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Welcome to Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda. We are dedicated to bringing our students the finest Master Teachers from India and the U.S. at our breathtaking mountaintop campus overlooking Monterey Bay, CA.

Our mission is to train students for the Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Master of Arts – Ayurveda through professional, academic and internship programs. Our goal is to provide students with the finest classical training in the principles and methods of Ayurveda, preparing students for professional careers in Ayurveda. > Read More

Why Study at MMI?

  • Study with Master Teachers (including Vasant Lad, RH Singh, John Douillard & Sarita Shrestha)
  • Beautiful campus at mountaintop residential retreat steeped in Ashtanga Yogic tradition, overlooking Monterey Bay
  • Study guidance and support between classes by MMI staff instructors
  • Experienced Staff Instructor integrates teachings via practicums, study guides and conference calls
  • Only school on west coast to offer on-site M.A. in Ayurveda
  • Assurance of a quality education - Ayurveda taught at MMC since 1978
  • Internship and Externship supervised by experienced practitioners
  • MMI is approved by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association

"The caliber of the teachers is amazing and so very inspiring. And MMI/MMC and all the people here are so beautiful in so many ways that I’m very glad to be here…"

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