Claire E. Diab is an International Yoga Therapist, Health & Wellness Expert, and Inspirational Speaker who has taught nationally and internationally with Dr. Deepak Chopra and is the Director of The Chopra Center Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is one of the lead educators and is on the Advisory Board at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Claire founded The American Yoga Academy, a Yoga Teacher Training School and Studio headquartered in West Orange, 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.” 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. She continues to write 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 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, 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 Medicine and Ayurveda, help assist people towards living healthier and more peaceful lives.
She has had hundreds of teachers and studied many styles of Yoga. Her most influential teachers have been Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. Together they developed The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training. Claire has also created a unique style of yoga called M.D. Yoga ® “Modern Day Yoga for the Modern Day Yogi” and has written a book with the same title. She teaches you how to live yoga on and off the mat bringing ancient techniques, wisdom and the essence of yoga philosophy into the class. 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!