About Us

Susanna McCan, Maharishi Vastu Consultant

Susanna Susanna McCan is a very experienced Maharishi Vastu consultant, having worked with more than 300 clients on their Maharishi Vastu projects in North America and Australia over the past two decades.  She has also designed many Maharishi Vastu homes and overseen several new development projects incorporating principles of Vedic city planning. Susanna provides allied services such as house design and plan drafting where required.  

Betsy Kettle, Maharishi Vastu Consultant

Betsy Kettle 2 Betsy Kettle has completed the Maharishi Vastu Architect postgraduate certification. She is a Landscape Architect experienced in site selection, resource consenting, design and construction of sustainable meditation communities. She was the Campus Landscape Architect at Maharishi International University, on the design team for the 1000 acre Maharishi Vedic City in Iowa, USA and co-managed the design and construction of the Maharishi Spiritual Capital of New Zealand. Betsy also has extensive experience in organics, permaculture and sustainable resource management (Zero Waste) in the design and set up of community recycling facilities. Betsy and David have been living in their own Vastu home in Silverdale since 2002.

Dr David Kettle, Maharishi Vastu Consultant

Dr David Kettle Dr David Kettle has completed the Maharishi Vastu Architect postgraduate certification. He is a retired civil engineer with 35 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering with the last 15 years focused on sustainable water services. He was the Project Engineer for the 1,000 acre Maharishi Vedic City in Iowa, USA and Project Engineer managing the design, consenting and construction of the Maharishi Spiritual Capital of New Zealand on 7.8 hectares in Silverdale, Auckland. David completed a PhD on sustainability frameworks and their application to urban 3-waters (stormwater, wastewater and water supply) infrastructure decision making processes. David and Betsy have been living in their own Vastu home in Silverdale since 2002.

Dr Anna Bonshek, Maharishi Vastu Consultant

Dr Anna Bonshek has completed the Maharishi Vastu Architect postgraduate certification. She assists clients in Australia and Cambodia. Dr Bonshek is a Director of Prana World Developments and Design and Maharishi Vedic Research Institute, Australia. She collaborated on the design, and project managed the build, of her own HIA, award-winning, Maharishi Vastu home. Dr Bonshek has had a long-standing interest in Maharishi Vastu—writing on Vedic Architecture in Maharishi Vedic University Cambodia (2018), The Big Fish (2007) and Mirror of Consciousness (2001). Bonshek lived in Vastu in Maharishi Vedic City (USA), is an artist and writer, Advisor to the Academy of Arts for Enlightenment, UK, and has extensive multi-media art and design experience. She received awards from the Royal Society of Art, Science Policy Foundation, NEA, and a Sahametrei Award, bestowed by King Norodom Sihamoni of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia, for service to the people of Cambodia.

Meredith Lyons, Vastu Co-Ordinator and Director of the Maharishi Vastu Consultation Service, Australia.

Meredith.Lyons150 Meredith has been active in Vastu since 2002, having built three Maharishi Vastu homes and assisted Mike Lyons and many of his clients over the years with Site Selection, drafting, conversion of bearings, practicalities of Vastu fence construction etc. Meredith handles Vastu enquiries, client enrolment, provision of letters and diagrams through out the consultation process, office administration and promotion such as maintenance of the website for Australia, and Vastu news updates. Tel: +61 2 6495 9122 (generally Monday to Friday 9am to midday)

Mike Lyons, former Maharishi Vastu Consultant and Director, International Institute of Vastu City Planning

Mike very capably provided the Maharishi Vastu Consultation service in Australia for many years. The many Maharishi Vastu homes around Australia and three Vastu buildings at the Maharishi School in Melbourne are testament to his devotion to Maharishi's knowledge and his great passion, patience and thoroughness in applying that knowledge to tirelessly help clients bring their Vastu buildings to fruition. In early 2016 Mike organised for the handover of the Maharishi Vastu Consultation service in Australia to Susanna McCan, Maharishi Vastu Consultant and Meredith Lyons, Vastu Co-Ordinator and Director of the Maharishi Vastu Consultation Service, Australia.