Author Archives: Avananda

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 yogaonsiestabeach.com. 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.

Mon. 18/22 Yoga Class Review.

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Over 30 members of a Canadian Paddle Boat Club attended Monday’s Yoga class & I must say this group was so willing & cooperative. They behaves beautifully, focusing their full attention on my instructions & uncomplainingly participating for the entire 90 min. class, regardless of the challenges the poses and movements may have presented to them. It was a pleasure to teach such a lovely group of young people. I love teaching such large classes as the collective energy inspires and motivates me. This time of year when the summer temperatures can be be quite hot, even early in the morning, fewer people attend which gives me the opportunity to take the poses to a very deep level both physically & spiritually. So for me large classes are very motivating but our smaller Summer classes can be inspirational on deeper healing levels, and this with the added advantage of a warm ocean just steps away in which you can bath & swim to your hearts content after class is worth it’s weight in gold. Thank you every one who attended my Monday class I enjoyed teaching it very much. Hope to see everyone on Wednesday 20/22 at 8:30 am.

Ava

Yoga Class Update 7/16/22 & Announcement

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It’s been a wonderful summer so far & the new 8:30 am start time seems to be working fine for everyone therefore we will then keep this start time till October when we will start a half an hour later at 9:00am. All Summer classes start at 8:30 am and end at 10:00 am Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. This Monday 7/18/22 I am expecting a group of 30 athletes from Canada so if you would like to join this class you are more than welcome, but you may want to show up a few min. before start time to find your perfect place in class. Class is held, as always, on Siesta Key Public beach between the blue and the green lifeguard stands. Bring water, dress for the heat and please bring exact change of $10 per person. Don’t miss these summer classes, the heat helps us to stretch more deeply & then you can jump into the ocean to cool off and enjoy the water. There is no better therapy then sun, sea & yoga.

Ava

4th of July Weekend Update

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I will be teach Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2nd but not on July 4th as the beach tends to be very busy and the beach is strewn with garbage from the night before. If you decide to come on Friday and or Saturday be aware that it is crowded and to show up early to find parking. Class begins at 8:30 am all summer. We have been fortunate with the weather as it has not been too hot in the mornings and there usually is a nice breeze to cool us down. Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone. See you all very soon.

Love and gratitude

Ava

We are having a heat wave – a tropical heat wave

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The summer heat is here and our yoga practice must adapt to the heat. I always teach spontaneously, choosing poses & sequences of poses and movements that are appropriate for the outdoor conditions as they change. In this heat it is easier to release tension and to stretch further. We can hold poses longer and we can go deeper into the stretch. The movement are done slowly and in concert with the breath building energy and body unity. Summer yoga can be deeply therapeutic and healing. Dress is light clothing bring plenty of drinking water and a hat. Bring exact change please of $01 per person and come a few min before class start time which is 8:30 am. Hope to see you at the next class.

Ava

Sat. 06/04/22 Class Cancelled Due To Storms

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The rainy season has arrived and the rain has come in the mornings this year more often than usual. During the summers it may rain in the mornings when our yoga classes are scheduled but for the most part it tends to rain in the afternoons when this summer rain pattern returns to normal we should be able practice our more yoga frequently . Hoping to see you in class once the skies clear. Sending love and good wishes. Happy summer.

Ava

Saturday 05/28/22 Update On Classes

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The summer is off to a brilliant start with the cooperation of the weather the yoga classes have had only a few cancelations due to rain throughout May. I will be teaching on Saturday the 29th and on Memorial Day the Monday the 30th. We continue the summer class schedule into June the start time is 8:30 am. . I hope to see everyone coming to class as the increased heat helps us to deepen our poses and increase our level of flexibility. I remind you to bring plenty of drinking water with you and to wear loose comfortable clothing to protect you from the sun yet allow you free movement. Thank you for bring exact change of $10 per person and for coming a few min early to find a good spot.

Namaste

Ava

Summer Yoga Classes Schedule

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I have been experimenting with 8:30 am start time for our summer yoga class schedule all of the month of May and I find the time is convenient for most of those who have been attending. I plan to keep this schedule going for the whole summer. Classes are taught on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 to 10:00 am. Please bring drinking water and a towel or a mat. Classes are payed for at the beach, please bring exact change of $10.00 per person. Beginner are welcome. Its been a very lovely summer so far and I want to thank everyone for their attendance and enthusiastic support.

Namaste

Ava

A FABULOUS WEEK OF YOGA CLASSES COMING THIS WEEK 03/28/22 don’t miss out.

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The weather has been absolutely fabulous this winter and now spring. Yoga classes continue every Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9 am till 10:30 am Please bring exact change of $10 per person payable at the beach. Bring drinking water and a towel or a mat if you have one. No reservations required and all levels welcome.

Hope to see you soon.

Ava

3/18/22 Friday Yoga Class Report

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A fairy tale perfect morning with brilliant sunshine, soft winds and blue seas for our yoga class on Siesta Key Public beach. Each day seems to be competing to present us with the most perfect weather conditions in March with only a few days here and there of rain. I encourage you to attend a class during these lovely weather conditions. I hope to see every one tomorrow Saturday 3/19/22. Please bring a towel or a mate and some drinking water and the exact change of $10 PER PERSON.

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

AVA


Great class today 03/11/22 & a 03/12/22 weather prediction

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It was a glorious morning for our yoga class today Friday 03/11/22. I am worried that we may be rained out tomorrow morning the 12th. but we may get lucky and the rain could be delayed till after our class. I can not tell but I will be setting up if it is not raining and I will conduct the class if the weather conditions look good, but if not I do not teach in the rain. Its up to you if you want to come down to the beach and check out the conditions, we could get lucky but if not the next class will be held on Monday the 13th of March.
See you soon.

Ava