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.
Master Faculty and Instructors
Dr. Ram Harsh Singh
Recent recipient of the Sri Padma 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.Learn More
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.
Mount Madonna Center
Our sister organization and host, the Mount Madonna Center, is a residential learning community inspired by the example of our teach, 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.
Yoga Service and Community
Jan 18 - 19, 2017
Explore yoga practices and how they can be modified using the principles of Ayurveda to bring balance and harmony. Geared toward the student of Yoga and Ayurveda this two day workshop, with Kamalesh Ginger Hooven, will use the Ten Pairs of Opposites to work with doshic imbalances through the practices of pranayama, meditation, asana, mudra and mantra. The classes will be highly experiential.
Feb 3, 2017 - Mar 29, 2018
Professional Training in lifestyle medicine that prepares students for careers focused on preventive mind-body healthcare, this 16-month educational program prepares students for a professional career as an Āyurvedic Health Counselor.
Feb 18 - 20, 2017
Join us for a full 3-day intensive study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies. Expand your healing practice to include these ancient, time-honored techniques and help your clients cleanse and maintain optimal health for years to come. Participants will need a basic knowledge of the foundational principles of Ayurveda, including tridosha theory and function, 7 dhatu principles, actions of the gunas, understanding of agni and ama, and dina/ritucharya).
Mar 7 - Jun 4, 2017
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.