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...

Yogananda Fall Retreat October 28-30

For both long-time practitioners and those new to meditation, this retreat is an opportunity to gain a renewed sense of peace. Sandi Jones, Kay Thomas-Hogan and Mary Ann and Roy Thibodeau will guide participants on the shrine hiking trails, Hatha yoga classes, evening meditations and Sunday Service. Sunday Service will be focused on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The study of the Yama/Niyamas will be woven into the weekend, and a panel discussion on "Living the Yoga Life in a Busy World," will provide a chance for goal-setting and support for the seasons of Autumn/Winter. Includes free time and a special intro session for newcomers. The fee is $45 for public and $35 for GLYTA Members, plus lodging.


Whether you've been coming to Song of the Morning for decades or have only recently learned of our yoga retreat center, from our heart of hearts, we hope to see you there!

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