A final thank you to an awesome sister-in-law and Aunt.... Diana, you and Chad have been some of Zack's biggest supporters. We are so grateful for your big hearts and the support you show him and the rest of us. Thank you for opening your place of business to our family. 

Sometimes “Thank You” doesn't seem like enough, but we are so grateful for Essence and all the people who attended. Our family will never forget that day and all the love we all felt!! ❤️ 

Tracie & Jason Spiess
We are so proud to have been able to raise $3000 to help with Zack’s building medical care. 🙏 Since the time of the workshop, he’s had 2 more ER visits and is now admitted, very sick again. We could not be more happy to be able to help such a sweet baby!
Camp Leaders

Chelsea Cloeter
  • 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Instructor at Essence
  • Assistant Professor of Voice in the College of Musical Arts at BGSU
  • mom of one (age 12)

Amy Fidler
  • 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Graphic Design Lecturer in the School of Art at BGSU
  • mom of two (ages 6 & 9)

Maggie Kollman
  • 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Instructor at Essence
  • mom of three (ages 4, 6, & 8)

Glory Meyer
  • 200HR Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Instructor at Essence
  • mom of one (age 7)
Essence Yoga Camp for Kids
July 10-12, or July 31 - Aug 2, or Both!
1:30-4:30 pm
Looking for a way to share your love of yoga with your kids? Seeking a noncompetitive physical activity for your kids? Want a fun introduction to a mindful practice they can use for the rest of their lives? Kids will explore body awareness, share a peaceful experience with friends, and have fun being kids!
Kids ages 4 through 14, split into three age groups, will enjoy three fun-filled afternoons exploring Yoga, Art, Music, and Nature! Each day young yogis will practice yoga poses in combination with art, music, and nature as they learn about themselves and the world around them. Each child will create a unique colorful t-shirt to represent their experiences during the camp. They will also enjoy yummy healthy snacks each day that are gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.
$70 for 3 days, snacks and t-shirt included
1 FREE adult class at Essence for EVERY child camp purchased!
Essence Mind*Body Studio
725 Ford Street, Suite B
Maumee, OH 43537
Register Today!
Call 419-873-6463
        Registration closes on July 3rd for the first camp and July 24th for the second camp.
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
How to Walk and Travel with No Pain YEP group image of feet
$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

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


We must care for this just like any other part of our body. 

Sunday, June 10th 12-3pm
How to walk and travel with no pain!  

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to walk “healthy” and “unhealthy”? Do your back, knees, feet, or even neck hurt when you try to walk for exercise? Do you worry about how to travel without your body hurting? Diana is going to break down all there is to know about having a healthy gait, how to develop a healthy gait, what to do when traveling, and how to care for our bodies to keep a healthy alignment. If the weather allows, Diana will take this group outside for the second half of the workshop and put in to practice all that is learned in the first half.

Come learn all that goes into our gait and how to keep yourself going for many walks or trips with no pain! Diana will show yoga poses and other tools to help keep you going this summer... and beyond! 

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 (private bedroom with sink, sharing a bathroom). Please note, private rooms are almost full.

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
When: please note the date change!
Friday, June 15th 6-8pm
Saturday, June 16th 10am-6pm (1 hour lunch)
Sunday, June 17th 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.
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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. 

Gluten Free 'n' Dairy Free Margherita Pizza

Living healthfully doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods. Being creative in the kitchen will allow you to enjoy familiar foods in an exciting, nutritious way— enjoying healthy food is wellness! Try out this amazing recipe from The Healthy Apple and you'll find out it's one you'll go back to time and again. — Diana Spiess
Let this month honor all of our amazing care-takers, including ourselves!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies that care for children! 

I truly believe that it’s important to give all care-takers a special “thank you” in the months that we honor mothers and fathers. If we are looking ahead for all of our children, our future, we have a responsibility to teach them by example how to care for themselves. With this I mean allowing ourselves time and space to care for ourselves, Body-Mind-Spirit, and to do it without guilt or regret. We all are probably clearly aware that the only true way to teach is by example. Actions speak louder than words. I’m sure we have all, at some point in time, found ourselves going days, weeks, months, or even years on end caring for everyone else and not ourselves... until our body finally gives out, collapses or fails in some way, and gives us no choice. In my opinion, there is an epidemic of this that has been going on for decades. At this point, in so many ways and for so many reasons, people are sick of being sick. But, this journey to wellness spans all of the topics of our existence... way beyond food and exercise. We must be ready and willing to work as a community and as individuals to start giving ourselves permission, time, and space to begin the process of deeply working on all aspects of the journey of wellness. 

I realized this a long time ago on my journey. Taking care of myself is my responsibility. Doing this while raising my children has always been at the top of my list. I had to live like this. They need me. And, for me, quality of life is priceless and worth everything to me as my kids have gotten so busy and essence has grown so much. These reasons are why I’m beginning my health coaching program now, during the month of May to celebrate moms and all care-givers. I am very passionate about helping others live their healthiest, happiest, most joyful journey, and I am excited to offer supportive space, powerful education, and a strong community of others working on their journey of wellness. 

Wishing all the special ladies a wonderful, joyful, and peaceful Mother’s Day this month. May you all know, deep in your hearts, how appreciated and loved you are, and how your love ripples through communities and generations as you teach and love the children in our lives. 

Thank you for all you do.

Neuroflex infusions 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
Workout from the comfort of home when you

We 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