Song of the Morning, a Yoga Retreat of Excellence, offers an opportunity to become immersed in the simplicity, serenity and sustenance of a balanced yogic lifestyle. We offer a place of spiritual refreshment and relaxation to those on a conscious spiritual journey toward union with the Divine, to those hoping to discover their own highest potential – and to all who seek respite from the worries and cares of the world. Whether you’re looking for a personal retreat or an opportunity to learn spiritual tools from our own daily practices and those offered in programs year-round, Song of the Morning awaits you.

"Learn to still your restless mind." 

~  Yogacharya Oliver

Golden Lotus, Inc., a Michigan non-profit organization which owns and operates Song of the Morning, was founded in 1970 by J. Oliver Black. Song of the Morning Ranch is the result of Mr. Black’s desire to carry out the wishes of his Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, to establish a yoga retreat where the timeless science of yoga could be taught as a full and practical way of life. Click here to learn more...


Spring Mindfulness Retreat

May 29 - June 2

Our spring retreat has become an anticipated event for many who enjoy the deep quiet and beauty of the north woods in spring. Everyone is welcome, beginners and experienced meditators alike. We sit. We walk. We enjoy the nourishment of food and friends.

Our lives are often busy and complex. Mindfulness practice is an opportunity to slow down and focus. Everyone can benefit from everyday mindfulness in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition.

It is not necessary to have any special religious orientation to participate. Everyone from all walks of life and traditions is cordially welcomed to join us for these days together. The practice is simple, easy to follow, and of benefit to all. Allowing yourself to enjoy peace and quiet in beautiful, natural surroundings with the companionship of spiritual friends can be a transformational experience. The retreat begins with 5:00 PM dinner on Wednesday May 29, and concludes on Sunday, June 2 after 1:00 PM dinner. Participants are welcome to come for the weekend or for all five days.

The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living has been sponsoring retreats at Song of the Morning for close to ten years. Further information about the group and its practices can be found at www.bluewaterbuddhist.org.

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