May News & Updates

Featured in this issue: Monthly Specials • Exciting Workshops & Trainings

Healthy Recipes * A Live Cooking Demo

NEW Health Coaching Program Layout!

Give mom or any special lady the gift of health this Mother’s Day! 

ONLY until May 14th, Purchase $100 in gift cards and get $50 FREE! 

  • Each person can purchase up to 3 of these gift cards. 
  • Current system credit can not be used. 
  • Technically these can be purchased for anyone… so guys, too! 
  • Gift cards can be used for classes and workshops. It can be used for 1/2 private session costs. It can not be used for silent retreats, trainings or certifications. 

ONLY until May 14th, Purchase 20 Yoga and/or Pilates Mat classes for only $170!

  • This package can be used for all of our yoga, Pilates Mat, or combo yoga and mat classes only.
  • This package is good for 4 months from date of purchase.

Thanks for supporting us!

Letter From Diana

Setting up for Summer Wellness Success! 

It is so exciting to feel the changes in the weather and to have the amount of sunshine going up! This is the time of the year to come alive and to watch Mother Nature work her major as she blooms the work around us into such beauty. Each year at this time, I begin to get folks on my schedule who start to “go too far” with garnering or outdoor activities without working themselves up to it or pacing themselves. In addition, I witness many who want to shed the extra weight and inflammation they have acquired over the colder, holiday months. Here are some tips to help with all of these things and maybe some more: 

  • Do not give up your workouts and/or classes for time outside. It is the structured workouts (especially mindful ones like Pilates and yoga) that keep our alignments healthy (mobile, strong, and balanced) and allows us to do the outdoor activities safely and to undo any  misalignments caused by doing them.  It  may be tempting to say, “I am going to work in the garden today for exercise instead of class.”  This is not an equal trade at all.  

  • When it comes to diet changes, I highly recommend looking at what you have done and what took you “off” balance. The rollercoaster will only cause more issues down the road.  Make changes that will be a lifestyle change and not just seasonal.  At some point, it will all become something larger hen just needing to lose weight (like a clinical diagnosis).  Eat to live…or as I say. “Eat to thrive!”. Instead of making a seasonal change for say getting into a bathing suit.  This will serve you so much better in all seasons and your body will last you much longer and be able to grow wonderful new cells, fight off diseases effectively, and bring a vitality that will carry you to do fun things!   We can not out-trick biology….no one can! 

  • Take time to come out of “tournament time”. We often feel that we have to pack so much in to our warmer months and summer burn is a true thing. The silent retreat I have coming up would be fabulous or even booking days of quiet calm when no caring for things other than yourself needs to be done. Plan this equally as important as anything else. Even fun things if not paced out well can trigger our bodies into fight-or-flight. My newest podcast speaks to what I mean about “tournament time”. 

I hope you can just us/me for any of the wonderful classes, workshops, retreats, trainings, health coaching, and more soon to help you stay your course to true health and wellness. Remember that self-care is an investment… not an expense. And, only you can do it for you… and you are SO worth it! 

Namaste 🙏🏻


Live Cooking Demo with Diana

Join Diana at Gather in Perrysburg for a "Gather and Taste" Event!

When: Saturday, May 6th

Time: 12pm-3pm

Place:Gather by Angel 101

139 W. Third St.

Perrysburg, Ohio

So many folks have been asking Diana for her recipes for many years and have found wonderful, healthy, super yummy meals, snacks and deserts that actually nourish our bodies without causing inflammation....and taste very yummy! Come taste for yourself and enjoy this wonderful shop in Perrysburg!

Diana will be giving out the recipes for the treats she is making that day. talk through ways to make meals much more healthy and have a drawing for free health coaching sessions for those that come!

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NEW Class with Diana!

Upcoming Workshops • Learning • Experiences

There are still a few spots for May's silent retreat!

May 12-14, 2023

Sept. 22-24, 2023

Check in 4-5pm Friday

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.

New Price

Private Room with own private bathroom:

$550 (includes both nights, all 6 meals, and all that the retreat has to offer)

Email Diana with more questions:

Yoga, Pilates, and Fascia Conditioning for Summer Sports and Activities 
Join Diana Spiess for this super informative, interactive workshop to get your body ready for all the warm weather activities coming… safely! 
Date: Monday, May 8th 
Time: 5:30-8:30pm 
Location: Essence Mind*Body Studio 
Cost: $30 per person 
Diana has over 30 years of experience and numerous modalities of training, certifications and licenses and has helped many athletes (high school state champions, college club and varsity athletes, N.C.A.A. full-scholarship athletes, and recreational athletes) heal from injuries, keep body alignment balanced, and compete at their highest ability with the best mobility. N.C.A.A. trainers have reached out to her to find out how she does all she does and exercise science majors have done their college internships with her. Come learn amazing ways to get your body ready for all the summer activities and sports you like to do! 
See her background here: 
* Spaces are limited in the studio…sign up asap! This workshop is best done in-studio for Diana to help all the best possible but can be done on Zoom. 


Motivational Moments: Tournament Time

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.  

Listen to episodes at:

Catch up on previous episodes!

Motivational Moments: Understanding our Subtle Anatomy" (air date 12.05)

Motivational Moments: Instead of saying "I want to lose weight..." (air date 10.27)

Motivational Moments (LIVE) with Diana Spiess: The Stress, Itself, is Not the Issue (air date 10.01)

Yoga and Pilates Trainings

The Pilates Essential/Beginner Reformer Course is now available!

Sign up here and see details!

NEW Live Matwork Dates:

Sunday, July 9th 12-4pm

Saturday, July 25th 10am-2pm

Saturday, August 6th 10am-2pm

These trainings can be used for CEC's for ACE, Yoga Alliance, C-IAYT, and petitioned for many others

Contact Diana for details and questions:

Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Training Level 1

Will be offered beginning September 2023

Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Training Level 2

Will be offered beginning October 2023

Dates & Times will be posted in the June newsletter.

Contact Diana for details, to sign up and for questions: 

These trainings can be used for CEC's for ACE, Yoga Alliance, C-IAYT, and petitioned for many others

Learn more!

Is this the year you say yes to YTT?

2023 200HR YTT Dates

  • Jan. 20-22nd 
  • Feb. 17-19 
  • March 17-19
  • April 21-23
  • May 19-21 
  • June Sunday 25
  • (independent work to be done) 
  • July Sunday 30
  • (independent work to be done) 
  • August 25-27
  • Sept. 21-24 (Graduation Weekend)

Thursdays 5:30-9

 * (Graduation weekend only)

Fridays 5:30-9

Saturdays 11am-6:30pm

Sundays 10am-5pm 

If you are interested in joining us for 2023 in January or for the 300-hour training, please email Diana... 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.

See more of the Lead Instructor's background here:

Soma I Sound Training

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 through out 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.

sign up here on the essence schedule page

Dates: Saturday August 12th & Sunday August 13th

Time: 10am-5pm Saturday (1 hour lunch)

12pm-5pm Sunday (1/2 hour break)

Cost: $650 (includes 6 Solfeggio Tuning Forks and Manual)

Retake: $150 (no fork included and must show proof of retaking if you did not take with Diana )

** System credit can not be used for this training.

essence of healing

Sound and Vibrational Healing Therapy Certification course 

with Diana Spiess

This has been in the making by Diana for some time and she is about ready to launch her first certification course in February 2023! 

If you are interested, please join Diana for a Q&A session on Zoom Thursday, May 25th at 7:30pm.

* Sign up here on the essence class schedule for free. The Zoom link will be sent the day of the Q&A session.  

Folks have been waiting for Diana to offer this course for some time! She is ready to offer the first of its kind training that includes:

* 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

* ...much more!

***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.***

email Diana to sign up

Please sign up on the class schedule under “classes’ for FREE for this Q&A session and you will be sent the link about 1 hour before it begins. 

Reiki I & II Certification

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

No experience is necessary to attend this training.

sign up here on the essence schedule page



  • Saturday, July 8th & Sunday, July 16th
  • 10am-3pm Saturday
  • 12pm-5pm Sunday


  • $550 for both days/levels together (cannot be purchased separately).
  • System credit cannot be used for any portion of the certification's cost.


Space is limited to 10 people. 

Master Reiki Teacher:

Diana Spiess, M.S., E-RYT500, C-IAYT

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Master Crystal Healer, Licensed Sound Therapist, Licensed Spiritual Healer, Board Certified Metaphysician. See more at:

Essence of Wellness Health Coaching

Diana is changing 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.

Sign up by calling the studio 419-873-6463

See all of Diana's credentials and experience here: Diana's Web Site

Recipe of the Month

Vegan Cheesy Crackers and Garlic Bean Dip

(Vegan + GF)

An easy way to DIY crackers that are full of flavor and delicious with this creamy dip!

Get the Cracker Recipe

Get the Garlic Bean Dip Recipe

View our Recipe Archive Here:

Click to View All of the Recipes from 2021

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!

Standard Reception Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am • Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:30pm • Sat 7:45am-11:30am
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