Yoga, Āyurveda & Community Studies Training

Our Offerings

Our goal is to educate contemporary learners in the ancient teachings and practices of traditional natural healing systems from India that integrate mind, body and spirit. MMI offers courses in the classical system of  Aṣhtāṅga Yoga, both practice and philosophy; the 5,000 year old science of Āyurveda, the world’s oldest known system of natural medicine; and Community Studies, a program that emphasizes self-reflection, awareness, and transformational learning for self, and the communities and environments within which we live and work.

Our Schools

College of Āyurveda

College of Āyurveda

We offer an Āyurvedic Health Counselor Diploma, a Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner, and a Master of Arts - Ayurveda Degree through professional, academic, and clinical programs.

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School of Yoga

School of Yoga

Rooted in classical Aṣhtāṅga (eight-limbed) Yoga and steeped in tradition, our 200 and 300-hour and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings offer a comprehensive program to deepen personal practice and develop a strong and authentic foundation for teaching.

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School of Community Studies

School of Community Studies

Our programs are designed for those passionate about building and sustaining healthy, caring environments. Join us in a 3 or 6 month residential service learning program within a community of practice!

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WASC Senior College and University Commission Eligibility Status Announcement!

Mount Madonna Institute has applied for eligibility from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC has reviewed the application and determined that the University is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy and Initial Accreditation. A determination of eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed.

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Our Affiliations

National Āyurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

Mount Madonna Institute's College of Āyurveda is NAMA-approved. The National Āyurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) represents the Ayurvedic profession in the United States of America. Founded in 1998 and incorporated in 2000, the organization's purpose is to provide leadership within the Āyurvedic community and to promote a positive vision for Āyurveda and its holistic approach to health and wellness. Its mission includes preserving, improving, and promoting the science and practice of Āyurveda for the benefit of humanity. www.ayurvedanama.org

Yoga Alliance

Mount Madonna's Yoga Teacher Training has been approved by the national yoga registry, Yoga Alliance, since 2002. www.yogaalliance.org

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

Mount Madonna Institute has been affiliated with the International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2010.  IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists worldwide. Their mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. www.IAYT.org


Research Center

We are happy to announce that Mount Madonna Institute is in the initial stages of developing the Mount Madonna Institute Research Center, dedicated to research on Āyurveda, Yoga, and Community.

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