College of Ayurveda

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Ayurveda Teachings

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 | 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 Ayurvedic 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 Ayurvedic Practitioner (C-AP) in lifestyle medicine and clinical disease management, with a scope of practice well beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

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

Master of Arts-Ayurveda 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 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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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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Foundations of Ayurveda | Begins January 2022

Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom and foundational principles, history, and philosophy of Ayurvedic medicine. 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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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

Dec 8, 2021 • 6:00 - 7:00pm

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.

Dec 8, 2021

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (Including AYT) Onland, In-Person Open House & Q&A

Join us for an Open House to learn about the upcoming YTT 200 and Ayurvedic Health Counselor/Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy programs which start in January!

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.