About Us

Northern Lights Vedic

Northern Lights Vedic is a family owned business located at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California.

Binay and Lina Preston, the founders of Northern Lights, have been working with Vedic gemstones and custom astrological jewelry for over 25 years.

Binay and Lina are longtime disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda's guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, often counseled people to wear gemstones and metals to both strengthen and harmonize the influences of the stars. It is in this spirit that they offer their services at Northern Lights Vedic.


Vedic Astrologer Lina Elisabeth Preston

Lina Preston - Vedic Astrologer

Lina has been providing astrological consultations and gemstone recommendations for over 20 years. She has studied with many teachers including Dennis Flaherty at Northwest Institute of Vedic Astrology, Komilla Sutton at Komilla Academy of Vedic Sciences and astrologer James Kelleher. She also holds a level II certificate in Vedic Astrology with the American College of Vedic Astrology.

"My Vedic astrology reading with Lina Preston continues to be a source of learning, help, and adventure for me. With caring skill, she was able to clarify past and present patterns in my consciousness and gave me physical, mental, and spiritual tools to overcome the karma that I was facing. I highly recommend Lina to everyone, especially those who are striving to live a life guided by spiritual ideals." –J.F. Nevada City, CA


Vedic Jeweler Binay Preston

Binay Preston - Vedic Jeweler

Since 1988, Binay has been providing custom stone setting of Vedic gemstones in rings, pendants, bracelets and bangles.

I do make and sell jewelry that is purchased for its beauty. But I enjoy the most working as a jeweler when stones are appreciated for their higher vibrations and how they can be of aid to us in realizing our deeper nature.

Let me know if I can be of service to you in choosing the right Vedic gemstone within your budget. If you would like a custom setting or several stones set in an armband or navaratna you can contact me directly by e-mail or phone.

In Joyful Service,
Binay Preston