If your dream afternoon includes hitting a hot yoga class, grabbing a matcha latte and maybe snagging a new pair of leggings, I’d like you to say hello to Chestnut Hill’s Rebel, otherwise known as your new heaven on earth. Rebel houses a yoga studio, an activewear boutique and a healthy canteen (that’s basically a cafe with a trendier name) under one roof. See? Heavenly.
Rebel, helmed by yoga instructor Sue Pinto, opened pretty quietly at 8020 Germantown Avenue earlier this month. The space features a 400-square-foot yoga studio offering a range of heated and non-heated classes; a 700-square-foot retail space, where shoppers will find activewear brands like Spiritual Gangster, Beyond Yoga, Alo and more, along with jewelry and accessories; and a canteen slinging cold-pressed juices from Stripp’d, Inspired Brews kombucha on draft, drinks like matcha green tea lattes and gluten, dairy, and sugar-free baked goodies from Pure Batch.
I repeat: heaven on earth.
And if yogis intimidate you in the same way bike technicians intimidate me (anyone else?), fear not. Per the press release, Pinto’s goal in opening Rebel is to provide a judgment-free environment where newbies and seasoned yogis alike feel comfortable. “Rebel will be fun, warm and feel like a community. It’s not intended to be an exercise factory. I want this to feel like a home away from home,” Pinto says.
Rebel’s grand-opening party is going down tomorrow, Friday, November 18th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, folks can expect light bites and cocktails, along with discounts on yoga classes and boutique items. Here’s to hoping it’s warm enough to enjoy a drink in the garden. (Did we mention there’s ALSO a garden? Because there is.)
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