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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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

Āyurveda

Jun 20 - Jul 19, 2019

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.

Jun 21 - 30, 2019

Children's YTT Summer Intensive

Mount Madonna Institute and Mount Madonna School jointly offer an extraordinary Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. Learn to apply Classical Ashtanga Yoga to child development and create and teach engaging yoga classes for children. This comprehensive training will inspire you to bring the benefits of asana, breathing, and self-reflection to your young students and their families. This course is designed to deepen your personal practice.

Jul 19 - 21, 2019

Yoga & Ayurveda: A Foundational Workshop

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.

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive

This three-day course focuses on the study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies.