Master Teachers on the Mountain

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Āyurveda Teachings


The mission of Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda is to educate and train future health professionals and empower them to use Ayurveda to transform individual health and community well-being.


We envision Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda as a premier Ayurveda academic institution offering clinical and research education.


  • Integrate traditional Ayurvedic knowledge with modern health sciences
  • Preserve, protect, promote and practice classical Ayurveda
  • Develop authentic resources for education and research in the field of Ayurveda
  • Establish Ayurvedic clinic and wellness center for community health

Choose From 4 Levels of Education

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

Level 2 Professional training as a Certificate-Ayurvedic Practitioner in lifestyle medicine and clinical disease management with a scope of practice well beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor. This program follows the AHC and includes one year of course work followed by six months of hands-on supervised practice delivered in 1700 total hours.

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Master of Arts - Āyurveda

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

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

Mount Madonna Institute unites the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda into a new certificate program. Since the inception of Mount Madonna Center/Institute, Baba Hari Dass included the teachings and practices of these ancient sister sciences to promote healing and achieve a harmonious state of mind, body, senses and consciousness.

Upon completion of our 1000+ hour Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy (AYT) certificate program you will be able to design, implement, demonstrate, instruct and teach theory and practices which will enable a person to optimize her/his own healing process using the prakriti/vikruti framework of Ayurveda and the foundation of Yoga.

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Explore Courses

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

Jul 19 - 21, 2019

Yoga & Ayurveda: A Foundational Workshop

Drawing from Patanjali’s Ashtanga (eight-limbed) Yoga System and the practices of Hatha Yoga, you will learn foundational practices of pranayama, mudra, shat karma and meditation as well as basic philosophy and theory of both Yoga and Ayurveda as taught by Baba Hari Dass.

Jul 20, 2019 • 1:00 - 3:00pm

Open House

Join MMI staff for an informational presentation featuring our Community Studies, Ayurveda, and Yoga Programs.

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive

This three-day course focuses on the study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies.

Āyurveda in Depth

July 10, 2019

Now Accepting Research Poster Submissions for Annual Research Symposium

Join MMI for the 2nd Annual Research Symposium on August 10 & 11, 2019.

June 04, 2019

Yoga Therapy for Back Pain

MMI Faculty, Dr. Rucha Kelkar, shares research about how yoga reduces pain and improves function in chronic low back pain.

April 01, 2019

Join MMI at the 2019 NAMA Conference

MMI looks forward to seeing you at NAMA's 15th Annual Conference in Scotts Valley, CA.