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 Divine Mother
July 5-8, 2018
The Western world had not yet understood of the Motherhood of God until Paramahansa Yogananda brought his teachings of the Divine Mother. He explained, "We can worship God as the Father, but we can also worship God as the Divine Mother, for Mother is closer than the Father." This three-day immersion will focus on India's timeless embrace of Divine Mother in Her various manifestations and look at many of our assumptions and limited understanding of who, or what, Divine Mother is. Commingling the love of our hearts with the wisdom of our minds, we will delve into India's sacred pathway that blends worship (puja) and scripture (shastra), meditation (dhyana) and chanting (kirtan), spirit (purusha or shiva) and nature (prakriti or shakti). All of this in the beautiful Natureland of Song of the Morning.
Join Song of the Morning's Guest Teachers in Residence, Naren Schreiner and Lopamudra Bose, for this sacred weekend immersion.
Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Please contact Amani at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have questions about the content of this retreat, please feel free to contact Naren or Lopa at email@example.com.
Prices listed during the registration process will include meal and accommodation fees with the base program fee of $198.