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Meditation Teacher Training Course
50 hrs / 8 days, in Rishikesh

This programme is for those who want to deepen their practice and wish to explore different techniques, and need a suitable guided environment. The course offers you a good foundation and ample experiential insights – and also the training if you feel called to be a meditation instructor.

Meditation (dhyana) is one of the keys of yoga practice (sadhana) which aims at transforming the human to its pure, potent, conscious and mature form. There is a widespread belief that meditation is for spiritual purposes only and just for people who have higher spiritual goals, such as enlightenment. While this is true, it is also true that meditation has beneficial effects in a more physical and worldly sense. We have conducted lunchtime meditation classes for companies such as design agencies and in corporate environments, to give you just one example.

Benefits of regular meditation are manifold, covering all levels of our human existence: physical, mental, emotional, energetic as well as the plane of beingness – your soul, spirit and supreme consciousness.

Meditation is universal. It is not about myths. Not about faiths or religions. Not about new age woo woo. It is an ancient, pragmatic way towards personal and spiritual growth.

Meditation practice contributes to finetuning our perception antennae. We increasingly anchor ourselves in the present moment and become more aware of ourselves, our feelings and thoughts. We learn to witness what is happening within and around us, without reacting. By shifting to higher consciousness we perceive who we really are from an absolute point of view, therewith drop our limiting identifications and go beyond our conditioned smaller selves. Impulsive, compulsive behaviour patterns, monkey mind chatter, emotional charge and also physical blocks melt gradually and automatically. Making room for thoughtlessness, self-realisation and liberation from all illusions.


In lectures and workshops we give you not only theoretical know how and guidance so you gain a better understanding of meditation and the various types, but also plenty of opportunities to practice and to get anchored in your own experience of it. 

kṣīṇa-vr̥tter-abhijātasy-eva maṇer-grahītr̥-grahaṇa-grāhyeṣu tatstha-tadañjanatā samāpattiḥ ॥41॥:
Once the misconceptions (vritti) have been minimized, everything that is mutable in human beings (chitta) becomes as clear as a diamond, and perceptions, the perceived and perceiver are melded with each other. One builds on and colors the other. This is enlightenment (samapatti). 
– Patanjali, extracts from The Yoga Sutras, chapter I, samâdhi-pâda

Meditation TTC:  50 hours / 8 days residential programme with certification.
Language: the medium of instruction is English
Location: The Lily Resort, Tapovan, Rishikesh (India); the resort is located in foothills of Himalayas in Rishikesh and a walking distance to Ganga River and Laxman Jhula bridge. It serves as an abode of peace to yoga practitioner from all over the world.
Class room: We have a bright and spacious Yoga hall. The majority of classes will be conducted in the hall. Occasionally, if weather allows, we might have sessions in nature, e.g. on the banks of Ganga.
Course Leader: Nina Ji
Accommodation: Single/Double occupancy rooms 

Food: All meals are vegetarian and will be cooked with love and care.

Participants: 18 to 65 years old, max. 10 participants to guarantee that each student gets the guidance they need and deserve.

Qualification: Knowledge of English. Sound health. Aspiration to learn and evolve. 


Upcoming Meditation TTCs 2024:


Our Meditation Teacher Training Course always starts on a Monday. The Sunday evening before is the introduction plus traditional ceremony to welcome all students. This is a 2 hours get together and mandatory. Please make sure you have reached the resort by Sunday afternoon. The course finishes the following Monday.

Sunday: Your arrival and check-in into your room.

6:00 pm First get together of your group: introduction & traditional welcome in the Yoga Hall

8:00 pm Light Dinner in the Resort Restaurant

Monday: 6:00 am Start of your Meditation TTC 

50 hours Meditation Teacher Training in Rishikesh

1st - 8th of March 2024  (50-hours Certification)

At Lily Resort, Tapovan – Duration: 8 days / 7 nights residential programme

> Apply now <

50 hours Meditation Teacher Training in Rishikesh

1st - 8th of April 2024  (50-hours Certification)

At Lily Resort, Tapovan – Duration: 8 days / 7 nights residential programme

> Apply now <

TTC Daily Schedule:


5:30 am                           Wake Up
6:00 am – 9:00
 am       Meditation Practice & Tuition / Workshop

9:00 am - 4:00 pm        Breakfast & Free time

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm        Tuition / Workshop & Meditation Practice 
7:00 pm onwards          Dinner & Free time    

Note: 6 hours tuition per day, Monday to Monday. This course allows plenty of free time for you to relax or explore Rishikesh and its surroundings. 

Meditation TTC Syllabus:


This is a comprehensive training, allowing you not only to gain a better understanding of meditation, but also to get anchored in your own experience of it. Tuition includes:

Introduction to key aspects of meditation

Different traditions & types of meditation
The eightfold path of Yoga Practice

Our multidimensional anatomy & reality
The role of Pranayama

The role of bodywork / yoga asana
The importance of grounding
Therapeutic aspects & psychospiritual Healing
The art of teaching & guiding

Price of the 50 hours Meditation TTC:


Meditation TTC 50 hours / 8 days 

Meditation TTC 50 with Standard Room accommodation: 
USD 860 per person incl. meals: based on two students sharing a room (separated beds). 
single occupancy: USD 1060 per person incl. meals.

The fee includes:

  • Certification upon successful completion of the course

  • 8 days accommodation (double bedroom with AC, ensuite bath, wifi, kettle)

  • Early morning tea

  • 3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals 

  • All tuition material

  • Free Wi-Fi


Not included: air fare / transportation to Rishikesh (we can book a taxi if you wish), travel insurance, personal expenses (laundry, phone calls), additional meals / spa treatments / sightseeing, tips.

How to book your 50 hours Meditation TTC:


Step 1: Please fill out and submit the online application form. You will receive a confirmation email from our office for approval of your application.

Step 2: Please deposit the registration fee (USD 300) via PayPal. You will receive an email from our office confirming your advance payment.

Step 3: Book your flights and apply for your visa. Please email us, if you need airport pick up to reach our resort. We look forward to welcome you in Rishikesh.

By making an advance payment of USD 300 via PayPal you secure your spot. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us by email. There is no charge for cancellation but advance deposit will not be returned in case of cancellation. It is non refundable and non transferable to any other course or person.

Prerequisites & General Etiquette: 


  • No pre-qualifications necessary. You only need an open mindset and a profound desire to transform your life.

  • Participants are required to attend all classes and lectures, and stay for the length of every class. Classes are mandatory and leaves will only be accepted with the permission of your teacher (in case of an emergency or illness).  

  • Be on time for classes, out of respect for the teachers and your course mates.

  • Any type of audio, video recording or photography is not permitted without prior approval.

  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol are not allowed inside the resort premises. 

  • Brahmacharya / celibacy is recommended (to conserve lifeforce / sexual energy).

  • Please choose clothes that respect the Indian and yogic tradition of men and women: no bare shoulders (spaghetti straps / tank tops), no low necklines or shorts / hot pants, no transparent clothes. Women who wear leggings: please keep your backside covered, especially in public.

  • Please do inform us in advance, if you expect visiting friends or relatives during your course. Outside visitors are not allowed for overnight stay. 

  • Practice equipment (matts, meditation pillows) is provided by us for the duration ofthe course and shall not be removed from yoga hall.

  • Participants who don't comply may be dismissed from the course.

Airport Pick up / Drop:

Delhi airport pick or drop, each way USD 60.

Dehradun airport pick or drop, each way USD 15.

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Please use the contact form here or send us your enquiry via email:
lilyyogarishikesh (at)

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