About Us

Welcome to The Vedic Cultural Fellowship!

Vedic culture is inherently spiritual in outlook, making kindness, charity, compassion, and honesty the main values for harmony in life. Through the Vedic Cultural Fellowship you can study or apply the sciences of natural Ayurvedic Medicine, Hatha Yoga (including the 8 steps of ashtanga), and gem therapy to achieve spiritual well-being. You can also learn to meditate, obtain your horoscope based on Vedic astrology signs, or practice other arts that have their origin in the Vedas. 

Vedic practice can help you overcome physical, emotional, or spiritual problems naturally, gaining a higher outlook on life both individually and collectively. Our goal is to build a temple of understanding open to you and everyone who wishes to taste the spiritual essence that Vedic philosophy offers humankind.

Howard Beckman Vedic Astrologer

Howard (Hamsavatar) Beckman

Howard “Hamsa” Beckman is a master Vedic Astrologer with over 35 years experience. As a teacher of Vedanta and Vedic science he travels worldwide teaching the interconnection of the “Three Sister Sciences” of Ayurveda, Yoga & Vedic (Jyotish) Astrology. 

Well known for his uncanny abilities in predictive astrology, he counsels his many clients in the right actions to take for success in life, their career paths, relationships and family affairs, and in striking a balance between the material necessities of human life and the spiritual ones. 

He has earned the nickname “the astrologer’s astrologer” due to the fact that he has so many professional consulting astrologers that consult him on their own horoscope’s as well as his insights on those of their clients. 

His experience in using remedial measures to balance planetary energies in a horoscope means that clients are able to also receive recommendations that will help them to help themselves in attaining their goals in all facets of life. He has authored the books “An Introduction to Vedic Astrology – Spiritual Science of the Ancients”, “Mantras, Yantras & Fabulous Gems – Healing Secrets of the Ancient Vedas” and “Vibrational Healing with Gems”, as well as two courses on Jyotish Gem Therapy and Ayurvedic Gem Therapy. The latter was co-written with his wife Jennifer (Yogamaya).

In application of Gems, both using the Vedic horoscope and in clinical Ayurvedic applications, he is at the forefront of this field. He and Yogamaya developed medical gem therapy lamps for use in the clinic and he is also a founding member of the Planetary Gemologists Association in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Hamsa has a unique ability to relay this esoteric knowledge in a practical way, allowing his students to understand the core meaning and secrets of this ancient science of divination. His astrological clients return to him year after year for annual updates due to his accurate and unfailingly helpful insights into their lives.

Jennifer Beckman Yogini & Ayurvedic Lifestyle Practitioner

Jennifer (Yogamaya) Beckman

Jennifer “Yogamaya” Beckman is an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner with a storehouse of both academic Ayurveda and experience in dealing with people walking the path of “every day” life. She is the most experienced Ayurvedic practitioner to be found now in the world that specializes in clinical gem therapy. Together with Hamsa she helped develop the Balaji GL108 “Navaratna” Gem Lamps Medical instrument and uses them in her Ayurvedic practice on a daily basis with astounding success treating all sorts of ailments, both physical and emotional. She travels extensively in the Americas, UK and Europe and always with her gem lamps to allow her patients to experience this amazing natural healing tool.

 A student of yoga for over 30 years she is a Hatha Yoga instructor with E-RYT 500 certification from Yoga Alliance, as well as by the British Wheel of Yoga in the United Kingdom. In Ayurveda she has studied with Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant lad, and co-taught with Dr. Frawley his “Advanced Yoga and Ayurveda” seminars. She is also a member of the International Yoga Therapists Association and Light on Ayurveda Educational Foundation. Her numerous articles on practical Ayurveda and natural healing have appeared in print magazines in the USA and UK, as well as in internet article databases.