Ryan Kurczak ~ Founder of Asheville Vedic Astrology
Ryan Kurczak graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Philosophy. After college he completed training with The American Institute of Vedic Studies and the European Institute of Vedic Studies in the subjects of Ayurveda and Jyotish. He also completed training in massage and bodywork, specializing in CranioSacral Therapy and The Yuen Method. Ryan Kurczak has studied Vedic Astrology with Ernst Wilhelm, Dr. David Frawely, director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and Richard Fish, founder of the Center for Vedic Astrological Studies. Ryan was ordained in 2005, by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. Ryan has been studying Vedic Astrology since 2002 and practicing professionally since 2005. He works with clients and students throughout the world. Ryan has co-authored two books on Vedic Astrology and two books on Kriya Yoga and Non-dualism.
“Ryan Kurczak provides an excellent practical synthesis of Vedic astrology, Yoga and Ayurveda that can facilitate wholeness and well-being in all aspects of our lives. He can be of great assistance for all who consult him.” -David Frawley- Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies
Ryan is currently retired from astrological sessions and has directed his time and attention to the teaching of Kriya Yoga. Please see, www.kriyayogaonline.com or www.youtube.com/kriyayogaonline. Ryan has also developed a 2 year, in-depth, self-directed program for those wishing to learn Vedic Astrology. See the following link: https://vedic-astrology.teachable.com/
Channing Ayers – Astrologer
“Ever since I can remember, astrology has been part of my life. My mother began studying western style astrology as a young woman, and I was raised around her endless piles of hand drawn charts and towers of astrology books. Her passion of understanding the many mysteries of existence was passed on to me through the years. I have always been drawn to the interpretations of the symbols, signs, and meanings of the mysteries of the universe. In college I focused on Jungian psychology and mythology, which always seemed to point me back to the foundations I had with the astrology through working with the symbols and archetypes of human experience. After receiving a B.A. in Jungian Psychology, I moved to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where I have made my home for the past eighteen years. During this time of running my own business and raising my family, I continued to study and do charts casually for my family and friends, but still felt I was missing out on something deeper in the astrology and wanted to know more. I was strongly pulled towards studying the ancient practice of Vedic astrology for more answers, and there began an incredible journey of finding my true passion. I began taking classes with Ryan Kurczak and discovered the teachings of Ernst Wilhelm, which led me to a greater understanding of how to integrate and share this knowledge I have been studying my whole life in a practical, grounded and beneficial way.”
Channing is a jewelry maker, specializing in astrological gemology and astrological jewelry making.
To schedule a session with Channing please visit https://www.channingayersastrology.com/.