Master Teachers on the Mountain

Educating Contemporary Learners Through Ancient Āyurveda Teachings

College of Āyurveda Virtual Open House

Join us October 14th for a virtual Open House to learn about changes to the Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP), Āyurveda Health Counselor (AHC) and Masters in Arts -Āyurveda upcoming programs.

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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

Choose From 3 Levels of Education

Āyurvedic Health Counselor - Begins ONLINE January 2021

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 ONLINE October 2020

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 ONLINE April 2021

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

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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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

Sep 24, 2020 • 5:30 - 6:30pm

Ayurveda Meets the Moment - NEW! Webinar Series

Join us for our New Online Educational Series as we start the season with a Complimentary Webinar: Āyurveda for Ideal Nutrition & Digestion.

Oct 8, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022

Certificate: Āyurvedic Practitioner Training - LIVE Online Hybrid Format

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.

Oct 14, 2020 • 6:30 - 7:30pm

College of Āyurveda Virtual Open House

Join us for a virtual Open House to learn about changes to the Ayurvedic Practitioner (C-AP), Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) and Masters in Arts -Ayurveda upcoming programs.

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October 11, 2019

The Mount Madonna Experience

Ever wondered what it would be like to live, serve, and learn at Mount Madonna? Join us for the Mount Madonna Experience this Winter.

September 13, 2019

Fall Happenings at MMI

MMI is thrilled to present three Open House dates this Fall along with two additional workshops: Herbal Creation and Healing with Ayurveda!

July 10, 2019

Now Accepting Research Poster Submissions for Annual Research Symposium

Join MMI for the 2nd Annual Research Symposium on August 10 & 11, 2019.