This August 15th, essence will be 12 years old!
• Specials & August 2018 News •
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T o wish a “Happy 12th Anniversary” to all of our amazing clients, we are offering an OUTSTANDING Special... and holding a drawing on our anniversary that is SO special!

To celebrate, purchase $100 in system credit and we will match that with another $100!

THEN... we will draw 12 names from all that have purchased this amazing special to each win 12 FREE classes! 

We will do 2 drawing days: the 6th and the 15th. After closing at 8pm, 6 people will be drawn each day from the sales leading up to that day. 

Purchased 1st-6th:
6 names drawn for 12 free classes each.

Purchased 7th-15th:
6 names drawn for 12 free classes each.

Do not miss this special offer. We cannot extend it beyond the 15th. 

  • System credit cannot be used to purchase this special due to recent system credit offers.
  • Purchases for YTT certifications (200, 300, & Childrens), the Silent Retreat, ‘essence of wellness’ Health Coaching, Chakra Series, and Reiki certifications do not apply for this special.
  • Private sessions with Diana can be purchased using 1/2 system credit specials. 
Essence of Wellness
Holistic, Integrative, & Functional Health Coaching
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.

Essence of Yoga Registered Children’s Yoga School!
with Lead E-RYT 500 Diana Spiess, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP
The Essence of Yoga Teacher Training Program is a Registered Children’s Yoga School in accordance with Yoga Alliance’s Standards for Children’s Yoga Teacher Training. This training teaches instructors how to deliver safe and inspiring yoga classes to kids aged from 3 to 15 years old. This training is not only for yoga teachers, but also for school teachers, parents, or anyone working with children. Topics for Essence of Yoga’s RCYS teacher trainings follow Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories and Standards.

September 28, 29, & 30
October 28
November 9, 10, & 11
December 7, 8, & 9
January 20

Fridays 5-9pm
Saturdays 10am-6:30pm (1-hour lunch)
Sundays 10am-5pm (1-hour lunch)

Single days: (Oct. 28th & Jan. 20th)
10am-7pm (1-hour lunch).
$200 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the program

$950 if paid in full by July 31st
(includes the deposit)

$1050 if paid in full by Sept. 18th
(includes the deposit)

$1200 if paying in installments: $200 deposit by Sept. 18th, 1st payment of $500 due by Sept. 28th, 2nd payment of $500 due by Nov. 9th.
***MUST have a credit card on file to choose this payment plan option.

***System credit cannot be used for any portion of this certification program. This training is limited to 16 people. Spots will only be held by a $200 non-refundable deposit. Registration will close on September 18th for time to prepare.
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 well-being.
Reiki Levels 1 & 2 Certifications
with Diana Spiess
  • Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, 2018
  • 12:00 to 5:00 pm both days
  • $350 for both days/levels together (cannot be purchased separately).
  • $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the program.
  • Remaining $250 due by October 13th. 
  • System credit cannot be used for any portion of the certification's cost.
Space is limited to 12 people. Registration closes on October 13th. No experience is necessary to attend this training.

Reiki Level 3 Certification
with Diana Spiess

Upon completion of this Level 3 training, participants will be certified as a Reiki Master.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • 12:00 to 6:00 pm

  • $550
  • $150 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the program.
  • Remaining $400 due by November 10th.
  • System credit cannot be used for any portion of the certification's cost.
Space is limited to 12 people. Registration closes on November 10th.
Workshops: Balancing and Healing the Chakras
with Diana Spiess

The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In Yoga this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow.
Gain an in-depth knowledge of the seven main chakras and how to keep your energy flowing freely through them in this workshop series. Each week will focus on one chakra: 
  • 7 Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 PM
  • August 29th through October 10th, 2018

  • $145 for 7 weeks (non-refundable)
  • System credit cannot be used for any portion of the workshop's cost due to supplies that have to be ordered in advance.

Space is limited to 25 people.
Registration closes on August 22nd.
Join the 2019 YTT Class!

Ever considered being a yoga teacher?

Want to make amazing, powerful changes in your life to live with passion, less stress, and better health?
Join our 2019 YTT Class!

Graduates will receive their 200 hr YTT certification, and those who already have 200 hr YTT certification will be able to participate in our brand new 300 hr YTT program! Download the Essence of Yoga YTT 200hr 2019 brochure and schedule (pdf) to see all the details.

Cost: $2800 before November 30th and $3100 after that. January 15th is last day to register. A $500 non-refundable deposit to hold space is required. Spaces are limited. Payment plans are offered.
The 300-hr YTT program is well underway!
If you have completed a 200hr YA accredited program already, you can start our rolling 300hr curriculum at any point. For more information email Diana Spiess.
Upcoming YEP Groups
Sunday, August 26th 12-3pm
How to walk and travel with no pain!  

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to walk “healthy” and “unhealthy”? Do your back, knees, feet, or even neck hurt when you try to walk for exercise? Do you worry about how to travel without your body hurting? Diana is going to break down all there is to know about having a healthy gait, how to develop a healthy gait, what to do when traveling, and how to care for our bodies to keep a healthy alignment. If the weather allows, Diana will take this group outside for the second half of the workshop and put in to practice all that is learned in the first half.
Learn all that goes into our gait and how to keep yourself going for many walks or trips with no pain! Diana will show yoga poses and other tools to help keep you going this summer... and beyond!
$40 for 2 YEP groups or $25 for 1.
Space is limited.
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.
Along with much time for rest and reflection, Diana and/or essence staff will lead yoga classes, guided meditations, sound/ vibrational healing sessions, nature walks, and will offer private reiki/ aromatherapy/ crystal/ sound healing sessions for extra costs that are discounted from her normal rate!

1 hour $60 
1/2 hour $35
Silent Retreat with Diana
Come enjoy 2 full days of no talking, no electronics, a beautiful and peaceful retreat center, healthy and nutritious foods, yoga, guided meditations, nature walks, rest, and an amazing sense of renewal! Join us for this fall for this invigorating experience led by Diana Spiess .

September 7th, 8th, and 9th
at the stunning Lial Retreat Center
in Whitehouse, Ohio
Only 26 spaces are available for this retreat and prices are based on a private room (with own bathroom) or a semi-private room (private bedroom with sink, sharing a bathroom). Please note, private rooms are almost full.

Meals will be vegan, gluten-free, and very delicious and nutritious. They are included in the cost:
Friday: Dinner 
Saturday: all 3 meals
Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch

Private Room: $300 
Semi-Private Room: $275
Call or stop in to register  419-873-6463  as registration is first-come-first-serve. Cancellations with full refunds will only be accepted up to 30 days of the retreat start: by August 7th. After August 7th, only 50% will be refunded in case of cancellation.

Apple Pie Crumble Bars

The fall and apple season is just around the corner and I found this gem of a recipe that I just had to share! I recommend getting organic apples for this fabulous recipe. It’s hard to believe how healthy this one is... it’s just so yummy!

Walking is not as easy as it seems.
It’s such a great time of the year to get out and walk!  I just love it! But, every year and all year round, I get so many clients that come to me for therapeutic purposes with pain when they say they are “just walking and it hurts.” This is very common. Our gait, or walking pattern, can be dysfunctional for quite some time without any symptoms/pain. Our body is an amazing compensator and for something like gait, there are many ways it can adapt to get around alignment imbalances. This can be due to many things like sitting, sleeping position, sports, injuries, past injuries, shoes, and much more. I have helped so many with such issues and they all are amazed at what can go wrong with gait and what can help. At the upcoming YEP group, I will cover how the entire body is involved and what some of the main compensation patterns are that I often see. Everything from the ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, neck, and even eyes are important for a healthy gait/walking pattern. 

I want to help everyone to stay outside walking for vacations, exercise, or just plain enjoyment.  Join me for this month’s YEP session and learn all that is important for healthy walking, ways to undo imbalances that can lead to gait dysfunction, and ways to prevent imbalances from developing. 

Come learn healthy ways to keep walking healthfully, one step at a time!
Neuroflex infusions are on sale at essence!
See their full menu at Please bring cash or check to pay for these.
Here are 3 sites with products that Diana uses daily!

doTerra Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils

Usana Health Sciences
Workout from the comfort of home when you

We have over 15 classes available. You can subscribe to watch them all or purchase them individually. Download this Pilates/Yoga Combo Class and take it anywhere on the go! 

A half hour of Pilates mat work followed by a half hour of yoga. This class uses a foam roller, mat, ball and fitness circle... but they are not mandatory. It is for all levels of abilities.

Shorter videos on stretching and more very soon will be available to purchase!
Click here for all the details!
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. We have great cubby spaces for shoes and coats but to have more space, we recommend keeping valuables and anything you don't need in your trunk or at home. 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.

Lost & Found!

We have a small lost and found in the cubby area that is starting to overflow... please check when you're in again to claim anything that is yours. 

Studio Policy

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 cabinets during sessions/classes. Thank you. Namaste.
Summer Class Schedule Changes and Class Cancellation Policy
Summer is here! We understand many of you will be out enjoying the beautiful weather, but don’t forget to stop by the studio to continue caring for your health and well-being!

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