Featured in this issue: Monthly Specials • NEW Exciting Workshops & NEW Trainings Including Yoga Therapy * Healthy Recipe • NEW 3-Day Silent Retreat
Get your New Year off to a healthy start with these great special offers!
Purchase 20 Yoga/Pilates Mat Classes for only $190! (Saving $90)
* This package is good for 4 month from date of purchase and is good for any of our yoga and/or Pilates matwork and combo classes.
Purchase any 10 class package for 25% off!
10 class packages are good for 4 months from date of purchase.
Thank You SO Much for Your Continued Support!
Essence was voted into 7 categories for the top 5 bests in Toledo! The first business to ever have 7 nominations!
WOW! We are SO grateful! 🙏🏻
🎉🎊 Congrats! 🎊 🎉
Diana Spiess was Voted #1 Personal Trainer for the 5th year in a row and the studio was voted #1 Fitness Studio for Mature Living 2023!
Thank you for all of your votes!
Take a look at all of our nominations in 2022 and 2023:
Toledo City Paper 2022:
* Diana Spiess #1 Yoga Instructor
* Essence #1 Yoga Studio
* Top 5: Diana Spiess Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, Studio Fitness Boutique and Holistic Health Center
The Toledo Blade 2023:
* #1 Best Yoga Studio
* Finalist Best Fitness Center
Mature Living Magazine 2023:
* Diana Spiess #1 Personla Trainer
* Studio: #1 Fitness Studio
Hope, Aspire, Intentions, Creating, Joy
The frequencies that amplify life within us.
Happy New Year! We had a powerful class on New Year's Eve to end 2023 with powerful releasing of what no longer serves us and intention setting for what does to achieve all of our deepest, heart-felt desires. But, with how powerful this all is, I still reminded all that we have work to do and we need to be very specific when asking to receive.
When we have the sensation that we need nourishment, we would not pick up the phone and call a delivery service to just say, "Send me food, please." and hang up and just wait for it to come exactly how we want/need it for our own, personal body and what it needs. When sending out a frequency to attract what we desire, we have to be specific...just as specific as we would be for foods that we are ordering to eat. Then, once the food is ordered, we have to prepare the table, answer the door, give (money) to receive (the food), and then eat and process the food for nourishment to happen. And, before this even, we have to have done work to earn the money (energy that we exchange for the energy or the food, work, and delivery) to "give to receive". Some of us may still be in the working phase for what we see as our bigger desires without, yet, them being in our field of attention in a way they we can use words to describe them. The phase that is, for an example, the day before we order this food without any awareness, yet, that we will order food tomorrow.
We have work to do. Each day, though, if we take time to pause and center into our deepest desires and breathe into them, we can stay in the state of mindfulness as we do our work and continue to remind ourselves that we are always in the process of manifestation and that there are phases that are different and will feel different for powerful reasons. Making the phone call, prepping for the food to come, the work before to earn the money...all are equally important to the process of manifesting the desire fore nutrition.
Stay the course.
Do the things.
Set and speak and think the intentions as if already here (versus saying "I want...").
Remember that we get to choose how to be in nay situation and that, alone, drives our state of health so so much.
I am so very grateful for you all and for the wonderful family that essence is. Wishing all a new year full of hope, high aspirations, high-frequency intensions, and all that you need to create the journey that brings you much joy.
I believe in you.
In love and light,
Upcoming Workshops • Learning • Experiences
NEW Times and Dates in 2024!
Chakras and Taoism Course w/Diana Spiess On Zoom
Cost: $175 per person (includes supplies and course)
* Must register by January 2nd for supplies to be arranged.
Diana has offered this course for several years and many have done it more than once. Each year she adds in much more information; this year she will add in much about her newest healing method that includes chakras beyond those typically discussed and addressed. What will be covered:
The 7 main chakras and our health and well-being
Multiple chakras beyond the 7 main ones
The main concepts of Taoism and how they can be used in daily life
Ways to balance these areas of our being using yoga, crystals, essential oils, sound/frequency, chromotherapy, and more.
Her work and credentials span decades and multiple modalities that she teaches from in all that she does. This sessions will be on Zoom for folks to enjoy from anywhere and she can mail supplies to those that need this.
Real Nutrition and Metabolism
with Diana Spiess, M.S., NBC-HWC, FDN-P, AADP
Date: February 18th
Place: essence mind*body studio (live or on Zoom)
Cost: $30 per person
Diana has over 30 years of experience in health, wellness, nutrition, and so many more modalities. She has helped client of all ages and with all backgrounds lose weight and keep it off for good, reverse medical conditions, get off hormone support medications, attain and sustain strong immune systems, correct gut imbalances, explain about hormones and metabolism, and so much more. Her approach is holistic and integrative and looks at the whole person well beyond the traditional scope of care and education. In this workshop, she will cover a wide-array of topics and, for each person that join this workshop, she will offer a discounted rate for three 1-hour sessions to go over his/her information and give insight for recommended work going forward, and to begin that work. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn and get your health on track and moving into a direction that allows you to thrive!
*Now Offering a 3-Day Retreat in Spring 2024 at NO Extra Cost!
Spring 2024: May 9-12*3 Days!
Fall 2024: Sept 27-29
Check in 4-5pm Thursday
Check out 3:30pm Sunday
Lial Renewal Center in Whitehouse, Ohio
Book time for yourself to renew, restore, relax, and energetically cleanse in so many ways!
Silent retreats provide space for participants to experience the powerful impact of having an extended time and space to restore. Past participants are so amazed at the power of this retreat and many have attended more than one! The foods are wholesome and delicious (vegan/gluten-free), the grounds are stunning and so calming, and the guided meditations and practices will restore and relax you. Diana shares many techniques for finding balance, and her private energy sessions are powerful for those that choose to add them on.
Private Room with own private bathroom:
$650 (includes both nights, all 6 meals, and all that the retreat has to offer)
Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.
Only 1 spot remaining! Contact Diana asap if interested email@example.com.This program has an application process. To apply for this program and to receive more details, please submit your interest to Diana Spiess at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Therapy Hours 1st Half 2024
January 27th 1-3:30 (studio)
February 15th 5:30-8:30 (Zoom)
March 2nd 10am-3pm (studio)
March 28th 5:30-8:30pm (Zoom)
April 13th 11-3pm (studio)
April 25th 5:30-8:30pm (Zoom)
May 9th-12th (Silent Retreat Weekend Hours to be assigned)
May 30th 5:30-8:30pm (Zoom)
June 15th 10am-2pm (studio)
June 25th 5:30-8pm (Zoom)
Course layout includes:
Live training hours both in-studio and online
Self-paced course work on Teachable
Books to be read and reported on
I-AYT requires a minimum of 2 years of study
NEW for 2024!
'Essence of Yoga'
Yoga Therapist Training School
Diana has been working toward this for over 8 years! and here it is!
This course is for those who have completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Program and aspire to become a Certified Yoga Therapist. Diana has been a certified yoga therapist for almost a decade and the school is now an I-AYT member school. This course will begin in January 2024 and is a 2-year program minimum. The course is open to 8 students and 4 spots are filled already.
Some Topics Covered Include:
Yoga for Autoimmune Diseases
Yoga for Children of All Ages
Pre and Post Natal Yoga
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Yoga for Orthopedic Needs
Detailed Use of Yoga Props
Yoga for the Aging Population
Yoga to Resolve Trauma Effects
Yoga for Neurological Conditions (Parkinson's, M.S., Lupus, Schizophrenia) etc)
Yoga for Mental Health Conditions
Detailed Training in Pranayama (breathing practices)
Meditation and Yoga Nidra
Yogic Philosophy and Lifestyle
Detailed Anatomy and Postural Assessments
Detailed Breakdown on Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Detailed Study and Practice on Communication Techniques
Observation and Clinical Hours with Diana
Upon completing this course, each student will have, along with their Yoga Therapist Certification, also acquired a certification in:
Children's Yoga (Yoga Alliance)
Prenatal Yoga (Yoga Alliance)
Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Level 1 & 2 ('essence of yoga' and can be petitioned for CEC's in numerous organizations
Join Diana Spiess for this powerful podcast about how we are way too often living in what she calls "tournament time" and trying to learn new skills during this time for self-care...this does not work. She gives wonderful analogies and helps the listeners gather very useful information to help pave the way for more balanced health and more ease in managing the "tournament times" in our lives.
300hr YTT Training Program held Dec. 1, 2020– Dec. 31, 2022
"Diana Spiess leads an in-depth teacher training program, which challenges students to learn and put into practice those lessons. The flexibility regarding timing to complete the program is helpful, and Diana will work with students as needed. The weekend classes, anatomy intensives, Yoga Enthusiast Practice classes, and other specialty classes are fabulous options, allowing students to explore a variety of areas that can be developed further, if interested. I was challenged personally and professionally, which ultimately helped me become a better teacher. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to meet other teachers and develop friendships that will last well beyond the teacher training program! Diana models healthy living, and I respect that she lives her yoga on and off the mat. In my humble opinion, the depth and breadth of Diana’s overall knowledge is second to none and I am fortunate to consider her a mentor as I continue additional trainings at Essence."
The Pilates Essential/Beginner Reformer and Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels Courses are also available with the Matwork!
The "essence of Pilates" Teacher Training is now fully accredited with the ITTAP!
Folks have been waiting for Diana to offer this course for some time! She has launched the first class and is taking sign-ups nor for the 2nd class to begin fall 2023!
the history and science behind sound and vibration on our health, meditation, the brain waves
sound therapy with numerous instruments for private sessions and groups
crystals and how their vibration effects us with crystal layouts for healing and balancing energy
aromatherapy and its effects on the body for healing
How to include all of these modalities for healing in private and group sessions
***Important to note: If you would like to do this course and certify with Diana, you will need to complete the Trauma Sensitive Course Level 1 with Diana. It is running now (dates are in this email) and you could sign up until December 5th and get caught up. She will do another one in the future but those dates are unknown at this time.***
Diana has changed her long-running program to make it more affordable and flexible to help anyone working on their well-being!
The program is flexible so that you can start at the beginning of any month. Start now— what are you waiting for?
Cost for 2 months (2 live-calls per month and many recipes, motivations, education, and much MORE!) $120
Cost for 1 hour health coaching session for those in this group is $110 (savings of $25)
Cost for 5 private sessions with Diana for those in this group is $550 (Savings of over $100!)
Join a community specifically focused on improving health and well-being!Begin to feel empowered to make lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and many more life adjustments that you find might help you live a healthier, happier journey.
Please consider keeping valuables and things you do not need in your trunk or at home when coming to the studio. 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.
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 your bag during sessions/classes.
In order to make the space comfortable for everyone, please refrain from wearing colognes or perfumes to class.
Thank you! Namaste!
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