Welcome to Artemis Yoga!

At our locally owned, friendly, Watertown studio, we believe that anyone can learn and practice yoga to strengthen your body and relax your mind.

Our new studio, with two practice rooms is fully equipped with complimentary yoga mats. Classes are held at a comfortable temperature with leveled classes so you find one that is right for you. We also have lockers, a shower, and mat storage for members.

Specialty programs – Soccer on the Mat (TM) and Yoga for Teams featured in Boston Globe article:

“RX for young soccer players: yoga”

About Artemis

A symbol of graceful strength and resilience, the name is derived from the Greek, artemes, which means safe, sound and vigorous.
Artemis Yoga hopes to be a community where students feel refreshed, calm and ready for the challenges we all face day-to-day.

Class Schedule

We hope you find a class that fits your schedule. To sign up for a class, select the “sign up” button and you can enroll via Mindbody, our class registration system. If there is a class type or time you would like to see added to the schedule, please email Liz with your suggestion.

 Upcoming Specialty Classes & Workshops

Saturday Ropes Series – Saturdays 4:00 to 5:30pm starting March 18 – with Rahel Wasserfell

  • Learn how to use the ropes to support and hold postures to gain greater mobility and flexibility in all parts of the body, releasing tension and stiffness.
  • Use the rope wall to guide the alignment of poses more clearly
  • Bring a sense of play to your practice, known as Yoga Kurunta (a Kurunta is a puppet) students literally use the ropes as if they were a puppet on a string – it is a lot of fun!
  • Dates: 3 consecutive Saturdays – March 18, March 25, April 1
  • Tuition: $60 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Inversions: Headstands, Handstands, and Shoulderstands – Saturday, March 25, 2pm-3:30pm – with Cathleen O’Connell

  • In this inversion practice, we’ll break down three common poses where your asana is upside down: Handstand, Headstand and Shoulderstand.
  • We’ll investigate the key principles of alignment that go into making each pose safe and stable, how to enter and exit the poses safely, and look at modifications and variations for each one
  • Tuition: $25 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Yoga Philosophy for All – Sunday, March 26, 5:30pm-6:30pm – with Rahel Wasserfell

  • Interested in exploring the philosophy from which the practice we call yoga emerged?
  • During these discussions, we will study together the fundamental Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and explore their applications to our modern lives.
  • Tuition: FREE!
  • Learn more and register here

Find Your Inner Core – Sunday, April 2, 1pm-3:00pm – with Lisa Griggs

  • Join yoga instructor and Doctor of Physical Therapy Lisa Griggs for a workshop focused on Finding Your Inner Core.
  • Strengthening and learning to turn on the core of the body will not only help in your yoga practice, but will also help to improve your posture, prevent injuries, and stabilize the spine. The result…improved performance in everything from inversions in yoga to prolonged sitting at work; from sports to carrying groceries.
  • Tuition: $25 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Refine Your Sun Salute – Saturday, April 8, 11:00am-12:30pm – with Joanne Draper

  • Join instructor Joanne Draper to get a detailed breakdown of Sun Salutes A and B that lead you to get most effective warm up!
  • Joanne will teach each pose and how to maintain effort as you flow from each one, so that you understand them on a deeper level and will not only feel much more graceful, but will work every muscle throughout the entire sun salute!
  • If you’re just starting a yoga practice, this is a great way to instill good habits. If you’re a seasoned practitioner, this will enable you to go deeper in the work of a sun salute!
  • Tuition: $25 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Beginner Yoga Series – Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm starting April 26 – with Liz PadulaNEW SPRING DATES!

  • New to yoga? or Looking to refresh the fundamentals?
  • Have you wanted to try yoga but been intimidated by fast paced or crowded classes?
  • Do you think you need to be “flexible” before you can start?
  • Explore yoga in a local, friendly, low-key way with instructor, Liz Padula. You will learn basic yoga asana poses with a strong focus on alignment mixed in with the fundamentals of a flow practice so you can build strength but also have time to relax your mind.
  • Dates: 4 consecutive Wednesdays – April 26, May 3, 10, 17
  • Tuition: $80 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Yoga For Gardeners – Saturday, April 29, 11:00am-12:15pm – with Cathleen O’Connell

  • Are you looking forward to the summer’s bounty? Is your body ready for it?
  • This class is open to all gardeners and no yoga experience is necessary
  • Join us for a gentle yoga practice that will focus on the areas of the body that get a “work out” while gardening
  • Tuition: $25 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Hip Opening Workshop – Saturday, May 6, 1:00pm-2:30pm – with Alex Amorosi

  • Working with the hips is a key aspect to unlocking other aspects of the body including the lower back.
  • In this workshop we will focus on standing, seated and supine postures to release tension and tightness in our hips.
  • We will spend time on poses to open and strengthen the muscles around the hips and increase range of motion
  • Tuition: $25 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Yoga and Drawing Workshop – Finding Awareness and Focus – Sunday, May 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm – with Liz Reiser

  • Led by visual artist and yoga instructor, Liz Reiser, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy the process of drawing through the sensibilities of empathy and observation
  • As a meditation in motion, this workshop will help to cultivate your ability to be present and aware, both states of mind that are beneficial for drawing from observation
  • Tuition: $25 per person
  • Learn more and register here

Mindfulness Workshops & Programs

Mindfulness – Spring Awakening – Sunday, March 19 – A Workshop

Shake off the cold of winter with this monthly mindfulness class in spring awakening. Awaken your senses, your awareness, and your acceptance as you prepare for spring….

  • Led by Alysia Linsenmayer (LICSW, RYT)
  • Time: 2:00 to 3:15pm
  • Session Fee: $22 (10% off for Artemis Monthly Members)
  • Learn more and register here

Mindful Walking Program @ Mount Auburn Cemetery

  • Led by Alysia Linsenmayer (LICSW, RYT)
  • Free class
  • Will resume in the spring!

 Kids and Teen Yoga

Spring Kids & Teen Yoga – Drop in for one class or join for series.

  • K- Grade 2 (age 5 to 7)  – Mondays – 3:45pm – 4:30pm – April 3 to June 5, 2017
  • Grades 3-5 (age 8 to 10)  – Mondays – 4:30pm – 5:30pm – April 3 to June 5, 2017
  • Middle School, Grades 6-8 (age 10 to 14)  – Tuesdays – 4:45pm – 5:45pm – March 28 to June 6, 2017
  • Learn more and register here!

Mother/Daughter Yoga – Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Help celebrate Mother’s Day with your Mom or another female in your life by treating yourself to a yoga class together! Work with each other and support each other in today’s practice.
  • Girls Grades 1-4: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Girls Grades 5-8: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Registration fee: $30 per Mother/Daughter pair (or $15/person)
  • Learn more and register here

Easy Pose – Sukhasana

Yes, there is a pose in yoga called “easy pose” but sometimes it is not so easy to find a comfortable seat. You might use blankets or bolsters to make the pose more comfortable. Once you find your “seat” this pose will help calm the mind while also building strength in your back and abdomen.

Our Team of Teachers

Our team of well-trained instructors each offer their own experience, personality and style to our leveled classes.

Tree Pose – Vrksasana

Just as a tree needs roots to establish before it reaches high, maintaining one-legged balance is important for all of us. Tree pose teaches variations that you can practice almost anywhere – maybe even while brushing your teeth, riding the T or doing the dishes.

Types of Classes

At Artemis Yoga, you will find both vinyasa (flow) style yoga and Iyengar yoga classes. Each class has a level so you can practice at a pace that is just right for you. Both vinyasa and Iyengar classes provide safe and detailed alignment-based instruction of classical yoga coupled with the use of props such as blocks or blankets to help you achieve the pose.

  • In vinyasa yoga, you will find sun salutations and instructions to inhale in as you reach up, exhale as you fold forward, etc.
  • With Iyengar yoga, classes are taught in a skillful, well-sequenced, thematic way with precise instruction, demonstration and use of props for modifying postures.

We hope you find that all our classes are a safe place to build strength of body and calmness of mind.  If you are uncertain of which class to take, ask us! We also offer a restorative class, a ropes class and monthly meditation along with kids and youth classes as well as specialty workshops.


Basic is for those brand new to yoga as well as those who would like a class at a slower pace.

Level 1

Level 1 is for students who have a basic understanding of yoga and who would like to continue to learn proper technique and alignment. 

Level 2

Level 2 is for students with a more experienced practice or who would like a more vigorous pace or challenging practice. This class explores more sun salutations, backbends, arm balances and inversions and both the vinyasa and Iyengar classes will also teach you the building blocks of more difficult poses and sequences.


This gentle class is a moving meditation designed to help slow your body down and initiate a restorative, relaxation response.

Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose- Tadasana

Standing tall, mountain pose is a simple and yet integral standing pose that is both a starting and ending point for many poses. This pose can help remind you to maintain a steady, upright and confident posture, like a mountain, even outside of yoga class.

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