Dirah Academy is pleased to be at the ‘leading edge’ of providing distance-learning courses and certification in Vedic Astrology/Jyotish. Our courses are unique in that each course:
Allows you to work on your own Vedic astrological chart, providing a tool for Self-Realisation
Uses one-to-one tuition with an experienced, practising Vedic astrologer
Uses email support with prompt feedback on assignments
If you do not understand something you can ask questions directly to the supervisor. The supervisor responds promptly. You will not be referred to other students or whatever. Therefore the supervisor is not simply a judge of your assignments, but helps you understanding the lessons.
Is flexible-learning, in that you can study where and when you want to, and take as long as you like to complete.You can enrol at any time, take a break, start again, and send in assignments as and when you please
Provides progression onto the next higher-level course
Has a Certificate of Dirah Academy International
Contributes towards the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Vedic Astrology
Provides excellent value-for-money
The course will give 100 credit hours for CVA certification if you do the course through a CVA certified tutor like Roeland de Looff.
And this is what Richard Houck, author of The Astrology of Death and Digital Astrology says about the course:
often have people ask me about
where they can
learn basic Vedic astrology from a person rather than a book.
The Dirah Academy offers a personalized 14-lesson correspondence course that is probably the best combination of simplicity, clarity, practicality, usefulness and cost value on the world market today.
How can you beat having fun with your own chart while learning Vedic astrology for about $20 a lesson? I don't know how they do it."
Learn how to apply the Indian system of astrology and learn about how to lead a better life, how to express your potential in a better way and how to foresee future developments.
Choose your own appropriate (semi-) precious stone, colour and mantra.
Learn about the relationship between the Vedic horoscope and ayurveda (Indian natural healing), which will enable you to use ayurveda in juxtaposition to astrology.
Vedic astrology is a form of astrology that is 5OOO years old. Increasing numbers of Western astrologers are discovering the value of Vedic astrology. In the Western world interest for Vedic astrology is steadily growing.
Contents of the course: The course includes among other things, the interpretation of a Vedic horoscope, the role of harmonic horoscopes, the Indian system of predictive astrology (dasas), yogas in the horoscope, Vedic methods of treatment (choosing the (semi-) precious stone, colour and mantra), the relationship to ayurveda (how to determine the ayurvedic physical type from the horoscope).These subjects are treated in fourteen extensive lessons.
Applied Vedic Astrology: This course will enable you to understand Vedic astrology and what you can achieve with it. In the course, the accent is placed on the practical application of Indian astrology, hence the special attention to Vedic treatment methods and ayurveda.
The material in the course is clearly laid out.
The language used is simple and easy to understand.
Every lesson contains assignments which will show the relationship between your own horoscope and the contents of the lesson.
Work procedure: The assignments are to be returned by email. You will receive a prompt reply containing the corrected assignments plus helpful remarks on your work.
Personal support from the course supervisor: Should you have any questions regarding the subject matter, send an email and you will receive a prompt reply.
Course results: Once you have finished the course you will be able to interpret a Vedic horoscope, apply Vedic astrology and make the correct choice of Vedic treatment methods and ayurveda (deciding the physical type).
The course includes: The course material, your personal Vedic horoscope print-out and written corrections and guidance during the length of the course.
You should have some basic knowledge
of (Western) astrology.
If you do not have any knowledge of whatever form of astrology, it is mandatory to do the primer first. This primer gives you the knowledge you need to start with the course Applied Vedic Astrology.
Click here for more information about the primer. Please note that if you do not have some knowledge of whatever form of astrology it is mandatory to do the primer first.
Fees: Two payments of $ 135 if the course can be sent to you as a pdf (Adobe) file over the internet or two terms of $ 190 if it has to be sent by regular mail (worldwide priority airmail). The first payment to be made at the beginning of the Course. The second payment to be made between the 5th. and the 6th. lesson.
How to Apply: Scroll down and you can register online!
In some countries regional teachers are active. If you live in the below countries or states please click on the name of that country or state and you will be transported to the webpages of that regional teacher.
1. Registration is confirmed as soon as the completed application form is received.
2. Roeland de Looff MA or the local teacher of Dirah Academy International is the course supervisor.
3. As soon as registration is confirmed, the course material and the personal chart will be sent to the student.
4. The course supervisor is obliged to return the completed assignments within seven days after receiving the assignments; both corrected and furnished with comments. Exceptions to this rule are situations beyond the control of the supervisor, e.g. sickness and holidays. The student will receive notice when this occurs.
5. A good student-supervisor relationship is essential. The supervisor will do everything he can to guide the student through the material. The student should always be polite. If according to the supervisor inappropriate behaviour takes place the student will receive one warning. If the student persists he will loose all rights.
6. The student has the right to support by email.
7. a. Should the student not return his assignments or in any way absent himself for a period of three months, the student will lose all his rights.
b. The student may ask for a temporary halt to his study for a maximum period of four months.
8. Paid terms will never be refunded.
9. Once the final assignment has been assessed as satisfactory, the course supervisor is obliged to issue the student with the certificate of Applied Vedic Astrology. A second chance is possible!
Questions? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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