Mount Madonna Institute Research Center

We are happy to announce that Mount Madonna Institute is in the initial stages of developing the Mount Madonna Institute Research Center, dedicated to research on Āyurveda, Yoga, and Community.


MMI Research Center will support and conduct basic and clinical research on Āyurveda and Yoga with an emphasis on their application to the health and well being of individuals and communities, in partnership with academic institutes, research centers, integrative medicine centers, and those in private practice, both in the USA and internationally.

  • Facilitate research on the application of Āyurveda and Yoga to promote health and well being for individuals and communities
  • Develop partnership with universities and preventive medicine research institutes for basic and clinical research projects in Āyurveda and Yoga
  • Facilitate collaborative international projects between Āyurvedic Universities in the East and Integrative Medicine Centers in the United States
  • Facilitate collaborations between Āyurveda and Yoga practitioners and biomedical researchers
  • Facilitate collaborative projects between Yoga centers and departments, and Psychology and Community Studies departments
  • Sponsor Masters and Doctoral level research in Āyurveda, Yoga, and Community Studies
  • Organize research symposiums
  • Contribute to the preservation of the ancient knowledge in Yoga and Āyurveda

MMI Offerings

  • Āyurveda, Yoga and Community Studies expertise
  • Close proximity to world-renowned research institutes and integrative medicine centers
  • Active program in Āyurveda at Masters, C-AP and AHC levels
  • Active certificate programs in Yoga and Community Studies
  • Located within community of yoga practitioners, established in 1978

Contact for Inquiries about Collaboration

ShraddhaShraddha Ravani, Director
MMI Research Center
(510) 334-6181

Scientific Advisory Committee

Professor Ram Harsh Singh, Ph.D. Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
Emeritus Professor
Banaras Hindu University
Banaras, India

Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Ph.D., FAMS
Vice Chairman
University Grants Commission
New Delhi, India

Dr. Anand Dhruva, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Diana I. Lurie, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuropharmacology
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Dr. Sudha Prathikanti, MD
Integrative Psychiatrist
UCSF Other Center for Integrative Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Prof. Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D., Dr. Endo. (h.c.)
AAAS Fellow, Fulbright Alumnus
UCLA Center for the Health Sciences
Los Angeles, CA