Joni Patry
FEATURED FACULTY
Joni Patry lives in Dallas, Texas is one of the most recognized teachers and Vedic astrologers in the world. She was a faculty member for ACVA, CVA and Instructor for online certification programs, published many books, journals and appeared on national and international television shows.  As the keynote speaker for international conferences, she has a Japanese website, and teaches in Turkey and India. She has been awarded the 2015 Jyotish Star of the year and Dr B. V. Raman’s Janma Shatamanothsava Award Jyotisha Choodamani.   She publishes an online astrological magazine, Astrologic Magazine http://astrologicmagazine.com/ and has an online University for certification, the University of Vedic Astrology. http://universityofvedicastrology.com www.galacticcenter.org
Komilla Sutton
FEATURED FACULTY
Komilla Sutton is the co-founder and chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is on the faculty of the American College of Vedic Astrology. Komila is a council member of the Astrological Association of Great Britain. As an internationally renowned consultant, Komilla is also a teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in creating opportunities for Vedic Astrology to be more accessible for western readers. Komilla is the author of the following books: 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 Komilla lectures worldwide, you can email her for her current schedule.
Sam Geppi
FEATURED FACULTY
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is the author of "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 250 students enrolled. Sam is 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.
Jeffrey Armstrong
FEATURED FACULTY
Jeffrey is the founder of VASA, The Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts. Previously a western astrologer for 7 years, he began his studies of Vedic astrology with M.K. Gandhi in 1973. He is a member of ACVA, a Mentor to VFA Vedic Friends Association. Being well versed in Vedic knowledge, he is a renowned keynote speaker at many Universities, conferences, Yoga festivals and on Radio & TV around the world. Jeffrey has degrees in History & Comparative Religion, Psychology and Literature/Poetry and worked in Silicon Valley for 7 years as an executive and 10 as a motivational speaker. Jeffrey and his Dharma Patni Sandi Graham reside in Vancouver Canada. He is known for his consistent astrological accuracy, transcendental wisdom, deep insight, and empowering counseling. When put to an unprecedented test of accuracy on the FOX TV show “Exploring the Unknown” hosted by the publisher of the Sceptic’s Magazine, Jeffrey scored an incredible 80% accuracy, defeating the sceptics and validating the accuracy of Jyotish.
Dr. Andrew Foss, Ph.D.
FEATURED FACULTY
Dr. Foss has a PhD in Computing Science and is also an Oxford physics graduate with publications in Nature and other leading scientific journals. He is the author of the acclaimed book Yoga of the Planets. He has more than 40 years experience studying and teaching the Vedic wisdom around the world. He is the Founding President of the British Association of Vedic Astrology, Editor of the BAVA Journal Gochara, has completed the Jyotisha Pandita training in Parashara Hora Shastra and is a Certified Jaimini Scholar, the highest professional certification in Vedic Astrology. He has developed the unique, easy and powerful software Shri Jyoti Star that has become the first choice among the leading Vedic Astrologers around the world.
Dr. Arjun Pai
FEATURED FACULTY
Dr. Arjun Pai is a sales & marketing strategist by profession and holds a PhD from 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 is the co-founder at Cosmic Insights the most comprehensive life changing vedic astrology app.
Eve J. Mendoza
FEATURED FACULTY
Eve became a serious student of Astrology over 20 years ago.  In 1994, she met her first teacher who led her to the feet of Jyotish Shastra (more commonly known as Vedic Astrology.)  She continued her studies in India where she devoted the next 10 years to serving her teacher and assisting in the every day maintenance of a Charitable Trust.  Eve has also been instructed in the art of Mantra as well as Ayurveda, (the ancient Indian medical system). She returned from India in 2010 and has been offering readings ever since at the request of her teacher. 
Mas Vidal
FEATURED FACULTY
Yogi, mystic, and practitioner of Ayurveda, Mas has become one of the most influential yoga and Ayurveda teachers in the world and offers unique certification training programs throughout the USA, Asia, and India. Mas enjoys teaching integral yoga classes, offering health and wellness lectures and giving workshops that embrace core Ayurvedic principles. His work is primarily influenced by the lineage-based traditions of India, with prominence to the teachings of Yogananda and Sivananda. In 2014 he appeared in the triumphant film “Awake, The Life Of Yogananda” and as an Ayurvedic practitioner, he maintains an active international counseling practice that includes yoga and Vedic astrology. He is the founder/director of Dancing Shiva Yoga Ayurveda, an international non-profit educational organization and center based in Southern California. Under Mas Vidal’s direction DSYA has been recognized internationally for developing a strong balance between the mind-body relationship and the spiritual principles emphasized in both yoga and ayurveda. Mas Vidal strongly encourages education in a practical sense and as a way of life in his dynamic yoga classes (see schedule). The center is aligned with various notable institutions of health and wellness, spirituality and higher learning throughout the United States, Europe and India and maintains interaction in the areas of consulting, research and providing educational materials.
Dennis M. Harness Ph.D.
FACULTY
Dennis M. Harness is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Harness has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology. He presents workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology throughout the world. He is the author of The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, which is published by Lotus Press. Dr. Harness is currently working on a new book titled The Karmic Code: The Predictive Planetary Periods of Vedic Astrology.
Kapeil Raaj
FACULTY
Who am I? I am someone like you, who loves astrology to its core. I began my journey in the world of Astrology when I was first introduced to Vedic Astrology and its predictive methods through my uncle S.C. Srivastava in India around 2000. I finally saw astrology for what it was, a divine science. I used to read my weekly and yearly horoscope sun sign, but never cared too much for it because it hardly ever came true and most of it was common information that can be applied to anyone. But, Vedic Astrology proved me wrong. Through its detail charts, time tables and true planetary degree I realized how accurate astrology really is. I found out the meaning of astrology. I finally knew who I was and what I was supposed to do in life, which sun sign really doesn’t do.
Matteo Zacchino
FACULTY
Matteo was born in San Remo, Italy on June 1st, 1980. The Italian Riviera beach town sits 20 minutes East from the Principaute du Monaco, on the bordering Italian coastline. Raised as a traveler and gradually enlightened with mystic knowledge since early childhood by his mother’s teachings, he learned about the possible hardships of a spiritual path. Within the ups and downs of life, his creative curiosity to overhaul things, people and situations grew larger with time. Inspired by the mysterious forces of the governing laws of Nature and its inevitable energetic unfoldments, it is now his mission to share the ancient healing systems he discovered and adopted through his very own life’s experiences. A Yoga instructor with strong anatomical expertise, his style of teaching is thorough and technical yet spiritually focused in its foundations. Inspired by the ancient knowledge of Vedic Astrology, he privately develops custom programs for students but also offers various yogic anatomy and spiritual alignment workshops.
Mally Pacquette
FACULTY
Mally has been involved in the fitness industry for over thirty five years. Her career began as a USPTA tennis professional for 20 years and then she began running marathons. YOGA remained her constant passion and became her focus after years of learning the subtleties of the body speaking to you. Certified in Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini and also as a Yoga Therapist, Mally has pursued connecting with individuals to inspire and guide them to health and wellness through a balanced lifestyle of breath, movement and inner sanctum for a deep soulful path, mally-smudge-2016Mally’s entire life has been deeply entrenched with indigenous cultures.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, B.A.M.S., M.D.
FACULTY
Suhas Kshirsagar, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayurveda) is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician from a family of traditional Vedic healers in India, and the author of The Hot Belly Diet & Change Your Schedule Change Your Life. He holds a B.A. in Ayurvedic medicine and completed a three-year residency as an M.D. (doctorate in Ayurvedic internal medicine) at the prestigious Pune University. Dr. Suhas is a compassionate healer and expert clinician who directs the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic in Northern California. As an internationally recognized leader in the ancient science of Ayurveda, he frequently shares the stage with many of the pioneers in health and wellness, including Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and Wayne Dyer, and is a keynote speaker and faculty member at several Ayurvedic institutions worldwide. He is an insightful Medical Astrologer and internationally recognized leader in the field of Health & Wellness. http://drsuhas.com http://ayurvedichealing.net
Valerie Sanjali Irons
FACULTY
Valerie Sanjali Irons is an artist, sound alchemist and kirtan wallah living in Sedona, AZ. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to the Red Rocks of Sedona. She offers kirtan with her devotional music project “Sanjali Kirtan" and will soon be recording her first cd. As a sound alchemist, she is immersed in the world of sacred sound. She offers private sessions - “Soundwave Journeys” - using her Soundwave Bed™, as well as Shamanic Breathwork and group breathwork/sound healing journeys. She continues to paint, sculpt, and teach “Sacred Creativity” workshops. She is dedicated to divine healing through the arts. Inspired by divine love, she is deeply grateful.
Zeffi Kefala
FACULTY
Currently residing in Sedona, Arizona, and Athens, Greece, Zeffi Kefala is internationally accomplished as a Spiritual Counselor, Medical Intuitive, Tantric teacher, Reiki Master, and Healer whose work takes her to Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her unique blending of all the traditions brings us more connected to the universal truth, which resides within all of us.
Barry Rosen
FACULTY
Barry Rosen has been practicing Vedic astrology and consulting since 1987 and has specialized in practical applied techniques to isolate and address issues regarding karmic patterns. His focus in these consultations is helping the client understand how much of our karma grips us through emotional and mental patterns that tend to form self-defeating beliefs. He then provides practical prescriptions to help individuals transcend these obstacles and move through their karma. Barry has been speaking at ACVA conferences since 1999 and in London at BAVA since 2006. He is a long-time teacher of meditation and yoga since 1976 and applies Vedic astrology to the financial markets through his business, fortucast.com and does consultations at www.appliedvedicastrology.com He can be reached at barry2@fortucast.com or through his business office at 928-284-5740.
Heather Shereé Titus
A passion for bringing authentic yoga to the global conscious community across a variety of platforms drives my days. I am committed to building community and offering service in the worlds of yoga, arts, sustainability, and consciousness. I bring my project management skills to the table in service to this pursuit. Producing the annual Sedona Yoga Festival in beautiful Sedona, AZ with my husband and purposeful partner is my current dharma and passion!
Ruth Hartung
FACULTY
Owner & Director of 7 Centers Yoga Arts, Sraddhasagar (Ruth Hartung) has been course leader for over 70 month-long teacher trainings since 2001. Initiated by Swami Niranjanananda with the Bihar School of Yoga, she has integrated the trinity of the teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish as foundation for 7 Center’s 200/300-hour yoga teacher trainings. She has served as President of the International Yoga College, founded by Rama Jyoti Vernon, her mentor and teacher and has been a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka for the past 20 years. Currently she is leading an outreach project with Farashe Yoga studio in Ramallah, West Bank to train Palestinian yoga teachers to serve in their community and refugee camps.
Pundit Samavedula
FACULTY
Pandit Sharma Samavedula was born in 1971 in Manindragar, Madhya Pradesh, India into a family of South Indian Brahmans. His father is Brahma Shri Samavedula Trinadha Lakshmi Narasimha Murty, a Sama Veda Pandit and an expert in Shri Vidya (Shri Vidya Upasaka – A pandit who performs Shri Vidya pujas and yagyas). Pandit Sharma is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit and a Shri Vidya Upasaka. He began his training in the Vedas at age 7 taught by his grandfather, the late Brahma Shri Samavedula Narayana Shastri, who was a renowned Sama Veda Pandit that received an award from the President of India. His grandfather was employed by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam in Andhra Pradesh, India. In 2002, he founded the Vedic Yagya Center located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India and Fairfield, Iowa. His Center offers to individuals, organizations and businesses Vedic yagyas (sacred ceremonies), homams (ancient fire ceremonies), and pujas as prescribed in the Vedas and Shastras, the holy Indian scriptures. By utilizing the sound vibrations of specific Sanskrit mantras, these performances can help alleviate many problems of our modern times.
Alex Trenoweth
FACULTY
Alex Trenoweth is a London-based astrologer and frequent visitor to India where she is Secretary General and Vice Principal of Kirshnamurti Institute of Astrology (KIA), a school with over 600 currently active students and many illustrious alumni. She is the author of “Growing Pains” and “The Wolf You Feed”, both titles from The Wessex Astrologer. Alex was named "Astrologer of the Year, 2015" and was given an honorary PhD from KIA for her innovative research.
Courtney Roberts, MA
FACULTY
Originally from Miami, Florida, Courtney has spent a lifetime in astrology; in consulting, publishing, research & organizational work. A graduate of the revolutionary Master’s program in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University in England, her research on ancient Persian astrology & its influence on 1st century Judean messianic expectations can be found in The Star of the Magi (2007)  Her research into the distinct astrological patterns of Marian apparitions & the people who see them was published in Visions of the Virgin Mary (2004). As the director of Canaveral Research Center & producer of the Kepler Conference, Courtney has collaborated with the foremost astrological researchers around the world on a range of experiments, publications & educational initiatives, all dedicated to compiling & compounding the growing body of evidence for planetary influence.  Courtney works extensively with Vedic astrologers, with research as the bridge between western & Vedic systems; revealing the inner consistencies of both systems, while combining and correlating results for even greater accuracy.   Courtney has published literally hundreds of articles in top astrological publications like The Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope, StarIQ.com, ISAR’s International Astrologer & the Journal of the British Astrological Association, etc.  Her extensive sports data collections & league histories are published by AstroLabe, Inc., in the Astrodatabank & in Cosmic Patterns software. Courtney was recently invited to guest-edit Correlation, the British Astrological Association’s esteemed peer-reviewed Journal of Research in Astrology.  Her first issue is due out in 2018.
Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS
FACULTY
Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar graduated from Pune University, India with a Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. She is also trained at the Indian College of Naturopathy and qualified as a Yoga Instructor from the renowned Kaivalya Dham Institute in India. She is also a Licensed Esthetician from USA. Dr. Manisha has been teaching Ayurveda and yoga for more than 25 years. She specializes in women and infant health, skin care and natural beauty treatments. Currently she is the Director of Ayurvedic Healing Institute where she offers Ayurvedic and skin care consultations as well as regular workshops on Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, Beauty and skin care, Panchakarma and Herbal formulations. She is a published author of “Ayurveda, A Quick Reference Handbook’ and “Enchanting Beauty” (Ancient secrets to inner, outer and lasting beauty). She is a faculty member at Chopra Center, Kerala Ayurveda, MERU, Mount Madonna Institute and Maharishi University.
Dr. Manoj & Jyothi Chalam
FACULTY
Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. These days people call Manoj a spiritual stand up comedian but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps his ego in check.An Indian-born scientist with a PhD from Cornell University, Manoj helps individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 5 practices to work with their archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deity archetypes. Jyothi is a scholar and teacher of Advaita Vedanta philosophy (and Manoj’s teacher) as well as an accomplished South Indian classical music singer. She is known as a teacher’s teacher - when it comes to Vedanta philosophy and Sadhana practices. Jyothi has had ten years of intensive study studying the Vedantic scriptures of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Brahmasutras. And translating it to the Yogic practices of Mediation, Puja, Pranayama, Mantra chantings and Hatha yoga. Many people end up studying Vedanta from Jyothi by Skype one on one. It’s based on the original ashram style teacher-student model. All at no charge. Jyothi’s lineage comes from Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. 
Kari Field
FACULTY
Anandashree (Kari Field) is a San Francisco based Vedic astrologer and spiritual counselor. She holds a bachelor of arts in Women Studies and many years of guidance under Vedic astrologers, Hart deFouw and Sanjay Rath. She has also learned classical Hindustani music with master teachers, Ali Akbar Khan and Kushal Das in Calcutta for over 20 years. It is said that listening to the ancient Indian melodies called raga supports healing of mind, body and spirit. Raga is also linked to specific astrological cycles and planetary influences. She is currently working to integrate her love of classical Indian music and astrology in the field of music therapy.
Ksanati Nakshatra
FACULTY
Kṣaṇāti is a Graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute. Kṣaṇāti Studied Jyotish with Simon Chokoisky, Mahadev Levine, as well as Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Kṣaṇāti Teaches Courses and Webinars with The Organization Saptarishis Astrology Centered Out of Mumbai, India. Kṣaṇāti Currently Practices in His Hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kṣaṇāti Most Passionate Topics Include How to Improve Our Planetary Karma with Ancient, Contemporary, and Ayurvedic Remedy. Kṣaṇāti Also Does Much Research in The Area of Vedic Astro Cartography, and How to Use Geography for Our Greatest Prosperity, Love, and Spiritual Evolution.
Laura DesJardins
FACULTY
Laura has been a professional Astrologer for the past 40 + years. She is a nationwide, multi-media personality, having been interviewed by CBS Radio, The NBC's "Today Show" and she has had articles in "People Magazine," "Orange Coast Magazine," the "Orange County Register" as well as three feature articles in the "Los Angeles Times Business Section." Laura has held "Staff Astrologer", positions at various radio stations and national magazine publications, and was a lecturer consultant to the exclusive "Golden Door Resort & Spa." Laura has also lectured with the Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise lines and the Celebrity Cruise Lines. In addition, she is the author of "Time Passages," which was made into a report writer called "Midpoint Keys" by Matrix Software. Laura has been interviewed by the Learning and Discovery Channel on a show called "Prophecies The Millennium and Prophecies of Nostradamus, She presently is the director of Southern California Astrological Network, which she founded in 1986 and was the former director of the Michigan Astrological Association. Laura recently lectured at Astrological Conferences in Belgrade Serbia, Istanbul Turkey, as well as Kolkata, India.
Laura Harness
FACULTY
Laura S. Harness, MA, MT-BC has a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a board certified Music Therapist. She is a Jungian therapist who works with indigenous healing practices and is a sacred land guide for spiritual healing retreats in majestic red rocks of Sedona. AZ.
Maurice Fernandez
FACULTY
Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Arizona. Maurice currently serves as the president The Organization of Professional Astrology (OPA) offering pioneering programs for astrologers. He directs a professional diploma program with students from across the world.
Russ von Ohlhausen
FACULTY
Russ von Ohlhausen is an transpersonal ontological consciousnesses catalyzer, writer, lecturer and research astrologer; his work reflects a lifetime of study of science, religions, myths, metaphysics & most importantly – nature – and what they reveal about consciousness & human behavior.  Russ is a co-founder of the Astrological Society of Austin and its current President.  Today, Russell is focused on creating tools and resources to help reintegrate the ancient wisdoms with modern science and reviving the path to holistic spiritual living. He is currently working with transpersonal healing therapies within both the standard scientific and non-standard meta-science realms, using astro-psychology, entheogenic guidance, dance & movement and sound-light healing techniques to explore consciousness, more at ritesofthesun.com. More recently with is life partner Shannon Gill, he has been involved developing a new program of “embodied astrology” through the Ecstatic Dance/Cosmic Mass movement in the US. His ground-breaking work in cosmological mechanics, and astrological & mathematical research, Celestia Mathematica & The Fibonacci Zodiac, is currently being taught by other astrological schools as a foundational theory of the governing structure behind astrological knowledge and cosmological mechanics. He is also the creator of Zodiac Faces: Planetary Physiognomy and The Holy Myth: The Bible as Astrological Treatise, and the ARC-Database Initiative (Astrological Research Collaborative). 
Sherene Schostak, M.A.
FACULTY
Sherene Schostak, M.A. is a Jungian analyst,  and astrologer in private practice in NYC and San Francisco for the past eighteen years consulting, writing and teaching. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India.  She is the co-author of  Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill). She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP (Jungian Institute), Zurich. She has been the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine for the past decade. Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.
Marc Titus
FACULTY
Marc has studied and taught yoga in a wide variety of settings for nearly 2 decades after finding yoga to heal himself from what doctors said would surely be a lifetime debilitation.  Yoga has been a steady friend over the years, providing Marc with the tools to manage some unique challenges and circumstances.   After studying with key teachers Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai, Mark Whitwell, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Steve Ross, Marc continues to overcome PTSD from his career as a Wildland Firefighter.  He now focuses on sharing what he has received in the form of these ancient and lineaged teachings and practices. Marc is Certified Level 2 Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Facilitator and Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. He is an advocate for Trauma-Informed Yoga and annually sponsors a Yoga for PTSD Teacher Training at the Sedona Yoga Festival. Marc founded the Sedona Yoga Festival in 2012; currently he and his wife, Heather not only produce and direct the annual pilgrimage, but own and operate Aumbase Sedona, a Center for Consciousness Evolution and Aumbase Adventures featuring guided Yoga Hikes on the Sedona Landscape.
Jagdish C. Maheshri, Ph.D.
FACULTY
Jagdish C. Maheshri, Ph.D. is a chemical engineer who has been pursuing his interest in astrology in general, and Vedic astrology in particular since 1966. He has analyzed and interpreted thousands of charts and has been researching astrology as a science for nearly forty five years. As a professional astrologer, he has convincingly explained the nature of rapid evolutionary human growth, especially in the area of technical fields in last couple of centuries through the influence of planetary motions on our collective human conscious. Since 2010 Mr. Maheshri has been serving as NCGR Research Director. He is a practicing contemporary Vedic astrologer. He has published and presented papers at Baltimore and Philadelphia NCGR conferences on earthquake models. Recently he spoke at the Oriental Heritage conference in New Delhi and won the outstanding global astrologer award. He is a recipient of Catherine & Ernest 2016 research grant.  He teaches (online) Vedic astrology, authored several articles, appeared on radio shows, and hosts this website. His current research interests include natural and man-made calamities, political global events, world economical expansion, and spiritual human evolution
Naomi C. Bennett
FACULTY
Naomi C Bennett has practiced astrology since 1970 and was President of the Astrological Society of Austin, TX. She has a B.S. in Psychology, an 11 year career in computer sales with Fortune 500 companies and 15 years as a real estate investor. She teaches astrology as a branch of sacred geometry and advises clients. She has authored Foundations of Astrology in 2014 and she has published two works of Carl Payne Tobey, who was her astrology mentor.
Shannon Gill-Jones
FACULTY
Shannon Gill-Jones is a Evolutionary Astrologer, Jungian Counselor and agent of personal and collective transformation. With a background in Buddhist psychology, Dance Therapy, various modalities of soul-work and indigenous ceremonial arts, Shannon facilitates transformative personal and group experiences utilizing the integration of the wisdom of the cosmos, embodiment practices, sacred ceremony and ritual. Shannon has a private practice, teaches, hosts retreats, and serves as the Vice President of the Astrological Society, and sits on the OPA board of directors. She is the creator of “Rhythm Sanctuary” Ecstatic Dance in Boulder, CO, and seeded dances in Denver and Austin. Currently in partnership with Russell von Ohlhausen, she has created “Illumination”, an extension of Rhythm Sanctuary; non-profit “The Shift Foundation”, “Astram- Astrologer’s Alliance” and together they operate “Lotus Bend Sanctuary”, a spiritual day retreat center in Austin, Tx.
Holly Zacchino
FACULTY

I have a passion for seeing women step into their feminine power through movement, intention and ritual. What inspires me is the feeling of connection, empowerment and sensuality that Goddess Yoga brings to women that practice. There can be huge shifts and releases though this practice, and then usually inspires a path of looking deeper into really embodying our feminine more fully in our lives.

Swami Sankarananda
FACULTY
Swami Sankarananda is a peace pilgrim. After not finding happiness in what many called a successful business career he turned within and took a path which led him to disciples of H.H. Swami Sivananda. During sadhana with his guru in the Himalayas he was inspired by the parivajaka tradition and greatly influenced by the examples of Swami Sivananda's disciples along with Peace Pilgrim. He took his monastic vows and returned to the USA in 2013, beginning a two year pilgrimage for peace on foot with a coast to coast walk from January 1, 2014. When the walk ended he was offered an rv to continue traveling while living and sharing the way of peace - and in early 2018 was called to the Sedona, Arizona area to help a classical Yoga Ashram take root there. He now stewards DivineGraceYogaAshram, offering support to seekers of Peace. www.divinegraceyoga.org