Ninth annual Fall Mindfulness Retreat announced

The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living is happy to announce our ninth annual Fall Mindfulness Retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Ninth Annual Fall Mindfulness Retreat
September 12-16 Wednesday to Sunday
Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center
Vanderbilt, Michigan 49795

Come join us just for the weekend or for all five days.

Mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh is easy to learn and follow. Beginners are welcome and meditation instruction will be offered.

Song of the Morning offers eight hundred acres of forest land on the banks of the beautiful Pigeon River. Surrounded by thousands of acres of state forestland, the retreat is deeply quiet and ideal for meditation.

The retreat begins on Wednesday afternoon and ends with a festive dinner on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. It is expected that most people will come just for the weekend.

There will be a regular schedule of meditation and other activities on all five days.

We will enjoy sitting and walking meditation, the Five and the Fourteen Mindfulness trainings, some silent meals, early morning walks to greet the sunrise, yoga, dharma discussions and other activities.

  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Clean and modern accommodations
  • Around fifty dollars a night plus tax, including meals. Private rooms slightly more.
  • Discounts for accommodation on Wed and Thurs.
  • Memberships with further discounts available.

Please see the Song of the Morning website for more information about the accommodations: (please click on “Amenities” to review the accommodations available)

Students receive a 25% discount and there is plenty of room for tents and campers. Camping is encouraged and is only thirty-five dollars a night plus tax. Additional camper, twenty dollars a night.

Please register for the retreat by telephoning the Song of the Morning office at 989-983-4107. The office is now closed on Mondays. Their email address is [email protected]. Payment in advance is requested. Please talk with the office to discuss membership and payment options.

Song of the Morning is located nine and a half miles east of Vanderbilt, Michigan, one exit north of Gaylord on I-75, about a four hour drive from Detroit or Grand Rapids.

We look forward to a wonderful retreat this fall. See you up north!

Sponsored by the Bluewater Community of Mindful Living, Port Huron, Michigan