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Yoga for Everyone! All Are Welcome.

“If you really want to learn something… learn how to teach it.” – Claire Diab

Become a Health and Wellness Educator

More than a course… It is an Experience!

A fun, informative and educational program with like-minded people from all walks of life.

Excellent Full or Part-Time Career.

Teacher Training Programs

We are offering 4 Separate Trainings in 2019:

1. Sunday — Winter-Spring

2. Tuesday & Thursday — Winter-Spring 

3. Tuesday & Thursday — Summer 

4. Saturday — Fall-Winter

Also offering Advanced Teacher Training for Certified Instructors.

Contact Us to schedule an Information Session.

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Come in for a Complementary Yoga Class and Information Session

*Payment Plans Available*

Need a time that fits your schedule? Contact us.

Info@AmericanYogaAcademy | 973.731.9960

We offer Student Discounts.

Note for College Students:

Most Universities Accept this Training as an Internship and up to 3 Course Credits

Learn from The Best – Training Teachers for Over 25 Years

Claire Diab

Founder and Primary Lead Educator

International Yoga Therapist and Inspirational Speaker

Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

Claire and other Health and Wellness Experts will guide you through this journey. 

This course is for Everyone, whether you want to become a teacher or just learn more about yoga.

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

Come in and meet our accomplished Lead Educators and AYA Staff.

The Academy is a beautiful and spacious “Sanctuary” in the heart of Downtown Summit, New Jersey. Experience the serenity and peacefulness, a home away from home. You will awaken your senses with the natural aromas of Orange, Lavender, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus from the moment you enter.

You will be welcomed by our professional and friendly staff.

The American Yoga Academy is more than a course, it’s an experience!


5 Stars

I loved my time at The American Yoga Academy, an incredibly beautiful studio with a wonderful staff! The program was filled with trustworthy information and taught in the most professional way. I can remember being so happy to come to class and learn. A day at The AYA started with a beautiful yoga flow, followed by a meditation session and lecture by Claire Diab, the primary lead educator and founder of The AYA, a true expert in her field. Afterwards we would all have lunch and then have another fun and informative lecture partnered with lots of hands-on-teaching. The days went by fast and I never felt rushed. Each day I left feeling more and more confident in my teaching skills and more knowledgeable in the fields of yoga, anatomy and physiology, meditation, and teaching. The American Yoga Academy has trained me to be a safe, professional, and well-informed yoga instructor, and health and wellness educator. I am convinced that the AYA has the best yoga teacher training program in the world, and I feel so grateful to have trained there.

Daniel Wikstrom, AYA YTT 2018

5 Stars

I highly recommend the American Yoga Academy as it is a very nurturing place of learning. Claire focuses on a holistic approach to teacher training aligned to Yoga philosophy, addressing the mind, body and spirit. I’ve been in public Health for over thirty years and have chosen Claire’s training program as it aligns with my philosophy to wellbeing as a holistic approach to health where mind, body and spirit play equal and complementary roles to health and interconnectedness . As I begin my Yoga journey armed with the 200 hour training, I am confident that I shall return to the American Yoga Academy for my 500 hour training as well as the many workshops that are on offer by colleagues who are themselves America Yoga Academy Alumni. A great place to learn, grow and be part of a caring community. Thank you Claire 🙂

Jenan Al-Atrash, AYA YTT 2018

5 Stars

Claire Diab is a seasoned and knowledgeable instructor who delivers a consistent teaching practice to student teachers in training. While Claire is profoundly knowledgeable in all aspects of Yoga and all forms of the physical and meditative practice, her strength and gift lies in connecting with students to make sure that their individual practice will inform their future teaching style. Claire is dedicated to her students, to her school and to supporting the yoga community at large.

Kim Bush, AYA YTT 2018

5 Stars

The American Yoga Academy teaches a thorough yoga curriculum that includes chakra toning and towel covering at savasana that is unique to their studio. I am confident as a graduate of The American Yoga Academy to teach yoga to all who wants to learn. Their lead educators are highly skilled in the art of teaching yoga. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The studio is extremely clean and inviting to the senses with essential oils of orange and peppermint. I highly recommend The American Yoga Academy to anyone who wants to take the journey of yoga to another level in becoming a trained professional on this ancient philosophy of the union of mind, body and spirit!

Amanda Kahn, AYA YTT 2017

5 Stars

Claire and her staff are loving, compassionate individuals. American Yoga Academy is a professionally run program with clear objectives. The atmosphere is nurturing with an emphasis on community. I yearn to return!

Anita Pacheco, AYA YTT 2017


Located one block from Summit Train Station. Conveniently between NYC and Philadelphia. Heart of Downtown Summit Above LuLu Lemon.

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