Master Teachers on the Mountain

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Āyurveda Teachings

Welcome to the College of Āyurveda!

Mission

The mission of Mount Madonna College of Āyurveda is to educate and train future health professionals and empower them to use Ayurveda to transform individual health and community well-being.

Vision

We envision Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda as a premier Ayurveda academic institution offering clinical and research education.

Goals
  • Integrate traditional Āyurvedic 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 Āyurvedic clinic and wellness center for community health


Choose From 3 Levels of Education

Āyurvedic Health Counselor

Level 1 Professional Training focusing on preventive, mind-body healthcare. The diploma program prepares students for a career as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), offering diet and lifestyle support to individuals. Students receive 652 hours of theory and experiential learning during six 4-day weekend intensives, 3 "live streaming" online sessions each month, and an additional 3 months of supervised clinical observation and practicums. 652 total hours. Time to completion - 9 months.

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Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner

Level 2 Professional certificate training as an Ayurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) in lifestyle medicine and clinical disease management, with a scope of practice well beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor. This clinically oriented program follows the AHC and includes 12 months of course work (twelve 4-day weekend intensives), with monthly "live streaming" online sessions, followed by six months of hands-on supervised clinical practice. 1800 total hours. Time to completion - 18 months.

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Master of Arts - Āyurveda

Level 3 Master of Arts-Āyurveda is a graduate level degree program combining advanced clinical and academic training with an integrative approach to modern healthcare. MA program includes 10 months of coursework plus clinical practicums, research journal club, a Capstone project and final exam. The MA-Ayurveda program qualifies students for College level teaching, research and clinical specialization. 36 Credits. Time to completion - 18 months* *Students must have BA or BS and have completed either the first 6 months of C-AP at MMI or hold a C-AP certificate from MMI or another institution. If already C-AP certified, MA program is 4 months of coursework, research journal club, signature assignment completion, clinical practicums, research journal club, a Capstone project and final exam.

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Āyurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

Mount Madonna Institute unites the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda into a new certificate program. Since the inception of Mount Madonna Center/Institute, Baba Hari Dass included the teachings and practices of these ancient sister sciences to promote healing and achieve a harmonious state of mind, body, senses and consciousness.

Upon completion of our 1000+ hour Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy (AYT) certificate program you will be able to design, implement, demonstrate, instruct and teach theory and practices which will enable a person to optimize her/his own healing process using the prakriti/vikruti framework of Ayurveda and the foundation of Yoga.

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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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Upcoming Workshops

Mar 12, 2020 • 6:00 - 9:00pm

Āyurveda Unveiled - Santa Cruz Film Screening

Mount Madonna Institute will co-host this event at The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz and feature a one-hour Āyurveda Fair from 6pm to 7pm before film screening at 7pm.

Apr 5, 2020

Herbal Creation

Step behind the scenes at our Ayurveda World Herbal Dispensary and learn the art of herbal product making!

May 3-10, 2020

MMI Signature Panch Karma Retreat

Panchakarma ("PK") is a highly personalized, whole body cleansing, detoxifying and rejuvenating program based on Ayurvedic principles that date back thousands of years. This Spring, “ripen and release impurities” (doshas) and re-balance your body/mind complex to achieve optimum health and well-being.

Āyurveda in Depth

October 11, 2019

The Mount Madonna Experience

Ever wondered what it would be like to live, serve, and learn at Mount Madonna? Join us for the Mount Madonna Experience this Winter.

September 13, 2019

Fall Happenings at MMI

MMI is thrilled to present three Open House dates this Fall along with two additional workshops: Herbal Creation and Healing with Ayurveda!

July 10, 2019

Now Accepting Research Poster Submissions for Annual Research Symposium

Join MMI for the 2nd Annual Research Symposium on August 10 & 11, 2019.