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, at or 408-357-4401.

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Online | April 22 - May 6, 2024

Mini Course - Sanskrit & Sacred Sound

With Bhavani Siegel

Join us for a three-part mini-course, over three consecutive Mondays, exploring the resonant language of Sanskrit and its use and philosophy in the practice of Mantra Yoga. More Details. 4.5 hours - $108

Mon. 4/22 - 4:00-5:30pm | Mon. 4/29 - 4:00-5:30pm | Mon. 5/6 - 4:00-5:30pm PT

Online | May 10, 2024

Yoga Course - Prenatal Yoga Theory and Practice

With Hannah Muse

Join Hannah for a general introduction to Prenatal theory as applicable to Yoga practice. After a 90 minute introduction you will experience a Prenatal Class. 3 hours - $50

Fri. 5/10 - 2:00-5:00pm PT

Online | May 17-18, 2024

Ayurveda Course - AY 115 Ethics and Professional Practices

With Dr. Nick Fortino and Donna Rixmann

This course examines the Mount Madonna Code of Ethics as it applies to Ayurvedic Practitioners. Students are introduced to counseling practices as they pertain to client interactions and goal setting. Students explore the business skills involved in setting up and sustaining a professional practice. Topics include marketing, finance and legal considerations. 10 hours - $395

Fri. 5/17 - 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-5:30pm | Sat. 5/18 - 9:30am-12:30pm PT
Western Interface

Online | May 18-19, 2024

Ayurveda Course - AY 111 Western Interface

With Drs. Renee Rossi and Krista Farey

This course offers the opportunity to explore the interface between Ayurveda and allopathic medicine, helps students understand healthy client practitioner relationships and boundaries, and clarifies the scope of practice and the code of ethics for all Ayurvedic Health Counselors. 10 hours - $395

Sat. 5/18 - 1:30-5:30pm | Sun. 5/19 - 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:30pm PT
Ayurvedic Assessment

Online | June 14, 2024

Ayurveda Course - AY 109 Ayurvedic Assessment

With Kathy Gehlkin

Students are introduced to modes of diagnosis including pulse reading, tongue diagnosis, face-analysis, assessing the mental state, dhatus, malas and srotamsi. Students practice these modes during outside assignments, practicum and clinic. 7 hours - $295

Fri. 6/14 - 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-5:30pm PT
Ayurvedic Therapies

Online | June 15, 2024

Ayurveda Course - AY 112 Ayurvedic Therapies

With Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar

The theory of Pancha Karma cleansing techniques and Five-Sense Therapy will be introduced. This course explores the Ayurvedic rejuvenation process called Rasayana. Students will learn strategies for Rasayana using herbs, diet, and nutritional support with the goal of slowing or reversing excessive aging, building immune strength and preventing disease. This course offers an introductory view of Ayurvedic anatomy of the ear, nose, throat, and neck. This cursory understanding of the head and neck region allows students to study and address common disorders of the head and neck through diet and bodywork recommendations. 7 hours - $295

Sat. 6/15 - 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-5:30pm PT
Vedic Astrology

Online | June 16, 2024

Ayurveda Course - AY 116 Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)

With Steven Highburger

Students are introduced to the subtle sister science of Ayurveda, Jyotish (Vedic astrology). Students learn the fundamental concepts of Jyotish, how it can complement client care, and when clients may be referred to an experienced Jyotish practitioner. 6 hours - $295

Sun. 6/16 - 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:30pm PT

In-Person | July 8-10, 2024

Ayurveda Course - Diagnostics Lab

This hands-on practicum offers students the opportunity to refine their Ayurvedic assessment skills. This course is open to students who have completed an online AHC, Educator or Consultant program either with MMI or another school, or those who have completed AHC but would like a hands-on refresher. More Details. 14 hours - $495 + meals & lodging

Mon. 7/8 - 2:30-8:00pm| Tues. 7/9 - 7:00am-6:30pm | Wed. 7/10 - 7:00am-12:30pm

Calendar & Applications

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

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Tuition Information

Ayurveda Courses:

$495 for 3 day courses (14 hours)

  • Diagnostics Lab

$395 for 2 day AY courses (10 hours)

  • AY 111, AY 115

$295 for 1 day AY courses (7 hours)

  • AY 109, AY 112, AY 116

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:

$50 for 1 day, 3 hour course

  • Prenatal Yoga Theory and Practice

$108 for 3 day, 4.5 hour course

  • Sanskrit & Sacred Sound

Paid in full at the time of registration.