Our sponsors not only financially support the co-creation of YogaFest, but energetically step forward to say that they believe in the mission of this conscious gathering and in the sacred space that Song of the Morning offers. 

With our deepest gratitude, Thank You to our 2017 sponsors for sharing our vision! 


Our Premier Sponsors

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Golden Lotus Yoga Teachers Association

Established in 1970, the Golden Lotus Yoga Teachers Association (GLYTA) was founded by Yogacharya Oliver, Song of the Morning founder and direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. Based on the teachings of Yogananda and his organization, The Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), GLYTA is a dedicated group of yogis whose aim is to assist in the spread of this knowledge of Self-Realization. Each teacher that receives certification through this yoga school has the one common desire to share with others the great benefits which they themselves have derived through their practice of Yoga. Teacher training for GLYTA take place once a year at Song of the Morning over the course of nine months, giving students a deep immersion into yoga philosophy and practice, and an intimate familiarity with the essence and mission of Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat.

The ClearLight Community 

Located on the beautifully forested land owned by Golden Lotus, part of the 800 acres on which Song of the Morning is also located, each of the community's 72 lots has uniquely sylvan characteristics. The Community encompasses the loftiest ideals for a balanced, God-permeated life as passed down by Golden Lotus' Master, Paramahansa Yogananda; Founder, Yogacharya J. Oliver Black; and Bob Raymer, the Song of the Morning Spiritual Director from 1991 to 2004. For more information about Clear Light Community and Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat, click here.


Healing Tent Sponsor

Blue Lotus Healing Center, LLC

The Blue Lotus Healing Center of Flint, Michigan, offers many ancient and traditional healing modalities specifically Ayurveda. As well as services like Ayurvedic Dosha Therapy Massage, Shirodhara Panchakarma Therapy, light therapy, reiki, and tarot card readings by appointment.

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Gold Sponsor

Yoga Maya

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The Yoga Maya Center is co-directed by Trevor Pritam Hari Eller (Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher) & Miriam Joy Dowd (Massage therapist and Conscious Dance Teacher.) It is the home for the Yoga Maya Lifestyle Submersion & 200-hour Teacher Training Course. Trevor teaches public yoga classes & leads a regular event called Full Moon Kirtan; a non-sectarian devotional chanting evening. Yoga classes are geared towards a meditative & gentle physical practice. We at YogaFest are humbled, thrilled and grateful to have the support of this wonderful organization. You can visit their website here.