College of Ayurveda

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Ayurveda Teachings

Welcome to the College of Ayurveda!


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


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

  • Integrate traditional Āyurvedic knowledge with modern health sciences
  • Preserve, protect, promote and practice classical Āyurveda
  • Develop authentic resources for education and research in the field of Āyurveda
  • Establish Āyurvedic clinic and wellness center for community health

October 20th, 2021 - Yoga & Āyurveda Programs: Virtual Open House Q&A

Join us for a virtual Open House to learn about upcoming Yoga and Ayurveda Programs offered in 2022.

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Choose From 3 Levels of Education

Ayurvedic Health Counselor | Begins January 27, 2022

Level 1 Professional Training focusing on preventive, mind-body healthcare. Study foundational principles and theory, diagnosis, and clinical application of this ancient science. This transformational program teaches Ayurvedic practices while allowing the student to incorporate them into their own daily life. Students attend a weekend intensive each month with weekly online classes in between. After completing foundational coursework, students engage in a supervised clinical internship during the second and third trimesters. The diploma program prepares students for a career as an Āyurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), offering diet and lifestyle support to individuals. This 637 hour program combines in-person and online learning during 9 months of coursework. Total program length is 12 months.

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Certificate: Ayurvedic Practitioner | Next cohort forming - Sign up to get updates

Level 2 Professional certificate training as an Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) in lifestyle medicine and clinical disease management, with a scope of practice well beyond that of the Āyurvedic Health Counselor.

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Master of Arts: Ayurveda | Next cohort forming - Sign up to get updates

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

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program | Begins January 2022

Mount Madonna Institute unites the principles of Yoga and Āyurveda 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 Āyurvedic 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 Āyurveda and the foundation of Yoga.

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Advance your Integrative Health Career with a Master of Arts Degree in Ayurveda

To learn about our stackable programs and courses that advance you to a Master of Arts- Ayurveda, visit us here.

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October 23-24, 2021 at Mount Madonna Center

Ayurveda Internship Consultations

Take a personalized approach to your health and wellness by following an Ayurvedic nutritional and lifestyle plan created specifically for you!

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Foundations of Ayurveda | Begins January 2022

Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom and foundational principles, history, and philosophy of Āyurvedic medicine. This is an in-between program for those who want to go beyond a weekend Āyurveda course but aren't ready to commit to the full year long AHC. Completion of this course may be applied towards the Āyurvedic Health Counselor certificate.

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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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Tuition & Fees

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Ayurveda Faculty

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Upcoming Courses and Programs

Oct 20, 2021 • 6:30 - 7:30pm

2022 Yoga & Ayurveda Programs: Virtual Open House Q&A

Join us for a virtual Open House to learn about upcoming Yoga and Ayurveda Programs offered in 2022.

Oct 23 - 24, 2021

Ayurveda Internship Consultations

Limited Time Offer | Supervised Student Internships. Take a personalized approach to your health and wellness by following an Āyurvedic nutritional and lifestyle plan created specifically for you!

Jan 27 - Dec 31, 2022

2022 Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Professional Training in lifestyle medicine that prepares students for careers focused on preventive mind-body healthcare, this 12-month educational program prepares students for a professional career as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. This is a path to certification as an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist or a Masters of Arts - Ayurveda.