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...


Upcoming Benefit Concert for Song of the Morning

"The Subject Tonight Is Love" - The Poetry of Rumi and Hafiz Set to Music

We are thrilled to partner with Laz Slomovits for a fundraising concert to benefit the ongoing mission of Song of the Morning.

Laz is one of the twin brothers in Ann Arbor's nationally known folk music duo, Gemini. Laz has set to music the poetry of the ancient Sufi mystics, Rumi and Hafiz, considered to be among the greatest love poets of the world. Using the renowned translations of Coleman Barks and Daniel Ladinsky, Laz has made beautiful songs from these timeless lyrics.

This is poetry that transcends religion and culture and continues to guide and inspire people all over the world. And with these gorgeous melodies blended with them, the verses dance off the page!

For this special concert, Laz will be joined by three master musicians: Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski on percussion and vocals, and Eric Fithian on guitar and vocals. The concert will be held in Petoskey at the Crooked Tree Arts Center.

Tickets: $25 each or 2 for $40.

Purchase tickets online on our Event Page or call our office at 989-983-4107. Or you can visit one of our supporting businesses, Grain Train in Petoskey or Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord and buy tickets at the check-out. 

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