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ACVA 2013 Accomplishments

ACVA is proud of the accomplishments of its Learners, Friends, Alumni and Instructors

  • ACVA advanced its mission as a school of Vedic astrology by awarding 23 course completions and certificates of Jyotish proficiency


  • ACVA grew its membership via Facebook to nearly 700 participants since its first year of existence


  • ACVA expanded membership value by opening a special Facebook discussion group for ACVA Learners, Friends, and Alumni (ALFA). Exciting conversations on Jyotish occur daily. There are no fees to be an ALFA member at ACVA.

  • ACVA (in conjunction with its staff of member volunteers and instructors) completed the year in a financially solid state. All of ACVA’s revenues come from course fees and donations and are solely spent to advance ACVA’s mission as a Vedic astrology learning organization.


  • ACVA successfully finished three key educational initiatives for the year


    1. ACVA Vedic Astrology Coaching™ program


    2. ACVA’s Jyotish Online Instructor™ (JOI) certification


    3. ACVA’s face-to-face local community training “Introduction to Vedic Astrology” Certification course.


  • ACVA was awarded a trademark for its Vedic Astrology Coaching™ program


ACVA attributes its growth over the years to the love and dedication of its international learners and faculty

  • ACVA continued to convert cassette tapes of historical conference lectures to digital MP3 format in support of the ACVA Store’s Vedic Astrology Digital Library


  • ACVA sent representatives to the annual National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) conference. ACVA Board member Christina Collins was a featured speaker.


  • ACVA gave the International Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS) President, A.B. Shukla, the distinguished 2013 Jyotish Navaratna Award.

  • Several ACVA associates were given honorary titles of merit in Jyotish by the ICAS organization


  • The Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation awarded several ACVA associates with distinguished titles for Jyotish proficiency


  • ACVA announced updates to its Certified Tutor List. Updates will appear in the 2014 first quarter update of the ACVA website.


  • ACVA published 4 quarterly free eNewsletters to the Jyotish community by providing college updates, Jyotish articles from knowledgeable astrologers, and public notices of interest.


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