Welcome Friends!

We invite you to join us in remembering who you are. Our mission is to provide gatherings where you can feel free. We look to yoga, meditation, nature & community to find our authentic voice!

Summer Classes
Join Us for Our Sixth Summer in the Woods 
Friday, August 5 –
Sunday, August 7, 2022
We are ELATED to officially announce our 6th summer in the woods is ON!

Barefoot and Free All Year Long

Have you noticed that Barefoot isn’t just about one weekend of the year? We want to commune and celebrate life with you all year long.

We have evolved into creating and leading events, retreats, workshops and sometimes just beautiful gatherings all year long.

We believe that the medicine we all need right now is about community, support, gatherings and our connection to nature, this planet and ourselves.

Women’s Circle

Friday, May 20th


The Red Poppy Inn, Highland, MI

Join Beth James for a women’s circle were we will gather together and invite all our personas to be seen and heard.. The evening will include a sharing circle with a specific topic, journaling, breath work & somatic movement practice. Plus tea & treats!

$35 pre-registered or $40 at the door

Summer Solstice Ceremony & Dinner

Tuesday, June 21st @ 5pm

private location in Highland, MI ~ join us for an outdoor picnic celebration!

Join Beth James and Sara of Kosmic Koala for a special evening honoring the start of summer. Sara will be making an incredible, delicious, local, organic vegan meal (menu released soon). We will enjoy live music & a fire ceremony!

$75 per person or $145 for 2

Desert Enchantment Retreat

Yoga & Hiking Wellness Adventure in Joshua Tree


September 7th-11th, 2022
Accepting Applications for 2022 Musicians, Vendors and Sponsors

Are you interested in bringing your music,  product,  service or other offering to the Barefoot and Free Yoga community? We are currently accepting applications for musicians, sponsors and vendors for our 6th summer in the woods. If you are interested in partnering with us and sharing your passion with our attendees,  fill out the application below. We look forward to connecting with you.

What is Barefoot & Free?

Our mission is to create immersive gatherings in nature. Gatherings centered on yoga, conscious evolution, play, and a remembrance of what it feels like to truly feel free.

Each event we offer is carefully crafted around our mission. Our end goal is about YOU finding your AUTHENTIC voice. We believe each person is here on earth to THRIVE. We provide gatherings centered on practices that help each one of us connect to who we really are.

This involves; healing our bodies, hearts and minds. Releasing lineage trauma and past experiences that keep us playing small.
Then opening ourselves up to source energy. Creativity, vitality, bounding passion-  channeling the nectar of being ALIVE!

We bring together conscious high vibrational people. We meticulously choose our presenters. We don’t go for the “yoga famous “ but rather those fully embodying their true self. Teaching with passion, sharing from their heart. We bring people together that will excite you to live your DREAM life.

We pick places on Earth where the land speaks to us. We prefer forests, beaches, trees, rivers, rocks, dirt and sky over conference rooms and cities. We feel we are inside enough, in cities enough. Barefoot, is about getting back to the places both inner and outter that beacon you to listen to your guides.

Our mission is about FEELING FREE. And YES, we love being Barefoot!


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See what people are saying about the Midwest’s premiere yoga festival!

The variety of classes & top instructors is superior! I highly recommend. Don’t miss out on this festival. I’ll be there for sure. (Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019)

Catherine Franz Cato

First time attending this year! What an awesome experience! Loved the Grove, Dance, HipHop Yoga and Dayles singing class! (Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2019)

Arden Anton

After a beautiful weekend at the Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival, I would highly recommend it to others! (Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018)

Charity Loring

Thank You to Our 2021 Festival Sponsors!

An unforgettable weekend with the countries finest yoga teachers, artists & musicians.  Gathered together in the perfect nature setting.  Our festival is surrounded by the peaceful woods of Proud Lake, steps away from the Huron River & the clean waters of Proud Lake.  Nature trails all around us, it’s the ideal summer spot. 

Fill up your abundance cup with yoga classes, workshops for all levels and ages, SUP classes, swimming, nature walks, mediations, ancient sacred ceremonies, moon goddess medicine, artist & music making worships, ecstatic dancing, mantra, live music, talks, live artists, local food, vendor village, camping, love, bliss & YOU!

This years gathering of conscious creators is growing. We have added a whole new healing artists section. Follow the fairy path to where our warrior campground is & you will have access to a whole weekend array dedicated to exploring your creative nature. Plus a large play area for your lil yogis ( remember under 12 kids are free) with an array of classes for them. 

Whether you want to be a ” hippie” with us and sleep under the stars or come & go throughout the weekend; this weekend promises to help you access the magic within your soul! Come be barefoot & free!!!