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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...


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In Joyful Memory of Irmgard Kurtz

March 31, 2019


After a long, beautiful, and devoted life, Irmgard Kurtz, a dear friend and past resident at Song of the Morning, left her body on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Irmgard was Yogacharya Oliver Black's longtime personal secretary, and lifetime devotee and friend. Her devotion, friendship, wisdom, and healing touch profoundly moved so many people who had the good graces to know her.

On Sunday, March 31st, Irmgard's memorial service will directly follow our 11:00am Sunday service. Sunday dinner will be served at 2:00pm. We welcome you to both services, and please RSVP for dinner at the link below.

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