College of Ayurveda in California

Integrating Classical Training with Supervised Clinical Experience

April 22nd

College of Ayurveda Information Session

Join us on April 22 for an online Information Session to learn about our upcoming Ayurveda programs.

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Choose Your Level of Education

Mini-Courses in Yoga and Ayurveda

Mini courses are the perfect introduction to Ayurveda or an opportunity to dive deeper into a specific subject. For beginners, we offer a free Ayurveda: The Basics online class. Advanced learners can try a weekend of the Practitioner level courses (online or in-person).

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Foundations of Ayurveda

Get a good taste of Ayurveda with our Foundations program. Commit to the first three months of our Ayurvedic Educator program and dive into the basic principles, diet and lifestyle choices and yoga. Online classes once a month.

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Ayurveda Educator

Become an Ayurveda Educator within 6 months through monthly online classes. Learn to educate your clients on appropriate diet and lifestyle choices. This is a perfect complement to someone who is already in the healthcare field. (No clinical work required.)

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Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Study foundational principles and theory, diagnosis, & clinical application of this ancient science. Spend the first 6 months in online classes and over the next 6 months, integrate your knowledge with two 10-day practicums with clinical experience. This training focuses on preventative mind-body healthcare and makes you eligible to take the test and become a board-certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor in the United States through the National Certification Board (NAMACB).

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AHC Practicum

This program includes two 10-day in-person practicums on our beautiful mountain campus, plus monthly online integration sessions and clinical follow up hours. The AHC Practicums program is open to students who have completed a minimum of 378 hours in Ayurvedic Foundational studies (upon transcript approval).

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Ayurvedic Practitioner

Deepen your knowledge as you study to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP). This professional training focuses on both lifestyle medicine & clinical disease management, with a scope of practice well beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor. If you have a BA or a BS degree, you are eligible to apply for the MA program and earn an AP along the way.

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Unite the sister sciences in this IAYT accredited and NAMA recognized program. Explore pathology through the lens of Ayurveda & offer therapeutics from the limbs of yoga with clients on the path of self-healing.

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Master of Arts: Ayurveda

Master of Arts-Ayurveda is a graduate level degree program combining advanced clinical & academic training with an integrative approach to modern healthcare. *Students must have BA or BS degree from another institution.

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Study Ayurveda at the Source


The mission of Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda in California 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

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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Tuition & Fees

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Ayurveda Faculty

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Upcoming Courses and Programs

Apr 22 - May 6, 2024

Sanskrit & Sacred Sound

Join us for a three-part mini-course, over three consecutive Mondays, exploring the resonant language of Sanskrit and its use and philosophy in the practice of Mantra Yoga.

May 17 - 18, 2024

Ayurveda Mini-Course | Ethics and Professional Practices

This course examines the Mount Madonna Code of Ethics as it applies to Ayurvedic Practitioners. Students are introduced to counseling practices as they pertain to client interactions and goal setting. Students explore the business skills involved in setting up and sustaining a professional practice. Topics include marketing, finance and legal considerations.

May 18 - 19, 2024

Ayurveda Mini-Course | Western Interface

This course offers the opportunity to explore the interface between Ayurveda and allopathic medicine, helps students understand healthy client practitioner relationships and boundaries, and clarifies the scope of practice and the code of ethics for all Ayurvedic Health Counselors.