School of Yoga

Signature Trainings since 1978

Our signature 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings are approved by the National Yoga Registry, The Yoga Alliance, and are led by an extensive faculty; many of whom have been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga at Mount Madonna for over 25 years.

We cover a broad range of yoga theory, philosophy, and practice, with particular emphasis on the traditional eight limbed (Aṣhțāṅga) yoga system as described in Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras.

School of Yoga Courses

Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour

Namaste ॐ Come live a yogic life, while learning how to teach meditation, breathwork, postures and philosophy at our college in the Santa Cruz mountains!

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Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300)

Delve deeper: integrate Patañjali's Yoga Sutras, Sāmkhya, Subtle Body theory, Ayurveda, Sanskṛit & Mantra, Tantra, Ritual, Bhakti, Psychology and Neuroscience.

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

Unite the sister sciences in this IAYT accredited course. Explore the practices of yoga & Ayurveda to work with clients on the path of self-healing.

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Yoga & Ayurveda: The Essentials REDIRECTED

This course covers the basics of asana, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, mudra, sanskrit, shat karma, and theory in the lineage of Baba Hari Dass taught here.

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

This comprehensive training includes in-depth instruction on prenatal āsana, prāṇāyāma, meditation, Āyurveda, mindfulness techniques for labor, the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, common discomforts in pregnancy, and how to support mothers through every stage of pregnancy and postpartum.

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YTT for Educators: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children

Yoga and Mindfulness can be fun and engaging to for any age! Children's Yoga Teacher Training brings the spirit of play to ancient teachings, teaching presence.

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Tuition & Fees

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Apprentice and Assistant Program

Our Apprentice Program provides further structure and development for your personal teaching. Apprenticeship within our Yoga Teacher Training programs create a progressive sequence of learning opportunities to further develop your skills as a yoga student and teacher while providing space for personal growth.

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Free Daily Yoga Classes

We welcome you to join us for free yoga classes offered daily in the Redwood Yoga Room. These classes include classical Aṣhtāṅga Yoga practices including breathing, meditation, and āsana.

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Code of Ethics

Mount Madonna is inspired by the example and teachings of Baba Hari Dass (Babaji) and are dedicated to the principles and practices of yoga. By means of sādhana (spiritual practice), karma yoga (selfless service), and satsang (supportive community), we aspire to create an environment for the attainment of peace. To further this aspiration we have developed a code of ethics for yoga teachers trained by and associated with our extended community.

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Faculty

Senior Teachers and Instructors

Senior Teachers have been studying and practicing yoga for decades. All of our teaching faculty incorporate the words of our teacher, Baba Hari Dass, “Teach to Learn”. You will receive classes from 30 highly experienced teachers during the course of your studies.

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