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Taught by Amie Heeter, Advanced Yoga Studies is an in depth, rich, and comprehensive course designed for those who crave more knowledge about yoga's vast system and apply it practically into modern life. We explore yoga's philosophical background and the techniques that allow one to experience those teachings, welcoming yoga's fullest potential in our lives. In this first of three modules, the Moon Tier, we utilize the teachings of the YOGA SUTRAS and unpack the wisdom of Patanjali's revered text, looking specifically at the nature of mind, the roots of our misperceptions, and the power of meditation to free us from automatic patterns of thinking and behaving that contribute to our imbalances. With an emphasis on the moon practices (the "tha" part of Hatha Yoga), we will emphasize an approach to asana practice that cultivates grounding, stability, strength, stillness, and self reflection. These qualities are key as both a foundation and to evolving the practice, enabling us to grow awareness, recognize our patterns of imbalance, and ultimately to become a better container for prana (vital life force). In addition to yoga asana, we will study and practice pranayama, yoga nidra, and meditation extensively, including a 30 day dedicated meditation practice as a group. This tier can be taken on its own, or as part of the larger three month arc of the AYS program.