About Us 2020-03-10T08:53:05+00:00

Learn From The Best

Training Teachers for Over 25 Years

All are Welcome

We designed a curriculum to meet the needs of everyone

with an all Inclusive Online Teacher Portal for You to

Learn, Study, and Practice at Home

Celebrating over 25 Years of training teachers all around the world. Whether you have been practicing yoga for many years or you are new to yoga, All are Welcome. Students come here to learn yoga on and off the mat. Living Yoga and creating a fulfilling part time or full time career. Claire E. Diab, along with our Professional and Friendly Expert Lead Educators will guide you on your journey.

We are known for our unique blend of different styles of Yoga. Similar to the eclectic mix of all the different cultures in America, our style is a melting pot of all the styles of Yoga and its beautiful philosophy. Our classes combine fluid movement, breathing and relaxation which create strength, flexibility, and balance. We offer variations of all the postures in each class to create our signature class “Yoga for Everyone.” Claire and our Educators incorporate their own unique expression into the classes they teach making the classes and lectures fun, relaxing, relatable and informative.

Our well rounded program with a curriculum designed to meet the needs of everyone provides an in-depth study of Yoga Poses and Sequences for Everyone with Safety, Alignment, Benefits and Variations, Meditation and Mindfulness, Breathing Techniques, The Philosophy of Yoga, Anatomy and Physiology, The Business of Yoga and so much more!

Course Objectives and Materials

Our Mission

The American Yoga Academy inspires everyone in health and wellness using the beautiful ancient philosophy of yoga.

We educate everyone on simple, yet powerful techniques they can learn to incorporate in their daily lives in today’s modern world…

Yoga On and Off the Mat.

Claire E. Diab

Founder & Primary Lead Educator

Claire Diab, Founder and Primary Lead Educator of The American Yoga Academy, is a World-Renowned Yoga Therapist, Health and Wellness Expert, Author, Inspirational Speaker, and a Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. Claire has a Bachelors Degree in Health Education & Health Sciences and a Masters Degree in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University. She is certified from The American College of Sports Medicine as a U.S. Navy Fitness Leader. Claire is also a Chopra Center Certified Master Teacher of Meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda, and she sits on The Advisory Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

“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, Your True essence must be embodied.” -Aadil Palkhivala