Celebrate The Return Of Warm Weather With Yoga On The Beach

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We are enjoying a return of warm weather and there is no better way to celebrate than to come down to Siesta Key beach and join my yoga class. Next class is Wednesday Feb 1 2023, 9 am start time. Bring a towel or a mat and some drinking water. Classes are meant for all levels of experience, beginners welcome. Please bring the fee of $10 per person in cash as I do not take credit cards. The classes are held on the beach between the blue and green lifeguard stands and there is even a handy video guide available on this website on the front page right side bar, if you should need more help finding the location. This yoga is a form of therapeutic, deep healing yoga, blending stillness within the pose with movements between poses to prepare the muscles and joints for the poses. Classes are 90 min long but if you need to leave before the class is over I don’t mind at all though I recommend you try to do the whole class as it is a systematic exploration and release of tension from all of the bodies muscles & joints. Hope to see everyone soon.

Ava

Sat. 28/23 Yoga Class Cancelled

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Im sorry for the late post as I just returned from the beach were I was checking the weather conditions and waiting till 9:00 am when the class normally starts. After assessing the conditions which I found difficult to teach I decided to cancel the class but no one that I could see came to class anyway. The winds were cold and damp as well as the sand was wet and cold. There were a few sray rain clouds on the edges of the sky but the sun seemed to want to come out. None the less with the combination of conditions and that none seemed to want to venture out today I cancelled the class. I hope to teach again on Monday the 30th. Hope to see you on Monday.

Ava

Beautiful Morning Yoga Session: 10/21 Report

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There was an unusual cold snap last Monday with high wind conditions but this morning was just beautiful. Clean crip air felt good as the air warmed up during our yoga practice and by mid way through the 90 min class it was warm and sunny. I’m so glad the normal Fall temperatures are back as this is my favorite time of the year to teach my yoga classes. I hope you can come to Siesta Key beach and experience yoga on sand make of crystals next to a blue sea and sky. Hope to see you soon. Please bring drinking water and a towel or a mat and exact change for the fee.
All my love

Aca

Burr – What a cold morning 10/19 Class Report

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A blast of cold air swept over Sarasota today bringing a reminder that winter is coming. The cold kept most people ar home in front of the fireplace. 3 brave women showed up for class so we had a very active and vigorous session. The cool air was invigorating as we did some power yoga. it looks like this cold air will be leaving soon and by Friday we should be back to more seasonal temperature. Hope to see everyone on Friday.

Ava

10/17 MONDAY YOGA CLASS REPORT

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We had a vigorous, high energy class this morning as the weather gets cooler we can raise the energy level to a higher octave. There were more men in the class than usual, and they stayed the whole 90 min which was nice to see. These are the glory days of Fall when the conditions are near perfect for our yoga class. Start your day with deep stretching and power holding of the poses. All levels welcome, no reservation required, bring a towel or a mat and some drinking water. The fee is 10 $ per person which is to pay the county permit fee and insurance.

Thank you and I hope to see you on the beach.

Ava

I Received This Email Complaint Today About My Yoga Class

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I wanted to share this email complaint about my yoga class with everyone because it may be others who are thinking the same way but have not voiced their concern to me. I will show you this persons email and my answers to the complaint.

Here is the complaint email.

You have absolutely no overhead since you are using County property to hold your classes. You do not provide water or a yoga mat. How do you justify a $10 charge. If 30 people attended you are taking more per hour than a family physician with over 10+ years of education and massive overheads. Please comment

My comments

Goodness, why do you assume it’s free to me because it is not. You may check if you like but I have to pay a permit fee to the county. If this were not the case then as you say every yoga teacher would be teaching dozens of classes all over the public beach. This is why they impose a permit fee for which you need the highest yoga credentials and a comprehensive insurance policy which included the county. Just because I teach on the beach does not me that I am not a professional.

My Second Comment

I still cant believe that you would make such an accusation without consulting me or the county first. Once more, unlike renting a studio in which to teach, my rental of the space on the beach is obviously outdoors where weather forces me to cancel my classes frequently. The county does not compensate me for. these cancelled classesI and during the summer half the classes are empty or with one or two people in them because it’s too hot to practice yet I have to pay the same fee.
Please come down to the beach and let me walk you over to the P&R offices if you don’t believe me.
Now you respond please hopefully with an apology.

Class Report / Wed. 10/12/22 First Day Back

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This morning was our first day back to our regular yoga class schedule. The Fall/Winter schedule os now in effect. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, Frida, Saturday 9 am to 10:30 am.

It was a perfect morning with a cloud covered sky and soft sounds of waves and sea gulls in the background. These are the most ideal days for yoga on the beach so plan to attend and begin your day in the most beautiful way possible. I hope to see everyone soon. Please dress for the weather bring drinking water and exact change of $10 per person.

Love and peace forever

Ava