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...
Music and Chanting as a Form of Yoga
Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, "Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God-realization." With our united hearts, minds, and voices we will immerse ourselves into sacred vibration, chanting of Aum, devotional songs (traditional kirtan of India as well as the Cosmic Chants of Sri Yogananda) and also the relationship these share with silence and meditation. We will also learn how to use sacred music in daily life. But it doesn't stop there. Our relationship with our voice is profoundly connected to our sense of self, and for most people this very awkward! The voice holds many keys to healing and soul-realization. He defined sacred chanting and kirtan as "an effective form of yoga."
Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Please contact Amani at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have questions about the content of this retreat, please feel free to contact Naren or Lopa at email@example.com.
Join Song of the Morning's Guest Teachers in Residence, Naren Schreiner and Lopamudra Bose, for this sacred weekend immersion.
Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have questions about the content of this retreat, please feel free to contact Naren or Lopa at email@example.com.
Prices listed during the registration process will include meal and accommodation fees with the base program fee of $198.