November News & Updates

Featured in this issue: Monthly Specials • 2023 Silent Retreat and YTT Dates • Letter from Diana • Recipe of the Month • Workshop Information & Much More!

Giving Thanks for Our Health and All of YOU! 


In this month of giving thanks, we want you all to know how grateful we are and hope to help you keep up the great work you are doing to care for yourself! 


Until November 10th only:


Purchase 20 Yoga/Pilates Mat Classes for only $180! 

  • this is a savings of $60! 
  • this package can be used for any of our yoga classes and Pilates matwork classes
  • Good for 4 months from the date of purchase 
  • 1/2 system credit can be used for this purchase 


Purchase a 6-Month Unlimited Class Membership and Get 1 Month FREE!

  • This is a saving of $140! 
  • Must be purchased by phone or at the stiudio
  • 1/2 system credit can be used for this special 
  • This membership is usable for any of our regular classes (excludes Pilates Reformer and WOW/POW classes)


Purchase 10 Pilates Reformer and/or WOW/POW classes and get 2 FREE! 

  • this is a savings of $60! 
  • Good for 4 months from date of purchase 
  • 1/2 system credit can be used for this special 

It's time to vote again! Thanks for supporting us!

Thank you for believing in us!

We are SO grateful for all the nominations and awards we have received. This year we have been nominated in the following categories for

Toledo City Paper 2021 Best of Toledo:

• Yoga Studio

• Holistic Health Center

• Boutique Fitness/Classes

• Yoga Instructor– Diana Spiess

• Personal Trainer– Diana Spiess

• Nutrition Counseling– Diana Spiess

Voting starts Nov. 1st! You can vote daily (from all of the emails you have(!) until December 15th! Vote online at:

Thank you for your continued support!

Letter From Diana

Grateful for ....

The list is so long for all to be grateful for... I would be writing forever. But this year there seems to be a whole new level for me. 

The picture of the special lady on this letter is my/our friend, Kelley. She passed away this past month very unexpectedly and, along with losing a very special family member, my emotions and heart have been all over the place at times. Kelley taught us all so so much. Anyone that came to my Sunday morning yoga class could tell the story of her perseverance as she lived with very aggressive MS for over 20 years and came to privates with me and classes and did all she could do. I got the honor of getting to know her over many years and I can not express the gratitude I have for her friendship and the example she was for all. She was one of my teachers for sure. 

I tell all who take my YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) a couple of very important things: 

* This training must be for you first and foremost

* It does not matter if you ever put a mat down in front of anyone and say I am here to teach you a yoga class. The way you live after all you learn and practice here will make you a teacher of yoga to all you come across based on how you live and care for yourself. 

This last one is Kelley. She did not do YTT, but all she learned from the classes she took she took with her into the world and taught all by her example. She wanted to do YTT and was afraid her MS would stall everyone... I tried hard to let her know it would not. Now, released from her human body with MS, she can do all the yoga poses that her heart desires, and I feel so much joy for her and her freedom! She is with me and all the folks she touched in our hearts and she was an amazing teacher and friend whom I am so grateful to have known. 

We all have such folks in our lives... I have many, many more than her. I can hardly finish this letter without the tears blocking my eyes. I never wanted to lose Kelley but her passing has allowed an immense amount of more gratitude to fill my heart and to see some things in my life even more clearly. What a gift she left me. My human head says this is a loss... but my essence being and heart tell me it's a beautiful, priceless gift to have had such a special friend and to have so many more like her. 

This season I love even more deeply and sense even more clearly the very special, priceless gifts in my life and I wish the very same for all of you. 

Wishing you all a powerful, peaceful season full of gratitude. 

Namaste 🙏🏻


Workshops • Learning • Experiences

FREE Classes Nov. 1st-14th!

Get your holiday season started off healthy, strong, and peaceful with these classes we are offering FREE for the first two weeks of November (the 1st - 14th)! 

Try something new and invite friends too!

Spaces are limited... sign up soon! 

  • Mondays: 5:30 pm Cycle/TRX & 6:30 pm Pilates Mat
  • Wednesdays: 6:30 pm Zumba 
  • Thursdays: 9:15 am Vinyasa Yoga & 10:45 am Gentle Yoga
  • Sundays: 6:30 pm Gentle Yoga 

Announcing 2023 Silent Retreat Dates!

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:


The River of Life…

The spine and all it Entails

Join Diana Spiess for a NEW workshop that she has never done before! Come learn all about how to care for your spine and all that it entails. Learn how it functions, how to use the core to move and stabilize it, the energy channels along the spine, and so much more! For anyone wanting a healthy spine/back and amazing energy throughout the entire body, this workshop is for you! 


Diana has been teaching spine and core mechanics for over 30 years. She has helped folks that have not been able to get relief from numerous mis-alignments and pain. Come learn with her and start living a life with a healthy spine and lots of powerful energy! 

Date: Sunday, December 4th

Time: 12-3pm

Cost: $30 per person 


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 teacher training school, and offered to those in the ‘essence of yoga’ 300hr as part of their training.

Join us LIVE for the next episode, on Sunday, December 4th at 7pm!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 3438 5445

Passcode: 400523

Catch up on previous episodes!

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)

Listen to episodes at:

Yoga and Pilates Trainings

The Pilates Essential/Beginner Reformer Course is now available!

Sign up here and see details!

Pilates CCB (Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels) Training to begin January 7th!

Cost $1150 

Contact Diana for details and questions:

Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Training Level 1 to Begin Sunday, November 13th!

NEW Fall Training Launch Dates/Times:

Sunday, Nov. 13th 12:30-4:30pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, Dec. 7th 6:45-8:45pm (Zoom)

Sunday, Jan. 8th 12-4pm (In-Studio) 

Wednesday, Jan. 18th 6:45-8:45pm

Cost $650

Contact Diana for details and questions: 

Sign up here and see details!

Folks are signing up NOW! 

Early bird rate is running until December 15th!  Spaces are limited! 

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.

Traveling Vibrational Sound Healing Sessions

Diana will be offering Vibrational Sound Healing Events at locations around northwest Ohio in the next few months. Maybe she'll be in your neck of the woods!?

Registration information for each specific event is on each respective image. 

Contact Diana to bring her to your space for a session! 

Upcoming Classes in Pioneer & Bryan, Ohio:

These two classes were just held in Findlay:

Essence of Wellness Health Coaching
  • Cost for 5-Month Health Coaching Program is $65
  • 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

Easy Vegan Corn Chowder

(Vegan + GF)

Get the Recipe

Warm up with this delicious soup for lunch, dinner or anytime you need something hearty & filling this fall.

View our 2021 Recipe Recap 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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