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Mount Madonna Center & Institute

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445 Summit Road

Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Spiritually-Oriented 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

For 2021, our Yoga Teacher Trainings will be offered online only. 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...

For 2021, our Yoga Teacher Trainings will be offered online only.
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

Online Services

https://www.mountmadonnainstitute.org/

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Offers RYS 200 Trainings per 2021 RYS Online Exemption, RYS 300 Trainings per 2021 RYS Online Exemption and Yoga Classes

Upcoming Training Dates

RYS® 200

Jun 3, 2021—Nov 14, 2021
Mount Madonna Institute - RYS 200

RYS® 300

Apr 29, 2021—Dec 5, 2021
Mount Madonna Institute - RYS300
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RYS Scholarships Offered

We offer scholarships toward tuition (up to 1/2 tuition) based on financial need and diversity and inclusion goals.

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First Registered February 2002

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 147

By Michelle Sawyer RYT® 500

Jun 19, 2021

Mount Madonna Center's Teacher Training Program is instruction in Classical Astanga Yoga as taught by Master Yogi and silent Monk, Baba Hari Dass. The Center was created and is sustained by a number of Baba Hari Dass's original students, as well as a larger intentional community, who began study to learn the practices back in 1971 when Babji arrived in the States. I encourage all those interested in the path of yoga to explore this community and their many important missions and projects including the Hanuman Fellowship, Sri Ram Orphanage, and Pacific Cultural Center. Full Review

By Astra Apsitis E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

Jun 18, 2021

My yoga studies at Mount Madonna Institute changed my life by teaching and encouraging regular sadhana. The time-honored traditions introduced by Baba Hari Dass are taught by serious and experienced practitioners; all is authentic. Full Review

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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 Stacy Fuller

E-RYT® 500

Soma Goresky

E-RYT® 500

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

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