AGE: 42
OCCUPATION: yoga instructor
LIVES IN: Roscoe Village

Married with three children, Amy Schatz recently began teaching yoga, after decades of practicing. “It’s very humbling to watch people do yoga,” she says. “It’s such an introspective personal journey.” Schatz, who teaches vinyasa and prenatal yoga at Yogaview and the Lakeview Athletic Club, exudes calm, balanced serenity—which makes it somewhat surprising to learn that she also loves adrenaline-producing outdoor sports: Skydiving, snowboarding, and rock climbing are just a few on the roster. “I surfed for the first time in California,” she says. “It was so much harder than I thought it was going to be!”





Photograph: Maria Ponce