The School of Yoga
The School of Yoga at Mount Madonna Institute offers a broad range of yoga programs throughout the year. These include our signature 200 and 500 hour teacher trainings, approved by the national yoga registry, The Yoga Alliance. We cover a broad range of yoga theory, philosophy and practices, with particular emphasis on the traditional eight limbed (Ashtanga) yoga system as described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. In addition we draw from other classical yogic texts including the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhakti Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipka, and the published and unpublished writings of Master Yogi Baba Hari Dass, who is the inspiration for our School.
Most of our senior faculty members have been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga at Mount Madonna Center for over 25 years. By attending the MMI School of Yoga one has the opportunity not only of studying with instructors who are deeply committed to the practice of yoga, but also of living in a residential community dedicated to practicing yogic principles on a daily basis. In the future we are planning to offer the Master of Arts degree in Yoga Studies that will include further expansion of our experiential as well as academic curriculum. For other Yoga programs, please see Mount Madonna Center's Yoga Offerings.