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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...



GLYTA Banquet and Spring Yogananda Retreat - May 4-6

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Everyone is warmly invited to join the annual Golden Lotus Spring Banquet! This year the GLYTA teachers are trying something new! The banquet will be hosted at Michaywe Inn the Woods just south of Gaylord, a venue closer to Song of the Morning. This same weekend GLYTA will also host their annual Spring Yogananda Retreat beginning on Friday evening. The retreat schedule will be arranged so that guests are able to add the Banquet to their retreat experience for an additional fee. You can choose to attend the Banquet, the Spring Yogananda Retreat or both!

The Golden Lotus Spring Banquet is an annual devotional and celebratory event that also serves as an important fundraiser to further the mission of Song of the Morning. For decades the Golden Lotus Banquets have been hosted in the Detroit area since Yogacharya Oliver Black originally began leading meditations and Sunday Services at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the 1960’s and through the 1980’s until his passing in 1989. We are excited to be combining this annual event with the opportunity for a full retreat. We hope that you will join us in spiritual fellowship and divine communion.

Tickets are $80 for general admission and $55 for students and those in financial need. Rates for those who wish to also attend the Yogananda Retreat are available on our website. For more information and to register for the Banquet or the Yogananda Retreat, visit our website or call our office at (989) 983-4107.

To register for the Banquet or the Yogananda Retreat call our office at (989) 983-4107.


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