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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...


The Golden Lotus Spring Banquet - May 14, 2016

We invite you to join us for our Annual Golden Lotus Spring Banquet sponsored by GLYTA for the benefit of Song of the Morning. This year, we are honored to be hosting special guest Naren of Sangita Yoga! Naren will lead everyone in the Cosmic Chants to start the evening and he will share sacred music throughout the night.

This special event will be hosted at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

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This year's theme is, "The Ranch Belongs to its Members," a phrase that Song of the Morning's founder, Yogacharya J. Oliver Black used to type at the end of every "Thank You" letter he wrote to donors--many whom still continue to financially support the Ranch today.

Don't miss this opportunity to renew old friendships and start new ones. The evening will include dinner, fellowship, sacred music from Naren of Sangita Yoga, entertainment and spiritual refreshment. Guest speaker Jeff Waltz, long time GLYTA teacher and student of Yogacharya, will share wisdom and enlivening stories, while Dorothy Stingley will guide the evening as the master of ceremonies!

Kirtan & Meditation with Naren of Sangita Yoga - 4:30PM
Registration & Social Time - 6:30PM
Dinner, Programming and Sacred Music - 7PM

Donation: $80 per person
Students: $55

If you can only be with us in spirit, love offerings will be accepted to benefit Song of the Morning.

Click here and scroll down to register, or call contact Roy at (586) 431-2857. 


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