September 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!

Congratulations to the winners from last month's birthday drawing:

Lynette Fox
Jen Sigmon
Karen Green
Cara Crocker
Kathy Appold
Juli Hetrick
Broke Rainy
Kitsy Choka
Becky Murry
Margaret St. John
Lesley Kruzel
Deb Kemp
Debi Parks
Nikki Parillo
Andrea Kriz

Let the Essence staff help you get back into the school season and the fall feeling your best! 

Until September 15th take advantage of these great specials:

20 Yoga and/or Pilates Mat Classes for only $160!  That’s only $8 per class! 
This special is good for 4 months from the date of purchase.

Purchase 10 Pilates Equipment Classes and/or WOW Classes and get  3 FREE! Savings of $60! 
This special is good for 4 months from date of purchase. 

Purchase 5 Private Sessions and get  5 FREE regular classes !
Savings of $75
The free classes must be added to your account by the essence staff. Please call or stop in. System credit can be used for 1/2 the coast of this special with all trainers except Diana. No system credit can be used for sessions with Diana. 

Get your health and wellness where you want it with Diana Spiess and her Health Coaching Group Program!
Sign up for your first 5 months for only $500 ( that’s a $150 savings !). See all the details below and some powerful testimonials. 
 Cycle Fusion with Rachel

An intense combo class where cycling meets strength training. 25 minutes of cycle to get the blood flowing and then moving on to 25 minutes of serious strength training! This class will alternate strength training methods including Body Sculpting, Tabata, TRX and Pilates, just name a few. Come join us and get your cardio- strength on!

This class will be on Saturdays 8:00-8:50am.
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. 

Congratulations to our owner and founder, Diana Spiess, for receiving her board certification through the National Board of Medical Examiners as a Health Coach! Check out her special offer this month to join her group program or give
the studio a call to set up private
coaching with her.
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 and International Board Certification with IAHC as a Health Coach! This, alongside with her other 7 health and life coaching certifications this 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 .
2019 Fall Silent Retreat

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

Friday September 20th—
Sunday September 22nd

Last 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.

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.
Coming Soon!
After many years of being asked repeatedly to create explorative recordings of all I teach, the time has finally arrived! Watch for more information very soon as I get ready to launch some very informational, inspirational, motivational podcasts!
~ Diana
Training & Opportunities
Workshops: Balancing and Healing the Chakras
with Diana Spiess
The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In Yoga this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow.
Gain an in-depth knowledge of the seven main chakras and how to keep your energy flowing freely through them in this workshop series.

Each week will focus on one chakra: 
  • 7 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM
  • September 17th through October 29th, 2019

  • $150 for 7 weeks (non-refundable)
  • System credit cannot be used for any portion of the workshop's cost due to supplies that have to be ordered in advance.

Space is limited to 25 people. Call or stop in to register! Registration closes on August 22nd. 419-873-6463

SOMA Phase 1 Sound Therapy Training with Diana Spiess
**Filling fast...sign up asap!**
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.
Dates: September 28 & 29th
Time: Saturday 10a-5p, Sunday 12-5p
Cost: $550 (includes forks and manuals)

Spaces are limited.
*System Credit can not be used for this training.
*Call or stop in to register BY Sept. 18th
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.

Payment plans are available.

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

Spaces are limited. Register asap if interested in this program.

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
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 fall, and can be topped when warm with a vanilla almond milk ice cream or coconut ice cream. 


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
The Season for Releasing

What a beautiful time of year fall is! The stunning colors, the fresh air, the soft clouds, and the amazing feeling of transition that fills all living beings. If we allow ourselves to fully experience this time, we will find that the power in releasing what no longer serves us is freeing and empowering. All living beings are preparing for the transition and the entire planet is realigning. This is not an end but, rather, a powerful transition that can significantly bring about a renewal in all ways. If you have been wanting new things or ways of living in your life, consider taking this time to make room for them. Releasing what no longer serves us makes space in our lives for what is calling to us. This can be in the physical realm or the energetic realm and, either way, our lives can transition just as fast and with the same ease as the rest of nature right now. I encourage you to join us for yoga as often as you can during this time with the intention for releasing. When we set the intention with our entire being (mind, body, and spirit) the effortlessness seems unreal at first. Our body and being are always working by the innate design toward homeostasis (balance). This process of is natural to us. If anything feels “hard” it’s because we are fighting against the natural design. We really don’t have to work at this…we just need to allow it. 

I am wishing you all a beautiful, empowering fall season and transition time. May you find only beauty in your days and feel a powerful sense of release and joy.

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. 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