“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Community is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast.”
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” -Lao Tzu
“Whether you are just trying Yoga for the first time or you are a long-time practitioner, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Yoga is so much more than stretching and breathing. It’s about Unity within our Global Community and that’s what we want to share with you!” – YogaFest
“When you have control over your thoughts, you have control over your life.”
“Live each present moment completely, and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each instant.” -Paramahansa Yogananda
“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth

Thank you to all who contributed their light and love to Yogafest 2014.

It was a blessing to have you at  SONG OF THE MORNING YOGA RETREAT.

Check out our current Schedule for a list of upcoming weekend retreats!


Welcome to SOM & YogaFest

YOGAFEST IS A TRANSFORMATIVE FOUR DAY FESTIVAL CELEBRATING HATHA, BHAKTI, RAJA, KARMA YOGA, COMMUNITY, AND OUR SACRED CONNECTION TO MOTHER EARTH.

YogaFest is a joy filled celebration of the universal teachings of Yoga or “Unity”. Together we will co-create a dynamic environment in which people come together to share the rich and varied manifestations of community. From kirtan (and other live, uplifting music), to sustainability workshops, yoga classes, healers, and great vegetarian food, We hope you join us next year  as we gather to honor the Divinity in All.

Located on 800 acres in the Pigeon River State Forest of Northern Michigan, YogaFest 2014 offers beautiful natural surroundings to enjoy and share our gratitude for the gifts of Mother Nature and for each other. As we gather, let us become an example of the global ideals of peace, friendship, and unity.

Classes and workshops include:

  • An exciting variety of yoga and movement classes and practices suitable for all levels
  • Group and individual meditations and meditation classes from different traditions
  • Live and electronic devotional music by well-loved artists from near and far
  • A Healing Arts Tent featuring a loving array of gifted healers
  • Workshops and hands-on projects in permaculture and sustainability
  • Opportunities to enjoy and express your artistic side
  • Jump-4-Joy Children’s Tent
  • Local vendors who share their creative crafts, healthy living products, delicious vegetarian food, and more!

Not to mention plenty of free time to cool-off on the banks of the Pigeon River, go swimming down the road in Pickerel Lake, make new friends, explore beautiful hiking, running, and mountain biking trails throughout the property, and celebrate our coming together as an ever-growing YogaFest community!