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.

Mariella Cassar

Mariella is an experienced astrologer with an international client base. She is a Fellow as well as a past Treasurer of the Association of Professional Astrologers International.  She qualified with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, and also has a post-graduate qualification in Astrological Counseling.

She trained in Vedic Astrology with Pandit Sanjay Rath and completed two 5 year courses in Parasara and Jaimini Jyotish and is a Pandita and Jaimini Scholar. Mariella is now BAVA Treasurer.

Her website is

Gordon 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 in charge of the newsletter. She designed this website.