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



Feb 16 - 17, 2023

Ayurveda Mini Course | Mahavaha & Pranavaha Srotamsi

This course explores in detail Pranavaha and Mahavaha Srotamsi as explained in the classical texts of Ayurvedic Medicine including various disorders, assessment and treatment.

Feb 18 - 19, 2023

Ayurveda Mini Course | Rasavahasrotas & Jwara

This course explores in detail rasavahasrotas and jwara, as explained in the classical texts of Ayurvedic Medicine including various disorders, assessment and treatment.

Feb 25, 2023 • 3:30 - 5:00pm

Yoga Mini Course | Daily Ethics: Observances (yamas) & Restraints (niyamas) of Yoga

Learn the subtle yet foundational concepts of Sutras 1-4 of Sage Patanjali's Yoga Sutras of the Samadhi Pada. In this 90 minute mini-course, you’ll see how these few verses reveal the aim and practice of yoga, which lead to higher states of consciousness.

Feb 25, 2023 • 1:00 - 2:00pm

Free Webinar | Ayurveda: The Basics

Explore the 5,000 year old Science of Life with two Mount Madonna Institute students who are currently in the Masters of Arts in Ayurveda program

Daily Online Community Yoga Classes

Bring ancient wisdom into your daily life with regular Ayurveda & Yoga classes from our beautiful mountaintop campus in California. A regular practice of asana, breathwork & meditation can create balance, resilience, and connection to nurture your spirit.

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MMI Blog

November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving… a Day of Gratitude

Written by Kamalesh Ginger Hooven, MA, Ayurveda. How do we temper ourselves through the holiday feasts? Will you take the time to make a meal yourself? Will you enjoy a meal that others prepared for you?

September 26, 2022

Transitioning to Fall: Ayurvedic Seasonal Routines

Written by Rebecca Adams, Ayurvedic Health Counselor​. When it comes to easing into the fall season using the principles of Ayurveda, the most important thing is to listen to your body and move with slow steadiness.

August 25, 2022

A Family’s Back to School Ayurvedic Toolkit

​By Rebecca Adams, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Early Childhood Educator. Check out The Ayurvedic Family’s Back to School Toolkit for daily routines for the family for morning, dinnertime, and bedtime.

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