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...
July 25 - 28
We warmly invite you to join us for the ninth annual YogaFest, where you will discover ample, almost endless opportunities to immerse in your innermost bliss. From quiet reflection in a serene natural environment, to active movement in a vibrant and energetic atmosphere, YogaFest provides the opportunity for whatever deep spiritual replenishment your body, heart, mind and spirit craves.
There are uplifting programs from before dawn until after sunset including meditation, sacred music, energy healing, sound healing, spiritual discussions, and countless yoga classes from a number of traditions, teachers, and paths. YogaFest at Song of the Morning is a family-friendly event with children’s programming all day long, and we are happy to invite kids 12 and under for free with a paying adult (donations appreciated).
YogaFest is a festival celebration of ecstatic depth, breadth, and devotion which is appropriate for all truth thirsty souls of all levels, ages, and abilities. Anyone with an open mind and a sincere heart is welcome to join our festival community celebrating the ancient yogic principles of health, healing, and wholeness.