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Dirah Academy International has teachers all over the world who guide students through the course material. Each teacher has his or her own region. Teachers offer the course in the language of the country they operate in.

When you click on the picture of a teacher you will go to his/her website.    

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Roeland de Looff, coordinator, teacher for the Netherlands and everything not covered by other teachers. He is the author of the Dirah course material. He has a university degree in Sociology and Urban Planning. He is Jyotish Visharada, CVA and Jyotish Kovid, CVA.


Alexander Kolesnikov is the teacher for the Russian language area. He is a student of astrology since the 1980s, and a teacher of astrology since the early 1990s. He is an author of several books on astrology and numerology, of numerous articles and of a few mobile apps, the best known of them is iLuna. He is also the creator of the website, which offers a number of popular interactive features as well as many articles about different aspects of astrology.

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Gudrun Schellenbeck and Nicholas Lewis, teachers for Germany and German speaking Switzerland. They have founded the German Association for Vedic Astrology (DGVA). They have written books and have an astrological and ayurvedic practise.  

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Steve Hubball the teacher for UK and Eire.  He runs an astrological practice and is also a qualified and experienced Counsellor and professional Life Coach. He is a qualified yoga teacher and has practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years.  He holds an MSc in Applied Statistics and a PhD in Genetics. He is Jyotish Visharada, CVA and Jyotish Kovid, CVA. 


Phyllis Chubb is the teacher for Canada. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Human Relations (Psychology and Psychiatry). She is Jyotish Visharada, CVA and Jyotish Kovid, CVA.

Merih Akalyn is the teacher for the Turkish language area. She is a theatre and cinema actress. She has practised Transcendental Meditation and Sidhi techniques since 1984. She is a member of the board of Astrological Association (ASTROBIL) in Turkey. She has a university degree for Prehistory and Classic Archeology. 

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Hindu lunar zodiac , Vedic online store , Vedic astrological email courseBurmese astrology or MahaboteLinks to Jyotish sites ,  Vedic astrological software , Balinese astrology , Astronomy and astrology , Dirah diploma professional training program in Vedic astrology , Tibetan astrology, Order your Vedic chart with interpretive texts , Ayurveda and Vedic astrology , Yogas and Vedic astrology , Jyotish quantitative astrology: Shadbala , Vedic astrological compatibility techniques , Advanced course for Jyotish , Course advanced techniques for Jyotish , Vedic horary astrology or Muhurta , Nakshatras in chart interpretation , Primer astrological course for beginners.