Song of the Morning’s ability to serve guests and teach yogic principals relies on the support and generosity of our members and friends. Your support can be expressed in many ways – through membership and financial contributions, gifts in kind (material donations), a helping hand, or prayers and meditation. All are greatly appreciated.

“The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include, as necessary to one's own
happiness, the happiness of others.” – Yogananda

General Donation

General donations go toward the cost of operating the retreat center. Given the age of our facilities, our need for repairs and upgrades is ongoing. You can help us out right now with an online donation by clicking the "Donate" button above. All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends donors commit to making regular monthly contributions that provide the dependable flow of funds that help sustain our operations throughout the year. Regardless of the monthly amount, this support is greatly appreciated. Donations to our nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

Genesis Fund

We are grateful for the generosity of our Genesis Fund donors, who provide the substantial financial support needed for the growth and regeneration of the Ranch. Contributions to this fund begin at $500 per month and are earmarked for new projects, the renovation of existing facilities, and upgrades to retreat technology. Donations to our nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Call us for more information at (989) 983-4107!

The Boathouse Renewal Fund

During the years Yogacharya lived and worked with us at the retreat, the Boathouse was his home. This year's Boathouse Renewal Fundraising Project will make it possible to imagine together how we might revitalize that space to commemorate and celebrate his work, his life, and his legacy.

At No Cost to You

Make each of your Amazon purchases go a little bit further! Login to or click the link above and choose Golden Lotus as your charity, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Song of the Morning.

Golden Lotus’s Financial Statement, Federal tax returns, Articles of Incorporation, and Conflict of Interest policy are available on request.