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...


Live Streaming

Join us from your living room via our new live online video stream on YouTube! We will be providing a live video feed of select Sunday services along with special events. Check back here, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates.

Upcoming Event: Yogacharya Birthday Weekend
We will be providing a live video feed during a portion of the festivities. Check back soon for an updated schedule. Below is a schedule of live streaming events.

Saturday at 11:15am
An update on projects at Song of the Morning and an introduction to our Raise the Roofs fundraising campaign.

Sunday at 11:00am
Our Sunday service.

Sunday at 3:15pm
The Yogacharya birthday celebration.

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