Master Teachers on the Mountain

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Āyurveda Teachings

Choose From 3 Levels of Education

Āyurvedic Health Counselor

Āyurvedic Health Counselor

Level 1 Professional Training that prepares students for a career in diet and lifestyle medicine, focusing on preventive, mind-body healthcare. Students receive 735 hours of academic and experiential learning during 16 months and a diploma as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC).

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Certificate -  Āyurvedic Practitioner

Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner

Level 2 Professional training as a Certificate-Āyurvedic Practitioner in lifestyle medicine and clinical disease management with a scope of practice well beyond that of the Āyurveda Health Counselor. A two-year program that follows the AHC Program.

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Master of Arts - Āyurveda

Master of Arts - Āyurveda

Level 3 Master of Arts-Āyurveda combines advanced clinical and academic training with an integrative approach to modern healthcare. MA level studies integrates with Year 2 of C-AP and qualifies students for College level teaching, research and clinical specialization. *Our MA program is not suitable for BAMS graduates.

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Our three progressive programs provide students with ancient knowledge and wisdom relevant for today’s world. Learn more about the transformational nature of our courses.

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Upcoming Workshops

Handcrafted Herbalism
Jun 22 - 24, 2018

Handcrafted Herbalism

This course teaches the necessary skills to become confi dent in basic herbal practices. Topics include: correct methods for drying; selecting and storing herbs; materia-medica and properties of herbs; as well as a hands-on lab on how to make a wide variety of herbal remedies such as decoctions, infusions, therapeutic jams, ghee, tinctures, salves, lotions, oils, and much much more!

Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive
Aug 3 - 5, 2018

Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive

This three-day course focuses on the study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies. Expand your healing practice to help clients cleanse and maintain optimal health for years to come. You will learn to prepare herbal oils, administer a warm oil massage, abhyanga, swedan, shirodhara, marma point massage therapy, nasya, and carna basti.

Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) Training
Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 13, 2020

Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) Training

The Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner Program significantly builds on the foundational AHC Program. It is an exploration into classical texts, traditional clinical treatments, practices, and formulations…guiding the student to a deeper understanding of the 5,000 year old art and science of Āyurvedic medicine and philosophy.

Āyurveda in Depth

Building Professional Satsang in Ayurveda and Yoga Research and Learning
June 09, 2018

Building Professional Satsang in Ayurveda and Yoga Research and Learning

Mount Madonna Institute's first annual Ayurveda and Yoga Research Symposium builds professional satsang through cutting-edge research, inquiry, discourse; and robust engagement from researchers, students and medical professionals.

Staying Cool - Summer Challenges to Natural Balance
June 01, 2018

Staying Cool - Summer Challenges to Natural Balance

The dog days of summer have arrived. In Ayurveda, our goal is to bring back your unique balance. That balance can be aggravated by the season.

An Ayuredic Perspective on Women’s Health
May 01, 2018

An Ayuredic Perspective on Women’s Health

In Ayurveda, the woman is considered to be “Shakti”; the Mother and Source of creation, in whose lap all of civilization is cradled. When we speak about “women’s health” we understand that this encompasses many different issues during the different stages of her life.