The American Yoga Academy

World Renowned Yoga Teacher Training School

Learn From The Best

Yoga, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Breathwork, Mindfulness, Relaxation, and more…

Become a Certified Yoga Instructor

Get certified as a Yoga Instructor with The American Yoga Academy. All are welcome.

To be the best, you have to learn from the best. Our knowledge, experience, and track record make us exceptional. With live support from our staff available 7 days a week, you can have as much or as little contact with us as you choose throughout your training.

Yoga is so much more than a pose. You’ll learn and become skilled, confident, and certified to teach Yoga, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Relaxation, Breathing Techniques, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness, and more, to all ages and abilities, nationally and internationally. You’ll learn to be creative and style your own yoga classes. Our graduates are the best in the Health and Wellness Education field.

Claire Zen and Yoga

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course
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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 and connection to the internet.

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No Hidden or Additional Fees

All required 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 Online Course

Comprehensive, flexible, and easy-to-navigate.

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Continual Access

Enjoy continual 24/7 access to the course during your training from anywhere in the world.

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.”

Yoga Teacher Training is a Beautiful Journey of Self-Discovery

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Our Yoga Teacher Training course changes the way you look, the way you feel, and the way you relate to yourself and others. It’s a wonderful experience.

Our 200-Hour curriculum includes online instruction with emphasis on yoga, meditation, and breathwork; the safety, alignment, and benefits of yoga poses; and becoming an excellent instructor. You’ll enjoy training modules packed with classes. lessons, and lectures. Our written materials are easy-to-understand and available online in English and Spanish. Also, you have choices! You’ll customize your learning with elective classes and practice-teaching that you’ll do online or in-person wherever you are.

Upon graduation, you’ll earn a beautiful diploma to celebrate your knowledge, accomplishment, and success. Your success is our success, and we’re here to support you every step of the way during and after your training. Get started on your journey today.


There are so many online yoga schools. Why choose us?

Because The American Yoga Academy has the knowledge, experience, and track record that make us 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.

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.

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Claire Diab — Founder & Lead Educator

World Renowned Yoga Instructor, Author & Inspirational Speaker; Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University; Co-Creator of the Chopra Wellness Center’s Yoga Program; Member of The Chopra Center Teachers Advisory Board; Lead Educator at The American Yoga Academy.


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

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. For the past 30 years, my Yoga Teacher Training course has been empowering people, changing the way they look, the way they feel, and the way they relate to themselves and others.

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

We offer a comprehensive online curriculum that’s fun, informative, and so easy to use. Our Yoga Teacher Training course is for everyone regardless of age, shape, size, or physical ability. All are welcome to our Yoga Health and Wellness education courses.

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

You’ll enjoy 15 online Learning Modules full of yoga classes, lectures, and readings that will guide you in becoming confident, skilled, and ready to teach. You’ll also “practice teach” family and friends in-person or online and attend in-person or online “elective” courses. There is room to personalize your experience and focus on what brings you joy.

You decide! Study and learn at your own pace with 7 days a week support. The course usually takes about 3 to 6 months or more, depending on your lifestyle. If you prefer structure, we have optional study plans to help guide you to graduation in 3, 6, or 9 months.

A diploma from The American Yoga Academy certifies you to teach nationally and internationally for the rest of your life. Our school is recognized worldwide, and we’ve been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2001 (an organization that created a standard for schools). Fun fact – we were training and certifying teachers before Yoga Alliance existed!

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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