HOT summer specials to help keep you healthy, strong, and stress free! Plus... a great special for dads or any special guy for Father’s Day!

• Specials & June 2018 Newsletter •
June Specials

Purchase 10 or 5 Personal Training/Private Sessions and get 10 or 5 FREE Regular Classes!
Purchase 10 get 10... purchase 5 get 5.
*good for 4 months from date of purchase.  

Purchase any 5 class package at 1/2 off!
This includes regular class packages and WOW/Reformer/PEC packages.
*good for 3 months from date of purchase. 

Help the special men in your life take care of their health and well-being!
Until Father’s Day, Purchase any $120 increment of gift cards, class packages, or private sessions and we will add $30 in free system credit!
* current system credit cannot be used for this special.

All Specials are good until Father’s Day the 17th. 
Welcome to our New Instructors!
 We are excited to announce that we have two instructors joining our team! Melissa Sanford-Mangette (TRX) and Becky Williamson (Cycling) have both been teaching at other locations, Melissa for 2 years and Becky for over 10 years! We are also welcoming back Stephanie Morgan to teach Pilates Reformer!

Jacob Spiess, Diana's oldest son, has earned a seat in the fastest boys' Varsity boat for Grand Valley State University as a Sophomore and has been chosen to row in the world's most prestigious regatta....The Henley Royal Regatta! This is a truly amazing, rare opportunity for competitive rowers and only a very few have had this opportunity from our Toledo area. To help him earn what he needs to travel for this, we are holding 2 fabulous raffles! Grand Valley's Rowing Team is a club sport in a Division 2 college; therefore, they do not get help from the school like a varsity, Division 1 team would. They do not receive sport scholarships and have to raise and pay for all they do. This is a very difficult task to do all while still competing at the same caliber of rowing as teams that do receive school assistance.

Our friends at Core Life have donated amazing meals and these packages will surely help anyone maintain their health and package is for a full year!

We are raffling off:
Package 1:
  • 1 year of regular classes valued at $1680
  • 10 Reformer/WOW/PEC classes valued at $230
  • 1 private session with Diana valued at $90
  • 10 buy 1/get 1 free meal cards from Core Life
Total Value:  $2000 + the free meals -depending on purchase 
Package 2:
  • 10 regular classes valued at $120
  • 5 Reformer/WOW/PEC Classes valued at $125
  • 6 meal vouchers and 5 drink vouchers fromCore Life 
Total Value:  $245 at essence + meals/drinks depending on Purchase 
Raffle Tickets are $20 each cash or check only to Jacob Spiess 

Tickets can be purchased during reception hours at essence:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-12pm
Monday-Thursday 4:45pm-7:30pm
Saturday 8am-11:30am
Sunday 8:30am-11:30am
Tickets will be sold from Friday 5-18 through Friday 6-1. Drawing will be on Monday 6-4. 
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!

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!
Dates will be announced soon! Click on the image at right to download our brochure (pdf) for all of the training details...
Camp Leaders

Chelsea Cloeter
  • 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Instructor at Essence
  • Assistant Professor of Voice in the College of Musical Arts at BGSU
  • mom of one (age 12)

Amy Fidler
  • 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Graphic Design Lecturer in the School of Art at BGSU
  • mom of two (ages 6 & 9)

Maggie Kollman
  • 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Instructor at Essence
  • mom of three (ages 4, 6, & 8)

Glory Meyer
  • 200HR Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Instructor at Essence
  • mom of one (age 7)
Essence Yoga Camp for Kids
July 10-12, or July 31 - Aug 2, or Both!
1:30-4:30 pm
Looking for a way to share your love of yoga with your kids? Seeking a noncompetitive physical activity for your kids? Want a fun introduction to a mindful practice they can use for the rest of their lives? Kids will explore body awareness, share a peaceful experience with friends, and have fun being kids!
Kids ages 4 through 14, split into three age groups, will enjoy three fun-filled afternoons exploring Yoga, Art, Music, and Nature! Each day young yogis will practice yoga poses in combination with art, music, and nature as they learn about themselves and the world around them. Each child will create a unique colorful t-shirt to represent their experiences during the camp. They will also enjoy yummy healthy snacks each day that are gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.
$70 for 3 days, snacks and t-shirt included
1 FREE adult class at Essence for EVERY child camp purchased!
Essence Mind*Body Studio
725 Ford Street, Suite B
Maumee, OH 43537
Register Today!
Call 419-873-6463
        Registration closes on July 3rd for the first camp and July 24th for the second camp.
The inaugural 300-hr YTT program is 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.

"The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) offered through Essence under the guidance of owner Diana Spiess is {SO} much more than a yoga teacher training. It is an immersion into health and wellness exploration and education through
multiple modalities. We’ve covered topics such as nutrition, essential oils, energy work, and crystals to name a few. While in the end you earn your certification to teach yoga, the certification is minor compared to the overall life altering transformation you will undergo. Diana is constantly seeking out new opportunities of growth for her students by expanding upon her own education. Her wealth of knowledge is vast and unparalleled."
–Mercedes Wise, M.Ed., 2016 graduate
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.
First Time Offered at Essence! 

SomaEnergetics Phase I Practitioner Course
 with Diana Spiess
When: please note the date change!
Friday, June 15th 6-8pm
Saturday, June 16th 10am-6pm (1 hour lunch)
Sunday, June 17th 12pm-3pm

About the Course:
Sound/Vibrational Therapy is an incredible way to assist the health and well-being of anyone! Diana is now certified to offer Phase I for SomaEnergetics as a practitioner course and is excited to teach anyone interested in learning how to use these amazing frequencies! From the SomaEnergetics site:

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 throughout 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.

As with all our workshops, this is a work in progress. Most disciplines are ever evolving as new information becomes available or new techniques are discovered. It is our desire to become a contributor to the new field of sound therapy and energy medicine that is fusing spirituality and science.

As we learn and work with clients, we must always return to the foundation of our work as Spiritual Healers. With intention, the Divine works through us to assist the client to return to homeostasis or balance allowing the body to make the corrections necessary to heal itself. We do not heal anyone. All or our techniques are designed around this principle of Divine Healing through intention to bring balance. The tuning forks are a tool used to direct this divine healing energy.
Soma Energetics Logo
Cost: $550*
*This includes manual, practice DVD, the 6 Chakra Tuning Forks, an Om Body Tuner, and the training. 

The Fine Print:

  • Spaces are limited to 12 for this course. 
  • Sign up online or by calling the studio ASAP. 
  • No refunds will be given for missing or canceling within 72 hours of the beginning of this training once registered. 
  • System credit cannot be used for this training. 

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Living healthfully doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods. Being creative in the kitchen will allow you to enjoy familiar foods in an exciting, nutritious way— enjoying healthy food is wellness! Try out this amazing recipe from The Salted Plains and you'll find out it's a crowd pleaser you'll be able to take to summer gatherings! — Diana Spiess
Keep your health a priority in the summer.
It’s here!!!! The nice weather and all the fun activities it brings is finally here and it feels SO good!

The sun is such a powerful part of all life force and it truly changes mood, strength, vitality, and perspective. It’s so easy to get caught up in this especially since we only get weather like this 3-4 months out of the year. Every summer I get clients that come to me, though, that go too far, push too hard, or fall away from their health focus and end up burnt out, injured, or even sick from this. Here are my tips to help keep your intentions and focus for your health:

  • Start each morning with about 10-15 minutes of conscious, deep breathing. As you’re doing this, envision what you want for the day and our healthy intentions.
  • Write these intentions in a journal...morning or evening.
  • Eat healthy before you go out anywhere and pack healthy snacks to travel. In my health coaching program, we will be doing so many wonderful things to help you organize this all year long.
  • Do your homework every day even if you don’t have pain...daily! This is not to just fix issues but, most importantly, to prevent them. If you have not done a private session with me (Diana) , consider one to get aligned and learn what it takes to get and keep healthy alignment. 
  • Book your classes ahead of time so they are on the calendar. We have so many times, a large variety, and classes every day of the week. Make Yoga a very consistent part of your weeks to manage stress and Pilates to keep a healthy, mobile, strong spine along with the rest of your body.
  • Figure out which part of the day us your best exercise time. Maybe in the summer the mornings are better for you than in the winter. 

We are here for you this summer to help you stay healthy and strong! Take advantage of our private sessions special to let our trainers help you keep this summer going in a super powerful way! 

Wishing you and your family a fun, safe, joyful summer.


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