The American Yoga Academy


Based on 230 reviews

What is a School Review?

NPS Score 6.3/10

Connect with Us

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

trainees commute to the program



About The American Yoga Academy

The American Yoga Academy is a World-Renowned Online Yoga Teacher Training School, founded by Claire Diab who has been training teachers for over 25 years. She has created a curriculum designed to meet the needs of everyone. All are Welcome. Whether you are looking for...

The American Yoga Academy is a World-Renowned Online Yoga Teacher Training School, founded by Claire Diab who has been training teachers for over 25 years. She has created a curriculum designed to meet the needs of everyone. All are Welcome. Whether you are looking for a full or part time career or just want to deepen your personal practice, Claire, your Lead Educator, and The American Yoga Academy's Professional and Friendly Staff will guide you on your journey.

Learn from the Best. The American Yoga Academy offers 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certifications, including Chair Yoga and Meditation Certification Programs.

Our Online Teacher Training Program provides an in-depth and comprehensive study of Yoga Poses and Sequences for Everyone with Safety, Alignment, Benefits and Variations. You will also learn to teach Meditation and Mindfulness, Chair Yoga for Corporations, Schools and Seniors, Breathing Techniques, Restorative Yoga, Invigorating Yoga, the Philosophy of Yoga, Anatomy and Physiology, the Business of Yoga, and more...

Our Exclusive, State-of-the-Art Online Teachers Portal makes learning, studying, and practicing at home or anywhere in the world easy and convenient for your lifestyle. You will have Lifetime Access to the Portal with all the materials, lectures, yoga, and meditation classes available to you before, during, and after your training. 

The American Yoga Academy's Online Teacher Training Program is Easy-to-Navigate, Fun, and Informative. It is more than a course, it is a wonderful experience. Enjoy learning with like-minded people from around the world with different professional and cultural backgrounds. 

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 from The American College of Sports Medicine as a U.S. Navy Health and Wellness Educator and Leader. For 27 years, 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 Teacher 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 programs and/or enjoy a virtual tour of our Online Teachers Portal, please call or email us.  973.731.9960

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

First Registered November 2000

Online Trainings

Approved through 2022-2023 RYS Online Teaching Application:
  • American Yoga Academy - RYS200
  • American Yoga Academy - RYS300

Upcoming Training Dates

All Training Dates (0)

Recent Blog Posts

The Art of Focusing

Aenean sagittis iaculis metus, vitae bibendum magna fermentum nec. Ut varius eros in condimentum faucibus. Nulla tincidunt convallis massa vel pellentesque. Morbi lectus nulla, pulvinar vitae orci non, adipiscing sollicitudin lorem. Sed in pellentesque diam. Aliquam vitae enim commodo, tempus nulla nec, dignissim diam. Donec mollis tincidunt sollicitudin. Duis mattis hendrerit blandit. Sed blandit vehicula scelerisque. Proin cursus sapien est, sed aliquam purus molestie ac. Nullam sit amet.


A Lesson on the Fifth Chakra

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum volutpat at quam eget imperdiet. Donec molestie, velit ut lobortis ultricies, risus libero eleifend neque, ac euismod ipsum diam vitae erat. Nullam congue metus ac est lobortis, non porttitor turpis dictum. Proin eros libero, faucibus sit amet ultricies in, sodales sit amet nunc. Morbi pulvinar, libero id iaculis ultrices, sapien enim ornare dui, ullamcorper facilisis lectus odio at arcu. Vivamus facilisis id turpis eu vehicula. Donec gravida.

View All Blog Posts
First Registered November 2000

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 230

By Annie O'Rourke RYT® 500

Oct 11, 2022

Clare is an awesome teacher & mentor. She is always there to help! Thank you Clare for helping me throughout my yoga journey! Full Review

By Lisa Bond RYT® 200

Jul 31, 2022

I began my journey with AYA about 2 years ago. Claire Diab’s focus resonated with me, “Yoga is for everyone!!!” It doesn’t matter where your body is or was or even where it will be but where it is at this moment in time. Asking yourself what is the most nourishing pose. There are variations for everything. These beautiful concepts are what carries me through my teaching. I am thoroughly grateful to Claire and her staff for setting a such a wonderful foundation. Full Review

All Reviews (230)

Teaching Staff

Claire Diab

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Mary Ann Gebhardt

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Claire Diab, Founder and Lead Educator
Teacher Training - Claire Diab, Founder and Lead Educator [86]
Online Yoga Teacher Training 2020
Teacher Training - Online Yoga Teacher Training 2020 [91]
AYA Graduates 2020
Teacher Training - AYA Graduates 2020 [217]
Potluck Lunch Celebration 2019
Teacher Training - Potluck Lunch Celebration 2019 [182]

Yoga Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(6). Yoga Alliance Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). This website refers to the two organizations as "Yoga Alliance." Copyright 2022 Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Alliance logo, RYS, RYT, and YACEP are registered marks with the USPTO and other jurisdictions.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

Copyright 2022 by Yoga Alliance