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Mount Madonna Center & Institute

4.89

Based on 163 reviews

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445 Summit Road

Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

ENGLISH

About Mount Madonna Institute

At the heart of Mount Madonna Institute and Mount Madonna Center is the study, practice and teaching of Yoga. For over 40 years our community has embraced this tradition as we seek to incorporate the practices and truths into our daily life. We offer these practices with...

At the heart of Mount Madonna Institute and Mount Madonna Center is the study, practice and teaching of Yoga. For over 40 years our community has embraced this tradition as we seek to incorporate the practices and truths into our daily life. We offer these practices with the intent of promoting self-transformation for us all. We offer Yoga retreats, established Yoga Teacher Training programs, as well as weekend Yoga Workshops. We offer our signature 200 and 300 hour Teacher Trainings. We cover a broad range of yoga theory, philosophy, and practice. Classically, Ashtanga Yoga means eight-limbed Yoga (ashta meaning eight, and anga meaning limb.) We address each limb and teach asana, pranayama and shat karma from the Hatha Yoga system (referenced in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherand Samita, and other Hatha yoga texts).  The practices are taught classically as shared with us by our teacher, Sri Baba Hari Dass. Many of our faculty members have been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga at Mount Madonna Center for over 25 years.

First Registered February 2002

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jen Rand Apr 12, 2022

    I found the program to be fully immersive in the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Far beyond learning asana I learned core values on conduct, meditation, breathing techniques, and respectful engagement with others.

    • General Comments

      I found the program to be fully immersive in the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Far beyond learning asana I learned core values on conduct, meditation, breathing techniques, and respectful engagement with others.
First Registered February 2002

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 163

By Satya Cathy Hutton RYT® 200

Jun 22, 2022

Mt. Madonna provided excellent yoga teacher training, rooted in traditional teachings and modern day accessibility to practices. Would strongly recommend this program to anyone interested in either deepening their own practice or entering to teaching. Full Review

By Dellamay Miller E-RYT® 200

Jun 13, 2022

Full Review

All Reviews (163)

Teaching Staff

Priska Bitterli

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Anand Brian Darsie

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, RCYT®

John Diffenbaugh John Diffenbaugh

E-RYT® 500

Sarada Diffenbaugh Sarada Diffenbaugh

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Stacy Fuller

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Soma Goresky

E-RYT® 500

Kamalesh Ginger Hooven

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Hannah Muse

E-RYT® 500, RPYT®, YACEP®

Sean Neesley

E-RYT® 500

Kathy Páez

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Janardan Farley Janardan Farley

E-RYT® 500

Brajesh Friedberg Brajesh Friedberg

E-RYT® 500

Iris Kachuck Iris Kachuck

E-RYT® 500

Sadanand Mailliard Sadanand Mailliard

E-RYT® 500

Radha Mallery

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Jaya Maxon Jaya Maxon

E-RYT® 500

Mangala Norskog Mangala Norskog

RYT® 200

Vishwamitra Prisk

E-RYT® 500

Pratibha Queen Pratibha Queen

E-RYT® 500

Ratna Sturz Ratna Sturz

E-RYT® 500

All Teaching Staff (20)

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