Education that Liberates

Since 1978, Mount Madonna has provided theoretical and practical professional education and training in classical systems of Yoga, Āyurveda, and Community.

Each School emphasizes self-learning, service, and continuing life-long learning, as well as teaching the ethical and professional standards necessary for developing high-level, meaningful careers.

College of Āyurveda

College of Āyurveda

Originating within the ancient cultures of the Indus Valley and the Vedic tradition, Āyurveda is the longest surviving, complete system of healthcare in continuous use for 5,000 years! Today, this timeless "science of life" has become a holistic complement to modern medicine and is recognized as such by the National Institute of Health. Choose from three levels of professional training.

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School of Yoga

School of Yoga

Our in-depth trainings have developed and grown since they began in 1978. Today our teacher training programs are among the most comprehensive of their type. Students are guided and supported by a faculty of 30 senior teachers, mentors, and an entire intentional community. Our programs expand your personal study and practice of yoga, and offer foundational skills needed for teaching a well-rounded class.

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School of Community Studies

School of Community Studies

Join our Yoga, Service, and Community (YSC 1 & 2) residential service learning program and be part of a vital community of practice thriving for nearly 40 years. Spend three or six months in experiential learning, while deepening self-awareness, interpersonal and practical life skills, and cultivating connections within a small group and our greater community.

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Master Faculty and Instructors

Dr. Ram Harsh Singh

Recent recipient of the Padma Shri Award for Āyurveda in India, and long standing Professor emeritus at Benares Hindu University, Dr. Singh has been teaching at Mount Madonna Institute since 2009.

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School of Yoga Faculty

MMC Staff & Senior Students of Baba Hari Dass

All of our faculty have been directly trained by Master Yogi Sri Baba Hari Dass, who is affectionately called “Babaji”.

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Our Campus & Facilities

The Institute is located at and hosted by Mount Madonna Center's beautiful Conference and Retreat Center. The setting offers an ideal environment for learning and exploring within the context of a 40-year-old residential community dedicated to the principles and practice of Yoga. Students have the opportunity to directly connect, not only with residents, faculty, and other student body, but with the natural world that informs the foundations of Āyurveda and yoga philosophy.

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Campus

Mount Madonna Center

Our sister organization and host, the Mount Madonna Center, is a residential learning community inspired by the example of our teacher, Baba Hari Dass. We offer a beautiful, community managed space for yoga retreats, personal practice, spiritual and personal development programs, and a variety of classes and workshops.

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Āyurveda in Depth

Explore more about Āyurveda from our archives.

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MMI Calendar

Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga Service and Community

Āyurveda

YTT 200 Summer Intensive
Jun 14 - Jul 13, 2018

YTT 200 Summer Intensive

The Yoga Teacher Training 200 program is designed to delve deeply into Yoga as explained in the traditional Yoga Scriptures. Classically, Aṣhțāṅga Yoga means eight-limbed Yoga, we will address each limb and will teach āsanas from the Hatha Yoga system (referenced in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherand Samita, and other Hatha yoga scriptures) as shared with us by our teacher, Baba Hari Dass.

Handcrafted Herbalism
Jun 22 - 24, 2018

Handcrafted Herbalism

This course teaches the necessary skills to become confi dent in basic herbal practices. Topics include: correct methods for drying; selecting and storing herbs; materia-medica and properties of herbs; as well as a hands-on lab on how to make a wide variety of herbal remedies such as decoctions, infusions, therapeutic jams, ghee, tinctures, salves, lotions, oils, and much much more!

Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive
Aug 3 - 5, 2018

Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive

This three-day course focuses on the study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies. Expand your healing practice to help clients cleanse and maintain optimal health for years to come. You will learn to prepare herbal oils, administer a warm oil massage, abhyanga, swedan, shirodhara, marma point massage therapy, nasya, and carna basti.

Yoga, Service & Community
Sep 4 - Dec 2, 2018

Yoga, Service & Community

For those passionate about living, learning, and serving in community, Mount Madonna Center offers 3-month residential service-learning opportunities in a beautiful retreat setting. Yoga, Service, & Community (YSC) is a unique, experiential placement which supports those on the path of personal growth and spiritual development, with on-going classes focused on philosophy and practice, living a meaningful life, and mind-body awareness through yoga and healthy living.