Jyotish

Our Speakers

Gudrun Lewis

Gudrun Lewis-Schellenbeck

Author, Astrological consultant

Gudrun Lewis-Schellenbeck has been working as a professional astrologer for nearly 20 years and has published many articles in the leading German astrology magazines. She is an ACVA acknowledged astrologer. She has lectured at several international conferences in Germany, England and America.

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).

Arya Bhushan Shukla

Arya Bhushan Shukla

Author, Astrological consultant

Arya Bhushan Shukla, is known for his vast knowledge of Vedas and other Hindu Shastras He has researched extensively to explain the principles of jyotisha by drawing upon the teachings of Lord Krishna in Shrimadbhagavadgita. His exposition on the teachings of Sage Parashara demonstrate the rationale behind fundamentals of astrology. He strides over the wide spectrum of esoteric as well as the prosaic aspects of practice of Vedic Astrology.

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.

Michiel Boender

Author, Parashara's Light Software

Michiel Boender is the man behind Parashara’s Light, the most popular and user-friendly programs for Jyotish for the last two decades. A long term spiritual practitioner, he is devoted to serious studies in Jyotish with an exceptionally innovative turn of mind.

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.

Charlotte Benson

Astrologer, President of American College of Vedic Astrology

The sacred language of Astrology is only as comprehensible as the abilities of its translator. Jyoti Devi strives to be a clear channel serving the timeless wisdom of the Science of Light. A resident of Arizona since 1969, Charlotte has practiced astrology as a career there since 1972.

Kenneth Miller

Astrologer MA, ACVA Level II, Jyotish Kovid

Kenneth earned his MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. He also attended the American College of Vedic Astrology, where he achieved a Level II certification Council of Vedic Astrology: Jyotish Kovid certification.

Deepak Kapoor

Deepak Kapoor

Renowned astrologer, Master of the Prashna Kundali

Mr. Deepak Kapoor is regarded as the Master of the Prashna Kundali. He is a world-renowned astrologer with over 30 years of experience in the field. He has been teaching astrology for over 15 years and has 4 best selling books on astrology to his credit.

Dr. Saumya Kumar

Dr Saumya Kumar

Editor, Publications Division and Member, Academic Advisory Committee, ICAS

Astrologer, Faculty and Honorary Secretary, Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, Mysore Chapter June 2007 – Present Teaches Vedic Astrology, Nadi Astrology and Vaastu at ICAS Mysore. Chapter Chairman at ICAS, Mysore. Associate professor and Coordinator, PG Department of studies in Sociology, Maharani’s Arts College for Women, Mysore.

Jeyaram

Jeyaram

Hon. National Vice President, Indian Council of Astrological Sciences

Professional Bio-data: Associated with SP Group since 1998, Jeyaram has over 32 years of experience in the Software industry & as Executive Director, he is responsible for the Global Delivery, Enterprise Quality & Employee Productivity. He oversees all Application Software Development, Mobile Applications, Telecom Testing, E-Learning & Multimedia Solutions.

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.

Sunil John

Sunil John

Teacher, publisher of Astrology books

Sunil John runs an online magazine Saptarishis Astrology which has become very popular all over the world in a short span of time. He is a publisher of Astrology books by profession and a teacher by passion. He has learnt many obscure and hitherto unknown Jyotish predictive techniques from his illustrious mentors which he is ever too willing to share with his students.

Navneet Kaushik

Navneet Kaushik

Hon. Addl. Controller of Examinations of ICAS, India

Navneet Kaushik IRSSE has a degree in Electronics and has spent many years working with Delhi Metro. Honoured with the title of Jyotish Kalamani, he is currently Hon. Addl. Controller of Examinations of ICAS, India. He has authored Vastu Chintamani, a comprehensive book on Vastu under the guidance of A B Shukla/ On-demand Full Comprehensive Vaastu Course.

Andrew Dutta

Andrew Dutta

K P Astrologer

Sothida Mannan, Jyotisha Mahamahopadhayaya, Dr. Andrew Dutta is one
of the world’s most respected and highly honored Krishnamurti Paddhati (KP System) and Vedic astrologer from India, who is popularly known among his innumerable satisfied clients in India and abroad as “Sri Indrajit”. He has 23 years of deep astrological experience and carries with him 219 years of family astrological experience, legacy and heritage.

Gary Gomes

Gary Gomes

Assistant Dean for Academics for ACVA, professor and Vice-President of Kepler College

Gary Gomes began writing about Jyotisha in 1993, and has been published in the ACVA Journal, BAVA Journal, NCGR special editions, Mountain Astrologer, and several Indian magazines, including Express Star Teller and the Astrological Emagazine. He has also served as Editor and Managing Publisher of the Council of Vedic Astrology Journal. He served on the American College of Vedic Astrology Board between 1997 and 2003. He was elected Vice-President of the Council of Vedic Astrology in 2004 and President of CVA in 2007.

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.

Anuradha Goyal

Anuradha Goyal

Traveler, Author

Anuradha Goyal wears many hats to pursue her three prime passions-innovation, travel, and books. She studies business innovation, especially business models, and blogs about them. She has earlier co-authored the India Innovates Series published by CII showcasing innovations from across the country. She was a jury member for Economic Times Power of Ideas Contest in 2010. Her papers on business innovation have appeared in various journals and forums. She is one of India’s leading travel bloggers, writing a popular travel blog for a decade now.

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. 

Team member

Natesa Gurumurthy Iyer

Gurumurthy Iyer is Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s disciple. He has developed a very simple method of analyzing horoscopes, called Gurumurthy Paddhati. He has been practicing astrology for over sixty years.

Team member

Sunil Sharma

Consultant

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.