We are happy to announce the first Golden Lotus Yoga Teachers Association Banquet in four years! This year’s event will be held in the historic Scarab Club near the Detroit Institute of Arts.

In the past, this was an annual fundraiser started by our founder Yogacharya Oliver Black and is an opportunity for the broader community to come together in fellowship, have some fun, and raise money for Song of the Morning! Scroll down and you’ll be able to register for the banquet, choose your dinner option and see what we have planned for this year’s event!

Be sure to register by April 24!

Time and Place for the GLYTA Banquet

When: May 13, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: The Scarab Club in Detroit located at 217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202

The Scarab Club is an enduring home for the cultivation and celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts located next to the DIA in Detroit.


Click on the Register for Banquet button and you’ll be able to pay by PayPal, credit/debit card or you can send a check made out to “GLYTA” to: Jaye Lynn Thibodeau 1860 Broadstone Grosse Pte Woods, MI 48236

Cost is $85

Funds raised for this event go to support Song of the Morning and their continued dedication to offering spiritual refreshment and relaxation to the public! This vision was given by Paramahansa Yogananda to his beloved disciple Yogacharya Oliver Black. For those who would like to further support this fundraiser, scroll down for sponsorship opportunities!

After You Register, Pick Your Meal

Once you’ve registered, click on the Choose Your Meal button and you’ll be given the options:

  1. Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce
  2. Rosemary Lemon Chicken Breast
  3. Eggplant Rolls/Zucchini, Peppers, Basil, Scallions and Marinara (Vegan and Gluten Free)

A green salad with vinaigrette dressing, grilled vegetables, oven-roasted potatoes and (Oliver) black forest cake will be included with your meal. Coffee, tea, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well.

Be a Sponsor!

GLYTA donates all proceeds of the banquet to Song of the Morning Ranch. If you feel so led to help us increase our donation, you may want to add to it by additionally donating to one of the sponsorships below. $500 or more comes with a free ticket. ClickBe a Sponsor” in the dropdown menu to support!

  • $1000 – facility sponsor (ticket included)
  • $500 – food sponsor (ticket included)
  • $425 – staff tickets
  • $200 – entertainment
  • $100 – decorations
  • $85 – extra ticket for someone that might not be able to come otherwise
  • $60 – centerpieces
  • $40 – flowers
  • any donation welcome!

Events for the Night

Music by Bidisha Ghosh and Paul Adi Nath Sihon.

Kirtan led by Steve Sandner and Justine Markey.

Speakers include Kaye Hogan, Jess Thibodeau, Linda Gabby, David Krolikowski, Shannon Smith, and guest speaker Fred Stella.

Chair Yoga led by Kendra Bohr.

Master of Ceremonies will be Sunny.



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