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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...


Guru Bhakti: Immersion in Paramahansa Yogananda's Life, Lineage and Homeland 

with Naren K. Schreiner & Lopamudra Bose

July 7 to July 9- This year, the Indian holiday of Guru Purnima falls on July 9th in the Vedic lunar calendar. This weekend will be a contemplative and devotional celebration of the Guru, with focus on Paramahansa Yogananda's life, teaching and lineage in the greater context of India's Sanatana Dharma and culture. There will be meditations, puja, kirtan, storytelling of Guru's life, readings of his poems and lesser-known stories, chanting of Guru Gita, satsanga, yoga and Energization, Indian meals, and a procession on Guru Purnima. There will also be time for solitude and enjoying the sacred surroundings at Song of the Morning Ranch. Cost is $108, register by June 23 for 10% discount. Register here on MindBody.



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