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



Aug 25 - 28, 2022

Yoga & Ayurveda: The Essentials - Study Online

Drawing from Patanjali’s Ashtanga (eight-limbed) Yoga System and the practices of Hatha Yoga, you will learn foundational practices of pranayama, mudra, shat karma and meditation as well as basic philosophy and theory of both Yoga and Ayurveda as taught by Baba Hari Dass.

Sep 1, 2022 - Mar 19, 2023

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Begin with the Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) and unite the sister sciences in this IAYT accredited and NAMA recognized program. Explore pathology through the lens of Ayurveda and offer therapeutics from the limbs of yoga with clients on the path of self-healing.

Sep 1, 2022 - Mar 19, 2023

Advanced Yoga Studies | YTT 300

Delve deeper and integrate Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras , Sāmkhya, Subtle Body theory, Āyurveda, Sanskṛit and Mantra, Tantra, Ritual, Bhakti Yoga, and Yoga Psychology into your practice and teaching, furthering your knowledge in each area through practice and student teaching practicums. This is a path to become an Āyurvedic Yoga Therapist.

Sep 2 - 5, 2022

Asana Biomechanics... A Deep Dive!

Join our Advanced Yoga Study (YTT 300) students for an in-person exploration into the biomechanics of asana.

Weekly Community Yoga and Ayurveda Classes | Donation-Based

Bring ancient wisdom into your daily life with weekly donation-based Ayurveda & Yoga classes in California. Your regular practice of asana, meditation & kirtan will create balance, resilience, and connection to nurture your spirit.

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MMI Blog

June 19, 2022

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and the Eight Limbs of Yoga

A new Elements of Ayurveda podcast is live! Join Colette and Kamalesh as they discuss how to integrate the three elements of Ayurveda and the eight limbs of Yoga into an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy program.

June 06, 2022

How to Practice Yoga Even When You Cannot Physically - by Phoenix Artemisia

An article by ​Inspired by Phoenix Artemisia Baba Hari Dass and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

May 30, 2022

Yoga for Summer

Summer is just around the corner. As the seasons change, so does our yoga practice.

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