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College of Āyurveda

The College of Āyurveda offers Certification for Counselors and Practitioners as well as Masters Degrees with deeply rooted, authentic and hands on courses.

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School of Yoga

Offering Yoga Teacher Trainings, Advanced Yoga Studies, Prenatal, Children's Yoga & Āyurvedic Yoga Therapy certificate programs. Yoga Alliance & IAYT approved.

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School of Community Studies

Live and learn immersed in a community whose aim is peace. Spend three months deepening self-awareness and cultivating connections with others on a similar path.

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Tuition & Fees

We provide open and clear information about the pricing for all of our programs.

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Commuting & Housing

Residential Stays at the Campus

Choose to stay in residence at the MMI campus during your program, or make alternative housing arrangements off-property as a commuter.

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Student's Rights and Responsibilities

Your absolute freedom and safety are our greatest concerns. Get the details of our policies by clicking the link below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Mount Madonna Institute is located on 355 acres of mountaintop redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay, between Santa Cruz and Monterey, in Northern California. About 45 minutes from Santa Cruz, 30 minutes from Watsonville or Gilroy, 75 minutes from San Jose and 2 hours from San Francisco and Oakland.

What are the different levels of Āyurveda training programs offered?

We have three levels of training including, Āyurvedic Health Counselor (12 months), Certificate – Āyurvedic Practitioner (22 months including Diploma), and Master of Arts – Āyurveda (31 months including Certificate).

What is Classical Aṣhṭānga Yoga?

Classically, Aṣhṭānga Yoga means Eight-limbed Yoga. Our Yoga Teacher Training programs address each limb and will teach asanas from the Hatha Yoga system as shared with us by our teacher, Baba Hari Dass. We wish to be clear that we do not teach a contemporary method of āsana that has come to be known as "Aṣhṭānga" or "Power Yoga".

In what service areas are YSC students placed? What skills are learned?

Participants are exposed to food service, event registration and check-in, event organization, and more; and often learn many general, practical skills. There are many opportunities to improve interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and your overall sense of self-awareness and well-being. People in leadership positions receive more specialized training.

Are there any career opportunities at Mount Madonna Institute?

Mount Madonna Institute will occasionally have openings for additional faculty or administration. Such openings will be posted on our website.

Additional FAQs

Āyurveda FAQs

See all Questions and Answers pertaining to our Āyurveda programs.

Āyurveda FAQs

Yoga Teacher Training FAQs

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Community Studies FAQs

See all Questions and Answers pertaining to our Community Studies programs.