W1ll (formerly known as Urban Yoga) is studio located on the corner of Crown and Cleveland that’s throwing out the rulebook when it comes to Ashtanga yoga practice. Classes are set to music, and there’s a screen projecting videos of vivid landscapes, wild animals, sunsets and glittering beaches. It’s more like stepping into an aerobics class than an ashram, which is perhaps the appeal.
Developed with W1LL’s in-house DJ and production suite, each class has been designed to flow with beats perfectly timed to 22 and 44-minute classes. In the meditations, participants are led through a 22-minute practice with easy-to-follow instructions.
Each time a purchase is made at W1LL, a portion is donated to the Human Kind Project – a non-profit foundation that funds projects in Africa and India.