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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. Whether you have been practicing yoga for many years or you are new to Yoga, Yoga Education is for Everyone. Some people take the course just to learn more about Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation, Mindfulness, and more. Others take the training to become certified to teach. All are Welcome.

What age you are does not matter. What matters is the passion and desire to learn about Health and Wellness. The American Yoga Academy has trained and certified Teachers from all age groups. We have had an 11 year old to an 87 year old, and all ages in between! The average age is between 25 and 65.

Claire Diab, founder and lead educator of The American Yoga Academy, is your teacher. She will guide you throughout the teacher training. She will be with you every step of the way – during and after your training.

We believe that Yoga truly is for Everyone. The beauty of Yoga is that it encourages us to make the best decisions for our own body. Our course teaches everyone regardless of any physical limitation.

Claire will work with you to help guide your teaching and personal practice so that it is comfortable for you and your future students.

The American Yoga Academy Online Teacher Training is a flexible, self-paced program. The average time is about 4-6 months or more, depending on your lifestyle. Enjoy learning at your own pace.

Yes, definitely! You will be able to teach nationally and internationally. You will have a variety of classes to offer that suit you in different times of your life, from teaching Yoga Classes, Chair Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, to Breathing Techniques, Relaxation Techniques, and so much more with confidence.

The American Yoga Academy Training Program devotes an entire section to the Business of Yoga and teaching Yoga in every field you can imagine.

The American Yoga Academy has been training teachers for the past 28 years and has been training teachers from around the world online for the past 15 years.

Yes. The American Yoga Academy has been a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance since 2001 and all courses are Yoga Alliance approved. Yoga Alliance is an organization that created a standard for Yoga Schools. We have hundreds of positive reviews, which you can check out on our school profile page.

All course materials are provided electronically and in hard copies as part of the tuition. There are no additional or hidden fees.
Some people like digital materials. Others want something to hold. Either way, we’ve got you covered. You will receive a beautiful and durable American Yoga Academy canvas bag which includes:

  • The American Yoga Academy Teacher Training Manual
  • Breathe Move Meditate Workbook
  • The American Yoga Academy Teacher Script

Lifetime Access to all Course Materials, Modules, Lectures, Class Recordings, and more on the Teachers Portal… during and after your training.

The course has 15 modules, each comprised of Lectures and Yoga Classes that take about 4 hours to complete.

Overall, you will accumulate the hours by studying, reviewing, and practicing:

  • 15 Yoga Teacher Training Modules with Recorded Lectures
  • Yoga and Meditation Classes
  • Yoga and Meditation DVDs by Claire Diab
  • Studying Course Materials
  • Practice Teaching Family and Friends

Absolutely not. Most online courses provide you with a teachers portal full of videos to watch and expect you to figure things out on your own. However, it is not easy to be a great teacher without support. Claire and her staff are available for you 7 days a week.

One of the cornerstones of our program is that Claire is a pro at explaining the art of teaching and how to teach.

Towards the end of your training, you will submit a short video of yourself teaching. Claire explains very clearly the scenarios and has samples of others teachers for you to see. You will have a one-on-one meeting with Claire via FaceTime, Google Meet, Zoom, or simply over the phone to receive her comments and professional feedback.

We have 2 types of Teachers in Training: some are focused on completing the course on their own and same that are interested in interaction with other teachers. For those Teachers in Training that want to connect with each other, you will have access to a wonderful student roster with the contact information of Teachers in Training and Graduates. We can also connect you with people and studios in your area.

We encourage students to reach out and support each other. Our school is a wonderful community with like-minded people from all around the world with different professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s a wonderful way to make friends that have similar interests. In addition, Teachers in Training can reach out to any of our 500 Hour Teachers or Graduates who are available as a resource to help and guide you.

Hatha Yoga is the physical aspect of the philosophy of Yoga which originated in India thousands of years ago. All physical Yoga classes are Hatha Yoga. There are many different styles of Hatha Yoga that have developed over the years from different teachers around the world.

The American Yoga Academy is known for its unique blend of Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Breathing Techniques, and Mindfulness, infusing the philosophy of Yoga into each class in an easy, yet powerful way so students leave class with simple tips and techniques to incorporate into their daily lives.

The Teacher Training is a comprehensive program which includes asana, breathing, meditation, mindfulness and relaxation techniques that create strength, flexibility and balance, mentally, emotionally and physically. It is a beautiful style of Yoga practice 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.

The American Yoga Academy Teacher Training program is more than a course, it is a wonderful experience filled with many jewels and tools for you to incorporate into your daily life and then teach and share with others.

You will feel confident teaching Yoga to Everyone, Meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Techniques, Chair Yoga and so much more. You will learn the Art of Teaching and become a Health and Wellness Educator, teaching more than just a Yoga class. You will have access to all the materials, course recordings, and lectures during and after your training for you to review and enjoy. Most important you will also have continual support, 7 days a week from Claire Diab and The American Yoga Academy Staff during and after your training.

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