Make Space for Joy!

Bring indoor shoes with you. Outside shoes are not permitted. The salt damages the studio's wood flooring.


In the event of a Lucas County Level 2 Emergency, the Studio will be closed & all classes cancelled. Please check the schedule online for updates.


Starting October 1st, all class extensions must be done at once for any given package. For example, if a class package has 3 expired classes, they must all me extended at one time and can only be done once. These extensions are good for 1 month from date of extension purchase. Please purchase your packages according to you usage plans. We have options to purchase 1, 5, or 10 class packages.
5 and 5 for ONLY $100!
  • Purchase 5 WOW/Reformer Class for only $20 each and get 5 FREE regular classes! 
  • This is a great way to try many classes or new ones. 
  • Expires 4 months from date of purchase. 

Purchase any 10 Class Package at 25% off!
  • 10 WOW/Reformer Classes ONLY $172.50
  • 10 Regular Classes ONLY $90 
  • These packages are good for 4 moths from date of purchase and can not be extended

3 Month Unlimited Regular Classes ONLY $300!
  • System credit can not be used for this special
  • All 3 months must be purchased at once
  • Same cancellation policy as class packages except late (within 24 hours) cancellation or no-show charge $10. If canceled within 24 ours, no charge.

Give love and get love this Valentine’s Day. 
  • Purchase a package of 5 or 10 classes for a new client or refer a friend or loved one and when they purchase a 5 or 10 class package, we will add 5 or 10 FREE classes for you!
  • We will add the same number and type of classes that they purchase to your account. 
  • This must be a new client that has never been to essence before or has not been with us for at least 2 years or longer. 
New SHORTER Hot Yoga class!
Beginning Tuesday, February 4th, the 6:30 PM Hot Yoga class will be a single series class and will last only 60 minutes instead of 90. If you have ever thought about trying Hot Yoga (or even if you haven’t until now!), this is the perfect place for you to start! Each of the 26 poses will only be done once instead of twice. Change up your routine, try something new, and come work up a cleansing sweat with Glory on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM!

We are so proud and grateful
to have been voted
#1 Yoga Studio and
#2 Pilates Studio!
in the 2019 Toledo City Paper
Best of Toledo Awards!

Wellness & Health Coaching

“I have been working with Diana for years with all she does and offers. I have made such huge strides in my health: back pain gone, energy much better, stomach issues and joint pain gone, and with the help of her newest capabilities as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner I am sleeping so much better, rashes I have been trying to figure out are gone, and for the first time in my life I know what it feels like not to be craving foods but rather I feel nourished! I have lost 13 pounds and I truly have tried everything in the past with no permanent success like this, I can not speak highly enough of all she does and I feel so much more in control of my health and understand all that I am accomplishing and why.” ~ Cindy B.  

“I love to exercise and have tried numerous diet things through the years. I have had a hard time figuring many things out as to why I could not lose weight, felt fatigued, and hurt even when I was trying to stretch and release muscle tension. Diana has helped me get rid of so much pain and I have sent many of my friends to see her with the same benefits. Now, with the her help, I have gotten to the root of many things and am seeing profound results. I have lost 29 pounds, am sleeping double the deep sleep time, and I do not feel hungry often at all. I know when I need to eat, but I do not feel “starving” and have no desires for junk things that I once did. I am so excited to be getting to the answers and, with her help, I can work on all the angles I need: body alignment, stress management, nutrition, and understanding why I am doing all I am.”
~ Lesley K.
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.

Diana has acquired her NBC-HWC with the US Medical Board of Examiners and International Board Certification with IAHC as a Health Coach! This, alongside with her other 7 health and life coaching certifications leaves her the most experienced and trained Coach in the area! Her clients are seeing amazing results and getting answers to many things that have been holding them back on their health improvement progress. Check out her background here  or email her at d .

Upcoming Events
2020 Silent Retreat Dates Announced!

Book time for yourself to renew, restore, relax, and energetically cleanse in so many ways!

June 5-7, 2020
Sept. 18-20, 2020

This fall, Diana hosted the third '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.

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)

* Diana will offer private sessions again and will allow for booking these closer to the event. 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 weekend.

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

BRAIN WAVES & SACRED RATIOS: Using Sound and Frequency to Balance the Brain and Nervous System

with  Diana  Spiess, B.S., E-RYT500, CVSMT, C-IAYT, CMES, Licensed Sound Therapist

Join Diana for this amazing workshop and witness the amazing, powerful effects of sound therapy and explore all that happens with our brain wave states and how we can have a positive effect on them for: 

  • better sleep
  • better focus
  • an improved immune system 
  • better stress management 
  • improved awareness in the moment 
  • meditation 
  • and much more!

Date:  Sunday, February 9th
Time:  12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost:  $25 per person ($40 for 2 YEP sessions) 

Fork Cost:
$80 Sun/Moon Tuners for Brain Balancing 
$100 Full Set of Brain Tuners

* Either or both sets can be purchased and both will be used for this workshop. 

* Forks must be paid for in full by February 1st to have them in time for this workshop. Cost will be higher if purchased at workshop.

Sign up online at  or call the studio 419-873-6463
SomaEnergetics Phase I Practitioner Course
with Diana Spiess, CVSMT, Licensed Sound Therapist

When:  February 15-16
Times: Saturday 11-7 (1 hr lunch),
Sunday 11:30-4:30

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!

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.
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.
Interested in starting our YTT 300 hour program?

Those who already have 200 hr YTT certification will be able to participate in our 300 hr YTT program! Start anytime! Ask Diana for details.

Coming SOON!
Watch for details for Diana's first STOTT ®️Pilates Teacher Trainings at essence!

This is why Diana has been away on many adventures in Toronto and she can not wait to offer these to all who have been waiting YEARS to train with her in this amazing Pilates method!
Vegan and Gluten Free

"Chicken" Noodle Soup

Curl up with a hearty bowl of delicious vegan. gluten free "chicken" noodle soup.

Portrait of Diana in Yellow Sweater
Making Space For Joy

The feedback I have received so far from my first podcast episode has been inspiring and so humbling!  I am so happy to hear how many of you have already begun to open to the concept of creating more space in your life for what pure joy is. I have so many wonderful things to share form all the aspects of what I teach and use and, as the series continues, I am excited to explore all with you to help you all create ways to bring joy into all aspects of your journey. Yes, even in times when we are feeling a sense of struggle and overwhelm, we can find joy. 

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” ~ Robin Williams in  Good Will Hunting 

This is the essence of  Dharana  or concentration.  The gift of remaining present is so abundant and priceless. It allows us to remain open. We associate this with, “keep your eyes open.” But, all too often, we forget the power of the eyes and how when they are open they let light in. They are the windows to our soul…our full, deepest, purest essence. Remaining open and allowing ourselves to expand to be more spacious leaves the things that appear large to become so small…the needle in the hay stack. 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

So for this month and beyond, I encourage you to consider expanding, opening, let the light in and shine through you! As this begins and continues, our vibration only rises and joy comes naturally. It is our design to be joyful…our being is in search the frequency that started all of creation… pure joy. 

I hope you will join me in my podcast series and at essence on your journey to create more space for a life filled with joy.

Namaste 🙏🏻,
Diana Spiess 
Diana's podcast series has launched!

I have been so humbled and honored to hear the amazing feedback about the beginning episode to my podcast series! I will be launching the next episode with the next 2 weeks. You can find the opening episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google, and Stitcher. 

Thank you for all the love and support! I look forward to helping you on your journey in all ways to make more room for joy in your life.
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.

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 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 cabinets during sessions/classes.

Bring indoor shoes with you. Outside shoes are not permitted. The salt damages the studio's wood flooring.

In order to make the space comfortable for everyone, please refrain from wearing colognes or perfumes to class.

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