Labor Day Specials at essence to Help You Take Care of YOU!
• Specials & September 2018 News •
You work hard! We know this. No matter what your tasks are, we hear so many of you speaking of exhaustion, lack of time, lack of energy, and so much more. For Labor Day, we want to offer you all a few specials to make it easier for you to care for yourself in an affordable way. 

For JUST Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (September 1-3), take advantage of these great class specials online or at the studio:

Purchase 10 Regular classes and get 5 FREE!

Purchase 10 Reformer/WOW classes and get 3 FREE! 

Purchase any 10 Private Session Package* and get 10 FREE regular classes! 
  • System credit can be used to pay for 1/2 of private session packages or singles with Diana

Purchase a 6 month Unlimited Regular Class Membership and get 1 Month FREE! 
  • All 6 months must be paid for up front. 
  • Current membership clients can add this on to the end of their current membership. 
  • This membership special must be purchased at the studio, in person, signing a 6 month membership contract.
2018 Fall Schedule Changes
Yoga 1 @ 10:30 am
Changed to Gentle Yoga with Maggie

Cycle @ 6:30 pm
Changed to Cycle/TRX with Melissa

Zumba becoming Zumba/Zumba Toning @ 6:30pm with Dana

Back by popular demand:
Balancing and Healing the Chakras workshop series with Diana, 7:30-9:00 pm, August 29– October 10 

Gentle Restorative Yoga @ 7:30 pm with Maggie, beginning October 17
WOW @ 8:00 am
Changed to 9:15-10:15 am with Melissa

Tabata Interval at 9:15 am
Changed to 8:30-9:15 am with Melissa

Cardio/Sculpt @ 6:30 pm with Melissa
Reformer II @ 8:30am - will be back on the schedule Friday Sept. 14 with Diana

Jump Board Interval @ 9:30 am
Instructor changed to Diana

Hot Yoga
Added back on the schedule, 5:30-7:00 pm

Warm Vinyasa
Time changed back to 3:30-4:30 pm, except for YTT weekends when the time will be 5:30-6:30 pm

Hot Yoga
Added back on the schedule, 4:45-6:15 pm, except for YTT weekends when it is canceled
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!
with Lead E-RYT 500 Diana Spiess, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP
The Essence of Yoga Teacher Training Program is a Registered Children’s Yoga School in accordance with Yoga Alliance’s Standards for Children’s Yoga Teacher Training. This training teaches instructors how to deliver safe and inspiring yoga classes to kids aged from 3 to 15 years old. This training is not only for yoga teachers, but also for school teachers, parents, or anyone working with children. Topics for Essence of Yoga’s RCYS teacher trainings follow Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories and Standards.

September 28, 29, & 30
October 28
November 9, 10, & 11
December 7, 8, & 9
January 20

Fridays 5-9pm
Saturdays 10am-6:30pm (1-hour lunch)
Sundays 10am-5pm (1-hour lunch)

Single days: (Oct. 28th & Jan. 20th)
10am-7pm (1-hour lunch).
$200 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the program

$1050 if paid in full by Sept. 18th (includes deposit)

$1200 if paying in installments: $200 deposit by Sept. 18th, 1st payment of $500 due by Sept. 28th, 2nd payment of $500 due by Nov. 9th.

MUST have a credit card on file to choose the installment payment plan option.

System credit cannot be used for any portion of this certification program. This training is limited to 16 people. Spots will only be held by a $200 non-refundable deposit. Registration will close on September 18th for time to prepare.
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
  • Saturday & Sunday, 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 17, 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.
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.
The 300-hr YTT program is well 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.
Upcoming YEP Group
Saturday, September 15th from 12:30-3:30pm

The Power in Opening the Hips…
It goes way beyond our back and body feeling better
Our yoga and Pilates instructors at essence hear every day many requests for hip opening and hip releasing. This is not a surprise once we start to evaluate our lives in so many ways: physically. mentally, and emotionally. During this YEP workshop, we will explore the hips in all ways and learn amazing ways to release them on our own and use techniques throughout our day to prevent them from getting tight and restricted. Diana will cover many angles to help everyone gather a much deeper understanding of this immensely powerful, important area of our body, and energetically for our entire being.

Sign up online or call: (419)873-6463 (mind)

Come dressed for movement.
$40 for 2 YEP groups or $25 for 1.
Space is limited.
CECs / YTT Workshop Hours
These workshops are open to anyone. Diana can offer CEC’s for both Y.A. (Yoga Alliance) and A.C.E. (The American Council on Exercise). CEC's for other organizations can be petitioned for these workshops.
They are also workshop hours for the ‘ essence of Yoga ’ 200hr teacher training school, and offered to those in the ‘essence of yoga’ 300hr as part of their training.

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

You better believe I LOVE my pumpkin anything!! Here’s a recipe I have made many times…vegan, gluten free and CRAZY YUMMY! 

September Letter from Diana
It’s so hard to believe that we are coming back into another holiday season!  This journey is so powerful and it seems that we just blink and we are in to another season. 

With the change of season now, we start to explore the upcoming holidays and times with family… maybe family we don’t see often, connections in our heart with family we have lost, high expectations of events with family coming home, and all that comes with this time of the year. The YEP workshop that I am doing this month, will touch on this along with the physical benefits and needs for releasing and aligning our hips. This area of our body houses our root energy and with family this is a very important area. We will explore ways to not only work on this area in yoga and/or pilates but also explore ways to work on it on a daily basis. 

Our physical sitting position is also plays a significant role on this area of the body. It’s not just about how long we sit, but it’s also about the exact position we sit in. This, too, leads to energetic blockages that can rattle and restrict flow in this area leading to all kinds of responses. We will also discuss in depth the circulation of blood and lymph fluid in the lower extremities. We will do many practices and explore ways to safely and effectively release and balance this area. 

I truly cannot explain in enough detail how working on this area of our body can affect every area of our being on all realms. My hope is to help you enter this time of our year feeling grounded, living pain free, moving with ease, and being aware of who you are as a unique being unlike any other.

Hoping you can join me for this great workshop and wishing you an amazing start to your fall. 

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 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