Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is one the main Americans to help bring Jyotish to the West over the last forty years. He has correlated Vedic Astrology with Yoga Ayurveda, done extensive research in Sanskrit texts, and been active reviving Vedic traditions worldwide. Vamadeva is a student of Dr. BV Raman and has many awards in Jyotish. He was the first president of the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) 1993-2003. Hinduism Today often highlights his articles. Vamadeva is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of the government of India (2015), for his educational work in Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vedas and ancient history. He has doctor of letters degrees (D.Litt) from S-VYASA in Bangalore, and from Ram Manohar Lohia University, Ayodhya. He received a National Eminence Award from the South India Educational Society in Mumbai (SIES). He is the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies which offers publications, online courses and resources in the Vedic sciences. www.vedanet.com www.facebook.com/drdavidfrawley www.twitter.com/davidfrawleyved
Yogini Shambhavi is a mystic visionary, Jyotisha guide, best selling author, spiritual counselor and educator of ancient Vedic traditions. As an important and dynamic woman teacher of the deeper aspects of Yoga coming out of India today, her teachings are rooted in the ancient traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Tantra and Mantra Yoga. Shambhavi is the co-director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe NM, and conducts international training programs and Online Courses in Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology and Vedic Counseling with Dr. David Frawley. She is appreciated for her powerful Vedic chanting and Yoga Shakti retreats worldwide. Books and CDS Yogini Unfolding The Goddess Within - Wisdom Tree Yogic Secrets of The Dark Goddess - Wisdom Tree Jyotir Bhava Mantra CD -Lotus Press Yogini Bhava Shakti Mantra CD- Lotus Press https://www.facebook.com/yogini.shambhavi www.vedanet.com
Kṣaṇāti is a Graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute and Drexel University. Kṣaṇāti Studied with Mahadev Levine, Simon Chokoisky, as well as Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Kṣaṇāti Taught Many Webinars With The Organizations Saptarishis Astrology For Many Years Centered Out of Mumbai, India and Now Manages His Own Astrological Organization, Kṣaṇāti Jyotish. Kṣaṇāti's Organization Also Hosts Community Summit Events With Various Members of The Vedic Astrological Family. Kṣaṇāti is Faculty and Teaches Annual Workshops at The Blissful Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference. Kṣaṇāti Currently Practices in His Hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Online. Kṣaṇāti Most Passionate Topics Include How to Improve Our Planetary Karma with Ancient, Contemporary, Ayurvedic, and Practical Remedies. Kṣaṇāti Also Has Profound Passion and Has Done Research in The Areas of Nakṣatra, Specifically Nakṣatra Devata and Their Divine Influence. Kṣaṇāti Also Teaches and Does Consultations for Vedic Astro Cartography, and Loves How to Use Geography for Our Greatest Prosperity, Love, and Spiritual Evolution.
Eve Mendoza became a student of Jyotish shastra at 17 and shortly after moved to India to be with her teacher for many years. Upon her return to the USA, she began offering her services in Jyotish at the request of her teacher. Eve has also had the privilege to study under Pandit Sanjay Rath’s tradition.
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is a well-known Vedic astrologer and internationally recognized Vedic scholar. He is the author of two very popular books, "Yoga and Vedic Astrology" and "The Ascendant-108 Planets of Vedic Astrology". He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science - which offers level 1-3 Certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently, the Academy has more than 400 Graduates of its Level I program. Years ago Sam was certified level 1 and 2 through ACVA and CVA and was hired by Dattatreya Shiva Baba to teach the first Astroved Vedic Astrology Certification Program in 2010. In 2018 His holiness Shri Ravi Shankar Gurudev Published Sam's Book "Yoga and Vedic Astrology" through his foundation "The Art of Living", as to him, it represented a very pure interpretation of the Indian Vedic astrological teachings. Sam's classes: HTTP://vedicastrologycenter.net Sam's Social Media Links: https://linktr.ee/samgeppi
Dr. Arjun Pai
Dr. Arjun Pai is a sales & marketing strategist by profession and holds a PhD in Electronic System Design & Computer Science from the United Kingdom. He started learning astrology independently whilst in school. However, since 2008 Arjun's interest in Vedic Astrology has reignited in an intense way. He is interested in research of techniques detailed in ancient scriptures and testing them to better understand this Divine Science. He enjoys studying, researching and teaching Nakshatra based astrology. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada and practices and teaches Jyotisha Online.
Dr. Dennis Harness
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional Vedic Astrologer and lecturer who received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. For more than thirty years, Dennis has studied both Eastern and Western astrological techniques, such as natal chart analysis, synastry (relationship compatability), prashna, and Astro*Carto*Graphy (locational astrology) with some of the world’s most respected astrologers. Dennis was a founding member of the American Council of Vedic Astrology and served as president of the American College of Vedic Astrology, located in Sedona, Arizona, from 1999-2009. His book, The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, is published by Lotus Press and continues to be one of the few works dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of these important, and often overlooked, asterisms of Vedic Astrology. Dennis is currently working on his new book, The Karmic Code
Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer since 1995. Komilla's life's work is about the ancient knowledge of Vedic Astrology. Her goal is to increase the accessibility of this ancient form of astrology and build meaningful bridges between the East and West. Komilla's Academy teaches a three-year online study program augmented by a new advanced course each year. Komilla is the co-Founder and Chairman of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. While residing in England, Komilla was part of the Faculty at the American College of Vedic Astrology and the Council of Astrological Association of Great Britain. India Trips – Komilla has led trips to India since 1999 and as of 2013, each year she sponsors an annual Vedic Astrology Conference to promote a new generation of Jyotish Masters. Vedic Conferences – As of 2013, Komilla began to sponsor annual Vedic Astrology Conferences. These conferences continue to promote a new generation of Jyotish Masters and encourage their interaction with seasoned Masters of Jyotish knowledge. Author – Komilla is also an author. Below are her published books. — Shodassha Varga - Sixteen Divisional Charts of Vedic Astrology — The Nakshatras - The Stars Beyond the Zodiac — The Essentials of Vedic Astrology — Lunar Nodes - Crisis and Redemption — Personal Panchanga and the Five Sources of Light — Vedic Love Signs — Indian Astrology Youtube Channel – Komilla has a sizeable and active audience on her Youtube Channel. This video collection is part of Komilla's intent to make the ancient form of Vedic Astrology accessible worldwide. Komilla's Youtube Channel is at https://www.youtube.com/c/KomillaSutton Connect with Komilla on Social Media - links are below. Social Media Twitter: @KomillaSutton Instagram: @KomillaSutton YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/KomillaSutton Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KomillaSuttonVedicAstrology
Dr. Andrew Foss
Andrew Foss, PhD, is the creator of the acclaimed software Shri Jyoti Star, a premier choice of Vedic Astrology software in the world. He is releasing Version 10 of the Shri Jyoti Star Software at VedicSoftware.com. He is the author of the book and eBook series: Yoga of the Planets as well as the academic book: High-Dimensional Data Mining. Dr. Foss has a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of Physics from Oxford. He has published in leading scientific journals such as Nature. Dr. Foss is the founding president of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA), and the editor of the BAVA Journal Gochara. For more than 30 years, Dr. Foss has lectured internationally on the topics of Vedic Astrology and Vedic Wisdom. He is a certified Jyotish Pandit and Jaimini Scholar, the highest level available. He has received many awards for his service to the Jyotish profession. Websites vedicsoftware.com, yogaoftheplanets.com
Alan Annand is a Canadian astrologer and former tutor for the British Faculty of Astrological Studies. He is a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology, and a longstanding student of Hart DeFouw. He’s written several books on jyotish, including Kala Sarpa, Parivartana Yoga, and Stellar Astrology Volumes 1-3. He’s also a crime novelist, whose New Age Noir mystery series (Scorpio Rising, Felonious Monk, Soma County) features a Vedic astrologer. Email: email@example.com Website: www.navamsa.com
PVR Narasimha Rao has a bachelors degree from IIT, Madras and a masters degree from Rice University, Houston and lives in greater Boston where he works in a top semiconductor firm as a senior engineering manager. He received "Sanskrita Bhasha Kovida" and "Sanskrita Bhasha Visharada" diplomas at an age of 11 and combines his Sanskrit knowledge with scientific temper to conduct fresh research into the teachings of rishis. He is an astrology researcher, author, teacher and also the author of popular freeware "Jagannatha Hora" used by many Vedic astrologers and students across the world. Thousands of spiritual seekers are performing daily homa for a new Dharmik era on earth and individual spiritual progress, using free and simplified homa (fire ritual) manuals on his website (www.VedicAstrologer.org).
Vanita Lenka was born and brought up in New Delhi, India and is a globetrotter, She currently lives in Muscat, Oman She developed her interest in Vedic Astrology when she was just 10 years old when her grandmother used to tell her the mythological tales and used to narrate about the Purnima(Full Moon)and Amawasya(New Moon), the waxing and the waning Moon concept, which intrigued her to know more about this side of the world.. Genuine astrology is learned and takes years to master. Astrology is never clairvoyant, psychic, supernatural, intuitive, magical or inborn. Vanita imparts her planetary wisdom at every turn. She wants to help people, not scare them, she’s here to help you through the tough times and pointing out astrological opportunities. She understands the human condition. She has performed over 5000 in-depth personal readings and is proficient in most branches of Classical Vedic Astrology that includes- Vocation(Vocational Astrology is unique in it’s ability to see the whole picture of talent, happiness, success and timing), Location, Medical, Natal, Transit-Progressed, Spiritual, Comparative Analysis, Electional (selecting dates for important life events); Gem Selection; Fertility Dating and Horary Astrology (the art of answering special questions from exact times). Her consulting experience is vast (completing almost 3 decades), having read for men and women of most nations, ages and professions. She loves to dress up and wants to convey everyone the message that an Astrologer is not just supposed to be wearing saffron clothes and has to be wearing a Rudrakhsa Mala with a sandalwood Tilak on the forehead to get the label of being an Astrologer. An Astrologer should be well versed of the subject and above all be a good counselor as well, a friend and an approachable identity who is here to help in today’s busy world, where we need someone to hear us out and forewarn us of the tough and rough times ahead. She has gained the respect of her fellow astrologers for her excellent astrology readings. Her readings are close to accuracy as far as family, health, career, love, relationships and lot more, She has had some real great interactive sessions with clients all across the globe and suggests practical upaye(remedies) to counter the adverse impacts of the planets. She also consults with companies large and small to counsel on the intersections of astrology and business acumen.
Dr. Malini Iyer
Malini is a research scientist in the medical field who is actively immersed in Vedic Astrology and the Vedic Sciences for over a decade. She was disillusioned with the application of Vedic astrology growing up in India. While pursuing her PhD in USA, she rediscovered her roots and immediately took on the practice of Vedic Astrology as she finally learnt the authentic way of applying astrology. It forms the foundation of her spiritual life. Malini has done immense work in aligning people to their spiritual self and helping them navigate relationships, career and health in their personal lives. She is also trained in yoga and meditation, and integrates all the Vedic sciences in her astrology practice. Malini is also a professionally trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has performed in several productions. Rich with classical Indian storytelling, she brings a tinge of Indian mythology and tradition to her practice in order to empower individuals and couples. Malini actively maintains a blog as well as creates videos and articles for social media as a service to the community. She offers Vedic Astrology readings that can be found at the website: cosmicartandscience.com Website & social media information Website: cosmicartandscience.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cosmicartandscience Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urfriendmalini/
Sunilee Jani Pawar
Sunilee,started getting lessons and wisdom about vedic rituals and spirituality and its importance from my Maternal And Paternal Grandparents and uncles but was Destined to go in depth in this Jyotish vidya since last 20 years. I learnt parashar Jyotish, Nadi Jyotish,and achieved title of “Jyotish Bhushan” , Palmistry, Vastu Pandit, here in Mumbai with blessings and teaching of best Jyotish teachers.. I have been very fortunate and chosen one to get many teachers in my Jyotish journey and each of them are special with their tremendous Jyotish knowledge and spirituality. And still i am always lucky to meet many in my way and getting their blessings and hope to remain in the same cycle..Blessing and Divine protection on me in form of AshiPatram(Blessing Letter)from SHRIMAT JAGADGURU SHRI SHANKARACHARYA VIDYANRUSINHA BHARTI SWAMI KARVIR KSHETRA.. TRYING TO KEEP LAMP OF JYOTISH ALIVE IN ALL THROUGH WISDOM AND TRUE SPREADING… At present i am into teaching Jyotish, doing Kundali reading,Spiritual healing and vastu reading.. Through My Youtube channel PLANET TO SOUL ASTROLOGY, I share and spread the divine Jyotish pearls in best possible way. Love And blessings, Sunilee Jani Pawar
Barry Rosen has been practicing Vedic astrology since 1987. He has visited and studied in India on 4 occasions and has spoken numerous times at the American Council of Vedic Astrology Conferences in Sedona, AZ since 1999 and also the British Association of Vedic Astrologers in London since 2006. He has been involved in Vedic culture since 1973 and is a long-time meditation and yoga teacher and a published poet. He has had many Vedic astrology teachers including Komilla Sutton, Marc Boney, Robert Koch, and has taken a number of mini-seminars from Sanjay Rath. In the last seven years, he has moved away from his specialty in Investment and Mundane astrology to his fascination with the psychological and spiritual dimensions of Vedic astrology. He is the author of five books on Vedic astrology including The 2018-2020 Vedic Almanac series, Finding Your Blind Spots Using Vedic Astrology, Signs of LIfe from the Astrological Zodiac: The Spiritual Dimensions of Planets, Signs, and Houses in Vedic Astrology and Mysteries of Saturn and Capricorn: Mastering the Energies for Growth and Transformation. They are all also available through Amazon. He has been teaching classes in Investment Astrology since 1990 and began teaching the other aspects of Vedic astrology specialized courses online since 2017, including Dashas, Transits, Personal Finance, Health, Longevity and Death, Nakshatras, The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Secrets of the Houses, Relationships and many more. In his consultations, he focuses more on the emotional and mental patterns in the chart and their impact on consciousness which can create waves of illusion blocking you. A good consultation should help you witness the play of karma so that you are not gripped by it; you can transcend it and realize your own Divinity, becoming the commander of the planets and not the victim. Barry Rosen also operates a blog on Facebook under Barry Rosen and also Astro-Yoga and his professional astrological website is www.appliedvedicastrology.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Charlotte has practiced Astrology, full-time, as a credentialed (PMAFA, NCGR, ISAR, AFAN; Jyotisha Ratna and Jyotisha Prabhakara from ACVA) professional since 1972, in Phoenix, AZ. She has analyzed tens of thousands of charts, serving her clients with the intelligence offered by the language of the stars. Charlotte is the president of the American College of Vedic Astrology, Inc. She has received the “Jyotisha Choodamani” title from the Raman Foundation in Bangalore; the “Jyotish Kovid” award from the I.C.A.S.; and the “Jyotish Navaratna” award from ACVA.
Pandit Sharma Samavedula was born into a family of South Indian Brahmans. He is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit who was trained in the Sama Veda under the guidance of his grandfathers (late Narayana Shastri and Rama Gopala Shastri) beginning at age 7 He attended the Shri Sarva Raya Veda Patha Shala Vedic School in South India, and in Benares, North India under the guidance of late Sri Sankara Narayana Shrouthi Gal. And after 12 years of study, Pandit Sharma received his master’s degree in Vedic Studies. From 1991 to 1995, he was a professor of Sama Veda at Maharishi Veda Vigyana Vishwa Vidya Peeth charitable trust, which trains Vedic Pandits throughout India. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Vedic priest at temples in Toronto and Montreal, Canada and Cleveland, Ohio. In 2002, he founded the Vedic Yagya Center located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India and Los Angeles, California, which employs a core group of over 20 expert Vedic Pandits representing all 4 branches of the Vedas. His Center offers Vedic yagyas (sacred ceremonies), homams (ancient fire ceremonies), and pujas as prescribed in the Vedas and Shastras, the holy Indian scriptures to individuals, organizations, and businesses. By utilizing the sound vibrations of specific Sanskrit mantras, these performances can help alleviate many problems of modern times. As a Sanskrit saying says “Heyum Dukham Anagatam” [meaning, “Avert the danger that has not yet come”]. In 2002, he and his father founded the Vedic Foundation of India, which is a charitable trust and Vedic school located in Kanchikacherla, Andhra Pradesh, India that trains Vedic Pandits. From this Vedic school, 20 Vedic students successfully took this course and graduated and they’re currently living their lives successfully as Vedic pandits. The Vedic Yagya Center supports the Vedic School in India in various ways, such as their main one is feeding the poor. He has been instrumental and the chief priest at the Austin Hindu temple and an officiating chief priest for the inaugurations of many Hindu temples in the world. He has also founded a Hindu temple called the Sri SivaKameswari temple [Vedic Spiritual Center] in Costa Mesa back in 2016 on the concept of Prakriti and Purusha. He’s been traveling and performing many yagyas for the last 15 years around the globe. For more information, Pandit Samavedula can be reached through his website: http://vydic.com firstname.lastname@example.org - 512-633-7999
Dr. Aditya Togi is a Lecturer by profession with PhD in Physics, specialization in Astronomy. He developed a keen interest in Astrology from his early teenage years and started learning independently to interpret and analyze astrology readings. From, past few years he has been involved with Dr. Arjun Pai to learn astrology secrets of nakshatras. He collaborates and discusses astrology concepts with Pai team members on Arjun Pai and KRS Youtube channel. With the background knowledge of Astronomy Dr. Togi's interest is in connecting astronomical concepts with Astrology. Dr. Togi's opinion in bridging the gap between Astrology and Astronomy can help us broaden our understanding of astrology concepts. He is interested in nakshatra based astrology, decoding ancient astrological and astronomical texts, and understanding astrological concepts through astronomical techniques. He currently resides in San Marcos, TX, USA and does research and practices Jyotish.
Kanholy Santhip Krishnan
Dr. Santhip Krishnan Kanholy is from the city of Kozhikode, in the state of Kerala in India, belonging to a family lineage of Vaidyas (traditional Ayurvedic Healers). He got his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He started his Astrology studies watching KRSchannel videos as a hobby during his graduate studies. Later he studied nakshatras with Dr. Arjun Pai, who nurtured his research & love for deeper exploration of jyotish. His passion for Nakshatras & jyotish research resulted him appearing on Youtube videos and sharing his nakshatra knowledge as part of Pai team on various Youtube channels including Dr Arjun Pai’s astrology channel. He gives jyotish readings, teaches students & continues with his nakshatra research. He may be contacted via email - email@example.com
Melodie Maria Essig
Melodie Maria Essig is a professional Jyotishya, yogini, and new mama to Leo Anand. She completed her BA in Yogic Studies and Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in Yoga, and a 1,200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Naropa University in 2009. Melodie has trained extensively under the lineages of Sri Aurobindo, Krishnamacharya (Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga), Purna Yoga, Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda, Swami Gitananda, Sivananda, the Bihar School of Yoga Tradition, Nataraja Kallio, Sreedevi Bringi, Erich Schiffman, Rainbeau Mars and the Tantric Sri Vidya traditions of South India. Melodie has been teaching Yoga professionally since 2009. In addition, She completed an apprenticeship in Evolutionary Astrology in 2011 and has been doing consults professionally ever since. She is grateful to have studied Jyotish with Ksanati extensively and is a professional Jyotishya at Dhanya Gāyatrī Jyotishya.
In August of 2016 Pasha has had a good fortune to receive an astrology reading from one of the teachers of Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference. Captivated by the accuracy of the reading, and completely unaware of the “Jyotir Vidya” spell, he spent nearly 4 years replaying the 60 min recording rigorously and repeatedly trying to find logical explanation to some of the interpretations. But the explanation was beyond analytical thinking, and the answer became apparent: our destinies unfold by God’s architecture, and somehow jyotishis are able to see it. After studying with multiple teachers, leading astrology research groups, continuously analyzing charts and consulting, in September of 2021 Pasha came to Arsha Vidya Gurukulam ashram in Pennsylvania to meet with Marc Boney, who has been guiding him through the vast ocean of Jyotish ever since, following the footsteps of his guru K.N.Rao, to whom he dedicated all of his books. With Marc’s blessing Pasha started teaching astrology in September of 2022, and continues to study with devotion, humbled by the sacred wisdom of the rishis, passed on to us from eternity.