Learn about our Team and Culture

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Ghanshyam Singh Birla

Ghanshyam Singh Birla

Founder of the Birla Vedic Center and the Birla College of Vedic Palmistry

Ghanshyam is a world-renowned Vedic palmist-astrologer with more than 50 years of training and experience in Vedic Palmistry. Ghanshyam began learning the science of Vedic palmistry and astrology when he was a young boy from his paternal Grandfather in India, who was himself a highly respected palmist, astrologer and Ayurvedic healer.

Guylaine Vallée

Guylaine Vallée

Vedic Palmistry Consultant, Teacher & Media Personality

Guylaine is a master of the ancient science of Hast Jyotish (Vedic palmistry). Since joining the Birla Center in 1985, Guylaine has helped thousands of people through her consultations, counselling and teaching. She has touched the lives of thousands of others through her many appearances on television and radio, numerous interviews in magazines and newspapers, and in her popular lectures and workshops.

Peter Keogh

Peter Keogh

Vedic Palmist-Astrologer, Composer, Documentarian

Peter has worked as a professional astro-palmist for more than three decades. He joined The Birla Center in 1982. Peter produces the Center’s educational videos and mantra-meditation recordings. Peter has also organized and led dozens of lecture tours across North America with Birla Center founder, Ghanshyam Singh Birla.

Denise Parisé

Denise Parisé

Palmist-Astrologer, Teacher, and Coach

Denise has studied, worked, and trained with Ghanshyam Singh Birla since 1991. She has been providing consultations and counselling sessions as well as leading workshops and teaching courses in Vedic astro-palmistry at The Birla Center for the past twenty-three years.

Jacinthe Côté

Jacinthe Côté

Vedic Palmistry Consultant & Massage Therapist

Jacinthe began studying and working with Ghanshyam Singh Birla in 1996 and has been serving clients through Vedic palmistry and therapeutic massage at The Birla Center ever since.

Rémi Riverin

Rémi Riverin

Massage/Craniosacral Therapist

Rémi has been working as a massage therapist and reflexologist specialized in craniosacral therapy at The Birla Center since 1996.

Francis Desjardins

Francis Desjardins

Massage Therapist

Francis has worked as massage therapist and reflexologist at The Birla Vedic Center since 2001.

Maxime Gagnon

Maxime Gagnon

Palmist & Translator

Maxime has been working at The Birla Center since 2012. She is a consultant, coach and teacher in Vedic Palmistry. In addition to being a tutor for our online Palmistry Certification Program, she is heading the tutoring department for the English and French online Certification programs.

Johanne Riopel

Johanne Riopel

R&D, Palmist & Translator

Johanne has worked as an astro-palmist at The Birla Center since 1992, where she also manages, edits, and translates The Center’s website, books, and all course material for The Birla College for Vedic Palmistry Certification Program.

Kathy Keogh

Kathy Keogh

Vedic Palmistry Consultant, Teacher and R&D

Kathy is Vice President of The Birla Vedic Network. In 1975, she became the first team member recruited by founder Ghanshyam Singh Birla to work at The Birla Center, where she has been a practicing astro-palmist for four decades. Kathy was fundamental in establishing The Birla College for Vedic Palmistry and worked side by side with Ghanshyam developing the entire 18-course Palmistry Certification Program.

Steve Erwin

Steve Erwin

Biographer, documentarian and chief writer

Steve is a Toronto-born, Manhattan-based writer and award-winning journalist who has worked in print and broadcast media for 25 years in Canada and the United States. In New York City, he was a Foreign Correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, reporting on the 9/11 tragedy and its aftermath, as well as a national news and feature writer for People magazine. He has written seven books, including the New York Times best-selling memoir, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, with Immaculée Ilibagiza, which has sold more than a million copies and has been translated into 25 languages. Steve has co-written The Happy Palmist with Guylaine Vallée and is presently writing the memoirs of Ghanshyam Singh Birla. Steve is chief writer of publications for the Center.

Colette Hemlin

Colette Hemlin

Practitioner and tutor of Vedic Palmistry and FGA gemologist

Colette has been involved with the Center since 1988, co-authoring Magnet Therapy with Ghanshyam Singh Birla. She is a certified gemologist and is responsible for choosing and analyzing all gems purchased at the Center. She is currently working on the book, Gem Therapy, with Ghanshyam Singh Birla. Besides being a teacher of mathematics and gemology, she is a practitioner of Vedic Palmistry. Colette is one of our tutors for our online Palmistry Certification Program.

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