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

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

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

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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MMI Upcoming Courses & Programs

Āyurveda

Oct 8, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022

Certificate: Āyurvedic Practitioner Training - LIVE Online Hybrid Format

The Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) Program significantly builds on the foundational AHC Program. It is an exploration into classical texts, traditional clinical treatments, practices, and formulations…guiding the student to a deeper understanding of the 5,000 year old art and science of Āyurvedic medicine and philosophy.

Oct 14, 2020 • 6:30 - 7:30pm

College of Āyurveda Virtual Open House

Join us for a virtual Open House to learn about changes to the Ayurvedic Practitioner (C-AP), Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) and Masters in Arts -Ayurveda upcoming programs.

Jan 21 - Oct 31, 2021

Āyurvedic Health Counselor - LIVE Online Hybrid Format

Professional Training in lifestyle medicine that prepares students for careers focused on preventive mind-body healthcare, this 10-month educational program prepares students for a professional career as an Āyurvedic Health Counselor. This is a path to certification as an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist.

Apr 8, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022

Master of Arts - Āyurveda - LIVE Online Hybrid Format

The Mount Madonna Institute Master of Arts degree in Ayurveda is a graduate level professional training that confers mastery and excellence in the field of holistic wellness and integrative health care. The MA program includes graduate level courses in inter-professional education, research literacy, advanced Āyurvedic medicine and classical texts, supervised clinical internships, externships and apprenticeships and culminates with a capstone project and presentation.

Master Faculty and Instructors

Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar, MD (Ayu. India), Pune Ayurvedic University, Pune, India, 1992.

Chair of Ayurveda at MMI. Faculty of Distinction, Core Faculty, Curriculum and Assessment Committee. Teaches in all Ayurveda programs - AHC, C-AP, MA-Ayurveda.

An esteemed clinician who has treated over 15,000 clients, Dr. Kshirsagar is a Research Consultant for Ayurvedic nutraceutical companies, and also is one of the few Ayurvedic practitioners in the U.S. who practices Medical Astrology. He is a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University.

Faculty
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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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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Free Online Offerings

As we seek to find balance and positive, creative ways to engage at this remarkable and very challenging time, we have been looking for how to keep connected through our practice and study of Yoga.

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