About Song of the Morning
A Yoga Retreat of Excellence
Song of the Morning is a non-profit yoga retreat center located on 800 acres of rolling countryside in Michigan’s northern woodlands that welcomes truth-seekers from all paths and traditions to experience spiritual refreshment and relaxation.
Join us for evening meditations, hatha yoga and our Sunday devotional meditation services. Sign up for one of our workshops facilitated by teachers from all over Michigan and beyond or enjoy the solitude of your own personal retreat. If you're interested in an immersion into selfless service, explore our work exchange opportunities or our internship and summer sadhana program. No matter how you find yourself at Song of the Morning, you'll be certain to savor the delicious vegetarian meals prepared by our loving kitchen staff and the inspiring company of like-minded seekers.
Our wooded sanctuary offers an opportunity to experience oneness in nature. Our hiking trails provide scenic views of the forest. Come ski, snow-shoe, hike or bike; watch for our American bald eagles, Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife; or simply marvel at the majestic beauty of our pristine natural surroundings. Come for an evening, a weekend, a week or longer. We hope to see you soon!
Our Spiritual Practices
Song of the Morning’s spiritual practices are based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, founder of the Self Realization Fellowship and author of the famous spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. The yogic path that Yogananda taught is known as Raja Yoga, the “royal” or complete path, which emphasizes balanced living and meditation. Included are various branches of yoga that lead to an ever deepening relationship with the Divine and with one’s Self:
Hatha Yoga - yoga asanas or postures and breathing techniques
Bhakti Yoga - devotional practices, including prayer and devotional singing
Karma Yoga - selfless service
Jnana Yoga - the path of wisdom through reading scriptures, introspection and meditation
Yoga offers something for every nature and disposition. Join us as we dive deep into the heart of yoga through our programs and daily practices, including hatha yoga, evening meditations with devotional chanting and prayer, and opportunities to serve. Take time to explore our bookstore and library for timeless treasures, including a complete collection of Paramahansa Yogananda’s writings and other spiritual works.