Will water be available?
Yes. We will have water stations and eco friendly cups. We strongly encourage you to reuse your bottles & be earth friendly.
WILL FOOD BE AVAILBLE ALL DAY? Or only during Lunch & Dinner breaks?
We will be having terrific, mostly organic, local vendors selling their incredible food all throughout the day!
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Kiddos under 12 are free. We will have a variety of activities and classes for kids at Barefoot and Free 2017! Please keep in mind you are responsible for your little one while you are practicing. Team up with your mate or a friend and easily have fun in nature with your kiddos while still getting in a lot of great yoga!
Can I bring my dog?
While we just ADORE dogs & technically in the recreation area dogs are allowed, we can’t allow dogs in the yoga zone.
Where do we park?
This year we’ll have a parking crew direct you where to go. Everyone in the park will need a state park pass – which will be available for purchase during the weekend.
If you purchased a Weekend Moon Pass, are a Vendor, or an Artist you will receive a VIP parking pass in the mail. You MUST HAVE IT with you to park in VIP Parking.
If you purchased a Weekend Warrior Pass that includes camping then you will park by the campground which is located at 3577 Sleeth Ct. Commerce TWP, MI 48382.
What about camping?
This year we have added an additional location in Proud Lake for camping and some of our classes. It is approximately .4 miles, a short path through the woods away from our check in area. Camping is limited and we expect to sell out! You’ll be able to choose our own area for camping in a large open field. There are several in door bathrooms available for use as well as outdoor toilets for campers to use. There is also a picnic shelter and a bonfire pit. If you purchased the Weekend Warrior Pass camping is included with your ticket. After your purchase, you will receive an email with more details and instructions regarding parking and camping. We will also have a map up in the coming months of the whole layout of the land.
Can I come and go throughout the day & weekend?
Yes of course. The festival road does have a gate that will be locked at midnight on both Friday & Saturday night so unless you are staying in the cabin you will have to leave by then unless you want to sleep under a tree. The campground is a few miles driving down the street.
Are there other activities being offered besides yoga?
Barefoot and Free 2017 is expanding our diverse selection of yoga, music, healing arts, workshops, talks, and classes! If you came last year, you can look forward to the many diverse, experienced teachers as well as more out of town yogis and musicians! We will have a bigger stage and more music through out the weekend. You can look forward to a wide variety of all kinds of mindful classes and experiences with nurture and your whole being! We’re also adding more activities for the kiddos!
The setting is quiet, peaceful and has a nice swimming spot. Kayaks, canoes & SUP boards will be available to rent. The Huron River is shallow and very beautiful. You can paddle all the way to Kensington Metro Park.
I'm new to yoga ... Should I come?
Yes absolutely come!!! Immerse yourself with a variety of excellent teachers & be inspired by the yogis around you. What a perfect opportunity to see how awesome YOGA is!
Are all the classes outside?
We will mostly be loving up Mother Nature. However, we will practice in 2 large yoga spaces under large canopies. There is a lodge that will be hosting some of the yoga classes. Some of the smaller classes will be set in little fairy pockets of the woods such as a yurt located .4 miles from the other classes.
Be prepared to be outdoors and bring your sun protection & your bathing suit & towel. We want to be barefoot & free!!!
Do I need a SUP board for SUP classes?
No. We have an amazing SUP sponsor, That’s Was Sup Detroit, providing boards throughout the weekend. We will even have extra there for you to just go out and paddle around!
Can I bring food & beverages?
We will have a variety of local food vendors for you to purchase throughout the day. As well as non alcoholic drinks. You are welcome to bring a cooler with your own personal snacks. Please keep in mind, we are not responsible for your personal items & please be mindful of the beautiful nature setting we are in and make sure to pick up after yourself.
Do I need a yoga mat?
Yes please provide your own mat & bring any yoga props that you like to practice with. Yoga blocks, blankets & Dharma wheels are encouraged!
We also reccomend that you bring an old mat that you wont mind getting a little dirty since we are practicing in the woods and in fields.
What should I bring?
- Yoga outfit!!! ♡♡
- Swim suit & towel
- Water bottle ( we will provide water stations & have porta potties ;))))
- Sun protection / hat/ sunglasses
- Snacks & drinks / cooler if you desire
- SUP board or kayak if you have one
- Outfit change for the evening or weather change / hiking shoes if wanting to hike around
- Blanket or hammock to lounge around the area comfortably in & for the music
- Yoga mat and any props you like
- Notebook & pen for taking notes for the workshops and meeting your new friends!
- Money for the food and the vendors selling yoga related items & for any musicians offering their records.
- Your playful FUN open creative side!!!😍😍
- A friend! Or two or three;)
- Your camera for capturing the sweet moments — #barefootandfree on your shares please💗.