Love You, Love Them!
For February, the month of love, we have some specials to care for yourself and for your loved ones! These are only good until February 15th... so purchase them soon!

Specials & February 2019 News
It's back!
Maggie’s Gentle Yoga is coming back on Tuesdays at 9:30am.
Please remember to bring indoor shoes with you. Outside shoes are not permitted. The salt damages the studio's wood flooring. Thank you!
Purchase any 10 Class Package and get 5 Classes FREE! 
** Good for 4 months from purchase date. Class extension options are available. 

Get ready for spring... seriously!
Purchase 3 months of unlimited regular classes for only $300! That’s a savings of $120!!!  
**System credit can NOT be used for this special offer. Please call or stop in to take advantage of this special. 

Purchase 5 Private Sessions and get 10 FREE regular classes! 
** Classes good for 4 months from date of purchase. 

Give the gift of health to those you love this Valentine’s Day... instead of candy! 
Gift Card Special: Purchase any gift card increment of $50 and we will add $25 FREE!

We are hiring a customer service specialist to work 2-3 shifts per week:
Mornings 8:30am to 12pm noon 
Evenings 4:45pm to 7:30pm 

Candidates need to be friendly, comfortable with a computer, willing to do minor cleaning, eager to support our staff and clients, and have a passion for health and wellness. 

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.

2 Silent Retreat Dates for 2019!
Don't miss out on booking time for yourself to renew, restore, relax, and energetically cleanse in so many ways!

2 Weekends in 2019 to Choose From:

  • Fri. June 7th - Sun. June 9th
  • Fri. Sept. 20th - Sun. Sept. 22nd

This fall, Diana hosted the first 'essence of yoga' silent retreat at Lial's stunning renewal center in Whitehouse. Ohio. All were so amazed at the power of this retreat and are super excited to make this a part of their year going forward! The foods were wholesome and delicious vegan/gluten free, the grounds were stunning and so calming, the guided meditations and practices were restoring and relaxing, Diana assisted those that came in so many techniques for finding balance, and her private energy sessions were powerful for those that used them.

We could not wait to give you all the chance to reserve your spot for next year! We have reserved 2 weekends and people are starting to book already so please do not wait! Please call or stop in to the studio to reserve your room asap. 

Private Room with own private bathroom:
$400 (includes both nights and all 6 meals)

Private Room with hallway/community bathroom:
$350 (includes both nights and all 6 meals)

We have 13 of each type of room available for each weekend... only 26 rooms total.

* Diana will offer private sessions again and will allow for booking these closer to the events. She is also working to have a massage therapist for both of these weekends. All who sign up will be able to pay for these sessions at discounted rates closer to the time of the weekends.

* No refunds will be given within 45 days of the start date of the retreat due to room number limitations.

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition with Diana Spiess & Reed Davis!

Join Diana Spiess for a workshop that was SO appreciated and enjoyed the last 2 times she has offered it…and this time also with the Founder of FDN! 

Reed is Diana’s mentor and he has graciously offered to be on live call with her for this workshop since Diana is doing SO much to help her clients with this program! Diana has helped many of her clients find powerful answers to hidden stressors using functional diagnostic tests along with using all of the many “tools in her professional basket” and the successes are just amazing!

Stop chasing the symptoms, stop guessing, stop yo-yo’ing… let’s get healthy and stay healthy!

Date: Sunday, February 17

Time: 12-3pm

Cost: $25 per person ($40 for 2 YEP sessions) 

Sign up online at  or call the studio 419-873-6463
Date: Saturday, March 2nd

Time: 12-3pm

Cost: $25 per person ($40 for 2 YEP sessions) 

Sign up online at  or call the studio 419-873-6463


Yoga for Athletes

with Diana Spiess, B.S., E-RYT500, CMES

This workshop will cover all that any athlete needs to know to use the amazing discipline of yoga to not only improve performance but, most importantly, to help stay safe from injuries and set-backs. We will cover poses, body alignment issues to consider, breathing practices for lung capacity, meditation, and more. 

Join Diana and Nicole from Diana’s 300hr Teacher Training Program as they give so much great information and help anyone looking to use yoga to help their sporting adventures! Sign up soon! Spaces are limited and with the nice weather coming, this is a great time to begin using yoga to help you prepare! 

Quote Embrace and Love your Body It is the most amazing thing you will ever own

"Had my first lymph cleanse/alignment appointment with  Diana Spiess . If you haven’t done it, I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it. It’s WAY more than the body work (we all know she does so well). The toys!! The machines!! The gadgets!! 

I feel like I’m floating. My body gets so beat up sitting at a desk all day and teaching Zumba three days a week. 

Yoga and THIS! It’s a life saver.” ~  Dana A.

If you are interested in one of these sessions, please e-mail Diana directly. She is setting up specific days and times for these sessions at the studio:
What’s all the hype about Diana’s very special 2-hour sessions??

Diana has been offering 2-hour sessions that include:

Alignment work
She uses many techniques and tools to undo tight areas of the body and helps bring about a more balanced alignment. This is something she truly specializes in that has helped her many clients for numerous years get out of pain, prevent injury, and get much stronger.

Advanced compression system
Used by elite athletes, surgeons who have been on their feet for hours, those with significant circulation issues, etc, the system assists the lymphatic and vascular system flush out toxins and inflammation and improve fluid movement.

Infared, lay-down sauna
Clients end in her infrared, lay-down sauna to truly amplify the lymphatic flush, deep relaxation, and warmth to penetrate the soft tissue to continue releasing any tensions remaining. Since the head is out for this sauna, she chooses to diffuse essential oils and play specific frequency music to calm the entire central nervous system to aid in deep relation and improve immune function. 

This is all followed by activated charcoal to assist the digestive system in eliminating the toxins and free radicals that are flushed in to the system to be flushed out. 
SomaEnergetics Phase II Practitioner Course
with  Diana Spiess
Dates/Times: *
Friday, February 8th 6pm-8pm 
Saturday, February 9th 11am-6:30pm 
Sunday, February 10th 12pm-4pm

*Please note new dates. This was rescheduled due to January snow storm.

About the Course:
This course is a highly detailed and amazing continuation of phase 1. Students will fine-tune their practice and knowledge of the EVT (Energy Vitality Technique) learned in phase 1 and will learn many new practices including: use of body tuners on acupressure points, energizing the spine/chakras, opening the third eye chakra, opening/expanding the heart chakra, and much more. 

This course cannot be done if phase 1 has not been completed. Due to all this course entails, spaces are limited. Please sign up ASAP. 

Cost: $550**

*Includes phase 2 chakra body tuners, acupressure manual, and phase 2 course manual. Angel/crystal tuner with clear quartz crystal, chakra stones, and DVDs (DVDs not needed but optional) for the course can be purchased through Diana ahead of time and will be needed. Please notify her ASAP if you’ll need to purchase these. All phase one information including tuning forks will be needed, as well. Please see **below on refunds.

**Refunds of 50% will only be given up to 2 weeks before the course start date. After that, no refunds will be given due to supplies and prep needed to be done in advance.

You Will Learn:

  • Energy Scanning Technique
  • Introduction of Soma Energetics Solfeggio Body Tuners
  • Chakra Stone Relaxation Technique
  • Using Body Tuners on Acupressure Points
  • Opening the Eye of Enlightenment: see through illusion 
  • Clearing the Heart Center for co-creative relationships
  • The Energy Scanning Technique
  • Provides a way to scan the body and retrieve information from the bio-feedback system
  • Use Body Mapping to identify emotional energetic blockages
  • Allows the client the opportunity to clear blockages by releasing what they are ready to release ~ restoring energetic balance and flow.

Participants in this course will learn and be able to demonstrate a set of protocols for using the Solfeggio tuning forks that can be utilized with most any other modality to assist them in helping clients accomplish their intention for health and wellness. These protocols may be utilized as a stand-alone modality, in addition to massage or other therapies.

Massage Therapy CE Hours
Course approved for 12 CE Hours:
NCBTMB Approved Provider 450637-08
Interested in starting our YTT 300 hour program?

Start anytime!

Download the Essence of Yoga YTT 200hr 2019 brochure and schedule (pdf) to see all the details.


Healing Tumeric Soup with Lentil and Farrow
You will fall in love with this hearty soup... it's heartwarming too! Enjoy!  ~ Diana

Diana Spiess   Certified ACE/IIN/FMCA/FDN-P Health Coach and Certified Behavioral Change Specialist
The Heart is Far More than Just an Organ of the Physical Body

We enjoy celebrating love this month... and that's so very cool! The association of the feeling love and the heart dates back 1000's of years. When we feel love, or the loss of a loved one, we associate the heart or a broken heart with it and the reasons why are based on where we feel an abundance of feeling in the chest area. Most fitness programs make this month about cardiovascular training due to its amazing benefits on strengthening the entire system that is involved with pumping blood (clean and dirty) throughout the body. But, I have found it very important to not just notice this amazing organ and system on the physical level— caring for it on an energetic level may bring us even far more health benefits. Here is an excerpt from a paper of mine:

The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, or Anahata. Anahata means "sound made by two things striking" or "unstruck sound"...relating to the connection between body and spirit. Anahata is located in the chest cavity and it is between the upper three and lower three chakras; thus, it connects the grounded, physical being of the body and the spiritual soul of a being...the direct relationship between yin and yang (Keville & Green, 2009, p. 173). This chakra is where one begins to tune in to the sound of "nada" or nadi, the pulse of life. Nadi exists from the moment your first cells divide, even before your first heartbeat. Anahata is where you begin to access higher realms of consciousness (Finger, 2005, pgs. 85-87) . This chakra is associated with the heart, the color green, the mantra YAM, the air element, the domains of love, selfless service, emotional clarity, compassion and sharing, and the organ of knowledge is the skin (Finger, 2005, pgs. 14-15) .

Essential oils that assist in balancing and opening the flow through the heart chakra include rose, bergamot, lavender, and geranium (Keville & Green, 2009, p. 173) . Rose is the essence of love and is especially helpful in healing grief, envy, and jealousy. It allows love to be given and received easily (Battaglia, S., 2012, p. 141) . Bergamot allows love to radiate and permeate and assist in helping people recognize their highest potentials (Keville & Green, 2009, p. 173) . These oils can be used in bathing, foot soaks, room mists, a cloth that is carried, and diffusers. Yoga poses practiced with either the room mist or diffuser that assist in opening and balancing this chakra are sphinx; crescent pose, or Virabhadrasana II Variation; hare pose, or Hasangasana; camel pose, or Ustrasna; and revolved head-to-knee, or Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Finger, 2005, pgs. 77-84) . Those experiencing a blocked heart chakra will struggle to find meaning in life, may be overly emotional, may dislike being alone, may lean on others to fill emotional needs, be depressed and possibly may struggle with lung or heart problems. When balanced, one feels forgiveness, kinship, joy, compassion, empathy, unconditional love, peaceful or altruistic (Griffiths & Turner, 2011, p. 50) .

May this month bring you an awareness of your own prana (life-force) that takes you and your life to places that have maybe only existed in your dreams! May the love you feel for yourself be so big that it resembles the true miracle that you are! Take time each day and just lay on your back, put your hands to your heart, and feel and honor all that beautiful energy that runs in the background of all you do... non-stop... without you even asking it to!

In love and health,

Namaste 🙏🏻
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. 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 box by the back restroom 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