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.

The Coast is Clear – No Red Tide – Yoga Classes Open

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The last 2 classes I have taught have been red tide free so we can breath easy again and resume our normal yoga class schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 to 10:30 am. Please bring drinking water and a towel or a mat and exact change for the fee which is $10 per person. The weather has been just beautiful so Im hoping to see everyone come out to celebrate the season with a spiritually uplifitng yoga session.

See you soon

Ava

11/18/22 Friday Class Invitation to All

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It will be a very brisk chilly morning today and I want to remind you to layer your clothing if you decide to attend class today. Practicing yoga during chilly weather can be most invigorating and enlivening as long as you are properly dressed. Please bring water to drink and a towel or a mat and the fee of $10 per person in cash please as I have no credit card devise. All levels welcome. Class starts at 9:00 am, hope to see you soon.

Ava

Beautiful Morning Yoga Session: 10/21 Report

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There was an unusual cold snap last Monday with high wind conditions but this morning was just beautiful. Clean crip air felt good as the air warmed up during our yoga practice and by mid way through the 90 min class it was warm and sunny. I’m so glad the normal Fall temperatures are back as this is my favorite time of the year to teach my yoga classes. I hope you can come to Siesta Key beach and experience yoga on sand make of crystals next to a blue sea and sky. Hope to see you soon. Please bring drinking water and a towel or a mat and exact change for the fee.
All my love

Aca

Burr – What a cold morning 10/19 Class Report

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A blast of cold air swept over Sarasota today bringing a reminder that winter is coming. The cold kept most people ar home in front of the fireplace. 3 brave women showed up for class so we had a very active and vigorous session. The cool air was invigorating as we did some power yoga. it looks like this cold air will be leaving soon and by Friday we should be back to more seasonal temperature. Hope to see everyone on Friday.

Ava

10/17 MONDAY YOGA CLASS REPORT

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We had a vigorous, high energy class this morning as the weather gets cooler we can raise the energy level to a higher octave. There were more men in the class than usual, and they stayed the whole 90 min which was nice to see. These are the glory days of Fall when the conditions are near perfect for our yoga class. Start your day with deep stretching and power holding of the poses. All levels welcome, no reservation required, bring a towel or a mat and some drinking water. The fee is 10 $ per person which is to pay the county permit fee and insurance.

Thank you and I hope to see you on the beach.

Ava

I Received This Email Complaint Today About My Yoga Class

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I wanted to share this email complaint about my yoga class with everyone because it may be others who are thinking the same way but have not voiced their concern to me. I will show you this persons email and my answers to the complaint.

Here is the complaint email.

You have absolutely no overhead since you are using County property to hold your classes. You do not provide water or a yoga mat. How do you justify a $10 charge. If 30 people attended you are taking more per hour than a family physician with over 10+ years of education and massive overheads. Please comment

My comments

Goodness, why do you assume it’s free to me because it is not. You may check if you like but I have to pay a permit fee to the county. If this were not the case then as you say every yoga teacher would be teaching dozens of classes all over the public beach. This is why they impose a permit fee for which you need the highest yoga credentials and a comprehensive insurance policy which included the county. Just because I teach on the beach does not me that I am not a professional.

My Second Comment

I still cant believe that you would make such an accusation without consulting me or the county first. Once more, unlike renting a studio in which to teach, my rental of the space on the beach is obviously outdoors where weather forces me to cancel my classes frequently. The county does not compensate me for. these cancelled classesI and during the summer half the classes are empty or with one or two people in them because it’s too hot to practice yet I have to pay the same fee.
Please come down to the beach and let me walk you over to the P&R offices if you don’t believe me.
Now you respond please hopefully with an apology.

Class Report / Wed. 10/12/22 First Day Back

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This morning was our first day back to our regular yoga class schedule. The Fall/Winter schedule os now in effect. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, Frida, Saturday 9 am to 10:30 am.

It was a perfect morning with a cloud covered sky and soft sounds of waves and sea gulls in the background. These are the most ideal days for yoga on the beach so plan to attend and begin your day in the most beautiful way possible. I hope to see everyone soon. Please dress for the weather bring drinking water and exact change of $10 per person.

Love and peace forever

Ava

YOGA CLASSES RESUME WED/10/22

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I have just been told by Parks & Rec. that reserved events, of which my yoga classes are one, will be allowed back on the beach starting Wednesday the 12th of October. Class will begin at 9:00 am and is 90 min. long. Please bring with you a towel or a mat, some drinking water, and the class fee of $10.00 per person, in cash please. I am so excited to be back and to be able to enjoy this wonderful weather after the storm. I hope all of you were able to come through the storm healthy and whole. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Love and Hope

Ava

POST HURRICANE UPDATE 10/1/22

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I hope that everyone survived the incredible power of Hurricane Ian. Siesta Key and Sarasota were spared the major damages that happened in Sanibel and Fort Myers. Siesta Key beach looks like it did not lose any sand or suffer any major damage. Siesta Key public beach was closed down before the storm and I do not know when we will get the word that we can return. When I know I will announce when the next yoga class will take place. Regardless the new start time of 9:00 am is in place and the classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. I had decided to ride the storm out in my home and the experience was intense and frightening but it has made me so grateful for my life and for the privilege of teaching my yoga on the most beautiful beach in the world to the nicest people in the world. Stay tuned for more updates as I learn more about when we can resume our yoga classes.

Stay healthy and happy

All my love

Ava