Mini Courses in Yoga and Ayurveda

Expand your Knowledge

Are you interested in learning more about a particular area of yoga or Ayurveda? Check out our mini course offerings. Mini courses are available to anyone with an interest in the subject matter. For some courses, background knowledge is necessary for participants to engage with and benefit from the material presented. Please review course descriptions and course learning objectives for a more detailed understanding of the concepts that will be discussed in each course.

For the more advanced courses, suggested pre-reading may be recommended to familiarize students with concepts in advance. The advanced Ayurveda courses are eligible for NAMA PACE credits. At the conclusion of these courses, students complete an assessment and receive a certificate of completion.

Any questions still remaining can be directed to our admissions director, Lizzy Gamberdella, at admissions@mountmadonna.org or 408-846-4060.

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Hybrid | February 16-17th, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Mahavaha & Pranavaha Srotamsi

This course explores in detail Pranavaha and Mahavaha Srotamsi as explained in the classical texts of Ayurvedic Medicine including various disorders, assessment and treatment. Students learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis of the disorders, as well as treatments through diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies.

Thur. 2/16 - 2:00-5:00pm; 6:00-8:00pm | Fri 2/17 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-5:30pm

Instructor: Rucha Kelkar - View Bio

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Hybrid | February 18-19th, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Rasavahasrotas & Jwara

This course explores in detail rasavahasrotas and jwara, as explained in the classical texts of Ayurvedic Medicine including various disorders, assessment and treatment. Students learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis of the related disorders, as well as treatments through diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies.

Sat. 2/18 - 11:00am-2:00pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm | Sun 2/19 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-2:30pm

Instructor: Bharathi Venkatachalapathy - View Bio

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FREE Webinar | February 25th, 2023

Ayurveda: The Basics

Explore the 5,000 year old Science of Life with two Mount Madonna Institute students who are currently in the Masters of Arts in Ayurveda program. You will be introduced to Five Element Theory and the manner in which they play out in the Ten Pairs of Opposites. You will learn why Ayurveda is so applicable to daily life and self-healing.

Sat. 2/25 - 1:00-2:00pm

Presenters: Tamara Worline & Dana St. Pierre - View Bios

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Online | February 25th, 2023

Yoga Course - Daily Ethics: Observances (yamas) & Restraints (niyamas) of Yoga

Join Soma as she explains the subtle yet foundational concepts of Sutras 1-4 of Sage Patanjali's Yoga Sutras of the Samadhi Pada. In this 90 minute mini-course, you’ll see how these few verses reveal the aim and practice of yoga, which lead to higher states of consciousness. You will chant each sutra in the sacred Sanskrit language and delve into the meaning of each word.

Sat. 2/25 - 3:30-5:00pm

Instructor: Soma Goresky - View Bio

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Online | February 26th, 2023

Yoga Course - Spiritual Practice (Sadhana Pada): Latent Impressions & Obstacles

Join Purnima for a deeper exploration of the first two limbs of Eight-Limbed (ashtanga) Yoga: the yama (restraints), and niyama (observances). Spend 90 minutes exploring how these limbs are so relevant for daily living and how they can be practiced on and off the mat.

Sun. 2/26 - 9:30-11:00am

Instructor: Purnima Cathy Conway - View Bio

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Hybrid | March 9-10, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Raktavaha Srotas & Shalakya Tantra

This course explores in detail the cardiovascular system in Ayurvedic Medicine including various disorders, assessment and treatment. It also examines Shalakya Tantra, disorders related to the ears, nose and throat. Students will learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis of the disorders, as well as treatments through diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies. The srotamsi explored are: Raktavaha and Shalakya Tantra (ENT/ head/ neck).

Thur. 3/9 - 2:00-5:00pm; 6:00-8:00pm | Fri. 3/10 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-5:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar - View Bio

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Hybrid | March 9-10, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Shukravaha & Mutravaha Srotamsi

This course explores in detail men’s health and the urinary system in Ayurvedic Medicine including various disorders, assessment and treatment. It also examines infectious diseases. Students learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis of the disorders, as well as treatments through diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies. The srotamsi explored are: Shukravaha (men’s health) and Mutravaha (genito-urinary).

Sat. 3/11 - 11:00am-2:00pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm | Sun. 3/12 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-2:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Dhaval Dhru - View Bio

Course Dates & Syllabi

Mahavaha & Pranavaha Srotamsi

  • Hybrid | February 16-17th, 2023

Rasavahasrotas & Jwara

  • Hybrid | February 18-19th, 2023

Free Webinar - Ayurveda: The Basics

  • Online | February 25th, 2023

Daily Ethics: Observances (yamas) & Restraints (niyamas) of Yoga

  • Online | February 25th, 2023

Spiritual Practice (Sadhana Pada): Latent Impressions & Obstacles

  • Online | February 26th, 2023

Raktavaha Srotas & Shalakya Tantra

  • Hybrid | March 9-10th, 2023

Shukravaha & Mutravaha Srotamsi

  • Hybrid | March 11-12th, 2023

*Hybrid courses can be taken online or in person at our Mount Madonna campus.

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Ayurveda: The Basics

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Tuition Information

Ayurveda Courses:

$549* for 2 day AP courses (12 hours)

Paid in full at the time of registration.

*Total does not include Meals and Lodging. See Meals & Lodging options for additional fees not included in the total tuition costs. Minimum of $66 per day Commuter Rate for all students that choose to come on site for classes.

Please note that textbooks and pre-reading are recommended for this course and are listed in the syllabus.

Refund Policy:

Refund available minus $75.00 cancellation fee if course is dropped prior to 48 hours before course start date.

No refund available if course is dropped within 48 hours of start date, or after course has started.


Yoga Courses

$27 for 90 min. yoga courses

Refund Policy:

No refund is available if the course is dropped, but the video recording will be available via Populi/Lessons for two weeks.