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...
Yogafest! Spirit and Nature Dancing Together - August 4-7 2016
Come celebrate spirit and nature at Song of the Morning's annual Yogafest!
Yoga, meditation, workshop, dance and kirtan presenters from all over the state and beyond come to selflessly offer their expertise and gifts! This year the YogaFest team is weaving this principle of selfless service, or karma yoga, even more deeply into the festival by inviting everyone who attends into the "co-creation" of this gathering.
Whether you've been coming to Song of the Morning for decades or have only recently learned of our yoga retreat center, from our heart of hearts, we hope to see you there!