Give yourself the gifts of Yoga, Health, and Wellness. Become a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Health and Wellness Educatio

Claire Diab

Founder & Lead Educator

World Renowned Yoga Therapist, Author & Inspirational Speaker; Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University; Member of The Chopra Center Teachers Advisory Board; Lead Educator at The American Yoga Academy

Yoga, Health and Wellness Education

Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Thank you for visiting The American Yoga Academy website. Yoga Education is for Everyone. I’ve always said if you want to learn something, learn how to teach it. Over the past 30 years, my Yoga Teacher Training has been empowering people to help others.

I would be honored to be your teacher, guiding you through this wonderful process and being with you every step of the way.

I created a comprehensive online curriculum which is fun, informative, easy-to-navigate, and designed to meet the needs of everyone. Our Yoga Teacher Training is for everyone, regardless of age, shape, size, or physical ability. All are welcome to our Yoga Health and Wellness education program.

Yoga is so much more than a pose. You will learn and be able to share and teach Yoga Classes, Relaxation and Breathing Techniques, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, and so much more.

Give yourself the gifts of yoga, knowledge, and wisdom – This is more than a course, it’s a wonderful experience. All are welcome!

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WE SPEAK SPANISH. Nosotros hablamos español. Si puede entender inglés hablado, puede unirse a nuestro curso. La instrucción es en inglés; sin embargo, puede leer nuestro manual de formación de instructores en español, enviar su trabajo escrito en español y completar su evaluación práctica en español.

Course Highlights Include:

Health and Wellness Education

Become Certified
to Teach

Teach Yoga, Meditation, Chair Yoga, and more, nationally and internationally, with your Yoga Alliance approved certification.

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Learning Pace

Choose a 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, or custom study plan. Practice and learn at a pace and times that are comfortable.

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7 Days a Week
Live Support

One-on-one support and mentorship from Claire Diab and The American Yoga Academy Staff.

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Education for Everyone

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

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No Hidden or Additional Fees

All Teacher Training materials are included in the tuition.

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Affordable Pricing

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

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State of the Art Teachers Portal

Comprehensive, flexible, and easy-to-navigate. Enjoy continual access to all course materials.

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Continual Access

Enjoy access to the Teachers Portal, Workbooks, and DVDs during your training from anywhere in the world.


There are so many online yoga schools. Why choose The American Yoga Academy?

Because we’ve got the knowledge, experience, and track record that makes exceptional. A true leader in American yoga education, our Founder and Lead Educator, Claire Diab, has been training teachers for over 25 years and training teachers online for over 15 years. She worked for more than a decade with Deepak Chopra personally, and co-created his yoga program at the world famous Chopra Center in California. She’s trained and certified thousands of yogis all over the globe, and she’ll be your instructor, with you every step of the way. You can have as much one-on-one contact with her and her team as you need throughout your training. All are welcome.

To be the best, you have to learn from the best.

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The American Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance since 2001. Yoga Alliance is an organization that has created national and international standards for yoga schools and instructors.

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.”

What Our Graduates Say

“I am absolutely loving the course!”

~Carrie N., Belgium

“Claire is so supportive.”

~Jose Rivera-B., New Jersey

“I am confident to teach.”

~Joan T., California

“An amazing course.”

~Bill A., Brooklyn

To read more testimonials click here.

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