Unified Through Yoga

We are a learning community inspired by the example of our teacher, Baba Hari Dass. Located on 355 acres of redwoods and grasslands, our peaceful haven is a place where you can step back, slow down, and reconnect to your center, to nature, and to a more authentic flow of life.

At our core we offer a beautiful, community managed space for yoga retreats, personal practice, spiritual and personal development programs, and a variety of classes and workshops. Our modern meeting spaces evoke a rustic and tranquil atmosphere and provide a variety of settings to gather and practice.

Programs & Retreats

Step into a nourishing container for transformation for a night, a week, or more. We host a rich array of retreats, classes and programs taught by renowned teachers set in a rejuvenating environment.

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Mount Madonna Institute

A private, non-profit educational institution providing high quality, professional and academic instruction and training in the fields of Yoga, Āyurveda, and Community Studies.

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Host Your Group on the Mountain

We accommodate groups from 15 to 500 in a variety of beautiful, peaceful mountaintop settings. Our dedicated staff provides delicious vegetarian meals and full support for your retreat or program.

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Upcoming Events

MMC Events

Programs

Āyurveda

Going Deeper: A Focused Meditation Retreat
Jan 27 - 31, 2017

Going Deeper: A Focused Meditation Retreat

This small group experience is devoted to a deeper level of meditation and purification for people who already have some knowledge of meditation and yoga. We utilize a simple diet, the observance of silence, and a cave-like atmosphere of seclusion.

Āyurvedic Bodywork Intensive
Feb 18 - 20, 2017

Āyurvedic Bodywork Intensive

Join us for a full 3-day intensive study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies. Expand your healing practice to include these ancient, time-honored techniques and help your clients cleanse and maintain optimal health for years to come. Participants will need a basic knowledge of the foundational principles of Ayurveda, including tridosha theory and function, 7 dhatu principles, actions of the gunas, understanding of agni and ama, and dina/ritucharya).

Shivaratri
Feb 25 - 26, 2017

Shivaratri

An MMC tradition, the auspicious night of Shiva will be celebrated with chanting, prayer, meditation, and performing ritual throughout the night!

Shivaratri 2017
Feb 25 - 27, 2017

Shivaratri 2017

This is a major festival in Hinduism, but one that is solemn and marks a remembrance of "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, doing Yoga and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, noninjury to others, forgiveness and the discovery of Shiva. The ardent devotees keep awake all night. Others visit one of the Shiva temples or go on pilgrimage to Jyotirlingams. This is an ancient Hindu festival whose origin date is unknown.

Free Daily Yoga Classes

Join us for daily Yoga classes exploring meditation, asana, pranayama, and philosophy.

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