Classical Yoga School and Ayurveda College

Education that Liberates

Since 1978, Mount Madonna has offered a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 200), providing theoretical and practical professional education. Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 500) followed, along with Prenatal Yoga, Children's Yoga for Educators and Continuing Education courses.

Since its launching in 2006, the College of Ayurveda has offered three levels of training: Health Counselor, Practitioner and a Master of Arts in Ayurveda. Each school, rooted in authentic Vedic knowledge, teaches the ethical and professional standards necessary for developing meaningful careers.

MMI Upcoming Courses & Programs



Oct 6 - 8, 2023

Yoga Mini-Course | Yoga Sutra Book I

Whether you are new to their study or have been focused on them for a long time, this class will bring the sutras to life in a new way.

Oct 11, 2023 • 5:00 - 5:30pm

Online Information Session - Ayurveda

Join MMI for a “Live” virtual Open House to learn about upcoming Ayurveda programs.

Oct 12 - 13, 2023

Ayurveda Mini-Course | Aging & Rejuvenating Therapies

Students will examine health issues that are of particular concern for the aging including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure. The course explores in detail the concept of rasayana or rejuvenation in Ayurvedic Medicine. Students learn dietary measures, herbal formulas, external therapies, and daily routines used as rejuvenatives to promote nourishment and tonification, strengthen the immune system and build strength.

Oct 14 - 15, 2023

Ayurveda Mini Course | Pancha Karma- Ayurvedic Bodywork & Sense Therapies

This course is a hands-on experiential demonstration of various Ayurvedic bodywork techniques including abhyanga, Ayurvedic massage, shirodhara, basti, Marma Therapy, and herbal swedana. Students learn the techniques and put them into practice in the classroom.

Daily Online Community Yoga Classes

Bring ancient wisdom into your daily life with regular Ayurveda & Yoga classes from our beautiful mountaintop campus in California. A regular practice of asana, breathwork & meditation can create balance, resilience, and connection to nurture your spirit.

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MMI Blog

November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving… a Day of Gratitude

Written by Kamalesh Ginger Hooven, MA, Ayurveda. How do we temper ourselves through the holiday feasts? Will you take the time to make a meal yourself? Will you enjoy a meal that others prepared for you?

September 26, 2022

Transitioning to Fall: Ayurvedic Seasonal Routines

Written by Rebecca Adams, Ayurvedic Health Counselor​. When it comes to easing into the fall season using the principles of Ayurveda, the most important thing is to listen to your body and move with slow steadiness.

August 25, 2022

A Family’s Back to School Ayurvedic Toolkit

​By Rebecca Adams, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Early Childhood Educator. Check out The Ayurvedic Family’s Back to School Toolkit for daily routines for the family for morning, dinnertime, and bedtime.

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