College of Ayurveda in California

Integrating Classical Training with Supervised Clinical Experience

Welcome to the College of Ayurveda!


The mission of Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda 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

Choose From 3 Levels of Education

Ayurvedic Health Counselor | Jan. 5 - Dec. 13, 2023

Level 1 Professional Training focusing on preventive, mind-body healthcare. Study foundational principles & theory, diagnosis, & clinical application of this ancient science. This transformational program teaches Ayurvedic practices while allowing the student to incorporate them into their own daily life.

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Ayurvedic Practitioner | Sept. 15, 2022 - Apr. 24, 2024

Level 2 Professional certificate training as an Ayurvedic Practitioner in 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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Master of Arts: Ayurveda | Sept. 15, 2022 - Apr. 24, 2024

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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Foundations of Ayurveda

This is an in-between program for those who want to go beyond a weekend Ayurveda course but aren't ready to commit to the full year long AHC. Completion of this course may be applied towards the Ayurvedic Health Counselor certificate.

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Yoga & Ayurveda: The Essentials | August 25, 2022

View yoga through the lens of Ayurveda: asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, & shat karma! Integrate these foundational concepts through study & practice.

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy | Next Entry Point September 2022

Next entry point is Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300). 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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Consultations July - Sept 2022

Ayurveda Student Intern Clinic

Take charge of your health and well-being through a personalized approach. Visit our Mount Madonna campus for an in-person consultation with an Ayurvedic Health Counselor intern.

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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

Jul 16 - Sep 17, 2022

Affordable Ayurveda with Student Interns

Visit our Mount Madonna campus for an in-person consultation with an Ayurvedic Health Counselor intern. Take charge of your health and well-being through a personalized approach.

Jul 16, 2022 • 1:00 - 3:00pm

Mount Madonna Open House | IN-PERSON

We welcome you to visit our mountaintop campus, situated on 380 acres of Redwood forest overlooking the Monterey Bay. Meet program faculty, see our classrooms, and explore the space where our rich Vedic teachings take place. Learn about our program offerings for 2022. All guests must register in advance.

Aug 25 - 28, 2022

Yoga & Ayurveda: The Essentials - Study Online

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.