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

September 22nd, 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. The diploma program prepares students for a career as an Āyurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), offering diet and lifestyle support to individuals. Students receive 357 contact hours of theory and experiential learning during 9 months of coursework. Students attend a weekend intensive each month. Students complete a supervised clinical practicum during the final trimester from September through December. Total monthly time commitment including coursework, assignments, and asynchronous learning is approximately 97 hours.

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Certificate: Ayurvedic Practitioner | Begins January 19, 2022

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. 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: Ayurveda | Begins September 2023

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-Āyurveda 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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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

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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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Āyurveda Faculty

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Upcoming Courses and Programs

Sep 18, 2021 • 9:00am - 4:00pm

Āyurveda & Yoga Research | Experience Meets Evidence

Āyurveda & Yoga Research | Experience Meets Evidence

Sep 22, 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.

Jan 19, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023

Certificate: Āyurvedic Practitioner Training

The Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) Program significantly builds on the foundational AHC Program. It is an exploration into classical texts, traditional clinical treatments, practices, and formulations, guiding the student to a deeper understanding of the 5,000 year old art and science of Āyurvedic medicine and philosophy.