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.

Fri.3rd & Sat.4th Of December Yoga Class Review

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Christmas is coming yet the weather was much hotter today Saturday, very usual for this time of year. Yesterday it was cooler and misty but still very beautiful. Not as as many visitors on the beach a quiet time when it feels the whole beach is there just for us. The temperature is is perfect for our yoga classes, it’s healthy to be outdoors in the sunshine and sea air & to practice our yoga in such a beautiful place, it;s true that we have so much to be thankful for. Hope to see everyone soon.

Ava

Mon.29th & Wed.Dec 1 Yoga Class Review

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Our luck is holding out this week as the weather continues to be spectacular. Chilly in the early morning when we begin our yoga class at 9 am then as we practice the sun warms up the air and so we take off the many layers of clothes we wrapped ourselves in mistakenly. I am the most guilty of overdressing for the cold having lived in the tropics most of my life I over anticipate how cold it will be. Its important too to have some drinking water with you. Someone who was new to the class today mentioned to me how she thought it would be more difficult to do yoga in the sand thinking that it would shift too much but she was happy to find out that the sand in fact offered greater traction, support and comfort. It was an experience that she will always remember she said. I loved this comment as it is the impression most people have when they imagine doing yoga in the sand. Siesta Key sand is very fine, white and molds well, it is made of 99% quartz crystal, imagine doing yoga on top of a giant crystal that is exactly what you will be doing if you come to the beach for our next class on Friday the 3rd of December. Hope to see everyone soon.

Ava

FRI 26TH & SAT 27TH YOGA CLASS REVIEW

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We are continuing to experience phenomenal weather these last 2 classes on Friday and Saturday. It is very chilly in the early morning but then it warms up quickly so that by the end of our yoga class at 10:30 am it is actually very warm and beautiful. The air is clean and the winds are very light. You must not miss your chance to experience yoga on the most beautiful beach in America during the most perfect weather of the year.

Next class is on Monday the 29th og November. All levels welcome.

Ava

MON. 22nd & WED. 24th Yoga Class Review

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It was a little chilly when we started our classes on both Monday and Wednesday this week. But the sun was shinning and it warmed up quickly, making the conditions for our yoga class almost perfect. it was more windy today, Wednesday, than it was on Monday but the wind also calmed down by the middle of our class. These are the glory days of Autumn, come down to the beach and enjoy a yoga class on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Siesta Key Public beach. Held Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9 to 10:30 am. Please bring exact change of $10 per person payable on the beach. Held between the green and the blue lifeguard stands. Hope to see you this coming Friday & Saturday. 9 am .

Dress warm

Ava

FRI. the 19th and SAT. the 2Oth Yoga class Review

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November has not failed to bring perfect weather for our beach yoga classes. I felt inspired and motivated to give very deep yoga stretches and energetic movements lately due to the perfect temperatures we have been experiencing. Don’t miss these glorious days at the beach, come heal and energize your body with yoga. Next class held Monday the 22nd of November 9 am.
Love and healing

Ava

Mon. the 15th & Wed. the 17th Yoga Class Review

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Monday and Wednesday Yoga Classes were absolutely epic. The weather could not have been more cooperative. It starts out at 9 am a little cooler and then as we progress through the class the weather gets warmer helping us to go deeper into the poses. The time flys by and before we know we are saying our prayers to God and Mother Earth for providing us with such a beautiful place to do our yoga. Next class is Fri the 19th and Sat. the 20 th . Beginner are welcome. Please bring a towel or a mat and the exact change of $10 per person. I hope to see you soon.

Namaste

Ava

Fri the 12th & Sat the 13th Yoga Class Reviews

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On Friday we got lucky as the forecast had called for rain but it did not rain and we had a very lovely yoga class. Today Saturday the weather got even better as it was sunny and warm. We had an epic yoga session this morning with conditions almost perfect. If you have not tried yoga on the beach yet don’t miss your next opportunity on Monday the 15th of November at 9 am. Ongoing classes are held on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, from 9 am till 10:30 am . Bring drinking water and dress for the weather. $10 per person payable at the beach. Beginners welcome.

Nmaste

Ava

What an awesome class we had today Wed. 11/10/21

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The weather has been superb both on Monday and today Wednesday. I urge you to come down to the beach and enjoy this weather while it is here. I would say the conditions are absolutely perfect. This weather inspires me to be very creative in my teaching as I strive to always compose fresh new sequences of poses and movements spontaneously and intuitively. Beginners are always welcome. Bring a towel or a mat and some drinking water. The class is $10 per person payable in exact change at the beach. Come a little early to get a good spot. Classes held MON, WED, FRI, SAT, 9 to 10:30 am held on Siesta Key Public beach.

See you soon.

Ava

Monday Nov. 1/21 Yoga Class Report

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The weather certainly did not disappoint this morning for our yoga class, clear skies, perfect cooling breezes, absolutely prefect and beautiful conditions. We had a very nice group of visitors and local regulars attend everyone was bringing their good energy to the mix as an uplifting spirit seemed to move over us. So don’t miss these beautiful days of November come to class as often as you are able. Classes held every Mon, Wed, Fri. Sat. 9 am till 10:30 am bring drinking water, a towel or a mat, and exact change of $10 per person.

Hope to see you soon.

Ava