Vedic Astrology

Unlock the Symbiotic Relationship between the Stars and Ayurveda

3 Days - Live Streamed

Delve into the profound world of Vedic Astrology (also known as Jyotisha) and its intricate relationship with Ayurvedic principles. Discover how cosmic patterns influence holistic wellness, and how you can integrate this knowledge into your Ayurvedic practice.  All Ayurvedic Enthusiasts will enjoy this in depth study of Vedic Astrology. Whether you are a current student, want to complement your existing practice, or satisfy your curiosity, this class is for you.

SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $50 off tuition through July 16

Course Information

Earn Continuing Education Credits: Students are encouraged to submit their program to the National Ayurvedic Medical Association for PACE credits upon completion.

Who should study Vedic Astrology?


Ayurvedic students and professionals are welcome. 

An existing knowledge of the foundational Ayurvedic concepts is required, such as: 
Doshas, Prakriti, and Vikriti (equivalent to our Principles of Ayurveda course – available for purchase in our Prerequisite Bundle).

Student experiences

How can I apply Vedic Astrology?

  • Integrating Vedic Astrology can enhance the holistic understanding of an individual’s psyche, emotions, and mental predispositions.
  • You can apply this knowledge for yourself or share it with friends and family.
  • If you are an Ayurvedic professional, you can implement this knowledge in your client-based practice by getting insights into inherent bodily imbalances or susceptibilities, complementing the traditional Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis and other assessment methods.
  • Astrological insights can guide the recommendation of specific mantras, meditation practices, or even gemstones as well as suggesting specific times for treatments, specific herbs resonating with planetary energies, or even lifestyle changes aligned with planetary transits.

"By the movement of planets, creatures enjoy or suffer their fruits of actions in this world."

Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra


Saturday, November 9 from 8am-6pm Pacific

Sunday, November 10 from 8am-6pm Pacific

Monday, November 11 from 8am-6pm Pacific

There will be a 1-hour lunch break each day of class.

Saturday, January 4 from 11am-3pm Pacific

This is a follow up session (4 hours).

How can I attend class?

In Person

Join us in person at our Academy & Wellness Center in Milpitas, CA.

You’ll receive elearning access to all your digital course materials as well as access to the class recordings.

Live Streaming

Join us 100% online! You’ll receive access to our robust elearning center with all your digital course materials, as well as access to join our live Zoom class sessions.

Our Academy & Wellness Center

In person classes are offered at our flagship U.S. Academy and Wellness Center located in the heart of Silicon Valley, nestled between the golden-green East Bay Hills, majestic Santa Cruz Mountains and beautiful San Francisco Bay.

The Kerala Ayurveda office is located on the second floor and includes a spacious classroom for lectures, conference room, consultation and Panchakarma rooms, Wellness lounge for our clients and Panchakarma kitchen/restrooms for treatment use. Our building offers additional conference and auditorium spaces.

Amenities include free wifi, tea and spring water station, break room and ample parking spaces. The center is located near several hotels, restaurants and shopping centers, with widely available ride sharing options. Nearby airports include: San Jose International (SJC), San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK). Our Student Support team can provide more information and local guidance for planning your visit.

Live streaming technology

We introduced live streaming technology to our Ayurvedic education in 2015. Our classes are currently conducted using Zoom and provide students an opportunity to study live and interact with faculty.

Zoom can be accessed on mobile, tablets, laptops and desktop devices. Class moderators support our larger class sessions to provide a smooth technical experience. All live streamed classes are recorded for later viewing in our elearning system.


Our courses are powered by a robust elearning system that connects our global community of students and faculty. The elearning portal is where students may access all of their course information, materials and curriculum, including: course syllabus, schedule, course manual PDFs, class slide decks, class notes and links to live streaming class sessions. The elearning portal is also where tests and assignments are conducted, and students may submit questions.


The curriculum provides a clear path for mastering Vedic Astrology, with a focus on its intersection with Ayurvedic principles. Through structured learning and ongoing reinforcement, participants deepen their understanding and expertise. This course caters to both passionate students and professionals seeking holistic approaches to health and healing, emphasizing the significance of Vedic Astrology in this context.

Integrating Vedic Astrology into Ayurvedic practice offers a holistic perspective on health, considering individuals’ natural constitution (Prakriti) and current state (Vikriti). This multi-dimensional approach provides actionable insights to enhance wellness journeys, offering a deeper understanding of life’s unfolding journey.


Introduction to Karma and its Significance in Jyotisha

What is Karma?
What are the different types of Karma?
How does Karma shape one's Destiny?

Discover the significance of Karma in Hindu philosophy and its role in shaping destinies. Explore various types of Karma, including Sanchita, Prarabdha, Kriyaman, and Agami, and their impact on life paths. Delve into the journey of the soul and its intricate relationship with Karma. Gain insights into Jyotisha, or Vedic astrology, and its ability to illuminate individual destinies.

Planets and their Significance

What are the nine Grahas (Planets) and their characteristics?
What is the significance of each planet?
How do the plants influence different aspects of life?

Explore the nine Grahas (Planets) and their unique characteristics in Vedic Astrology. Understand how each planet influences different aspects of life and learn about the significance of planetary transits in forecasting events and shaping personal trajectories.

The Zodiac Signs and their Characteristics

What are the 12 Rashis (Zodiac Signs) and their characteristics?
What is the elemental nature of each sign?
What is the significance of the different Rashis in Jyotisha?

Discover the 12 Rashis (Zodiac Signs) and their defining characteristics in Jyotisha. Gain insights into the elemental nature of each sign and their significance in astrological interpretations. Learn about the concept of Planetary Dignities and Debilities, which play a crucial role in determining the strength and influence of planets within specific signs.

The Houses and their Significance

What are the 12 Bhavas (Houses) and their characteristics?
What is the significance of the different Houses in Jyotisha?
What is the meaning of the plants in different houses?

Delve into the 12 Bhavas (Houses) and their distinctive characteristics within Jyotisha. Participants gain an understanding of the significance of each House in astrological analysis, exploring how they represent various aspects of life and experiences. The role of Planets in different Houses is elucidated, revealing their influence and impact on individual destinies. Additionally, participants are introduced to the concept of House Lords and their significance in determining the themes and outcomes associated with each House.

Interpretation of Birth Chart

How do you interpret a Birth Chart?
How do you identify important factors that influence one's chart?

This module provides an overview of birth chart interpretation, focusing on key elements such as the Ascendant, Ascendant Lord, and other significant factors. Participants learn to decipher planetary positions, signs, houses, and their interactions within the birth chart. Emphasis is placed on understanding the significance of planetary aspects and their influence on individual lives, guiding participants in unraveling the complexities of astrological charts with confidence and precision.

Varga Charts and their Significance

What is a Varga Chart?
What is the significance of the Varga Charts in Jyotisha?
How do the different Varga Charts impact different aspects of life

Discover the significance of Varga Charts such as Navamsa and Dasamsa in Jyotisha, offering nuanced insights into various life aspects. Learn how these charts enrich astrological interpretations beyond the Birth Chart, exploring their unique impacts and relationships with individual destinies.

Practical Applications of Jyotisha

What is Horary Astrology and Muhurta (Electional Astrology)?
What is the significance of Timing in Jyotisha?

Learn about Horary Astrology and Muhurta (Electional Astrology), key components of Jyotisha emphasizing timing and auspiciousness. Understand the critical role of timing in astrological practices, influencing outcomes and decisions. Additionally, delve into Predictive Astrology and its practical applications through case studies and examples, gaining insights into predictive techniques and their real-world implications.

Case Studies and Brief Introduction to Vedic Medical Astrology

How do you apply Vedic Astrology?
What is Vedic Medical Astrology?

Explore case studies and practical examples, providing hands-on experience in applying astrological principles. Additionally, gain a brief introduction to Vedic Medical Astrology, delving into its unique insights into health and well-being through astrological analysis.


Dr. Sisira K Amarasinghe, Ph.D.

Dr. Sisira K. Amarasinghe, Ph.D., possesses specialized expertise in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Information Systems Engineering. His comprehensive academic and industrial background is especially prominent in the realm of Cardiac Rhythm Management, where he has contributed to the R&D of Defibrillators, Pacemakers, and sophisticated Remote Monitoring systems. Further, his expertise in software, systems, and enterprise architecture, combined with his outstanding R&D leadership, has been pivotal in advancing the highly sophisticated software platforms essential for Robotic Surgeries, especially those focused on Orthopedic Knee and Hip procedures.

Concurrent with his advancements in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Amarasinghe has maintained a profound engagement with Vedic Astrology, a discipline he has assiduously explored for several decades.

The depth of his knowledge and dedication to Vedic astrology has garnered recognition from the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA). Dr. Amarasinghe proudly holds the Jyotisha Ratna and Jyotisha Prabhakara certifications from ACVA, emblematic of his caliber in the discipline. ACVA further celebrated his contributions in November 2021 by bestowing upon him the esteemed title of Jyotish Navaratna, underscoring his significant influence within the world of Vedic Astrology. He is a recognized authority in Vedic Astrology and Medical Astrology consultations, offering adept Vedic Counseling and Life Coaching services. He is also credentialed with the Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor (AWC) and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner (AWP) certifications, conferred by Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Presently, he is in the process of pursuing his Ayurvedic Doctor’s certification.

Dr. Sisira currently conducts Astrology consultations for Kerala Ayurveda Wellness Center and is a guest faculty member for the Academy.

Student & Alumni Benefits

At Kerala Ayurveda Academy, we value the bond with our students – that’s why we call ourselves the Kerala Family! As part of the Kerala Family of students, you’ll receive expert support and guidance throughout your program.

Support during the Vedic Astrology program

  • During the live streamed classes, online students can interact directly with class moderators and faculty.
  • Student Support is available anytime to assist with educational service planning and tuition management.

Join the program

SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $50 off tuition through July 16
New students to KAA
$545 $495
KAA Students & Alumni

HAC, AHC, AP, ACS/AD and PKT Programs

$495 $445
Includes Principles of Ayurveda
$640 $590

Frequently asked questions

This depends on your location. Please see the Scope of Practice for more information, and check the guidelines designated by your local city or state. This certificate does not grant the recipient a license to touch, which may be required. It is the individual’s responsibility to be compliant.
It is not advisable to practice Marma Therapy on a client remotely. Do I need any special equipment for Marma Therapy? A massage table is recommended for the comfort of both the giver and receiver.
Your Marma Therapy for Energy Healing course materials will be accessible for 12 months from the start date of this course, including any class recordings. Please note that your free access to Principles of Ayurveda included with your Marma Therapy for Energy Healing course will be for 6 months from your course registration.
Please bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Water and tea are available at our Academy & Wellness Center if you attend in person.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Yes, you can perform Marma Therapy while pregnant; however, it is not advisable to receive it while pregnant.
Yes, for this course training experience it is OK. As a regular practice, it is not recommended that you receive (or give) Marma during your cycle.
Your certificate will be available in the elearning system for download after your course attendance has been verified, your assignments are completed and graded, and your test has been completed with a passing score.
There is no prerequisite for joining this course, though it is recommended that you have an understanding of basic Ayurvedic principles. We include free access to our 15-hour, self-paced online courses Principles of Ayurveda to assist you in learning the basics.
You’ll receive access details for Principles of Ayurveda with your course registration confirmation email for Marma Therapy. Please contact support@keralaayurveda.us if you need assistance.