At Epic, we are a passionate group of individuals who truly love life and embrace the adventures that lay ahead, on and off the mat. Back in the summer of 2011, we laid the groundwork and path to create a workout experience unlike any other. Our name, Epic, embraces our vision. We hope you’ll follow us down this path, join us on our journey, and reach your goals…an Epic adventure that is our Yoga Studio.
EMMA SAAL, studio owner
A native of DC, I grew up taking summer ballet at the Washington School, attending the local University of MD, and moving into Dupont in my early 20’s. Full-time assistant to a real estate developer, part-time cocktail waitress, my life seemed comfortably familiar and my lifestyle pretty unhealthy. A fellow bartender buddy invited me to a bikram yoga class. At that moment, my love affair with yoga began. Choosing quickly to register for the Yogaworks 200-hr intensive.
To be able to share my passion for the body, and movement; to motivate my students to challenge themselves from a space of patience, to inspire them to slow down and focus, I knew that teaching yoga was my purpose. I began teaching all over DC, MD and VA; at various studios and gyms, embassies and elementary schools.
Once introduced to Budokon, I was hand selected by the creator to receive an intensive, 30-day, teacher-training. This hybrid of the yogic and martial arts, elevated my personal practice to a new level-- greater strength to my physical body, an empowerment to my spirit.
Summer of 2010, I moved to Miami to study Pilates and Barre. In Florida, I got back on the mat as a student. I also had a part time job at lululemon athletica, a company that cultivates personal development, goal setting and creating a balanced quality of life.
When I step on my mat it grounds me. It challenges me and allows me to soften. When I step off my mat, I am lighter. I approach life with more ease. I slow down and remain present. I breathe better, I feel better.
Life is about evolution and transition, and how we respond. To open this studio is my greatest dream come true, it is my path I commit to with gratitude and integrity. Join me, come as you are, welcome to this epic experience.