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Ayurvedic Yoga

Online & In-Person


Unite the sister sciences in this IAYT accredited and NAMA recognized program. Explore pathology through the lens of Ayurveda and offer therapeutics from the limbs of Yoga to clients on the path of self-healing.

The foundational components of the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy (AYT) are two of our well-established programs: the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) program and the Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) program. They are further integrated with a new offering called Ayurveda-Yoga Integration.

Ayurveda Yoga Integration

View the practices of Yoga through the lens of Ayurveda

Online & In-Person

Students view pathology through the lens of Ayurveda and offer therapeutics from any of the limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga and Hatha). Students use the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda to empower an individual to heal themself. Additional biomedical and assessment skills are layered on at this level.

What You Will Learn

  • The Principles of Yoga Therapy
  • How to tailor Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Shat Karma, and Ayurvedic Therapies
  • System Wellness & Pathophysiology: Respiratory, Digestive, Cardiovascular, Structure (Skeletal & Muscular), Nervous, Reproductive & Genitourinary
  • Complementary Medicine Integration
  • Ethics & Counseling Skills
  • Client Assessment
  • Clinical Internship & Externship
  • Client Case Studies

Classes meet once a month online for seven months, followed by a five-day in-person clinical internship practicum. Students have up to one additional year to complete an externship practicum with monthly online check-ins and case study presentations.

2024 - 2025 DATES

YTT 300

September 4, 2024 – April 6, 2025

In-Person Dates:
September 4-8, 2024
April 2-6, 2025

Online Dates:
October 3-6, 2024
November 7-10, 2024
December 5-8, 2024
January 9-12, 2025
February 6-9, 2025
March 6-9, 2025


January 18 – December 18, 2024

Online Dates:
January 18-21, 2024
February 15-18, 2024
March 21-24, 2024
April 18-21, 2024
May 16-19, 2024
June 13-16, 2024

In-Person Practicum:
July 8-17, 2024
September 8-17, 2024



More Information

Contact the Admissions Counselor for questions and enrollment assistance via email or phone.

Foundational Components of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Advanced Yoga
Studies YTT 300

Dive deeper into the philosophical traditions of yoga, including Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vedic Ritual and Karma Yoga. Study Biomechanics, Ayurveda, Neuroscience, Sanskrit and more. Teach pranayama, asana, meditation and yoga theory classes.


Eight months (one long weekend a month) with months 1 & 8 in person, months 2 – 7 online.

Ayurvedic Health
Counselor (AHC)

Learn constitutional assessment, Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, nutrition, herbology, psychology, Vedic astrology, ethics and counseling skills. Explore Ayurvedic therapies and engage in a clinical internship where you put theory to practice.


Six months (one long weekend a month) of online theory followed by two 10-day in-person practicum/clinical sessions.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

Sample Schedule

Thusday Evening
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Open Circle and Theory
Friday - Sunday
6:30 am – 8:30 am Pranayama and Meditation
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:00 am Theory Class
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Asana
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Theory Class / Core Asana
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Theory Class / Core Asana
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Integration
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Plus one 2-hour Integration session mid-month
Pacific Time Zone


  • YTT 200 certification from a Yoga Alliance approved school.
  • Minimum one year teaching yoga.
  • Minimum two years personal yoga practice


  • 4 credits Anatomy & Physiology.


  • Students may complete the AHC or the Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300) in any order or even during the same calendar year.
  • Students may complete up to 30% of the program from another institution if all requirements are met. (See Transfer Policy).
  • A student must satisfactorily complete both programs before entering the AYT Integration.

AYT Tuition & Fees

Academic Year 2023-2024

Estimated total does not include meals and lodging. Your meals
and lodging cost is based upon your housing selection and length
of stay.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

Advanced Yoga Studies Program (YTT 300)*
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program (AHC)*
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Integration Program (AYT)
Total Estimated Academic Charges

*Each program has an application fee, unless all are completed at Mount Madonna Institute. Application fees are non-refundable

Ayurveda Yoga Integration Program Meals & Lodging (5 nights)

Note: We are in the process of determining the dates for the AYT Integration Module. Rates will be announced once these dates are finalized. Thank you for your understanding.
Own tent or vehicle
Dormitory (4 per room)
Triple (3 per room)
Double (2 per room)

Lodging Options

  • Total Meals and Lodging cost is based on your housing selection for 5 nights

Studying Affordably

Financial Aid opportunities for your education

  • Scholarship: Check the scholarship box on your application.
  • Payment Plans: Available to all students. Talk to an admissions counselor for more information!
See Affordability Options

Yoga Faculty & Staff

kamalesh ginger hooven

Kamalesh Ginger Hooven
M.A., YTT 700

Donna Rixmann,
B.S., E-RYT 500

Rucha Kelkar

Rucha Kelkar,
D.P.T., B.A.M.S.

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Integration Course Descriptions

Western Anatomy & Physiology

Course No. AYT 199
Description: A survey course of the integration of structure and function of the human body. To be transferred in 3 college credits.

Integration of Yoga Practices with Diagnosis Pathophysiology

Course No. AYT 200
Description: This course dives deeper into the limbs of yoga and the theory of applied Ayurveda. Specific yoga practices are given for specific conditions. Case Studies are assessed.

Pathophysiology – The Pathway of Disease

Course No. AYT 203
Description: This course explores the development of disease, the causes, the pathway of disease, the six stages, and how disease is interpreted through the Anatomy & Physiology and Physics of Ayurveda: dhatus, malas, srotas, ama & agni; and the complex of the mind.

Yoga, Ayurveda, and the Mind

Course No. AYT 251
Description: This course investigates the energetics of consciousness. It analyzes various strategies in Yogic and Ayurvedic psychology and explores a variety of therapies for the mind.

Principles of Yoga Therapy I

Course No. AYT 252
Description: This course integrates the previous components of the Ayurveda Health Counselor with Advanced Yoga Studies and provides a venue for further linking of the sister sciences through critical thinking and discrimination. The student will reframe their knowledge acquired and construct a system of client assessment that is individualized according to the needs of the client. This course also focuses on sustaining oneself as a practitioner though svadyaya (self-study), peer relationships and education.

Professional Practices: Legal, Regulatory, Business

Course No. AYT 253
Description: This course examines the Scope of Practice through the eyes of regulatory bodies. Students discuss Healthcare’s Codes of Conduct in light of the yama and niyama. General business practices are discussed and the required paperwork and documentation are reviewed.

Western Interface, Labs & Markers

Course No. AYT 254
Description: This course introduces the biology and chemistry of blood and how to competently interpret basic lab reports and integrate that reference into their clinical practice, as well as identify frequently used Western drugs and herb drug interactions.

Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology for Diagnosis; Common Women’s Issues; Common Men’s Issues

Course No. AYT 301
Description: This course explores Anatomy & Physiology through an Ayurvedic lens, focusing on how the sukshma sharira informs the sthula sharira and how to use the qualities of the pancha maha bhutas (as the ten pairs of opposites) for diagnostic and treatment tools. Embryology is studied and the effect of nutrition on the septadhatus, upadhatus, malas, ojas, tejas and prana for diagnostic measures is explored. Women’s anatomy versus men’s anatomy is studied along with common issues that arise.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for Common Structural Issues: Injuries, Accidents, Repetitive Strain

Course No. AYT 302
Description: This course takes a look at common structural issues. Students are exposed to the basics of somatics and kinesiology. Injuries, accidents and repetitive strain are viewed through the lens of Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for Common Systemic Issues: Respiratory, Digestive, and Cardiovascular

Course No. AYT 303
Description: This course looks at the major srotas in Ayurveda and determines what types of yogic and Ayurvedic therapies might be most effective for pranavahasrotas, annavahasrotas and rasavahasrotas.

Case Study Seminar

Course No. AYT 311
Description: This course gives students an opportunity to present client Case Studies to a faculty panel and to their peers, and to observe other Case Studies, contribute to the discussion of each and complete an observation/evaluation rubric. 

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Externship (Individual Component)

Course No. AYT 261
Description: Delivery is performed one-on-one after having completed AY 260. The student sees 20 clients for a total of 60 client encounters (initial intake of 90 minutes plus two 60-minute follow-ups plus two 15-min follow-ups post-supervision) (240 hours of practicum delivery).

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Externship (Group Component)

Course No. AYT 262
Description: Delivery is performed by one student to a group of no more than 6 clients. (30 hours of practicum delivery).

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