We Love Our Clients 

health. well-being. joy. peace. self-care. fitness. love.

The staff at essence is committed to supporting our clients on their health and wellness journeys.  We specialize in private sessions,  group classes, educational workshops, teacher trainings, practitioner certifications, nutrition, and much more. 

What We Offer

We offer a wide variety of classes, private sessions, workshops, and trainings  for all levels 

of practice from beginners to experienced and including clinical and therapeutic needs. 


Joseph Pilates noted, "You are only as strong as your spine is flexible."  The Pilates instructors at essence go through  very thorough, detailed training to bring our clients a very safe yet effective workout that brings strength, alignment, and healthy mobility to the spine and the entire body. 

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A practice that is 1000's of years old, yoga offers so many tools for health and wellness care.  The instructors at essence have many years and even decades of combined training and experience to offer many styles of yoga for those with clinical needs to those that are competitive athletes, beginners, and established practitioners. 

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Strength & Cardiovascular Conditioning 

We offer numerous modalities to improve strength and conditioning: TRX training, group and private strength training, cycling, Zumba, Pilates Matwork and equipment, and much more. 

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Workshops & More 

We offer a wide array of workshops and trainings through the year.  Please subscribe to and see our newsletter below to be sure to get the most updated information. Some that we offer: Reiki Certifications, Sound Therapy & Vibrational Healing Certifications, nutrition and functional medicine workshops and health/life coaching, clinical aromatherapy, and much much more. Diana Spiess also offers a group Health Coaching program. Two times a year, we host a silent retreat locally that has been very much enjoyed by many over the last several years. 

'essence of Yoga' Sound & Vibration Healing Certification Course

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist Training 

The 'essence of yoga' teacher training certifies instructors at the 200 hour, 300 hour, and 500 hour levels with the Yoga Alliance.  It also offers certification for prenatal and children's yoga along with continuing education credits.  In 2023, it will be petitioned for approval as a certifying school with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Diana Spiess, the Lead Instructor, also certifies in Trauma-Informed Yoga, mediation, pranayama, and much more. Contact Diana for more details.

Diana's full background

'essence of yoga' Yoga Therapist Certification 

'essence of yoga' Trauma-Informed Teacher Training

Pilates Teacher Training 

The 'essence of Pilates' teacher training offers training in all apparatuses of the Pilates Method.  Her extensive background in clinical and medical exercise, over 20 years of teaching and training in Pilates, and her numerous certifications in multiple modalities of exercise and healing all come together in this trying. She is a certified post-rehab specialist and has helped many clients though major and minor clinical needs using this amazing modality. See more of the program details here: 

'essence of Pilates' Teacher Training

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725 Ford St. Ste B, Maumee, OH 43537 

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