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 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.

Classes resume normal schedule as of 1/24/18


9:00 TILL 10:30 start time for FALL And WINTER YOGA CLASSES


Staring Monday October 2, 2017 all my yoga classes will start at 9:00 am with each each class being 90 min. long ending at approximately 10:30 . I teach all year round on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.The only reason I may cancel a class is due to rain or in mid winter severe cold. Every year gives us a different weather pattern some years are warmer than others. If it is very cold but the sun is out and the winds are light it may still be warm enough to teach so I have to make the call when I arrive at the beach. Thank you for your understanding and for cooperation on those very rare occasions when I have to cancel a class. I am looking forward to the later start time and hope that you can come down and enjoy the incredible beauty of the beach as you treat your mind and body to the deep  healing effects of  my yoga classes.



9/13/17 Wednesday Post Hurricane Class Cancellation


Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and safe. I just returned to my house today and was shocked to see a huge tree had fallen against the house. I need one more day to take care of things and to recover completely so I am cancelling Wednesday’s yoga class. WE CAN RESUME REGULARLIY SCHEDULED CLASSES STARTING ON FRIDAY 9/15/17 .
Thank you for understanding and good luck with the clean up.

All my love.


Beautiful Yoga Class Testimonial


As a retired special education teacher, I know how critical it is to deliver clear, concise instructions to my students. As a first time yoga student, finding Ava has been a great blessing. She is an excellent teacher, clear and concise in her instruction, drawing you into a world of peace, relaxation, challenging all levels of ability in a most nurturing and compassionate way. Thank-you Ava, Aloha.