I hope that everyone survived the incredible power of Hurricane Ian. Siesta Key and Sarasota were spared the major damages that happened in Sanibel and Fort Myers. Siesta Key beach looks like it did not lose any sand or suffer any major damage. Siesta Key public beach was closed down before the storm and I do not know when we will get the word that we can return. When I know I will announce when the next yoga class will take place. Regardless the new start time of 9:00 am is in place and the classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. I had decided to ride the storm out in my home and the experience was intense and frightening but it has made me so grateful for my life and for the privilege of teaching my yoga on the most beautiful beach in the world to the nicest people in the world. Stay tuned for more updates as I learn more about when we can resume our yoga classes.

Stay healthy and happy

All my love


About Avananda

AVA Ava has always had two singular passions in life, Yoga, and Metaphysics. Metaphysics includes many things but Astrology, and forecasting the future with the aid of the Tarot cards, are both very dear to her heart. Ava has also been a professional yoga instructer for 40 years and has the highest qualifications and certificates in the field and she currently teaches yoga on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota Florida. If you would like to check out Ava's Yoga Blog it's listed below at Besides her life long passion for Yoga Ava has been an athlete and outdoor enthusiast and traveller most of her life and while living in Hawaii she started her own surfing school on the island of Maui which she operated for 8 years. Ava become a proffessional surfing instructor late in life at the age of 40 but her love of the ocean and waves compelled her to learn and her yoga practice made it physically possible. Ava has lectured publicly on the history and spiritual evolution of the Tarot deck and has done countless readings for others. Ava has had her own television show on the Tarot here iin Sarasota and she is currently the cohost of the VIrtual Tarot Show on Youtube which is dedicated to forecasting the future with the aid of the Tarot cards for every star sign for every month of the year. TRUDY Trudy became interested in religion and spirituality and began to encounter angels at a very young age. When Trudy's first child became ill at the age of 18 months with leukemia, she once again began to experience angel encounters. After her son passed, at the age of 35 months, Trudy became interested in the teachings of Carl Jung, and then gradually became interested in the ancient symbolism of the Tarot. Trudy has studied with renowned teachers, such as Robert Johnson and Barry Willaims of Pacifica Institute in California. Trudy and Ava met 7 years ago on Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, Florida, and became best friends. They began reading together online in order to reach more of their friends who were in need of readings. Trudy and Ava's vision and mission is to bring the ancient symbolism of the Tarot to today's modern woman in a relevant, fun and compelling way. AdGals, Trudy's company, produces Virtual Tarot's videos and supports the marketing of Ava and Trudy's mission. She has a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Florida, has an extended creative writing degree from UCLA and is currently pursuing a Professional Research Certification from the University of Georgia. Trudy founded AdGals, Inc. in 1993 in an effort to fill a need of clients who needed to market to women. AdGals is a certified woman-owned company providing branding, broadcast and educational content.

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  1. So glad that you are fine
    In Fort Lauderdale we are too ! TG !!!
    My Stone Crabs guy Scotty delivered a whole bunch of water to Bonita today and he’s going back tomorrow.
    I feel so sorry for all those people!
    I don’t know when I’m going over there again to visit, my schedule is always busy in the fall!

  2. Glad y’all are safe and sound.

    We are 6 sorority sisters coming to Siesta Key in November. Could you please give info on pricing, what we’d need to bring, how long are classes, do we sign up or just show up? Thx so much. Sue

    • Hi Sue
      Thank you for your inquiry but you are asking questions which are all answered here on the very site you are on, maybe you just did not realize or notice the information. I teach Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:00 am start time. Price is $10 per person you will need to bring a towel or a mat and drinking water. the class is 90 min long and it is a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga designed for all levels of experince. I hope to meet you and your friends soon.

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