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...

Golden Lotus Annual Spring Banquet, May 13, 2017

Each year the Golden Lotus Yoga Teachers Association hosts a banquet downstate as a fundraiser for Song of the Morning. The event will take place at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house, 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236.

Our entire community takes this opportunity for fellowship and to celebrate our history. All are invited to attend! This is an excellent way to learn more about who we are. Dr. Gary Saks, keynote speaker and Dr. Wendy Page-Echols, Master of Ceremonies will inspire us with lessons learned from their time with our founder, Yogacharya Oliver Black, and special guests Naren and Lopa of Sangita Yoga will fill the room with the bliss of sacred music! Peggy Braden will close with chants honoring Yogacharya.

 Tickets are $80 for general admission, and $55 for students and anyone else in need of a reduced price. If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring a ticket so that a staff member or others wanting to attend on a limited budget can do so. All proceeds go toward fulfilling the mission of Song of the Morning. To reserve your spot call Roy E. Thibodeau at 586-431-2857.

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