May News & Updates
Give Mom or any special lady in your life the gift of health and wellness this year! 

Purchase any 10 Class Package and get 5 FREE classes with it! Saving up to $84!
  • 1/2 System Credit can be used for this offer unless you have purchased our holiday or most recent special. 

Purchase the first 5 months of Dianas Health Coaching Group and get 10 FREE regular classes! Saving $120!
  • System Credit can not be used for this program.
  • Call the studio to sign up for this. 419-873-6463 

Purchase a 3-month unlimited regular class membership for only $330! Saving $90! 
  • 1/2 System Credit can be used for this special offer and all months must be paid up-front. 
Vinyasa Flow with Mark
NEW class times for summer starts this week!

Join Mark Beeman, RYT 500, for a wonderful Vinyasa Flow class to start your weekend off great! He will be teaching on Saturdays 7:30-8:30am so its early enough to be out of your way for a great day! AND his first class is FREE! Sign up online ASAP to reserve your spot! You can join in-studio or via zoom! Starts May 7th! 

Gentle Yoga with Patti!
Join Patti Leupp, RYT 200, for a calming, renewing Gentle Yoga class Wednesdays @10:45am to balance your mid-week! Her first class is FREE on Wednesday, June 1st!

Cycle on Sunday Mornings with Patty!
Join Patti McMullen, certified cycling instructor of 15 years, for an invigorating cardiovascular workout to get your Sunday started off great! Sundays 9-9:45am and her first class is FREE on May 15th!
Please look to the bottom of this newsletter for our latest COVID mask update
Thank you for believing in us!
We are SO grateful for all the nominations and awards we have received.

Toledo City Paper 2021:
  • Runner Up Best Yoga Instructor: Diana Spiess
  • Runner Up Best Nutrition Counseling: Diana Spiess
  • Runner Up Best Yoga Studio 

Toledo City Paper 2020:
  • Best Yoga Studio 
  • Best Yoga Teacher: Diana Spiess 
  • Runner-up Best Holistic Health Center 
  • Runner-up Best Boutique Fitness Studio 
  • Top 6 Nominated Personal Trainer: Diana Spiess

Toledo Blade Readers Choice 2021:
  • Best Pilates/Yoga Studio 

Mature Living 2021:
  • Best Fitness Center 
  • Best Personal Trainer: Diana Spiess 
May Letter from Diana

Balancing Spring Fever.

Each season brings it's differences and this includes with our wellness care. I talk about this with my health coaching clients as we enter each season and look back to see what we have learned about ourselves and how we have cared for our health in each season so that we can stay aware and be best prepared. As the the weather changes and becomes warmer, I so often see much burnout that sneaks up on folks. The days are longer and, most especially now, we re eager to get out and do all we can in the nice weather. We forget to pace ourselves and often times shorten our sleep time. This can lead to just as many health issues as eating heavy, winter foods and not moving enough in the winter.

I also see many injuries brought on by gardening, golfing, tennis, hiking, cycling, jogging, and all the wonderful things we get to do outside now. It is so very important that we keep up with our body-balancing exercises and daily "Diana Homework". With knowing that these nice days are limited in our area, it is so easy to fall into the trap of, "I can get by without it for a bit." This is beyond not true and, all too often, folks come to me with many regrets. True health (obtaining it and maintaining it) is a process that only works if we make it a lifestyle. On-and-off again and again does not work for anyone and, in the long run, the body suffers rom this.

I am offering a 4-week workshop series starting at the end of this month to help anyone wanting to get clear and series about caring for their health. Stop wasting time and money and come learn the details of so many aspects of what is going on in our bodies: macro and micro nutrients, hormones, sleep, connective tissue care, what is true hydration all about, and much more. This series will cover so many angles and I will be offering specials for those that participate. Each person will receive so much information to help on their wellness journeys and I am so excited to do this!

Let our mazing instructors and trainers at essence help you maintain your health and wellness this spring and summer so that you can enjoy all the things and not experience a set-back as you do.

We are here for you!
Workshops Learning Experiences
2022 Silent Retreat Dates!
Our Spring Silent Retreat is this Month! Book time for yourself to renew, restore, relax, and energetically cleanse in so many ways! Sign up soon to reserve your spot.
Spring: May 20th-22nd 
Fall: September 9th-11th

Check in 4-5pm Friday
Check out 3:30pm Sunday

Lial Renewal Center in Whitehouse, Ohio

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:
$450 (includes both nights, all 6 meals, and all that the retreat has to offer)

Email Diana with more questions:

Date: Sunday, May 8th
Time: 12-3pm
Where: Essence Mind\ody Studio
Cost: $25 per person (system credit can be used for 1/2)
Call the studio or go online to register .
419-873-6463 (mind)

The Amazing Fascia Workshop...with NEW exercises and releases!
with Diana Spiess

Diana Spiess has offered her amazing fascia class numerous times in the past because of its popularity. Her classes utilizing numerous fascia training and releasing techniques along with core/Pilates training are very popular. Now, she is bringing to all the next level of fascia training and incorporating powerful core mechanics information and practices. Join her for details of the function of fascia and the core and learn practices that can done daily to keep the balance of strength, mobility, and healthy function of the fascia and core. You dont want to miss this workshop! 

To see more about Dianas background, see here:

CEC's for the Yoga Alliance and The American Counsel on Exercise are available through Diana and this workshop.
Dates: Wednesdays, May 25th - June 15th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Where: On Zoom
Cost: $100 per person ($25 per week session)
Call the studio or go online to register .
419-873-6463 (mind)

Getting Real About
Real Health!
Diana Spiess has helped 1000's of clients over 31 years of teaching, coaching, training, certifying in numerous health and wellness modalities. She is sought after for her abilities to help correct postural alignment issues, help folks attain the strength and mobility they need and desire, and has coached many into the health they never dreamed they'd ever have. She has studies numerous modalities and is credentialed in more than most in the industry and is close to completing her PhD and Doctorate in Natural/Integrative Medicine. Her numerous credentials can be seen on her web site 
She is offering, here, a 4-week series on numerous topics to help anyone gain clarity for their own health and wellness care to get clarity, stop wasting time and money, and find a path not just to balanced health but to be able to maintain it without extreme efforts. This series is for anyone and will be available on Zoom so that it can be seen live and will be recorded for those registered to not miss anything. 

**These sessions will be recorded for those that are enrolled but may need to miss a sessions.

**Those that participate in these series will receive many special offers to help maintain their health!
Call the studio 419-873-6463 to register or sign up online at You can email Diana with any questions at 
** Zoom link for series will be send out the morning of May 25th. 
Yoga and Pilates Trainings
Sign up today!

The Pilates Essential/Beginner Reformer Course is now available!

2022 200HR YTT Weekends
  • Jan. 21-23
  • Feb. 18-20
  • March 18-20
  • April 22-24
  • May 13-15
  • June 24-26
  • July 22-24
  • August 19-21
  • Sept. 23-25
  • Oct. 21-23

Full details to see the course running this year :

If you are interested in joining us for 2022 in January or for the 300 hour training, please email Diana asap... folks are already reserving their spots!

Our 300hr program can be started at any time. It is for those that have completed a 200hr program already.

Essence of Wellness Health Coaching
  • Cost for 5-Month Health Coaching Program is $650
  • Cost for 5 private sessions with Diana is: $654.75

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. Start now what are you waiting for?

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.

See all of Diana's credentials and experience here: Diana's Web Site
Recipe of the Month
Chimichurri Sauce (Vegan + GF)

This delicious sauce can really add flavor to a wide range of yummy dishes, and only takes a few minutes to make! My favorite is to add it to grilled veggies! Diana

View our 2021 Recipe Recap Here:
Pranava Joy Podcast
Have you heard the latest podcast?

Listen to episodes at:
Mask/COVID Guidelines UPDATED 3-1-22
Mask/COVID Guidelines Effective March 1, 2022
Due to the significant decrease in the COVID virus severity, numbers of cases, hospitalizations and with the changes just noted by the CDC and state, we are not mandating masks at the studio any longer unless you would like to wear one. We ask that you do not come into the studio sick with or without medications you may have taken or if you have been with folks who are sick. We may need to reinstate masks in the future if the COVID situation changes and will notify all if we do.
We will continue to clean diligently and use our UV lights between classes along with out help filters with UV lights.
We recommend a K-N95 or N95 mask for your protection if you feel the need to wear one. If you are working with a trainer for a private session and would feel more comfortable with the trainer wearing a mask, they for sure will. Just let them know.
Join Us Online for Great Classes on Zoom!
Important Zoom Class Reminders: 

  • For those participating via zoom, you must be visible on camera. We can not allow participants coming on with us without a camera option going forward for safety reasons.
  • Be signed up at least 2 hours before the class begins
  • Zoom link will be sent about 1 hour before class begins to your email 
  • Be signed in 15 minutes before class 
  • Ask all in your home to be off the internet for best reception for Zoom classes 
  • You will be on mute during Zoom classes and can send a chat message to the instructor if needed. 
  • For yoga classes, please leave savasana at the beginning or stay on the entire time to avoid being disruptive to the class. 
Here are links to products that Diana uses daily!

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. 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.
Studio Policies

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!
Normal Reception Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:30pm Sat 7:45am-11:30am