BAVA Committee

Andrew FossAndrew Foss, PhD

Andrew is the President and co-founder of BAVA and has been studying and teaching Vedic Science for 30+ years. He is the author of Shri Jyoti Star, the leading computer software for Vedic Astrology and the popular book and ebook series Yoga of the Planets. He writes, consults and teaches and lectures. He offers tuition and courses for beginners and the most advanced. He is an Oxford Physics graduate and has his PhD in Computing Science and has published in Nature and other leading journals.

Komilla Sutton

Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer.  Her Academy teaches three year online courses. She is the co-Founder and Chair of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). She has been leading trips to India since 1999 and sponsoring Vedic Astrology Conferences in India and Online since 2013.

Author: Shodasa Varga, the Sixteen Divisional Charts of Vedic Astrology, Nakshatra: Stars beyond the Zodiac, Personal Panchanga, The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, Lunar Nodes- Crisis and Redemption, Vedic Love Signs and Vedic Astrology.

Geoffrey Pearce

Geoffrey Pearce is a Chartered Accountant who started learning Vedic Astrology in 1986 at the School of Philosophy and Economic Science in London where the Indian spiritual system of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit are taught.  His Jyotish teacher was Hart deFouw.  He was Head of the School’s Astrology Faculty from 1994 to 2019.  Over the years, he has given many public talks and taught numerous Jyotish classes in London, Birmingham and Guildford and more recently over the internet.  He is Treasurer and Council member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology from whom he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.  Currently he is finishing a book entitled “Principles of Vedic Astrology – The Brilliant Indian System for Determining our Karma”.

Gordon BrennanGordon Brennan

Gordon is a long time student of Vedic Astrology and teaches BAVA’s Beginners Course. Gordon specialises in mundane astrology and has written many articles on world affairs for Gochara that are published on this website.

He supplies Vedic books for BAVA and leads a study group in London. He is starting an online Beginners Course with Andrew Foss in 2022.Contact him at his website

Pam Carruthers

Pam has an extensive background as a counselling astrologer and was a successful Art Director for over 20 years.
She works as a Vedic astrologer, Life Coach and trainer facilitating healing workshops in the Uk and internationally. See her website

Pam is the Membership Secretary and Webmaster for BAVA and she designed this website.

Keiko ItoKeiko Ito

After studying western Astrology from a young age, Tokyo-based Keiko started learning Vedic Astrology in 2003 with her teacher, Komilla Sutton. Traveling regularly to India with Komilla to deepen her Vedic knowledge, Keiko has been part of the faculty at the Fresh Talents of Vedic Astrology in India, the BAVA Conference in London, the Annual Vedic Astrology Conference at Sivananda Yoga Farm in California and the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference in Sedona, Arizona, USA. She regularly holds Jyotish-themed workshops at Sivananda Yoga Tokyo Center, is a full-time translator in four languages and a part-time Vedic astrologer with clients in Japan and worldwide. Keiko is in charge of the newsletter for BAVA.