Artemis Yoga celebrated its one-year anniversary in East End Watertown on Mt. Auburn Street in Coolidge Square with an open house on January 7-8, 2017. The festivities which drew a crowd of nearly 200 attendees included 2 days of free yoga classes, live music, a raffle benefiting the Watertown Boy and Girls Club, free chair massage, Green Light juice samples and delicious Dosha Bars, according to Artemis.
Liz Padula opened Artemis Yoga in East End Watertown because of the vibe and growth of the area.
“It is a great neighborhood with so much energy,” says Liz. “As soon as I saw the building, I knew it was the perfect spot and began to develop plans for the renovation of the space.”
Artemis Yoga is located at 639 Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown in what used to be 2 smaller retail stores. Liz combined the spaces by taking down walls and completely renovating the interior and exterior of the building. Today the yoga center is an open and inviting, tranquil environment where students are welcome to join all levels of yoga and learn, relax, and rejuvenate. The space hosts two practice studios and offers flow (Vinyasa), Iyengar and restorative yoga as well as programs for kids, teens and seniors as well as specialty programs such as mindful parenting and meditation.
Liz has been practicing yoga for most of her life – as a six year old she was introduced to yoga and meditation by her sister who had just returned home from the Peace Corps. Flash-forward to her 20’s, Liz enrolled in yoga classes at the San Francisco YMCA and she’s been practicing ever since.
Prior to opening Artemis Yoga in 2015, Liz had a successful technology product marketing career on both coasts, in Silicon Valley and in Boston. In such fast-paced, high-growth environments, Liz applied the teachings of yoga and mindfulness to bring concentration and focus into her work. As an instructor, Liz continues to communicate this message to her students so they can leave distractions at the door and be “present” on their mat.
The studio has garnered rave reviews and a loyal following that now attends more than 40 classes a week led by over 20 part-time instructors and staff. Artemis Yoga is also home to Boston College Varsity Head Women’s Soccer Coach Alison Foley’s unique Soccer on the Mat ™ program for middle school girls as well as “yoga for athletes” and mindfulness classes for working professionals.
Liz is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (RYT-500) having completed a 200-hour YogaWorks training as well as a 300-hour training with Natasha Rizopoulos. Liz also completed Relax and Renew training with Judith Hanson Lasater. For over 11 years, Liz has studied weekly with Iyengar teacher, Peentz Dubble, and is also currently enrolled in the Heart of Iyengar two-year training program.
“Thanks to everyone in this great community for making my first year at Artemis Yoga in Watertown a fun, successful, and rewarding experience,” says Liz, “I’m looking forward to 2017!”
For more information about Artemis Yoga, please visit www.artemisyoga.com