Accredited College of Ayurveda and School of Yoga

Mount Madonna Institute is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission

This academic recognition of excellence helps ensure future growth, legitimacy and a respected voice for Ayurveda and Yoga within the expanding national Integrative Health Science professions.

Mount Madonna Institute (MMI) was granted Initial Accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in November of 2019. MMI hosted a special visit by the WSCUC team in spring of 2023.

The Commission commended Mount Madonna Institute in particular for:

  1. Creation of a strong community committed to the mission of MMI and the Master of Arts in Ayurveda program and their academic and spiritual foundations;
  2. developing an initial program assessment plan, providing faculty with assessment workshops to implement that plan, and using results to support student success; and
  3. implementing some professional development opportunities during the pandemic, including training on assessment, technology, and pedagogy for faculty and staff.

In addition to the above commendations, the team placed MMI on a Notice of Concern. The accredited status of MMI continues during Notice of Concern. More information is available to the links at the right of this page.

Consolidated List of Currently Offered Degrees:

1. Master of Arts, Ayurveda

2. Ayurveda Health Counselor Diploma (non-degree)

3. Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (non-degree)

4. Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Certificate (non-degree)

5. Yoga Teacher Training 200 (non-degree)

6. Yoga Teacher Training 300 (non-degree)

7. Yoga Teacher Training Pre-Natal (non-degree)

8. Yoga Teacher Training Children (non-degree)

9. Community Studies 1 (non-degree)

10. Community Studies 2 (non-degree)


National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

Representing the Ayurvedic profession in the United States of America, we seek to preserve, protect, promote and advance the consciousness-based philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of all beings.

Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

MMI's Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy programs are recognized by the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC). The Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Practitioner have also been awarded Candidate for Accreditation status. The AAC is a programmatic accrediting agency for clinically focused Ayurvedic medical programs. AAC recognition status indicates that the program administers an approved course of study.

Yoga Alliance

Mount Madonna's Yoga Teacher Training has been approved by the national yoga registry, Yoga Alliance, since 2002.

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

MMI's Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the International Association of Yoga Therapists(IAYT). For more information, see


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