Frequently Asked Questions? Answered! 2020-12-30T13:25:21+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions about Teacher Training:

The American Yoga Academy Online Teacher Training Program takes as long as you need.You work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Each individual, depending on their lifestyle, will determine the amount of time it takes to complete the program and become certified. Your training begins when you sign up and you will have access to all the course materials and recordings during and after your training. The average time is about 4-6 months. Some people have more time and can complete the training in 3 months. Other people may need 6-12 months or more due to work, family, home-schooling, etc.

Yes! You will be able to teach Yoga Classes for Everyone, Chair Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Techniques, Relaxation Techniques, and so much more.

The American Yoga Academy Training Program incorporates an entire section to the Business of Yoga and teaching Yoga in every field you can imagine… Yoga Studios, Health Clubs, Fitness Studios, Schools and Universities, Corporations, Vacation Retreats, Cruises, Yoga Retreats, and more.

The American Yoga Academy is known for its unique blend of Yoga, Meditation, and Eastern philosophies. Much like the eclectic mix of so many different cultures in America, The American Yoga Academy is a melting pot of all the various styles of Yoga.

We infuse the philosophy of Yoga into each class in an easy, yet powerful way so students learn to live Yoga on and off the mat.  The classes are a combination of fluid movement, breathing, and relaxation which create strength, flexibility, and balance. It is a beautiful style of Yoga with different poses and variations for all levels.

The American Yoga Academy style is for everyone whether you’ve been practicing Yoga for many years or you are new to Yoga. All are Welcome.

Hatha yoga is the physical aspect of yoga.  There are many different styles of Hatha yoga coming from different teachers and different parts of India.  Yoga is a beautiful philosophy that incorporates relaxation, movement, meditation, social and personal behavior, nutrition, and a way of living in union of mind, body and spirit.

No. It does not matter how long you have been practicing yoga. The American Yoga Academy Teacher Training School is for everyone, whether you have been practicing yoga for many years or it is your first experience and you are new to yoga… All are welcome!

It is not about the shape or size of your body, or how flexible you are… Yoga is for everyone.

The American Yoga Academy Teacher Training is more than a course, it is a wonderful experience.  You will learn how to teach Yoga for Everyone, welcoming all levels, Meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Techniques, Chair Yoga, and so much more.  You will learn about living yoga on and off the mat, as well as teaching students how to live yoga on and off the mat. The American Yoga Academy provides a strong foundation and a wonderful template for learning and then encourages the Teachers in Training to be creative.

Claire Diab, Founder & Lead Educator, provides the Teachers in Training with a strong foundation. She teaches you the Art of Teaching and to be a Health and Wellness Educator, teaching more than just a Yoga class.

Another wonderful aspect of this training program is that you will have access to all the materials, course recordings, and lectures during and after your training as well as continual support, 7 days a week from Claire and The American Yoga Academy Staff.

The training also teaches students how to do workshops and lectures on Yoga, and more.  Claire has been a Professor of Asian Studies teaching a 3-credit course called Zen and Yoga: the Art of Living at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, one of the most popular courses on campus for the past 25 years.  Many of the class lectures are posted on your Teachers Portal for you to review and enjoy.  Her classes are fun and entertaining with many jewels and tools for you to incorporate into your daily life and teachings.

No. All ages are welcome. The American Yoga Academy has trained and certified Teachers from the age of 15 to 87, and all ages in between! Age does not matter, if your interest is there, you can teach yoga.  It is not about how far you can reach or how perfect you do poses, you will discover the poses that you love and the aspects of the philosophy that you enjoy. These are what you will build your practice upon, teaching and sharing these with others.

The American Yoga Academy has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2001. Yoga Alliance is an organization that has created a standard for Yoga Schools and is now recognized nationally and internationally. It is important to know that Yoga Alliance does not certify you, or anyone, as a teacher. You will be certified through The American Yoga Academy, which is a registered school with Yoga Alliance.

Yes! We were one of the first schools to be approved by Yoga Alliance and have a wonderful relationship with them. Our Online Training is also approved with Yoga Alliance. Once you graduate you are eligible to join Yoga Alliance. This is not a requirement, this is optional.

You will receive a beautiful and durable American Yoga Academy canvas bag which includes:

  • The American Yoga Academy Teacher Training Manual written by Claire Diab which is a comprehensive, informative, in-depth, and detailed guide to your Yoga Teacher Training Journey.
  • Breathe… Move… Meditate Workbook by Claire Diab which includes Breathing Techniques, Meditation Instruction, Chair Yoga for corporations, seniors, and schools, Yoga Sequences with Photos, and so much more!
  • The American Yoga Academy Teacher Script by Claire Diab. A 60 minute Yoga Class for Everyone, which includes word by word, detailed descriptions for teaching Yoga for Everyone and Welcoming all Levels. A wonderful tool for you to practice with and become familiar with the words for teaching.

Lifetime Access to all Course Materials, Modules, Lectures, Class Recordings, and more… During and After your training

You will have access to all Course Materials, Modules, Lectures, Class Recordings, and more… during and after you training on The American Yoga Academy Exclusive, State-of-the-Art Online Teachers Portal, all easily accessible on your Phone, Tablet and Computer, wherever you are in the world.

The American Yoga Academy Teacher Training Certification 200 Hours come from:

  • AYA Yoga Teacher Training Modules
  • AYA Yoga and Meditation Classes
  • AYA DVDs and Videos
  • AYA Recorded Lectures and Classes
  • Online and In-Person Seminars and Workshops
  • Studying Course Materials and Handouts
  • Practice Teaching Family and Friends