November 2019 Specials + News

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!

Class Changes

Join Dana Andrews Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for Gentle, Restorative Yoga to end your day on a calm, peaceful vibration. You can Zumba right before with her then get your “chill on” with some fabulous yoga right afterward! 

Watch for a NEW Reformer/Equipment Combo class time with Diana Spiess on Wednesday mornings starting mid-November!

Mark’s Yoga for Athletes is back on Sundays at 1pm!

Diana's Monday night yoga/sound is becoming 1 class (like her Sunday morning class) starting Nov. 18th.
Friday November 1st ONLY

Purchase 10 classes and get 10 of the same kind FREE! 
  • This very generous special can not be purchased with system credit. We will adjust any purchases made with system credit.
  • This special is good for 4 months from date of purchase. 

More Great “Thankful" Specials Until November 10th ONLY!

Purchase any 10 classes and get 3 more of the same type FREE! 
  • This special is good for 4 months from date of purchase

Purchase 20 Yoga/Pilates Mat Classes for ONLY $160! 
  • This special is good for 4 months from date of purchase

Monthly Membership Special:
Purchase 5 months of Unlimited Classes and we will add 1 Month FREE! 
  • All 5 months must be purchased at once. This is a $140 savings! 
  • If you are on a current membership, you may purchase this special to add on to you current membership. 
  • If you take 3 or more classes per week with us, this is a GREAT deal!
  • This special can only be purchase at the studio
Policy Change
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.
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 .
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.
Training & Opportunities
Cost:  $120 for all 6 sessions
System Credit CAN be used for this course. 

Calls will be on Sunday evenings for 75 minutes each and will be recorded. For those who can not make all calls, you will still receive the recordings. 

Sundays 7-8:15pm 

January 5th & 12th
February 2nd & 16th
March 1st & 15th

No sign-ups will be accepted once the course begins.
These calls will be live on Zoom which is free to download to any computer, tablet, or smart phone.

* Spaces are limited... sign up ASAP!
Pranayama and Meditation
3 Month Course 

w/ Diana Spiess

Last year, Diana offered this program and those that participated have continued to tell her, even now, how helpful and powerful these practices have been for them. She continues to strive to help people in their search for wellbeing and balance in their lives and being able to do this program at home in the evening allows for more ease. in scheduling and not needing to drive after such deep relation.

Starting in January, Diana will be offering 2 live calls per month continuing through the end of March... 6 calls total. She will guide the class through numerous pranayama and meditation practices and the calls will be recorded for those in the class to receive afterward to use later whenever wanted/needed. This is an amazing way to experience these practices and being able to practice from anywhere without needing to travel is very powerful.

Diana has been teaching fitness, health, and wellness for over almost 30 years. She has extensive training in yoga, pranayama, and multiple meditation practices along with many other modalities that she incorporates into all she teaches. Check out Diana's background, trainings, and experience at her website.

Meditation: Anyone can do it and it might not be exactly what you think it is! with Diana Spiess E-RYT500
When: Sunday, November 17th 
Time: 12-3pm 
Cost: $25 per person

Spaces are limited. Sign up to reserve your spot!

Let Diana help you get through the holidays with way less stress, a clearer mindful awareness, and with many ways to practice meditation at any time, anywhere. 

This workshop will be covering the 8 R’s of Meditation and many other topics and practices that can help anyone begin and sustain a successful mediation practice. Those that come will receive a coupon for a discounted rate for her 3 month meditation and pranayama practice starting in January 2020!

Diana has over 300 hours of certification in just meditation training including a 200hr meditation teacher training and iRest Yoga Nidra. And, along with her Board Certification as a Holistic Psychology Master,  she is trained and certified in many modalities that she brings all together to help her clients and students improve their health, wellbeing,  and ability to prevent stressors from effecting them in negative, harmful ways. Do not let the holidays or the darker, colder times of the year effect your health and wellbeing this year. Diana has taught  Meditation techniques to kids and adults of all ages and walks of life using many different techniques and in very usable, sustainable ways.  

SOMA Phase 3 Sound Therapy Training
with Diana Spiess, CVSMT www,

This is first time this course will be help in the Greater Toledo Area! Those wanting to participate must have completed phase 1 with Soma Energetics before attending this course.

About the Course:
The Ancestral Energy Release Technique

The epigenome (how genes are expressed) could be affected by working in the etheric template, and that heritable changes in the gene function can potentially be changed through intention directed by subtle frequencies from tuning forks, the Ancestral Energy Release Technique (AERT) was developed.

Through this 5th dimensional energy technique, the following may be etherically addressed:
  • Unwinding ancestral predispositions
  • Reprogramming with corrected genetic expressions
  • Multiple generations
  • Maternal or Paternal side of the family
  • Planetary, Inherited or Acquired Miasms
  • Issues from past lives
  • Issues related to fulfilling life contracts

This technique is designed to be inserted into the Phase 1 Energy Vitality Technique. Indicators for inserting the Phase 3 technique include a chakra that will not balance or feels heavy.
Dates: November 23 + 24th
Time: Saturday 10a-5p, Sunday 12-5p
Cost: $600 ($200 if you have your forks/manuals already)

  • Spaces are limited.
  • System Credit can not be used for this training.
  • Call or stop in to register.
Join the 2020 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 2020 YTT Class!

Download the Essence of Yoga YTT 2020 brochure (pdf) and 2020 Schedule to see all the details.

If paid in full by November 1st $3100. After November 1st, $3350 until Jan.10th IF spaces are still available. Spaces are limited. Register asap if interested in this program.

Payment plans are available.

January 10th is last day to register. A $500 non-refundable deposit to hold space is required.

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.

My love and witness of the benefits of yoga in my life finally made me pursue the Yoga Teachers training. I feel Diana's 29 years in the fitness industry. and her many advanced certifications make her an expert in her field. Her passion to equip others with safe, comprehensive tools to improve their quality of life is a gift to her students. I was very concerned about the time commitment, but find the weekends to be packed full of valuable information, and a haven from a busy career and life. I made my decision on the treadmill at the studio when I read the quote, “If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." This YTT training will challenge and change you, improve your quality of life, and teach you so much more than yoga postures. I highly recommend this program and feel you cannot find a more knowledgeable mentor in this endeavor.
~ Nancy K., N.P. (Current 2019 student)

Featured this Month...
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Vegan and Gluten Free

Cinnamon Donuts

It is possible! Using a donut pan, you can make healthy AND yummy donuts for yourself or to share, from the comfort of your own home!


Diana Spiess   Board Certified IAHC International Health Coach, Certified ACE/IIN/FMCA/FDN-P Health Coach, Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, and Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Portrait of Diana in Yellow Sweater
Staying on track during the holidays and managing our stressors. 

It is, again, so hard to believe that we are heading into another holiday season. Each year when we get to this point, it’s a bit of a shocker and so much starts happening so fast.  

I work with many people in numerous ways to help them manage this time of the year: staying on track with exercise, staying on track with nutrition and food planning, managing stressors as the seasons change and we begin to spending time with many people, and working on sustaining energy and stamina as our bodies feel the shift that the darker, colder seasons bring. There are so many ways to manage all of these things and, if we set up a plan ahead of time, it is much easier to stay on track than to wait and try to jump in once the chaos is in place. Each January, I try to encourage my clients to work towards not needing the same resolution next year. After the holidays and all they bring, the New Year’s rush to make changes hits hard and, unfortunately, does not last long and leaves many feeling burnt out and defeated. If you would like to handle all of this differently this year, we are here to help you! 

Here are some great, very useful and effective tips:

  • Journal Daily. Putting things down, in writing, is so releasing and helps to bring clarity. It “cleanses” the mind and allows us to witness ourselves and our lives in a powerful way. 
  • Schedule your self-care as you do all else. This can be done daily, weekly, and monthly. Sit and look at your schedule and make your workouts, classes, shopping and cooking, and mediation/quiet time all equally important to anything else that you book. Not only are they at least equal… they are more important. 
  • Before you enter any party, work, gathering, or anywhere, pause and envision the outcome of the event or time as you hope it to unfold. Send out the frequency before physically entering and watch what occurs. This, alone is so powerful and allows us to even be more calm and prepared if a surprise shows up.
  • Set times to prepare healthy foods and make 2-3 times more than you need to freeze. This allows you to have healthy, nutritious foods ready for the times that get busier. Eat before going out if you do not think there will be healthy foods available at your events. 

I encourage you to consider my health coaching program that is ongoing and/or the mediation and pranayama series I am doing beginning in January. I set this up at this time of the year to help all through and these are both done on a way that you can participate from anywhere. This save you time and allows for flexibility to bring these great things into your life with more ease. 

We hope to see you throughout this amazing season and wish you and your loved ones much joy! 
We are so thankful for all our essence friends and truly enjoy helping you care for your essence. 

Namaste 🙏🏻
Watch for Diana's Podcast Coming Soon!
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