We offer you the opportunity to breathe the spiritual atmosphere India is famous for since
time immemorial, and to participate in Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Courses that
encourage traditional values and practices. Therewith guiding you to become integrated and confident in your practice and as instructor.
We conduct courses and retreats to give our guests a knowledge foundation of the system of Yoga and spirituality, a healthy, holistic lifestyle and the culture of India. We are located in Tapovan, Rishikesh, just a few minutes walk from the sacred Ganga River. Our institution has a resort set up with all facilities to make you stay as pleasant as possible. The beautiful, pure, serene atmosphere and lush gardens with Himalaya views makes it an ideal place to practice Yoga and Meditation.
Our trainings take place under the guidance of experienced and dedicated yoga teachers.
We tend to have small groups of students to ensure every participant gets the attention and guidance for optimal learning. We teach yoga according to Yoga Alliance standards (Lily Yoga Rishikesh, school ID: 274549). Ayurveda Retreats at The Lily Resort are lead by an experienced, attentive doctor with a team of male and female therapists.
Our core team, with decades of combined experience:
Ashok Ji: PanditAshok is our 'family' priest who has a vast knowledge with vedic rituals and vedic astrology. He leads the traditional Vedic ceremonies in our resort. Especially the pooja (mantra recitation and fire ceremony for purification) for all participants of our TTC.
Sohan Ji: Founder & Yoga TeacherSohan is a certified yoga teacher (registered with Yoga Alliance US). He added holistic body therapy to his education which gives him additional knowledge of the human body. In view of his background as entrepreneur (hospitality sector), international travels and work with clients from abroad, he not only knows how to balance both, the worldly and spiritual aspects of life, but also how to convey yoga teachings interculturally. He is married to German born Marina, a holistic life coach.
Deepak P Ji: Hatha Yoga TeacherAn experienced teacher with certifications in Hatha Yoga from renowned academies such as UIPS Rishikesh, whereafter he continued working as yoga instructor. He is a patient and encouraging trainer specialising in pranayama and āsana. He is committed to help people realise the importance of yoga to maintain a sound body and a sound mind.
Deepak W Ji.: Hatha Yoga TeacherBy profession Naturopath, Accupressure Therapist and Homeopath, Deepak has several certifications in Yoga from renowned academies such as Siddharth Bangera in Mumbai. He experienced what a big difference the practice and knowledge of Yoga makes in his students' lives as well as his own. Despite his more than 15 years track record as yoga instructor, Deepak keeps on studying, e.g. with Usha Devi and Rudra Dev in Rishikesh.
Marina Ji: Meditation TeacherExistential questions, intended to understand human behaviour, kept Marina on her toes already in her teenage years. Neither Western philosophy nor psychology brought the answers. But her spiritual practice did. After years of meditation / trainings with mainly Himalayan Masters, Marina left her corporate career behind and moved to Rishikesh, where she and Sohan also got married. Marina is a certified Communication Designer (MA), Holistic Life Consultant and Meditation Teacher.
Abhishek Ji: Yoga PhilosophyBorn into a traditional Brahmin family and educated at a Gurukul school in Rishikesh, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga was ignited. By now an experienced teacher, he is committed to lead his students to the timeless treasures, the wisdom, science and knowledge of yoga.
Miru Ji: Anatomy TeacherFascinated by human nature, Miru graduated in Anthropology in Europe. The answers she was looking for however, she got from disciplines which makes one to look within: yoga and meditation. With extensive travels in India, she learned Yoga at various institutes and teachers across the country. She realised that Yoga gives amazing healing and guidelines for life. She helps people to cognise and integrate a yogic lifestyle, naturally and with common sense.
Sonu Ji: Yoga & Meditation TeacherSonu is a certified yoga teacher (registered with Yoga Alliance US) who began his yoga practice at his birthplace Rishikesh. He has studied classical Hatha yoga and encourages traditional values and practices, with emphasis on meditation, so students can learn an authentic yoga. And connect to truth within themselves.
Kamal Ji: Resort ManagerKamal is our resort manager with many years' experience in the hospitality sector and event organisation. He makes sure everything on our property runs smoothly to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. He is also an avid yoga practitioner. Any questions or queries, you can speak him.
Ravinder Ji: Massage TherapistRavinder is our certified holistic massage therapist who is part of the resort's core team to support our male yoga students and retreat participant in their physical, mental, energetic well-being
Shetal Ji: Massage TherapistShetal is our certified holistic massage and ayurveda therapist. She is part of the resort's core team to support our female yoga students and retreat participant in their physical, mental and energetic well-being.
Shiva Ji: Frontoffice Exec ManagerShiva is head of our resort's welcome and reservation management team. He will also help you to find your way around in the resort as well as Rishikesh. If you want to book taxis, airport transportation, excursions or have any other enquiries, please speak to him.
Vijender JiSanjeev is our chef and makes sure fresh, delicious and nutritious food gets served in the resort's restaurant. If you have booked an Ayurvedic retreat, he will take care of your individual diet plan.
Why 'Lily' Yoga?
We like the name for its sound and symbolic meaning. Lily is friendly, unpretentious, yet deep. And it is easy to remember, especially in view of the marketplace and the sea of sanskrit names.
The lily has many meanings. Traditionally, it is the flower
of health, union and purity – bringing a quality of innocence into our lives. Therewith, it is also the flower
of the spiritually advanced.
It exists in the East and the West – in form of water lilies (lotus), cala lilies, tiger lilies, white lilies, stargazer lilies, Himalaya lilies etc. For us, the lily is a beautiful symbol for bridging worlds, the physical and spiritual.
Lily Yoga – Making your Soul blossom