The American Yoga Academy

World Renowned Yoga Teacher Training School


Training Teachers for over 25 Years

in Yoga and Meditation. 

Learn, Study, and Practice at a pace that is comfortable for you.



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Founder & Lead Educator

World Renowned Yoga Therapist, Author & Inspirational Speaker

The Essence of Yoga is living a balanced life. I’ve always said if you want to learn something, learn how to teach it. Over the last 30 years, my Yoga Teacher Training has been empowering people to help others.

My Dharma (purpose in life) is to serve, love, help, and guide others.  I would be honored to be your teacher, guiding you throughout this wonderful process.  As a Yoga Teacher, you will have the opportunity to build your students’ sense of well-being, helping them to find balance in their lives.

Becoming a Yoga Teacher is about more than confidently teaching poses. You will learn how to integrate the whole Philosophy of Yoga into your daily life and practice, including mindfulness based stress reduction, meditation, and relaxation techniques. With your teaching skills, you will guide others to live Yoga both on and off the mat, and experience a healthy and balanced life.

I have designed a comprehensive curriculum which is fun, informative, and designed to meet the needs of everyone. Whether it is Chair Yoga for Corporations and Seniors, Restorative Yoga, or Vinyasa Yoga, you will have a clear understanding of the various styles of Yoga. With variations and benefits for each pose, experience the comfort of teaching Yoga for Everyone, regardless of age, shape, size, or physical ability.

Let me be your guide as you give yourself the gift of Yoga, Knowledge, Enlightenment, Union – This is more than a course, it is a wonderful experience. Welcome!

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With So Many Online Yoga Schools, Why Choose The American Yoga Academy?

With The American Yoga Academy Certification Course, you will become a qualified and confident Yoga Teacher. You will gain a deep understanding of Yoga and its philosophy.

As a Certified Yoga Teacher, you will be able to provide students with fun, informative and unique classes from anywhere in the world. Teach from home, online or in-person, in a studio, in schools, or at corporations. 

Learn and become certified to teach Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Chair Yoga, Breathing Techniques, the Art of Teaching, the Business of Yoga and so much more.

Health and Wellness Education is for Everyone.  It is the Fitness of the Future!


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The American Yoga Academy has been a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance since 2001.  Yoga Alliance is an organization that has created a national and international standard for Yoga Schools.  Due to COVID-19 all American Yoga Academy in-person trainings have been shifted online with continual, one-on-one guidance during and after your training. Our online courses are also registered with Yoga Alliance.

During this time of change and transformation we want to help. Special 2021 Pricing of $900 (50% off Regular Tuition of $1800).

Payment Plans Available.

Program Highlights Include:

Certified to Teach

Teach yoga classes nationally and internationally with your Yoga Alliance approved certification.

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Flexible Schedule

This course is self-paced. Learn, study and practice at your own speed.

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7 Days a Week Support

One-on-one support from Claire and The American Yoga Academy staff 7 days a week.

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Lifetime Access

Online access to the Teachers Portal, Workbooks, and DVDs from anywhere in the world.

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No Hidden or Additional Fees

All Teacher Training materials and lifetime access are included in the tuition.

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Affordable Pricing

We are devoted to making Health and Wellness Education affordable. Payment plans are available.

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State of the Art Teachers Portal

Comprehensive and easy-to-navigate. You will have digital access to all lectures and materials.

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Education for Everyone

All are welcome regardless of age or flexibility.  All you need is the desire to learn.

Stellar Recommendation from World Thought Leader

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

“Claire Diab co-created The Chopra Center’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Program based on my book, which she has been teaching for many years. Over the years she has refined her yoga teaching so it is easily accessible to all. These programs will help you develop mind body coordination and ease you into the experience of yoga in the most appropriate way.”

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What other people are saying

“A great find.”

Lynda W. (February 11, 2021)

“Claire is so supportive.”

Jose Rivera-B. (January 30, 2021)

“I am confident to teach.”

Joan T. (January 13, 2021)

“An amazing course.”

Bill A. (August 19, 2020)

Yoga Teacher Training

Education For Everyone

All Are Welcome.

Become a Yoga Teacher

7 Days a Week Support During & After Your Training

“Yoga is more than a Pose.

Live, Love, Learn Yoga – On & Off the Mat.”

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