British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA)

The British Association for Vedic Astrology was founded in 1996 by Andrew Foss (President) and Komilla Sutton (Chair). Shortly after that, Gordon Brennan (Education) and Geoffrey Pearce (Treasurer) joined to form the first BAVA committee.

The association holds an international conference in London every year in April and publishes Gochara an annual journal at the same time. In addition webinars are conducted at various times in the year on different subjects (free for members). Names and contact details of professional members are available on Membership is £30 for the first year and £20 thereafter. Courses for beginners are held each academic term in London and are advertised on the website. All of the committee and many of the professional members teach their own courses as well. There are BAVA members in very many countries around the world.

Vedic Astrology uses the same basic astrological matters as modern astrology, but it is sidereal rather than tropical astrology and due to this a vast quantity of works written in Sanskrit, the ancient langauge of India, on this type of astrology, are available for use. Many of these have been translated in the last 50 years and hundreds of books in English and other languages are available on the subject.

A free monthly newsletter by email is available. Anyone can register for this on the homepage of the website Enquiries for courses can be made via the website or direct to