About Claire Diab

Claire E. Diab


Claire E. Diab is a Health & Wellness Expert, an International Yoga Therapist, and Inspirational Speaker.

Claire founded The American Yoga Academy, a Yoga Teacher Training School headquartered in Summit, New Jersey. She is also a Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, teaching one of the most popular courses on campus “Zen and Yoga.” She co-created with Dr.s Deepak Chopra and David Simon The Chopra Center Yoga Program, she also serves on the Advisory Board at 

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. 

Claire has taught Fitness and Wellness programs to the Navy Seals as well as the Fire Fighters of New York City and New Jersey after September 11th, 2001 to provide long term support for them and their families. For 15 years she wrote a bi-monthly column about yoga for Firelife.com, the largest website community for Firefighters around the world. Claire has been awarded Executive and Professional 

Woman of the Year for 2012 by The National Association of Professional Women.

Claire has written many yoga manuals and workbooks on Health and Wellness and has produced, directed and starred in 7 Yoga DVDs: Yoga for Weightloss, Yoga for Firefighters and Athletes, Zen and Yoga, Creative Yoga, Breathe Move Meditate, Sun Moon Series, and Sun Salutations for Everyone (with Chair Yoga). Some of her past and present corporate clients include SBLI USA, Dun & Bradstreet, Honeywell, JP Morgan, Cooper Genomics, American Home Products, Exxon, MSNBC, CNBC, AT&T and many more. She has worked with 

numerous celebrities and has a large private clientele.

Claire is most known for her brilliance in making Health and Wellness, fun, practical, and adaptable for everyone. She is a true expert, teaching people powerful yet simple techniques to add into their daily lives. Her charisma, entertaining qualities, and vast experience in yoga allow her to reach hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Claire’s special ability to teach the many techniques of Yoga, Meditation, Mind/Body Awareness and Ayurveda, help assist people towards living healthier and more peaceful lives.

She has had many teachers and studied many styles of Yoga since the age of 18. Her most influential teachers have been Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. Claire teaches everyone how to live yoga on and off the mat bringing ancient techniques, wisdom and the essence of yoga philosophy into their daily lives. Her style of teaching is for everyone whether you've been practicing Yoga for many years or if it is your first time. Her lectures are inspiring, life-transforming, fun, and informative.