During class tonight, I just got a “wave” of how “blessed” I am to be able to be a part of the joy and peace
of yoga that you so generously share with all of us… in this crazy season, I wanted to take time to share this
with you… what you do so REALLY well matters.
-Barbara Syah

You must know you are so gifted. Watching you and listening to you at class amazes me. Please keep in
mind that very few people can do what you do and so well… the way the class flows, the way you time things,
the way you feel the atmosphere and teach things inside as well as outside our bodies. You have a gift. I am
lucky to benefit from what you give.
-Hillary Strackbein

I love your class and your yoga style, you really are spreading great goodness.

Thank you for your challenging yoga classes. They always make me feel very empowered.
-Jane Katz

I just wanted to let you know how much Louisa and I are enjoying your classes on Saturday
morning. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend. The room is warm and inviting and the other
women in the class are wonderful.
-Deb Avitable

Ava brings an urgency of awareness to her teachings. You know you are in for a full experience with her classes, she will challenge you, she will inspire you and she will create a space for you to grow inside your yoga practice. Ava truly holds a passion for yoga and willingness to deepen and broaden her understanding, and that’s where her students benefit; she makes all feel comfortable to receive the spectrum of teachings yoga has to offer.
-Sally Murphy-Noel (Founder, Raven’s Wing Yoga)

Thank you for our wonderful classes
-Roxanne Coady

You are so sweet and so patient. I am very lucky to have you as my teacher.
-Sue Finn

Ava’s class is wonderful. She is able to inspire you to push yourself to your edge, while making sure you are safe. Her individualized approach is very helpful to me.
-Joanne Carter

Ava’s joy, enthusiasm and down to earth teaching style makes her a truly special yoga instructor.
-Frank Giglio

Ava’s a great teacher! I wish I could take her yoga class everyday! She has the ability to motivate her students to challenge themselves to their full potential in each position, while making yoga fun! Ava’s yoga classes have benefited me in many ways. Not only is my body more flexible and strong, but now I also have a calmer mind and am more peaceful in stressful situations.
-Laurie Curtin

Ava’s energy fills the room! Her classes are always fun and diversified. She’s a well trained, enthusiastic teacher with one heck of a yoga wardrobe.

A class with Ava is like enjoying the benefits from a beautiful spring day. She is part instructor, preacher, rabbi, doctor, and friend. she has a true gift for yoga instruction.
-Carol Richardson

Ava is not only an expert yoga teacher, she is extremely personable and genuine. She encompasses many yoga postures which makes for an eclectic and interesting class. I have learned so much from Ava. I always look forward to her inspiring classes to feel more positive, centered, and serene.
-Andrea Kaye

Ava is yoga. Her teachings are energizing/relaxing, powerful/gentle, challenging/comfortable. Ava helps me find balance, helps me breathe… helps me dream/believe and become.
-Pati H.

Thanks so much for being such a wonderful teacher and an important addition to the shoreline yoga community.


Thirty two years ago while studying dance, Ava was introduced to yoga. Her enthusiasm and dedication as a yoga practitioner led her into teaching.

She is committed to living a daily spiritual practice and her goal is to share how fulfilling yoga can be emotionally, physically, and spiritually to one’s life.

Ava believes that the breath is the sutra ‘thread’ in which connects who we are to all that is. She continues to intensively study Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara,and Jivamukti Yoga. She holds her certification in the Kripalu tradition. In 2012, Ava began to study with Leslie Kaminoff to further her knowledge and expertise. Ava considers Rodney Yee to be her primary teacher completing many years of his advanced teacher trainings and workshops and continuing to study with him.