Our Story

About Artemis

As a goddess, Artemis is represented as one who is healthy and vigorous and who grants strength and health to others. An apt analogy for our yoga studio! 

We look forward to welcoming you!

With more than 35 in-studio, online or outdoor classes a week led by over 20 part-time instructors and staff.

Artemis Yoga is home to many specialty programs for continuing yoga education, unique girl’s empowerment programs plus yoga and mindfulness classes for working professionals and employee wellness.

A friendly, Community Yoga Studio in Watertown

Founded in 2015, Artemis Yoga is a friendly, welcoming and accessible studio in Coolidge Corner, Watertown. 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 right on the edge of Cambridge and Brighton,” 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.” 

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 yoga (Vinyasa), Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and restorative yoga as well as programs for kids, teens and more. 

The Owner

Artemis Yoga founder and owner, Liz Padula. 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 a yoga instructor herself, Liz continues to communicate this message to her students so they can leave distractions at the door and be “present” on their mat. Along the way, yoga helped Liz through a personal health situation and family loss in 2012 and Liz realized that she could turn a passion into a purpose. So, with her business background and an MBA helping her to confidentially make Artemis Yoga a reality, Liz took the entrepreneurial plunge in 2015 and hasn’t looked back! 

Our beautiful studio

Artemis Yoga has garnered rave reviews for its community, its teaching and its design beauty. It is a space that is simply, inviting, appealing and highly functional.

To get this result, Artemis Yoga hired Moughan Contracting and The Architectural Team to redevelop and completely transform two out-of-date retail storefronts and a basement area that had formerly been a historic urban grocery store into one beautiful yoga center.

The entire building needed to be brought up to code and modern standards, so this was a total redevelopment-to-suit from the ground up.

Together, The Architectural Team, a leading architectural firm with a specialty in urban rehabilitation projects, and Moughan Construction re-imagined this space into a beautiful yoga center with two large practice rooms, three bathrooms, shower, lockers and a lobby area with high ceilings and plenty of natural light.

When the pandemic hit, Artemis Yoga was ready with its modern HVAC system that included built-in fresh air exchange units – a critical aspect to re-opening safely with top-notch air quality. Artemis Yoga is definitely is an oasis in Watertown! 

Our philosophy

Artemis Yoga wants to welcome students to grow or start their yoga practice here. Our tagline is Welcome. Learn. Practice. We truly believe that! 

We would like to help you to tap into your strengths – whether you are the student who is challenged by a pose and susceptible to a short cut or the really limber person who falls lazily into a pose from accessibility (and not strength.) We want to laugh at ourselves and enjoy this moving meditation while building each individual students’ strength, balance and serenity along the way. 

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.artemisyoga.com, and Artemis Yoga, LLC and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Artemis Yoga, LLC include www.artemisyoga.com and Artemis Yoga. The Artemis Yoga website is a business site. By using the Artemis Yoga website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
 
Collection of your Personal Information In order to better provide you with products and services offered, Artemis Yoga may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
 
  First and Last Name
  Mailing Address
  E-mail Address
  Phone Number
 
If you purchase Artemis Yoga’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
 
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.

However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
 
Use of your Personal Information
Artemis Yoga collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.
 
Artemis Yoga may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Artemis Yoga and its affiliates.
 
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Artemis Yoga does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
 
Artemis Yoga may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Artemis Yoga, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
 
Artemis Yoga may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Artemis Yoga or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Artemis Yoga; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Artemis Yoga, or the public.
 
Tracking User Behavior
Artemis Yoga may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Artemis Yoga, in order to determine what Artemis Yoga services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Artemis Yoga to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
 
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Artemis Yoga. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Artemis Yoga website.
 
Use of Cookies
The Artemis Yoga website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Artemis Yoga pages, or register with Artemis Yoga site or services, a cookie helps Artemis Yoga to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Artemis Yoga website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Artemis Yoga features that you customized.
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Artemis Yoga services or websites you visit.
 
Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
 
Security of your Personal Information
Artemis Yoga secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Artemis Yoga uses the following methods for this purpose:
  SSL Protocol
 
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
 
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
 
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
Delete your personal information from our records; and
Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
 
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the
terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law,
provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context
of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between
you and us;
Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal
activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of
free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
 
Children Under Thirteen
Artemis Yoga does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
 
E-mail Communications
From time to time, Artemis Yoga may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Artemis Yoga or click on a link therein.
 
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Artemis Yoga, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.
 
Changes to this Statement
Artemis Yoga reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.
 
Contact Information
Artemis Yoga welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Artemis Yoga has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Artemis Yoga at: 
Artemis Yoga, LLC
639 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
 
Email Address:
info@artemisyoga.com
 
Telephone number:
(617) 393-3590
 
Effective as of September 10, 2021

Accommodation Policy

Artemis Yoga is committed to enable individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in classes at our yoga studio. On the first level there is a wheelchair accessible entrance, yoga class studio and bathroom.
All classes on the first floor are wheelchair accessible in our flagship, primary studio. The lower level studio is reached by two stairways. In the event that a class in the lower level is not accessible to a participant, the studio owner or manager on-premise will adjust that class location to the first floor, grade level studio. With reasonable notice, this change will readily be made as an accommodation.


The request can be made in person, via email or telephone and advance notice of the request to the studio is appreciated. Artemis Yoga will make an earnest effort and attempt to provide reasonable accommodation pending timely notice by participants needing such accommodations.

Artemis Yoga will also work with the individual to ensure that participation in class is achievable. This may include providing additional props, chairs or hands-on assistance that the teacher is able to deliver while continuing to teach the class to all participants.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please reach out directly to the studio owner, Liz Padula.

“HOW TO” GUIDE FOR ONLINE CLASSES

Artemis Yoga offers “live” online yoga classes through Zoom. To join, find an inviting space to practice and follow the steps below:

Step 1: Use your MINDBODY account with Artemis Yoga to register for the class. 

  • Meeting ID in the class description.
  • Please register in advance to streamline attendance and to allow us to send you a recording if you miss the class or join late.
  • Please register even if the class is listed as “free community class.”

Step 2: Log into https://zoom.us/join and enter the Class-Specific Meeting ID then click “Join”.  

  • Meeting ID in the class description. 
  • Start the login process 10-15 minutes before class so that you are ready.
  • We recommend downloading the Zoom client on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. You can enter the Meeting ID number from there.

Step 3: Once you click on the Meeting ID, register with your name and email in Zoom. Please use your real name so we can match with Mindbody. You will then be entered in the “Waiting Room.” 

  • The Waiting Room is where Artemis Staff checks attendance. If we can’t identify you from your Zoom user name, you will not be let into class. 
  • You will be asked if you registered in Mindbody, if you had trouble doing so, please click “No” and stay in the Waiting Room, we will assist you after class. 
  • We start letting people in from the Waiting Room 15 minutes prior to class. Large classes take a bit for us to check everyone in, please be patient.

Step 4: When let in from the waiting room, click “Join with Computer Audio.” 

  • We mute participants during class but you may unmute yourself at any time to ask questions or to say hello! We like to see you and greet you, though you may choose to turn your camera off. 
  • Use “Chat” to communicate if you do not want to speak out loud. 
  • Zoom prompts for consent to be in a recorded class, please accept so you may continue to be in class. Note that the recording is set to record only the teacher who is in the spotlight. Recordings are sent to registrants who are absent.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ONLINE FOR CLASS!