WHAT IS YOGAFEST?
YogaFest is a four-day celebration of yoga held every summer on the sacred grounds of Song of the Morning retreat, a beautiful and peaceful haven for spiritual renewal nestled within the North Woods of Michigan. The festival theme - Spirit and Nature Dancing Together - comes from a song written by the 16th-century saint Sri Chaitanya, included as one of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants for divine devotion, vibratory healing, and attunement towards God-Realization. It captures the heart and harmony of this intimate and communal event: the deep union that is the true meaning of Yoga.
Celebrating its seventh anniversary in 2017, YogaFest runs from Thursday afternoon until Sunday evening July 27-30, offering countless opportunities to immerse in all things yoga; including but not limited to hatha, bhakti, jnana, kundalini, flow, meditation, kirtan, workshops, hiking, camping, swimming, healing, art, music, dance, children’s tent, sacred ceremony, merchants, vendors, festivities, sustainability, mindfulness practices, spiritual discussions, and much, much more. It is appropriate for all truth thirsty souls of all levels, ages, and abilities, and is a family-friendly event built on ancient yogic principles of health, healing, and wholeness. There are ample, almost endless opportunities ranging from quiet reflection in a serene natural environment to active movement in a vibrant and energetic atmosphere: whatever the body, heart, mind, and spirit craves, YogaFest affords an immersive experience into your innermost bliss.