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.

Monday 10/18/21 Yoga Class review

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The wonderful weather has arrived and the beach was spectacular. We had a very invigorating class on Monday the 18th as the conditions were near perfect. Soft breezes, clean fresh sea air and the ocean was a beautiful blue and emerald green. I anticipate the same conditions for our Wednesday the 20th yoga class so don’t miss these incredible days down at the beach. Join us every week Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 9 am till 10:30 am. Dress for the weather and bring your drinking water and mat or towel. Cost is $10 per person payable in exact change down at the beach. I am hoping to see you all soon.

Namaste

Ava

Friday & Saturday 15th and 16th Oct. Yoga Class Report

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I am very happy to report that there was no red tide on either Friday or Saturday yoga classes. The classes went off without a hitch and the weather was beautiful both days. Classes are still quite small as only about 7 to 13 people usually attend. This count is much much lower than other years and I believe the lockdowns around the world, especially from in Canada, have been the reason for the small class attendance. I heard from a student this morning that Canada may open its boarders soon and we could receive an influx of visitors from Canada. I am looking forward to getting back to normal in the near future as we have been bogged down by the lockdowns, the red tide, and the summer heat. It should be cooler by Monday the 18th of Oct. so I am hoping to see more of you coming down to the beach and enjoying our yoga practice. Beginners and cowards welcome, LOL. Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 9 to 10:30 am $10.00 per person bring a towel or a mat and some drinking water. See you soon.

Ava

Wednesday 10/13/21 Yoga Class Report

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Happy to report that the red tide conditions are very good and the beaches are clear and the ocean is clean for swimming. We had intermittent clouds and a lovely breeze this morning. The yoga sequences are more vigorous and deep. Yoga is very healing and wonderful therapy for all the muscles and joints of the body as we certainly felt it to be today. Don’t miss our next class on Friday 9 am to 10:30 am, held between the blue and the green lifeguard stands right on the beautiful crystal sands of Siesta Key Public beach. If you have never been there is a video guide you can follow on the right side bar of this website. Bring drinking water and exact change of $10 per person.
Love to see you all soon.

Ava

MONDAY 10/10/21 Yoga Class report

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Red tide was not a problem on Monday which was such a blessings. It could have been because the winds were blowing in the right direction but in any event I felt very relieved. I had no time to visit the beach today Tuesday but I heard nothing about red tide so I am hoping red tide has now left Siesta Key Public beach. Tomorrow I will be on the beach early to pre-stretch before class and to evaluate the air conditions. I hope that we can resume our Fall schedule and enjoy the beauty of the beach. Classes held Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday 9:00 am to 10:30 am bring a towel or a mat and meet on the sand between the Blue and the Green lifeguard stands. Please bring exact change $10.00 per person.

Hope to see everyone Wednesday 13/21

Love and hope

Ava

Saturday 9/21 Yoga Class Report

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I am sorry to report that we had a higher level of red tide conditions on the beach today. It may have been pushed in by currents as the ocean were turbulent and dark. I coughed a few times during class but everyone elected to stay and finish the whole 90 min class. So heads up and keep your eyes on the re tide report. I hope that it clears soon and we can keep the yoga classes going. Thank you for your support and kindness.

Ava

It was hot and humid today at class Fri. the 8th of October report.

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I showed up at about 7:30 am this morning to set up and to pre- stretch as I usually do. At this early time in the morning I can prepare in quiet and in the coolness of the morning, but I noticed the air was very still and heavy with moisture and there was an aroma in the air that hinted at red tide but I thought well Im not coughing or feel any irritation in my throat so I felt the conditions were good enough to teach. I was happy to see a vibrant group of people, some familiar, some not, show up. By the end of class we were balls of sweat and sand but happy to have stayed the whole 90 min. One lady worked around an injury to her wrist which was bandaged and to her great credit she stayed through the whole class too. Still I want us to unite in prayer for clear skies and seas and cooler weather real soon. Amen

Next class SATURDAY 10/ 09/21

A great week for yoga so far. Next class Friday 09/08/21

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The weather was perfect on Monday and today, Wednesday the 6th. Don’t miss the very best weather conditions for outdoor beach yoga. The fall season is in full swing with invigorating posture sequences meant to give your whole body a fitness experience unlike any other that can be found in other forms of exercise. My name is Ava I am a life long yoga teacher and can testify that after 50 years of teaching yoga that there is no other form of sport or exercise that can keep your body equally toned, strong and flexible. I teach by demonstrating the poses and movements while I give you very precise instruction which lets you go at your own pace. The classes are a combination of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga 90 mins long. Taught on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 to 10:30 am The fee must be payed in cash at the beach please bring exact change of $10.00 per person. Bring drinking water and a towel or a mat. See you soon.

Ava

SATURDAY 02/21 Yoga Class Report

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Another perfect morning with sunshine and cooling breezes to keep us in the zone. A vigorous routine today as the weather was electrifying and motivating. I create each sequence in the moment to keep thing interesting for those who come often but I compose the yoga pose sequences keeping in mind the needs of the body as a whole. Next class is on Monday 04/21 I hope to see more and more of my regular students and I always welcome new people and beginners. Class held Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9 to 10;30 am. Look for the class on the main Siesta Key public beach, I have a video guide that you can find on the front page of this website. Please bring exact change for the fee which is $ 10 per person.

See you soon.

Love and kindness

Ava

Friday October 1/21 yoga class report

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For those who tune in from around the world to see whats going on with yoga on Siesta Key beach today was wonderful. Everyday the weather just keeps getting better and better as the air cools the breezes keep our body temperature in a very comfortable range. Not many people came to the yoga today even though the conditions were perfect, probably because it may take awhile for everyone to get into a disciplined routine of self care. I know once you start you wont be able to stop as it feels so good to stretch, breath deep and get your feet deep into the pure crystalline sand. We have the last class of the week tomorrow Saturday 2nd of Oct. Hope to see you in class. Classes start at 9 am and are 90 min long they are taught on the sand between the blue and the green lifeguard stands on Siesta Key Public beach. Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday, Bring drinking water a towel or a mat and exact change for the fee which is $10.00 per person.

Love Life

Ava

Another beautiful Yoga class today Wednesday 09/29/21

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We had a vibrant yoga class today with lovely breezes and quiet seas to inspire our practice. My regulars are coming back slowly and a few new people where present in class as well. The day was sunny anad beautiful but I feel the slow approach of cooler weather coming. October and November are the best months weather wise for our beach yoga so don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the beach. I teach a combination of Hatha and Vinyas yoga, juxtaposing stillness and movement to condition your whole body and mind and to release tension and stress. Beginners welcome, my next class is held on Friday 09/01/21 9 am start time. See you soon.

Ava