When we get to the nice weather, time just seems to start flying by!
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Summer Specials Spectacular

We are here for you this summer to keep your body healthy, strong, and stress-free!!

Now through July 10th...
  • Purchase 10 classes (regular or Reformer/WOW) and get 3 FREE!
  • Purchase 5 PT Sessions and Get 1 FREE!*
    *This special with Diana cannot be purchased with current system credit.
  • Purchase a new 6-month membership, or renew your current membership now for 6 more months, and get 1 month added FREE!

The specials are available through July 10th.

Chelsea Cloeter won the drawing for 6 months of free classes!
Simple Vegan Potato Salad
from Minimalist Baker

"Creamy, vegan potato salad made with tender potatoes, crispy vegetables, and a zesty, garlic-herb cashew sauce! Undetectably dairy-free and so delicious! A hearty, versatile, plant-based side dish."

Get the recipe here .
Namaste for Nature
Essence Mind Body Studio is excited and honored to participate in our amazing Toledo Zoo's "Namaste for Nature." Join us Saturday, September 16th in the Zoo's beautiful, formal gardens (in case of rain this days yoga practice will be held in the amazing new aquarium) for a morning of wonderful yoga with Diana Spiess, all of the Essence yoga instructors, and all of the current "Essence of Yoga" YTT students! All who join us that day will receive free zoo admission for the day and a chance to see the amazing animals at America's #1 Zoo. We look forward to this amazing day!

Visit www.toledozoo.org/yoga to reserve your space now. All proceeds go to the Toledo Zoo's conservation and horticultural programs and all the wonderful things our Toledo Zoo offers.
Happy July... and Happy Independence Day!

When we get to the nice weather it just seems to start flying by! It's hard to believe it's July! I'm hoping that you are getting quality time with your family and friends and getting to spend some time outside in nature. Keeping in mind to use sun block if we are going to be out in the sun for prolonged periods, we truly need time in nature and the benefits are immense.

Getting our feet in the dirt and on the ground not only brings about a sense of being grounded, but we need to be in nature to absorb the essences of what our amazing human body is built from. We get so much fresh, oxygenated air from the trees, extremely important vitamin D from the sun, minerals through our feet which have the largest pores in our body, a deep sense of belonging to a vastness of our planet, and can see clearly the signs from the Divine specific to our journey when we chose to be present. The list of benefits is much longer than this, but these are some that we can choose to benefit from daily... and can make immense differences in our health, perspective, and overall well-being.  

We've had the pleasure of watching numerous wild animals in the back of the studio at essence lately. A family of groundhogs, baby raccoons, and some beautiful, young deer are just some. The momma groundhog has had 2 litters now by our windows where we get to watch them eat every day and grow. 

The groundhog totem (symbolic meaning) is one of:

Marmot and Groundhog symbols of excavating the truth

Marmot power animal has remarkable talents as an excavator… he digs deep into the ground, creates a den and has a myriad of tunnels with many entrances and exits with the tunnels being up to 50 feet in length, this cavern with it’s many tunnels is what he calls home. This symbolizes to us the need to go deep into meditation, meditating upon a situation until the truth has been revealed to us. Meditating is very healing and nourishing to mind ~ body ~ spirit and Marmot spirit animal has prepared itself, allowing time to rest for self healing and inner nourishment. Excavation can also hold great meaning of bringing to light what has been long hidden, deep secrets being revealed.

Marmot Spirit animal and speaking your truth

The Marmots are very vocal in their ideas and opinions… chirping, barking and squealing loudly to let everyone know just what they have to say. This gorgeous symbolism from this furry little creature to speak your truth, to be unafraid to speak up for yourself, your needs and your beliefs… whenever necessary, loud and clear if needed!

(from: http://www.universeofsymbolism.com/marmot-symbolism.html

This is a beautiful example of being in nature and choosing be aware. We are so enjoying watching these little ones and their momma live and grow. I've used the awareness of animal meanings for some time now. It has brought some much clarity and deep awareness to my journey… with a beautiful sense of grounding and connectedness.

Go outside. Smile at the sky. Breathe in the air from our powerful trees. Feel the wisdom and balance of nature. And, watch what comes to you. The Divine/Universe is always assisting us in finding our answers that are deep with us… helping us bring them to the surface of conscious awareness.  

Happy July, everyone! May your days be full of love, peace, joy, and wellness. 

Diana Spiess
Kids Classes!

Every Monday...

  • 11:15am-12pm
    Zumba Kids, Jr. with Cathy 
  • 12-12:45pm
    Kids' Yoga with Leah
    (note: no Kids' Yoga on July 3)

Class Change!

Starting Monday, July 10th, Diana's Therapeutic/Gentle Yoga will move from Tuesdays to Mondays at 10:15am

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
Workout from the comfort of home when you

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 1/2 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.

Join us live or watch afterward!

• Mondays 7:30pm Yoga I
• Wednesdays 10:15a Pilates/Yoga

Shorter videos on stretching and more very soon will be available to purchase!
Click here for all the details!

A Reminder When Signing Up for Classes and/or Workshops

Our Mind Body Online scheduling system is amazing in so many ways... we love how easy it is to track everything and allow our clients such easy ways to organize their schedules. Just a gentle reminder when purchasing and sign up online:

Once you pay for whatever event you'd like to join us for, please remember to then go to that event and put yourself on the roster.  We have some classes and workshops that have been full with waitlists and then some will come in not on the roster even though they have paid. We have done what we can to work people into the event without making the rooms too crowded to enjoy the class/workshop, but we may not always be able to do this.  

If you are paying for or signing up another person, you must go into their account to sign them up even if you pay for them on your account.  For example, you can pay for an extra class on your account for your spouse, but a spot will not be reserved for them unless you log into their account and add the to the roster.

Of course, we are always here to help you to be sure all is done so that you and your friends and/or family can join us.  We are so excited to have such full classes...we just want to be sure your spot is reserved once you pay and plan to join us.

Thank you for being such amazing clients...we are lucky to have you all!
Reception Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am • Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:30pm • Sat 7:45am-11:30am