October Specials, News & Updates
Spooky Great Specials until October 15th: 

Purchase any 10 session package of classes and get 3 FREE! Saving $60-90! 
  • Good for 4 months form date of purchase 
  • 1/2 system credit can be used for this special 

Purchase 5 or 10 Private Training Sessions with one of our trainers and get 5 or 10 FREE regular classes! Saving $120! 
  • System Credit can not be used for this special 

Purchase all on our web site or give us a call!

Sign up for our 2021 200hr Yoga Teacher Training by October 31st and receive 20 Free Yoga classes! 

PLUS… the early bird discount of $200 savings is available until October 31st, too! Pay in full and receive another $150 off! This, all together, is a savings of $540! 

  • Contact Diana for the details of the program diana@essencembs.com
  • Spaces are limited and people are reserving their spots already! Sign up soon! 
  • Full program details below in the newsletter.
  • Spaces are limited!

Sign up for the ‘essence of yoga’ 300hr Yoga Teacher Training by October 31st and receive $500 off and 20 FREE yoga classes! 

  • This is a savings of $740 total and is super rare!
  • Email Diana for the details of the course: diana@essencembs.com 
  • Full program details below in the newsletter.

Take a look at what one, current student has experienced in the YTT training: 
Testimonial: "Working with Diana on my 300 hr YTT certification has been enriching and so informative! She is highly skilled not only in yoga but also extremely talented in the areas of anatomy, Pilates, energy work, sound therapy, nutrition and trauma. My teaching has improved specifically in regard to safety and effectiveness and my students recognize my passion for learning.  Diana’s cueing is second to none!! The thing with Diana… she leads by example and reinforces the need for continuous education so that we can better serve our students on their journeys, on and off their mats.” ~ Lori Smith
It's nomination time again!
We are SO very honored to have received such amazing nominations from 2020 and 2021 through The Toledo City Paper, Mature Living, and The Toledo Blade. During these very trying times for all small business owners, we all would be so honored to have your continued support. Voting for the best of Toledo ends October 15. You can vote daily from any emails you have. 

Your time and support keeps small businesses going! We are in many categories (see from last year below) and would be very honored to receive your votes! These are under "Beauty, Health, and Wellness":

  • Best Yoga Studio
  • Best Boutique Fitness Studio
  • Best Holistic Health Canter
  • Best Yoga Teacher
  • Best Personal Trainer
  • Best Nutrition Counselor

We are SO grateful for all the nominations we have received in 2020 and now in 2021!

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 Reader’s Choice 2021:
  • Best Pilates/Yoga Studio 

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

We are honored and grateful to have received these recognitions along with those from the Toledo City Paper for 2020!
Letter from Diana
Don't be Spooked this Fall by Health Challenges...There is SO much we can do to be healthy!

   The fall is here, the air is crisp, and it is a perfect time to take your health into you hands! I have had the privilege of working with some amazingly motivated clients lately and they have more than proven the power we have in our own health! This is the perfect time of the year to get our health in order and be prepared for the winter months that are coming. As an FDNP, I learned a great acronym that I use with my clients to help them prepare for each day: DRESS®️. Each day we have to get our body dressed...both cover our skin and prep for our daily health and wellness.

  • D = Diet
  • R = Rest
  • E = Exercise
  • S = Stress Management
  • S = Supplements

When we take the time to plan our daily health protocol, it makes everything easier and smoother. Not one part is more important than the other and I just LOVE when my clients make powerful connections as to what starts to help them that they never knew could...and easy things!

How can you make changes that boost your wellness versus breaking it down? My entire career I have witnessed folks making changes that, in the end, make all harder in the longer run and bring unfortunate set-backs. Working out too hard, not managing stressors, eating things that cause the body to go into fight-or-flight that we all hav been told at some point it good for us, and so much more.
It is dumbfounding how much money, time, and energy I see folks wasting to get healthier but to only end up needing more help than they did at the beginning. It does not need to be this way!

I would be honored to help you! Please take some time to read the testimonials below. These folks are living lives they didn't;t think possible...and they for sure were trying before we began. I am so proud of them and I can not wait to see all that life will present to them as they live with more vitality and joy!

             I am wishing you all a beautiful October and time for transition! May you feel empowered to care for yourself and your health and live with pure joy and ease!


Workshops • Learning • Experiences
2022 Silent Retreat Dates!
Book time for yourself to renew, restore, relax, and energetically cleanse in so many ways! Sign up soon to reserve your spot.

Spring 2021: 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:

The 4 Corners of the Core
with Diana Spiess

Join Diana Spiess for a workshop that explores the shoulders and hips (the 4 corners of the core) and how they function, interact with each other, function according to spine alignment and mobility, and so much more. This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn ways to sustain the healthy, balanced function of these joints and the spine. She will share important information along with walking all through ways to care for these joints both in strength and mobility. Her 30 years of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, college background in Kinesiotherapy, experience as a Certified Yoga Therapist, training instructors in yoga and Pilates, and much more gives her a vast array of tools and information to help folks as they find their journey to health and wellbeing. 

Date: Saturday, 10-30 
Time: 12-3pm 
Cost: $25 per person 

* This workshop can be used for CEC’s for the Yoga Alliance, ACE, and petitioned for many other organizations. 

More about Diana's Background: www.dianaspiess.com
New Licensing Accreditation for
Essence Schools & Courses & Graduates!
Diana Spiess, founder and owner of Essence Mind*Body Studio and all of the schools and courses, has been honorably asked to become an instructor for the SHPLI! In addition, her courses have been approved to be accredited with this organization including: ‘essence of yoga’ YTT 200hr and 300hr certifications, her Reiki trainings,

and coming soon her Taoism practitioner and Crystal Healer courses! 

Licensing as a Spiritual Healer is important for those who work in such realms because no state agency is monitoring such practitioners. Having an accreditation board that sets high standards and teaches the full scope of ethics and more allows clients to feel assured they are working with highly trained and professional practitioners that meet high standards. Diana has been a Licensed Spiritual Healer for many years and is beyond honored to be asked to join such an amazing organization and to have her courses recognized at such high standards. More information is to come very soon! Please email Diana if you have more questions: diana@essencembs.com
Are you ready to “Get-it-all-together” for your health and well-being? If so, here is a private program with Diana that you do NOT want to miss! 
This 6-month program with Diana Spiess has it all and more! What is included: 
Private Training Sessions with weight training, private Pilates, private yoga, health coaching and/or alignment work 
Private reiki, energy, aromatherapy, hypnosis (if needed), crystal healing, sound therapy, meditation, red light therapy sessions
  • Fitness evaluations, Kirlian Scans, and vital organ function scans with ultrasound 
  • A Brain Tap headset with training worth over $750
  • Hearth Math sensor for heart rate variability training worth over $300
  • 2 Functional Diagnostic Tests to investigate hidden internal stressors
  • Access to Diana’s health coaching group program 
  • Heated, weighted massage pad with jade crystals worth over $150
  • and MORE! 
This is all worth over $5000! Diana is offering this for only 2 clients max over the next 6 months that are serious about getting all that is needed to genuinely care their entire being. Please email her if you are interested and she will send you the details and payment options. 

This is on a first-come-first-booked basis. Diana can only take 2 clients per 6 months... do not wait if you are interested. Email Diana for more details if interested
Sign up today!

**The Pilates Essential/Beginner Reformer Course is now available!

Yoga Training Opportunities
2022 YTT Weekends
  • Jan. 21-23
  • Feb. 18-20
  • March 18-20
  • April 22-24
  • May 20-22
  • 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 Health Coaching Program is $650
  • Save $150 by signing up for the group program before October 15th!
Cost for 5 private sessions with Diana is: $582
  • Get 5 FREE regular classes that can be done in-studio or on Zoom if you purchase 5 sessions before October 15th!
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
Zyia at Essence
Zyia Now at Essence!
Take a look at this amazing new line! Size inclusive for women, men and kids! To purchase, use this link. If you have questions, please reach out to Diana. Her clients have LOVED their items and are already asking to get more!

Recipe of the Month
White Bean Vegan Chili

Take this to your next chili cookoff and you'll have them asking for more!

Pranava Joy Podcast
Have you heard the latest podcast?

Listen to episodes at:
New Mask/COVID Guidelines/UPDATED 8-1-21
Please take the time to read all....
New Mask/COVID Guidelines Effective August 1st, 2021
Due to the increase in COVID numbers and the Delta variant along with the newest information on the current vaccines not being effective for stopping the contraction or spread of this newest variant, we may need to adjust our mask and studio policies soon and quickly. We recommend that you leave your mask on at all times if you can. We are doing all we can to keep all safe and continue to be open to serve all of our clients. Our policy for any time you can take it off is listed here:
All entering the studio will need to sign and agree to these policies before participating in classes and private sessions.
While coming into the studio and moving around through the lobby and when not exercising, all must have a proper mask on covering nose and mouth fully. Masks MUST be worn and only taken off at the beginning of a class workout and put back on as soon as the workout is over. Please do not leave your space without your mask on. Due to the proximity and all she must take into consideration for her work and family, while working with Diana in private sessions, a mask must be worn at this time. This allows her to be able to offer assists and physical alignment work or reiki. While practicing in our classes, your mask may be taken off only during the workout/class and then replaced when completed and leaving your space/equipment. Please bring a plastic bag to put your mask in when it's off or put it in your personal bag. When your class is happening in the yoga and cardio/strength room, please do not go back into the rest of the studio without your mask on. Hot yoga classes will ONLY exit the back outside door to the yoga room and once all are in the room no one will be able to come back out into the studio. 
It is especially important that you do not come to the studio with any COVID symptoms or if you have been with people who have been exposed. You will not be charged for canceling if this is the case. Our staff will adhere to this as well. We will be maintaining spaciousness in our classes as we adapt and watch the unfolding of all the changes. Please keep distance between yourself and others while moving through the studio. We will continue using air purifiers and our UV lighting between classes and will be diligently sanitizing our equipment and all at the studio. 
We will still be offering Zoom classes. Please see the details at the bottom of this newsletter.
Please understand that we have clients and staff that are not and cannot be vaccinated at this time. The staff will be wearing masks while working and not exercising and many will still be wearing them while teaching even if exercising. We encourage anyone who feels the need to wear a mask to be comfortable doing so. K-N95 masks are recommended if you feel you need protection. We will continue to evaluate all as we continue and transition into the fall. We will adjust our policies as we feel they need to be. 
As we have traveled this journey with COVID, I (Diana) have learned much from many situations, professionals, and my continued education. Please consider these things as you continue your journey to wellness:
  • There are many folks who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions. 
  • Being vaccinated does not mean that you cannot spread or acquire the virus or all the variants.
  • We have a few clients who were thought to be fully vaccinated (had both shots) and did not develop titers. Their physicians initiated these tests. The CDC has advised them to not get revaccinated at this time. I (Diana) have recommended to several of my clients and staff to discuss with their physicians getting titer tests to be sure they have developed or sustained titers if they are depending on the vaccination for protection. 
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
Please call the studio during these hours, but do not come in to the studio unless you are signed up for a class, private session, or by appointment.

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