Jyotish

International Jyotish Kumbh 2024 Speakers

K S Charak

Dr. K S Charak

Author, Editor

Dr. K.S. Charak, FRCS, the Head of the Department of Surgery at Spinal Injury Hospital in Delhi. Dr. Charak has been teaching Vedic Astrology for the last 25 years at Indian Council of Astrological Sciences in Delhi; and practicing it for the last 40 years. He has written several books appreciated all over the world. Dr Charak also leads SOSMT, a charitable organization devoted to providing free surgical and medical care to the poor and the ailing in the rural areas of India. 

Vinay Aditya

Vinay Aditya

Author, Associate Editor

Vinay Aditya is the author of a famous book on Ashtakavarga called Dots of Destiny. He holds a degree in Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India and has been teaching Vedic Astrology in countries like USA, Germany and England for nearly 15 years, and in India for more than two decades. Having an analytical approach and a thirst for the innovative, he has been a regular faculty at the AVG seminars for the last 16 years. He holds the honorary title of Jyotish Vachaspati conferred on him by Indian Council of Vedic Sciences (ICAS), India.

Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Author, Astrological consultant

Ronnie Gale Dreyer is an internationally known astrological consultant, lecturer and teacher of Jyotish based in New York City. She has authored several Vedic Astrology books, and delivers lectures extensively for astrology groups and conferences internationally. Ronnie received her MA from Columbia University in South Asian Languages and Cultures, and wrote her thesis on Strijataka (women’s astrology).

Michael Sugarman

Michael Sugarman

Vedic astrologer, Psychologist

Michael Sugarman has been studying astrology since age 19, Vedic astrology assiduously over the past 15 years. Has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a certification in alcoholism and drug addiction counseling.

Simon Chokoisky

Simon Chokoisky

Author, Astrological consultant

Simon is the author of the popular books The 5 Dharma Types and Sex, Love, & Dharma, as well as the forthcoming Secrets of the Sacred and Winning With Jyotisha, both due in 2017. A pioneer using Vedic astrology and Dharma Typing to help clients discover their dharma, Simon has a gift for making complex concepts easy to digest, and simple truths profound. Simon taught along side Dr. Vasant Lad at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute before venturing out in his own consulting business and Dharma Type Certification course.

Rakesh Mishra

Rakesh Mishra

Professional Astrologer

Rakesh Mishra has a degree in Psychology and has lived around the world as his father was in Foreign Service of India. Rakesh Mishra has been studying Sidereal Western astrology for 35 years and Vedic astrology for over 20 years. One of his goals is to bring together the best of both systems. He co-hosted a live cable TV show in New York for 8 years. He has been practicing Astrology for the last 30 years in the USA and caters to an international clientele.

Brendan Feeley

Brendan Feeley

Presenter

Brendan Feeley has been studying Jyotish since 1984. He is a faculty member of the Council of Vedic Astrology and a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Marc Boney

Internationally renowned astrological teacher, writer and consultant

Marc Boney, M.A. is an internationally renowned astrological teacher, writer, and consultant. He has been involved since 1974 with the integration of the ancient wisdom of astrology with the counseling arts. He received his training in Jyotisa primarily from K.N. Rao, one of the world’s foremost Vedic astrologers. His focus is on using the Vedic system to help guide people in their lives, as well as training others.

Komilla Sutton

Komilla Sutton

Internationally renowned consultant, teacher & lecturer

Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher & lecturer.
She is the Co-Founder & Chair of the British Association of Vedic Astrology, London.

Ida Cullen

Ida Cullen

EMBODIED ASTROLOGY – YOGA & THE COSMOS

Ida Cullen, Certified Yoga Therapist & Professional Astrologer with 35+ years experience. 

Astrology has been Ida’s passion since she was 9.  At 50 she retired from a successful career in real estate to pursue her passion which included yoga & ayurveda.

Jitendra Shahiwala

Jitendra Shahiwala

Founder & CEO, Divine Jyotish School of Canada

Born in Hindu Brahmin Spiritual family. Right from childhood age he was very privileged to have opportunities to receive blessings from many renowned Gurus such as MaaAnadmaya, Shree Rang AvadhutMaharaj-Nareshwar, Shree DuttYogeshwarDevtirth (Jagat Guru Sankaracharya- Puri Pith), Param Pujya Shree Mota, Chandravadan. C. Mehta (Guruji – Maninangar). 

Penny Farrow

Penny Farrow

Teacher & Researcher

Penny Farrow has a B.S. and M.S. degree from Cornell University in the Biological Sciences and has had extensive career experience as a teacher, researcher and business woman. She has been involved in the study of the Vedic tradition since 1971 as part of a long-standing commitment to her spiritual practice.  She has studied Jyotisha intensely starting in 1992 primarily under the tutelage of Hart deFouw. She is an approved tutor for the American Council of Vedic Astrology. 

Andrew Foss

Andrew Foss

Astrologer, Author

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 the author of the book and eBook series: Yoga of the Planets as well as the academic book:  High-Dimensional Data MiningDr. 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.

V. P. Goel

V. P. Goel

Vinod Prakash Goel is the former officer of the Indian Engineering Services and has served the Ministry of Defense, Government of India. He also held senior managerial positions with private companies in India and abroad before setting up a business in engineering, manufacturing and contracting. V.P. Goel is an M.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur and B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Honors) from Banaras Hindu University. In the years 1999 and 2000, he was awarded the Gold Medals for Jyotish Alankar and Jyotish Acharya at the Institute of Astrology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. 

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley

Vedic Teacher & Author

Dr. David Frawley (or Pandit Vāmadeva Shastri) is a Vedic teacher and educator who is the author of over forty books in several Vedic and Yogic fields published worldwide over the past thirty years. He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies (www.vedanet.com), which offers online courses and publications on Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta, mantra and meditation, and Vedic astrology.

PVR Narasimha Rao

PVR Narasimha Rao

PVR Narasimha Rao, born and raised in India, currently resides in the USA with his wife and children. With degrees from IIT Madras and Rice University, he holds a senior engineering management position in Boston’s semiconductor industry. His family excels academically and culturally, with his wife being a computer science teacher.

Outside of work, PVR Narasimha Rao delves into spirituality, blending Sanskrit knowledge with scientific inquiry to explore ancient wisdom.

Upendra Singh Bhadoriya

Upendra Singh Bhadoriya

President, India Chapter, Divine Jyotish School of Canada

Upendra Singh Bhadoriya, got the foundation of palmistry from my father in childhood. He was an Ayurvedic medicine practitioner and having good knowledge of Indian palmistry. I have done work on Indian palmistry and western Palmistry. I have renewed some traditional palmistry, which is not using in routine practice i.e. Horary Palmistry. It is well mentioned in a book named ‘Hast Sanjeevanam’, written in AD1681 by Shri Meghvijiayji, a Jain monk. 
Alan Annand

Alan Annand

Alan Annandis a Canadian astrologer/palmist 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, includingKama Yoga,Kala Sarpa, Parivartana Yoga, and Stellar Astrology Vols 1-4. He’s also a crime novelist, whose “New Age Noir”mystery series (Scorpio RisingFelonious MonkSoma County) features a Vedic astrologer.