Get Some “Spooky" Good Class & Private Training Specials to Kick Your Fall Workouts into High Gear!

• Specials & October 2018 News •
20 Yoga/Pilates Mat Classes for ONLY $160!
This is only $8 per class and this package is good for 4 months from date of purchase

Purchase 10 Pilates Reformer/WOW Classes and get 3 FREE!
This package is good for 4 months from date of purchase

Purchase any 5 Personal Training/Private Sessions Package and get 1 FREE! 
This package is good for 4 months from date of purchase. Only 1/2 system credit can be used for Diana’s private sessions.

Sign Up for Diana’s 5 Month Health Coaching Program this month and get $100 worth of FREE system credit! 
Or, sign up to continue another 3 months and get a FREE kitchen inspection and space/energy clearing at your home by Diana! 
Use your credit toward any class package. Have Diana stop over and do a powerful energy clearing and kitchen/food inspection to help you get your food choices in order! System credit can not be used for the Health Coaching program. See more details on all that is offered below.
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.

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.
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

  • Sat & Sun 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 10, 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.
SomaEnergetics Phase I Practitioner Course
with  Diana Spiess
When: November 3-4
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!

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.
Yoga Teacher Training Q+A

Join Diana Spiess, Lead E-RYT500, and numerous past and current students for a very informational session on all that the 'essence of yoga' Yoga Teacher Training has to offer!

Saturday, October 6th

This training is for those who aspire to teach yoga, those looking to deepen their own yoga practice, anyone wishing to work on their own health and well-being in a much more well-rounded way, and anyone wanting to share the light of yoga with others on this amazing journey.

This Q&A is for those wanting to get their 200hr certification and those wanting to receive their advanced 300hr certification, too.

Sign up for FREE on our web site under "workshops" to let us know you're joining us.

Yummy, healthy snacks will be provided!
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.
Saturday, October 27th

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition…
Let’s Get to the Root of the Real Issues and Look at the Full Health Picture

Diana will finish her certification as a FND Practitioner mid-October and just certified as an FMCA Functional Medicine Health Coach this summer! These are her 5th and 6th Certifications as a Health/Life Coach and she is now ready to not only help anyone ready to make permanent, solid lifestyle and health changes, but she is now ready to help you get to the root of the issues with clear, detailed diagnostic testing. Stop chasing the symptoms, stop guessing, stop yo-yo’ing… let’s get healthy and stay healthy! Come explore the details and learn how to know why many people do not feel well, have such low energy, yet when going to the doctor for blood work and other tests are told "nothing Is wrong".

Sunday, October 28th

Pranayama: Working with the Breath to Extend and Enhance our Lives

“There are many important reasons it is called ‘the breath of life’. All we are, all we do, is driven not just by if we are breathing but, rather, by how we are breathing. “ ~ Diana 

Adding onto the workshop from the day before, and considering all that goes into maintaining a balanced nervous system for proper digestion, learn in detail why working with the breath is so important, and experience multiple ways of breathing.

Diana has completed over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training alone in her career including a year-long certification program on Pranayama (conscious breathing). This, along with her health science background leaves her very clear on the science behind breathing and the immense energetic and physiological importance. She has helped numerous clients with asthma and major medical conditions significantly improve their breathing. She has also helped serious athletes, those with anxiety, and many more. 
$40 for 2 YEP groups or $25 for 1.
Space is limited.
Sign up online or call: (419)873-6463 (mind)

Paleo Vegan Apple Crisp

Here come the amazing apples!! 
This is a terrific recipe that allows you to stay on track and still enjoy the yummy apples that are about to be ready for the picking! This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving and can be topped when warm with a vanilla almond milk ice cream or coconut ice cream. 

We need to breathe… well!

This is such a beautiful time of the year!  The colors are about to amaze us and getting outside to witness them is so addictive! But, with this change comes season allergies for some and the cooler air can leave our lungs a bit tighter. I will be doing a very important workshop at the end of the month on Pranayama (conscious breathing) and I can not emphasize enough the power in practicing this way. The number of breath practices are many so if one is not comfortable or working for you, there are many options to try. In my career, I have seen such dramatic improvements in some of my clients and their entire health by practicing more conscious, controlled breathing, We truly are driven in all ways by not just if we are breathing, but how we are breathing, Our entire nervous system, our ANS (autonomic nervous system), is driven by the process of how we are breathing and this dictates so much. 

Try some powerful, calming, balancing, warming, cooling breathing practices with me this month.  Let’s go into our holiday and winter season feeling wonderful, and keep our immune system strong!

Neuroflex infusions are on sale at essence!
See their full menu at Please bring cash or check to pay for these.
Here are links to products that Diana uses daily!
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 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