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...

Anything Can Be Undone: Exploring the Art of Transformation with Paramahansa Yogananda

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October 19 - 21

With the profound wisdom teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda as our guiding light, we will uncover the radically empowering potential for transformation which lies within us all!

All are invited to experience this gentle but powerful introduction to the teachings and practice of Yoga as brought to the west by Paramahansa Yogananda, in whose lineage Song of the Morning Retreat is founded. Come join us during this beautiful season of transformation, in the spectacular North Woods in autumn, and enjoy a weekend that will leave you feeling invigorated, transformed, and spiritually refreshed!

The weekend will include hatha yoga, meditation, devotional singing, a guided nature walk, art and journaling workshops, and free time to enjoy the autumn splendor and assimilate what you are experiencing, all while saturated in the uplifting spiritual energy of Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat and the wisdom teachings of Master Yogananda!

Retreat Fee: $108 for general attendees; $54 for GLYTA members and anyone who needs a reduced rate.

Yogananda Retreat Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 19

    • 5 p.m. Dinner

    • 7 p.m.  Introduction and Welcome

    • 8 p.m. Devotional Meditation Service

  • Saturday, Oct. 20

    • 8:30 a.m. Hatha Yoga Class

    • 10 a.m. Brunch

    • 11 a.m.: Meditative Nature Walk to Yogananda Shrine

    • Noon: Free time

    • 1  p.m.: Transformation through Art

    • 2 p.m.: Free Time

    • 3 p.m.: Contemplate, Journal, and Meditate Workshop

    • 4 p.m.: Free Time

    • 5 p.m. Dinner

    • 6:30 - Kirtan (Devotional Music)

    • 8 p.m. Song of the Morning Meditation Service

  • Sunday, Oct. 21

    • 8 a.m.: Hatha Yoga Class

    • 9:30 a.m.: Closing Circle

    • 11 a.m.: Sunday Service

    • 1 p.m.: Supper



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