Calling all Aspiring and Longtime Yogis!

Some natives call Coolidge Square the heart of East Watertown, and with good reason – you can’t beat the location, or its vibrant mix of residential and commercial space. Thanks to Boston-area local and yoga guru Liz Padula, this awesome little corner of our world is now home to Artemis Yoga, a beautifully renovated, full-service yoga studio.

A practicing yogi for over 20 years, Padula grew up close to family who’d owned a Mount Auburn Street property that has been empty the last few years.  She recently seized the opportunity to completely renovate the space, installing a spacious light-filled studio on the ground floor, with shower and locker facilities, and a second gleaming studio space on the basement level.

Artemis specializes in alignment-based yoga instruction, with leveled classes that encourage people of all strength and flexibility levels to find the best approach for them and work at their own pace. Their most popular class right now? “Restorative yoga,” says Padula; “people seem to want a place to relax in.” Sounds good to us!

Her Corporate Yoga @Work program is getting a ton of buzz and is aimed at local companies who want to give their employees the opportunity to practice yoga onsite or at Artemis with quality instructors – what a great team-building opportunity! For the school-aged set, Padula has partnered with BC Women’s Soccer Coach Alison Foley to create Soccer on the Mat, a unique soccer and yoga program for girls 11-15 aimed at improving fitness and technique and decreasing soccer specific injuries.

After only a few months in business, Liz is clearly feeling the love for Watertown. “It’s so vibrant,” she told us in a recent conversation. “I love the diversity of the people. And everyone here has been so supportive.” She’ll soon be celebrating Artemis Yoga’s first 100 days in business with a surprise event for the community – more here! And while you’re there, grab yourself a Newcomer Pass - just $29 gets you 30 days of yoga classes – it’s an amazing deal!

Artemis Yoga is located at 639 Mt Auburn Street with plenty of metered parking. Call 617.393.3590 or email for more info. Check out their online schedule at