Master Teachers on the Mountain

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Āyurveda Teachings

Welcome to the College of Āyurveda!


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

August 25th, 2021 - Yoga & Āyurveda Programs: Virtual Open House Q&A

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

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Choose From 3 Levels of Education

Āyurvedic Health Counselor | Begins January 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 351 contact hours of theory and experiential learning during seven months of coursework (plus Clinical Practicum). Students attend one 3-day weekend a month (Thursday evening 5-7, plus Fri, Sat, Sun 6:30 am - 6 pm), plus Tuesday evenings (all month long) as well as one 3-hr. Sanskirt class a month - all live streaming online. At the end of the coursework, there is an additional 3 months of supervised clinical practicum. You can expect to spend 10 additional hours a week in additional assignments and homework.

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Certificate: Āyurvedic Practitioner | Begins January 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: Āyurveda | 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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Āyurvedic 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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Foundations of Āyurveda | 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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Upcoming Courses and Programs

Aug 3 - 6, 2021

High Sierra Herb Gathering Trip

Join MMI and Āyurveda World Herbs on an herb gathering excursion into the high Sierras!

Aug 14 - 15, 2021

Āyurveda 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!

Aug 25, 2021 • 6:30 - 7:30pm

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

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