Our Philosophy

Bow Street Yoga is a small neighborhood practice space in Union Square, Somerville. The studio was originally started by Theresa Briggs in 2009. Now under the direction of Ryan Cunningham, BSY continues to be a space for thoughtful yoga classes for all ages, experience levels, and bodies. Located on the first floor of a historic house, we hope that you feel like you are simply practicing in our living room. One of our teachers, Jess Hicks, put it best when she wrote: 

At Bow Street, we are crafting a new kind of yoga community, one where the teachers are enthusiastically interested in helping students find ease - and maybe even delight - in their own bodies through a movement-based meditation practice. We continue to hone our skills with additional study and with work in our own home contemplative practices and reflection - you will feel this in our classes. Even though we all pull from different sources - yoga, Buddhism, astrology, physical therapy, and contemporary wellness research, to name a few - you can rest assured that we will curate an on-the-mat experience that will help you find greater grounding, ease, and comfort in your own being. ~ Jess Hicks

Rates and Pricing

$20 Drop-in

$150 - 10 Class Card (6 month exp)

Become a Member! 

Patron: Unlimited Classes + more!

$125 Auto-Renew

Student/Senior/Military Pricing

We offer a number of different programs both for student, seniors, military personel but also any individual experiencing financial strain who want to practice yoga. 

Getting Here! 

Bow Street Yoga is conveniently located in the center of Union Square at 34 Bow Street. Our entrance is at the back of the driveway. 

We highly encourage public transportation! There are several bus routes that run through Union Square:

  • From Central Square take the #91
  • From Kendall Square take the CT2 or the #85
  • From Harvard Square take the #86
  • From Lechmere take the #87

Bow Street and Union Square also offers plenty of places to lock up your bike.



There are plenty of two-hour metered parking spots along Bow Street- meters in Somerville run until 8 pm. Public parking is also available in three public lots: on Washington Street behind Ricky’s Flower Market, at the corner of Prospect and Somerville Avenue, and beside SCAT in the center of Union Square.