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 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.
Yoga Teacher Trainings
Yoga Service and Community
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.
Mar 15 - 19, 2017
Level One includes instruction on prenatal asana, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, mindfulness techniques for labor, anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, common discomforts in pregnancy, and how to support mothers through every stage of pregnancy and postpartum.
Apr 21 - 23, 2017
Ayurveda gives you the tools, steeped in 5,000 year old wisdom, to unlock your unique path to good health. Through careful examination of the basic principles of Ayurveda, you can determine your individual mind-body nature and learn how to apply them to your own life for mind, body and spirit healing