Like nobody's business
Hosted by Emily Cassel
In this episode, Emily is joined by The Core Expert, Jessica Schatz, an LA-based Master Pilates instructor, Yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and wellness coach, who serves people of all skill levels across the globe! The two discuss the challenges of self-love and achievement, the mind-body-spirit connection, ways we disconnect from the core of who we are, how to move through challenges with mindfulness, getting your spirituality in shape, coping with the uncertainty of lockdown, & so much more!
JESSICA SCHATZ, The Core Expert™️, is a Master Pilates instructor, Yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and wellness coach. Her work is distinguished in the health and wellness communities for an innovative integrative methodology and teaching of the Body Mind Spirit connection. Her well-rounded, holistic “wellness practice” embraces vital basic modalities in a unique and effective method to address the whole person – mind, body, spirit. The Core Expert™️ approach is rooted in Pilates and draws upon elements of Yoga, bio-mechanics, mindfulness, meditation, physiology, kinesiology, holistic nutrition, and other systems and practices. In her practice, Jessica combines her depth of scientific knowledge of the physical core with a highly defined intuitive sense of the inner core of each person.
Jessica is frequently invited to speak at retreats and conferences, participate on TV and radio programs, and is a popular contributor to health and fitness publications (PARADE; “THE DOCTORS”; PEOPLE).
Numerous individuals express gratitude for how they have benefitted from Jessica’s techniques, including fashion mogul Ashley Olsen, NBA star Wesley Matthews, the companies of Hamilton and Wicked, and dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Olivia Bowman-Jackson, an Alvin Ailey dancer, articulates: “Getting to work with Jessica Schatz was a super special treat for me while traveling to the West Coast on tour. Her dynamic fluidity and strengthening exercises gave me the stability, mobility and freedom I needed to fly on stage at the huge Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Her beauty and sheer happiness shines from deep within and brightens your day no matter how you’re feeling. Thank you so much Jessica! I always look forward to our next session!”
Jessica began her career at San Jose State University as a dance major, graduating cum laude, going on to dance professionally with Limon West, Tandy Beal & Company, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, and Opera San Jose. She trained in Classical East Coast Pilates under direct protégés of Romana Kryzanowska and earned certifications as a JOGA®️ Coach (“Yoga for Jocks”), Personal Trainer, and advanced training as a Yoga Instructor in Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, and Core Power yoga practices.
Jessica has been sought out to help individuals dealing with adversities and physical limitations including Parkinson’s disease. She guides them to make improvements in mobility, strength, balance, self-confidence, and a sense of well-being beyond core strength and stability. She maintains that genuine transformation for each individual is available utilizing her techniques which incorporate mindfulness, breathing, exercise, nutrition, health and wellness and joy. “Everyone has the opportunity to live a better life. You can shape your life from the inside-out, starting at the core and connecting the mind, body, and spirit. My mission is to help you harness and leverage this power to feel better, function better, and live better.”