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. 05/20/22 Yoga Class Alert

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It is 6:30 am Fri. morning when I write this and the forecast says rain at 10: am which would make it possible to conduct the class but I am looking at the radar and it seems the rain may arrive sooner. Class begins at 8:30 am but at this point I can not be certain if it will rain or not. I will be headed to the beach in 30 min. and all we can do is see what happens if looks clear I will do the class but if it appears too risky I will have to cancel. Hopefully we will be able to squeeze in the class before the storm.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Ava

Sat, 05/07/22 It looks like rain

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It is just a little after 7 am Saturday morning and from the weather report and the thunder and darkening skies it seems that rain is coming. Unless we have a major clearing between now and 8:30 am, which is the start time of the yoga class I am cancelling the class for this morning. Hopefully Monday morning will be all clear for class. Stay safe and see you on Monday.

Ava

Update On Wed. 5/04/22 Yoga Class

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Another beautiful yoga class today, and it seems everyone is very aware of the start time change of 8:30 am. as most people were at class on time or early. I create each class spontaneously, constructing the sequence of poses into a dynamic combination of stillness and movement of hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga. We did mostly mat work today, with deep hip, spine and shoulder releases. No two classes ever contain the same sequence of poses, so that if you come on a regular basis, you can experience many of the hundreds of yoga poses that exist. Please bring a towel or a mat and some drinking water. Were a hat and cover up if you are sun sensitive. The fee is payable in cash at the beach $10.00 per person. Beginner welcome.

New Summer Schedule 8:30 am start time

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This morning was our first time the Summer class schedule took effect & I must say I was impressed by how many actually came at the right time. Some years it had been a bit confusing for people but I was glad to see the transition went very well. The weather was very beautiful & we had a high energy session. We will keep 8:30 am as our official start time for all 4 days Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. I hope this summer continues to be as beautiful & inspiring as it has been all year.

See you at the beach.

Ava

Upcoming May 1, 2022 Summer Yoga Schedule Announcement: 8:30 to 10:00 am M, W, F, Sa,

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We have had a fabulous spring season of yoga classes with beautiful weather through out. Now we are about to start our Summer yoga class schedule which has traditionally changed the start time from 9 am to 8 am with the idea of starting earlier in the summer when it is cooler. Several students have complained to me this year that it is too early for them for various reasons and they have asked if I would consider starting the classes at 8:30 am instead. In all the years I have been teaching on Siesta Key beach I have always started the Summer classes at 8:00am but I have had so many requests for the 8:30 am start time that I am going to try it. So Starting May 1 all classes will begin at 8:30 am and end at 10:00 am I am willing to try this in order to make the class available to the most people. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. I hope this new time will be cool enough weather wise and convenient enough for everyon’e schedule.

Thank you and I hope to see everyone soon.

Love and Joy

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

Marvelous March Weather Continues For Our Yoga Classes

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It has been a few years since we have had such perfect weather conditions for our yoga classes. Don’t miss these extraordinary yoga sessions. All levels welcome, Open to the public. Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday, 9 am to 10:30 am $10 per person cash payable at the beach. All you need is a towel or a mat some drinking water and a love of beauty of nature and the health of your body.

Love and Light

Ava

Glorious weather continues for yoga classes, our next class 02/02/22

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What wonderful winter weather we are having this year. I want to invite you to attend one of my yoga classes held on the most beautiful beach in America, Siesta Key public Beach. All you need is a towel or a mat some drinking water and a sense of adventure. Beginners welcome. Classes held on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9 to 10:30 am 10$ per person cash paid on the beach. Please come a little early to find a good spot. See you all soon.

Namaste

Ava