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!
Join Us for Our Sixth Summer in the Woods
Friday, August 5 –
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Check out our incredible Sponsors and Vendors for the 2022 Festival!
Collaborating with who share our passion for yoga, nature, health, energy work and more is such an honor and we are thrilled to have so many new and returning businesses coming to this summers festival.
We are so excited to welcome BOLD Flow Yoga Studio as an event sponsor. Please visit our Sponsorship page to learn more about their fantasic studios throughout metro-Detroit as well as a sneak peak at who will be joining us for our 6th Summer in the woods.
Accepting Applications for 2022 Musicians and Sponsors
We are currently seeking musicians and sponsors for our 2022 Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival. If you are interested in partnering with us and sharing your business or music 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!
See what people are saying about the Midwest’s premiere yoga festival!
Barefoot is always a great time you can go for yoga or just to take in nature do some shopping or eat some local healthy food. Surrounded by trees and water you feel removed from the craziness of everyday life. Beth does a great job of making all feel welcomed and there is something for everyone even those not into yoga. I would highly recommend checking it out you can come alone or bring a friend and kids are welcome and will love running around outside.
Barefoot and Free Yoga Festival is nothing short of magical!! As a yoga teacher, I have been to several yoga festivals and events and this is by far my favorite! The location has natural charm, there is a vast selection of classes and workshops, and the event is well organized and put together. I felt so joyful and connected being in the woods and everyone I met at the event was kind and welcoming. I will definitely be returning!
My experience at Barefoot was absolutely wondrous and left an imprint on my soul. Beth created a truly sacred space for people from all walks of life to come together and play!! It was a perfect blend of everything that is nourishing and nurturing to our spirits. We were guided to explore our own depths in our yoga or meditation practice, then we could splash around in the lake on a paddle board with our friends!! Or jam out to some live music and eat yummy food then go catch a class on ancient healing practices. We danced around a big bonfire then I slept peacefully under the stars. To be so connected to nature, to the people around me, and to myself, is truly priceless. I remember looking into the eyes of everyone I saw and all I could see was Love. Everyone was learning and growing and diving deep, yet still filled with an open and lighthearted joy. I still look back on this weekend with deep gratitude and a sense of honor for being a part of it. I am so so so proud of you Beth!! No matter where I am in the world, come summertime you can catch me in Michigan, Barefoot and Free with my favorite people!!
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.
Desert Enchantment Retreat
Yoga & Hiking Wellness Adventure in Joshua Tree
September 7th-11th, 2022
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!!!