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

The Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour program is designed to delve deeply into Yoga as explained in the traditional Yoga Scriptures. Classically, Aṣhțāṅga Yoga means eight-limbed Yoga, we will address each limb and will teach āsanas from the Hatha Yoga system (referenced in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherand Samita, and other Hatha yoga scriptures) as shared with us by our teacher, Baba Hari Dass.

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Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300)

Delve deeper and integrate Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras , Sāmkhya, Subtle Body theory, Āyurveda, Sanskṛit and Mantra, Tantra, Ritual, Bhakti Yoga, and Yoga Psychology into your practice and teaching, furthering your knowledge in each area through practice and student teaching practicums.

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

The Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy program at MMI has as its foundation the understanding that self-development, therapy, healing and transformation of the individual and community is possible through the disciplined study, practice and contemporary application of the ancient wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda.

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Yoga & Ayurveda: The Essentials

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.

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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

Mount Madonna Institute and Mount Madonna School are proud to jointly offer YTT for Educators: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children. Learn to create and teach engaging yoga classes for children. Apply the practices of Hatha Yoga and the theory of classical Ashtanga Yoga to child development.

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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.

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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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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