Arsha jyotish Courses

Our Speakers

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. She runs the EVVA (European Association of Vedic Astrology) operating from Germany.

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 ​

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. He is the Honorary All India President of Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS), founded by Dr BV Raman.

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

Author, Professional Astrologer

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. She is a charter member and five-term president (President Emerita) of the Arizona Society of Astrologers, one of the largest and oldest astrological organizations of its kind in the West. Charlotte is very involved with supporting public awareness of the usefulness of authentic astrology.

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. He received his BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder. After years of having his newspaper horoscope read to him by his mom, Kenneth made the shocking discovery that all the planets were involved in astrological judgments. At age 13 he taught himself how to cast a chart by hand. This began a lifelong interest in astrology and astrological traditions. 

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. He also hosts the TV show “Aapke Tare”, which is aired daily on Aaj Tak and Delhi Aaj Tak since 2008.

Dr Soumya 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. 2000 – Present Teaches PG students Worked as assistant director in the regional office of the Department of Collegiate Education, Dharwad office for four years. Working on the experiences of disabled and medical sociology


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.

Before joining SP Group, Jeyaram has worked with companies like Kirloskar Computer Services, Rizvi Software Consultancy, and Satyam Computers. He has an Engineering degree from Bangalore University, India.

Ashish Sharma

Jyotish Visharad from ICAS, India

Ashish Sharma is a Jyotish Visharad from ICAS, India. He has also learnt Sanskrit and makes good use of the subject in preparing the course material. He has also written a series of articles published in Jyotish Manthan, based on Mr A.B. Shukla’s classes on Jyotish Gita.

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

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

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

K P Astrologer

Sothida Mannan, Jyotisha MahamahopadhayayaDr. 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.

He is the first KP system astrologer in the world to teach complete (KP) Krishnamurti Paddhati astrology through professional grade video courses, which have been sold all over the world and has earned great reputation and confidence among the buyers.

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.

Gary is also a Swami of the Kriya Yoga lineage and a Reiki Master. He was recognized for his contributions to Jaimini Astrology by the Bharat Vidya Bhavan in India and has written on Jyotish in publications available from every continent except Antarctica.

Brendan Feeley


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 Jyotiṣa 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.
Marc has been a featured speaker at international conferences, is a faculty member of the American College of Vedic Astrology, and was the main presenter on Jyotiṣa at the Chopra Center for Well-Being from 2000 to 2002. He is the author of over 50 articles on this topic and 22 books.
The Institute of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhāvan, of New Delhi, India honored Marc with a Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the advancement of Vedic Astrology in the West.

Marc recently founded the Pacific Institute of Vedic Science, which offers quality educational programs in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotiṣa in the San Diego area where he lives. Prior to his current full-time involvement with these Vedic sciences, Marc held positions in the corporate world as a Director of Human Resources, Outplacement Consultant, and Leadership Consultant.

Marc holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BA in English Literature from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He is a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since 1971 and later trained as a teacher and taught TM in the late 70s.

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