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All classes are taught at our studio in Somerville except for Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening classes, which are held in Watertown.
Somerville classes take place at the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, 11 Bow Street, in Union Square.
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Directions to 11 Bow Street
Directions by Public Transportation
Union Square is served by MBTA bus routes CT2, 85, 86, 87 and 91.
Directions by Car
From Downtown Boston
Take Storrow Drive east to Route 28/McGrath O'Brien Hwy North. Stay right under the Lechmere Green Line tracks. Take the Union Square exit at Chambers Auto. Take a left under the underpass onto Washington Street and go straight into Union Square. Keep to the right; at the second set of lights bear right onto Bow Street. 11 Bow Street. is on the right. Bloc 11 Cafe is downstairs; Tree of Life is upstairs.
From the North
Take Route 93 South to the Central Artery in Downtown Boston and take Exit 28 marked "Sullivan Square." Take the ramp to the end, following the signs to Sullivan Square. At Sullivan Square, take a right at the lights onto Washington Street, past the Sullivan Square T station on your right. Continue on Washington Street through four sets of lights, past the Holiday Inn and the Cobble Hill Center on your left and the O'Brien Highway overpass. Union Square is directly ahead on the other side of the overpass. Keep to the right; at the second set of lights bear right onto Bow Street. 11 Bow Street is on the right. Bloc 11 Cafe is downstairs; Tree of Life is upstairs.
From the South
Take Route 93 North to the Central Artery in Downtown Boston and take Exit 28 marked "Rt.99/Sullivan Square/Somerville." At the bottom of the ramp, take a left. Go under the highway overpass, past the Holiday Inn, and keep going straight. Union Square is directly ahead. Keep to the right; at the second set of lights bear right onto Bow Street. 11 Bow Street is on the right. Bloc 11 Cafe is downstairs; Tree of Life is upstairs.
From the West
Take the Mass Turnpike/Route 90 to Exit 18 marked "Allston/Cambridge." After the toll booth, bear right following the signs to Cambridge/Somerville. At the lights continue straight over the bridge onto River Street. Follow River Street all the way into Central Square. In Central Square at the lights continue straight across Massachusetts Avenue onto Prospect Street. Follow Prospect Street all the way to the railroad bridge and continue straight into Union Square.
Take Route 2 East to the end into Cambridge. At the lights, turn left onto Alewife Brook Parkway. Follow to the lights and turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Continue on Massachusetts Avenue to Porter Square (you'll see the big red mobile sculpture of the Porter Square T station) and take a left at the lights onto Somerville Avenue. Follow Somerville Avenue into Union Square. Pass Market Basket on your right. Stay to the left and take your first left to loop around onto Bow Street. 11 Bow Street is on the right. Bloc 11 Cafe is downstairs; Tree of Life is upstairs.
Public parking is available in a three nearby lots: on Washington Street behind Ricky's Flower Market, at the corner of Prospect and Somerville Avenue and beside the Old Firehouse/SCAT in the center of Union Square. There is metered parking along Bow Street and Somerville Avenue and in the first blocks of Walnut Street, Warren Avenue, and Stone Avenue. Ample Somerville residential permit parking is available on all of the surrounding streets.
Watertown classes on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings take place at the Watertown Center for the Healing Arts, 17 Spring Street, in Watertown Square.
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