The American Yoga Academy


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NPS Score 6.4/10

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426 Springfield Avenue

Summit, NJ, United States

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

usually intensive/immersion

spread out over time

several, shorter immersions


English, Spanish, all languages welcome

About The American Yoga Academy

Yoga is for everyone, and all are welcome at The American Yoga Academy, a world-renowned teacher training school since 1993. We are leaders in training and certifying yoga, health, and wellness instructors for 30 years. And we've been training online for over 15 years....

Yoga is for everyone, and all are welcome at The American Yoga Academy, a world-renowned teacher training school since 1993. We are leaders in training and certifying yoga, health, and wellness instructors for 30 years. And we've been training online for over 15 years. Our online curriculum is designed to meet the needs of everyone, whether you've been practicing yoga for many years or you're new to yoga, you are welcome here. We offer 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Certification courses, and Chair Yoga Certification.

With The American Yoga Academy, you'll learn and become confident, accomplished, and certified to teach yoga, meditation, chair yoga, breathwork, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and more, to all ages and abilities, nationally and internationally. Our courses are beautiful journeys of self-discovery, and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Learn from the best! A true leader in yoga education, our founder and lead educator, Claire Diab, has been training teachers for 30 years and training teachers online for 15 years. She worked alongside Dr. Deepak Chopra for over a decade, and co-created his yoga program at the world famous Chopra Center in California. With live support from Claire and our educators 7 days a week, you can have as much or as little one-on-one contact with us as you choose throughout your training. 

Our online teacher training courses provide in-depth and comprehensive study of yoga poses and sequences suitable for everyone with emphasis on safety, alignment, benefits, and variations. Students also learn to teach meditation, chair yoga, breathwork, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, invigorating yoga, restorative yoga, the philosophy of yoga, anatomy, the business of yoga, and more. Our courses are user-friendly and available 24/7 from wherever you are in the world. Study and learn at a pace and times that are comfortable for you. Our training is more than a course, it's a wonderful experience.

About our Lead Educator: Claire Diab has been training teachers since 1993 and has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2001. She is a world-renowned yoga expert, health and wellness educator, author, inspirational speaker, and a professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. Claire has a Bachelor's degree in Health Education & Health Sciences and a Master's degree in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University. She is certified by The American College of Sports Medicine as a U.S. Navy Health and Wellness Educator and Leader. For decades, Claire has traveled the world teaching yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda with Dr. Deepak Chopra. She is a Chopra Center Certified Master Teacher and Lead Educator, and sits on The Teachers Advisory Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. As an inspirational mentor and an excellent teacher trainer, Claire will be with you every step of the way, during and after your training.

To learn more about our training opportunities and courses, please call or email us.  973-731-9960

Yoga Teacher Training for Everyone. Health and Wellness Education. All are Welcome.

First Registered November 2000

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First Registered November 2000

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 239

By G-Well Studios RYT® 200

Sep 22, 2023

Claire Diab is amazing. She takes what could be a complicated and intimidating subject and makes it so understandable. Her energy is loving and infectious. Full Review

By Melissa Amato RYT® 200

Aug 28, 2023

I am grateful for the diverse tools and education I received from Claire Diab and the American Yoga Academy. Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Claire Diab

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Mary Ann Gebhardt

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Martha Kein Martha Kein

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
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Martha Kein, School Director
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Claire Diab, Founder & Lead Educator
The American Yoga Academy - Claire Diab, Founder & Lead Educator [24]

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