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 InstructorSohan is a certified yoga teacher (registered with Yoga Alliance USA). 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), his 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. His wife is a holistic life coach from Germany.
Deepak 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.
Manoj Ji: Hatha Yoga TeacherBy profession Naturopath, Accupressure Therapist and Homeopath, Manoj Ji has several certifications in Yoga from renowned academies in India. 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, he keeps on studying.
Nitin Ji: Philosophy TeacherNitin Ji is a certified yoga teacher and has been teaching international students for many years. His focus is philosophy – ‘Darshan Shastra’ which is ‘ability to see the things directly'. Ancient scriptures gives us a way to grow deep not only in our practice but also as human beings and thereby, broadening our understanding of essence of Yoga.
Nishi Ji: Hatha & Meditation TeacherNishi Ji teaches traditional Hatha Yoga, Kundilini Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.She holds a bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Yoga and is also a certified Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance USA. She teaches in India and Sri Lanka as well as abroad, hence worked extensively with international students.
Parveen Ji: Anatomy TeacherParveen Ji holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Yogic Science. She studied at Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She is known for her authenticity and non-judgmental teaching style with compassion. Her main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices with the integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, Pranic Healing, Reiki and Naturopathy.
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
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.
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.