Mount Madonna Yoga and Ayurveda Blog

October 20, 2021

Vata Season Begins in Autumn

​Autumn is in the air and the air is everywhere! Vata season has begun with its usual gusto and people are quickly finding themselves out of balance.

January 20, 2021

Why Yoga Therapy Needs Āyurveda

Why Yoga Therapy Needs Āyurveda - written by Kamalesh Ginger Hooven

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.

December 29, 2018

Ayurveda & Yoga: Sister Sciences

Since the very beginning, the sister sciences of yoga and Ayurveda have been practiced in tandem. While each discipline can be practiced without the other, the richness of combining them has been shared throughout millennium.

November 18, 2018

Ayurvedic Wisdom from Baba Hari Dass

Baba Hari Dass, "Babaji," lead an Ayurveda class at Mount Madonna Center for some time wherein he would share teachings about the ancient science. We are glad to present a collection of his words of wisdom that he offered during those classes...

August 31, 2018

The Doctor from India

MMI was honored to present a one night screening of THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA on Aug. 29th at the Landmark Nickelodeon Theater in downtown Santa Cruz.

July 29, 2018

Celebrating Milestones

Henry David Thoreau once said, “go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” This summer MMI students did just that! On July 13th a group of 18 students graduated from our annual month-long intensive YTT200hr training. They completed training in classic Ashtanga methods; including pranayama, mediation, asana and sadhana.

June 21, 2018

Staying Cool - From 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.

May 13, 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.

April 30, 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.