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 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.

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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

Yoga, Service & Community
Aug 29 - Dec 3, 2017

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.

YTT 200 Modular Series
Sep 10, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018

YTT 200 Modular Series

This comprehensive training supports students as they delve deeply into understanding the practice and study of Yoga as explained in the traditional Yoga Scriptures. Guided by approximately 30 senior teachers, a personal mentor, and an entire community, students develop the fundamental skills needed to teach a well-rounded and safe yoga class.

Introduction to Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
Sep 15 - 17, 2017

Introduction to Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy

Join Kamalesh in an examination of the relationship of the sister-sciences. Learn to apply the principles of Ayurveda throughout the ancient eight-limbed science of yoga. Use yoga science to tailor your personal practice as well as your yoga classes to address specific emotional and physical needs. Dive into the philosophies that support both yoga and Ayurveda and make them relevant to daily life. The weekend will be highly experiential with classes in asana, pranayama, mudra and meditation threaded throughout the theory.

Open House
Sep 23, 2017 • 1:00 - 3:00pm

Open House

Join MMI staff for an informational presentation starting promptly at 1pm followed by a campus tour. An optional one hour class preview will be available afterwards.