About Us 2019-08-18T10:06:21+00:00


Our mission at The American Yoga Academy is to educate people on health and wellness using the beautiful ancient philosophy of yoga in today’s modern world.

Teaching people simple, yet powerful techniques they can learn and incorporate in their daily lives… living yoga on and off the mat.

Yoga is for everyone. All are welcome!

The American Yoga Academy is a World-Renowned Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training School with a curriculum designed to meet the needs of everyone. Claire Diab, Founder and Primary Lead Educator, has been training teachers for over 25 years.

Whether you have been practicing yoga for many years or it is your very first experience… all are welcome.

The American Yoga Academy offers Private Yoga Teacher Training for people around the United States and the World.  We also offer Weekly Classes, Private Lessons, Workshops, Events, Retreats, and Corporate Wellness Programs.

We are located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Summit, New Jersey. Conveniently located 20-miles west of New York City, 15-minutes from Newark International Airport, and only 1 block from the New Jersey Transit Summit Train Station.

Our school is a beautiful, peaceful Sanctuary. Clean, spacious and full of love!

Come visit our school. Whether in person or virtually using FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.

Claire E. Diab

Founder & Primary Lead Educator

“If you really want to learn something, learn how to teach it!”


The American Yoga Academy is known for its unique blend of all the different styles of Yoga. Much like the eclectic mix of the many different cultures in America, our style is a melting pot of the all the various styles of Yoga.  We have modernized this beautiful ancient philosophy and teach it in an easy, simple and yet powerful way. Allowing all people to feel comfortable and learn techniques to incorporate in their daily lives. Living Yoga on and off the mat.

Breathe… Move… Meditate… Mindfulness… Everyday… in Every Way !

Our classes combine fluid movement, breathing and relaxation which create strength, flexibility, and balance. The American Yoga Academy class style is a beautiful flow of many different postures offering variations for all levels… making our class “Yoga for Everyone.” Claire and our other expert educators incorporate their own uniqueness into each class they teach… always making it fun and informative.

“Yoga is not about the shape of your body,

it is about the shape of your life.

Yoga is not to be performed, it is to be lived.

Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been,

Yoga cares about the person you are becoming.

Yoga is designed for a vast a profound purpose

 and for it to be truly called Yoga

Its essence must be embodied.”

-Aadil Palkhivala