The practice is traditionally taught in two ways:
Mysore style class is an environment where students of all levels practice independently but in a group setting. Students learn a specific sequence of postures that they commit to memory and practice daily. Each individual’s body and needs are unique – from postural tendencies to strength and flexibility – and thus, the teacher guides the practitioner accordingly through the series. Mysore class is an opportunity to develop a personal practice.
In a led class, the teacher calls each asana and counts each vinyasa in Sanskrit. It is an opportunity to refine the correct breath with movement and practice together as a community.