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ACVA: Who We Are

2013 ACVA Board of Directors



William R. Levacy, Ph.D. President, Jessica Sayles, M.A., Christina Collins, Charlotte Benson, Patty Sanders, M.Ed.

As we approach a new year and see the many wonderful activities planned by other Vedic based organizations, we find this a good time to review ACVA’s history, from its beginnings to its status today as a leader in the field of Vedic education.

ACVA’s History

“History is the analysis and interpretation of the human past that enables us to study continuity and change over time. It is an act of both investigation and imagination that seeks to explain how people have changed over time.”
---Sienna College

The American Council of Vedic Astrology was started in 1993 in alliance with Dr. B.V. Raman and the International Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS). The Council registered as a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade organization on April 5, 1995. In 2000, the American Council of Vedic Astrology Board of Directors changed its name to the American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA). This change established ACVA’s evolving role as a learning organization and as a specialist in online education. ACVA further strengthened
its standing as an educational organization by gaining the status of a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization on November 22, 1999.

To meet the needs of Vedic astrology professionals, ACVA’s original membership/trade organization was renamed in 2003 to the Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA). CVA, was originally formed as a membership organization working co-actively with ACVA, but expanded its role in 2010 to offer its own educational and membership opportunities.



ACVA has been the world leader in online Vedic astrology education, along with a revival in one -on one tutor-based instruction

ACVA Today

The American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA) continues building on its 1993 heritage as a quality Vedic learning organization, founded on the experience of knowledgeable Vedic astrologers and professional educators. Today, ACVA offers professionally developed on-line and one-on-one instruction in Vedic astrology, beginner and advanced certification, Master’s classes, Vedic Astrology Coaching™ (VAC™) training, Jyotish Online Instructor™ (JOI™) Training, live webinars, and international e-Seminars. ACVA also invites everyone to join our online community on Facebook.

Learner and Instructor interaction is a key to successful online learning

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