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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!

2022 Barefoot & Free Festival Lineup

Our 6th summer in the woods is happening August 5th-7th! Join us at Proud Lake State Recreation Area in Commerce, Michigan for yoga, nature, connection, food, shopping, music and more. Check out all of the incredible instructors and workshops coming to our 2022 Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival and get your passes today!

Friday Schedule

Check-in begins at 3pm! Workshops are taking place from 4:30pm-11:30pm and our Vendor Village will be open from 4pm-9pm. SUP passes must be purchased online or at the gate, class size is limited and preregistration is required.

4:30-6:00 PM

Soulful Vinyasa with Allison Muszynski at Fairie Glen

Goddess Within with Claudia Sommerville at Eagles Den

Journey Thru Koshas with Jordan Furest at Magic Moon

Kids Meditation with Amy Tarrant at Pixie Playground

SUP Yoga with Michelle Klingler at Mermaid Cove

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

5:00-6:00 PM

Why Are All the Yogis Doing Mushrooms Talk with Amanda Elisa & Lisa Hillary Johnson at Goddess Tent

6:30-8:00 PM

Elevated Yogi with Maya Biggs at Fairie Glen

Trauma-Sensitive Somatics with Brieanne Tanner, Jen Block & Elizabeth Crenshaw at Eagles Den

Hape and Sangaga Ceremony (21+) with Aaron Sudo & Aaron Eschenburg at Magic Moon

One Love with Deniz Strenski at Pixie Playground

Kombucha 101 with Zack Smith of Lively Up Kombucha at Pixie Playground

Evening Paddle with Michelle Klingler at Mermaid Cove

Human Rainbow with Chelsea MacLeod at Wisdom Keepers

Healing Circle Workshop with Doris Williams at Wisdom Keepers

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

8:15-9:30 PM

Yin Yoga with Kelly Lesko at Eagles Den

Tapping into Vagus with Jonathon Richard at Magic Moon

Cleansing Sound Healing with Maryam Aishah at Om Oasis

Tribe Meeting with Pam Ferrara and Stephanie Naddaf at Wisdom Keepers

9:30-10:30 PM

Live DJ Set with Rachele Eve & Live Fire Performers at the Main Stage

10:30-11:30 PM

Ecstatic Tribal Dance with Aaron Sudo & Aaron Eschenburg of Dos Coyotes at the Main Stage

11:30 PM

Acoustic Medicine Song Session with Dos Coyotes at the Bonfire

Saturday Schedule

Check-in begins at 7am! Workshops are taking place from 7am-11:30pm and our Vendor Village will be open from 9am-9pm with breakfast begining at 7am. SUP passes must be purchased online or at the gate, class size is limited and preregistration is required.

7:00 AM

Morning Hike with Claudia Sommerville at Mermaid Cove

7:30 AM

Morning Paddle with Courtney Welch at Mermaid Cove

8:30-9:30 AM

Laughter Yoga with Tisa Powell at Wisdom Keepers

8:00-9:30 AM

The Strength with Katie Mann at Fairie Glen

Breathe Easy with Evan Kueffner at Eagles Den

Co-Participatory Mantra Meditation with Luke Sasek at Goddess Tent

Yoga for the Playful Heart with Marcia McGee at Magic Moon

Come Home with Kaila Dukicin at Om Oasis

10:00-11:30 AM

Spicy Flow with Alice Lucas at Fairie Glen (bring blocks)

Breath Awareness Techniques with Vanessa Cronan at Eagles Den

Cacao Intention Ceremony with Lindsey Glasson & Aaron Brooks at Goddess Tent

Earth Art for Kids with Julia Wozny at Pixie Playground

Embracing Being an Empath as a Super Power with Donna Lakes at Mermaid Cove

SUP Yoga Play with Courtney Welch at Mermaid Cove

Yin & Gongs with Justin True at Om Oasis

Free the Toxins with Kailey Coffee at Wisdom Keepers

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

1:00-2:00 PM

Live Music Set with Emily Infinity at the Main Stage

12:00-1:30 PM

Primordial Flow with Leah Purugganan-Slagenwhite at Fairie Glen

Flow and Glow with Jamie Oldfield at Eagles Den (space is limited)

Sounds & Blissful Surrender with Mike Warren & Samantha Mee at Magic Moon

Reiki and Recovery with Tara Moreno

Kids nature Art with Kristina Barauskas at Pixie Playground

Mommy and Me Yoga with Maya Biggs and Haley’s Comet at Pixie Playground

Intro to SUP with Brett Grachek at Mermaid Cove

Hear from Your Passed Loved Ones with Chelsea MacLeod at Om Oasis

Nature Art with Molly Talo at Wisdom Keepers

2:00-3:30 PM

Eccentric Strength Flow with Audrey Jansen at Fairie Glen

Mystical Hatha with LaTrece Robinson at Eagles Den

Burn Out Talk with Leah McQuade at Goddess Tent

Past Life Regression with Adina Marie at Magic Moon

Tie Dye Workshop with Anthony Sims-Hall of Tito’s Tie Dye at Pixie Playground (space is limited)

Stand up Paddleboard with Luke Sasek (1 hour) at Mermaid Cove

Hape Ceremony (ages 21+) with Tatiana Weaver sponsored by 1906 Cannabis Company at Om Oasis (space is limited)

Kundalini Yoga with Ginger Corwin at Wisdom Keepers

Nature Art with Julia Wozny at Wisdom Keepers

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

2:00-3:00 PM

Kirtan Set with Vishnu Blue at the Main Stage

3:00-4:00 PM

Live Music with Jared Howell at the Main Stage

4:00-5:30 PM

Inversion Workshop with Lauren Neuman at Fairie Glen

Chakra and Crystals with Lisa Hillary Johnson at Eagles Den

Compost 101 with Chandler Michalsky, the Director fo Jet House Garden, at Goddess Tent

Self Touch Lymph Release with Mysteek Skalski at Magic Moon

SUP Yoga with Michelle Klingler at Mermaid Cove

Topless Yoga with Marina Chupac & Rachel Goutman at Om Oasis (women only)(space is limited)

Food is Medicine: Mushroom Talk & Sound Bath with Andrea Tinsman & Tony Calle at Wisdom Keepers

4:00-5:00 PM

Colleen Grady Acoustic Set at the Main Stage

5:00-6:00 PM

Dos Coyotes Medicine Songs at the Main Stage

6:00-7:00 PM

Live Music Set with Aaron Brooks at the Main Stage

6:00-7:30 PM

Partner Yoga with Brett Gracheck & Teisha Rafko at Fairie Glen

Pussy Power with Beth James, Adina Marie, Soojin Kim & Alice Lucas at Eagles Den

Yin Yoga with Rita LaFaive at Magic Moon

SUP Yoga with Michelle Klinger at Mermaid Cove

Gong Immersions with Justin Phipps at Om Oasis

Nature Walk Yin Infusion with Sandy DeWitte, of Phoenix & the Mystic, at Wisdom Keepers

Floresta Ketamine Therapy Q&A with Shannon Starr at Wisdom Keepers

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

8:00-9:30 PM

Enrapture with Soojin Kim & DJ Yeriko Vargus at Fairie Glen

Restorative Yoga with Live Ambient Music with David Dhiva Das & Abby Durga Devi at Eagles Den

Astrology 101 with Samantha Mee at Magic Moon

Evening Paddle (no yoga) with Luke Sasek at Mermaid Cove

Sound Healing with Nina Swati at Om Oasis

Heart Beats Drum Circle with Jacqueline Neisz at Phoenix Fire

9:30-11:30 PM

Ecstatic Dance with Detroit and A2 Ecstatic Dane & Charity Loring at the Main Stage

~immediately followed by

A Live Healing Frequencies Nesting Meditative Experience with PUPA

Sunday Schedule

Check-in begins at 7am! Workshops are taking place from 7:30am-7pm and our Vendor Village will be open from 9am-7pm with breakfast begining at 7am. SUP passes must be purchased online or at the gate, class size is limited and preregistration is required.

7:30 AM

Sunrise Paddle with Courtney Welch at Mermaid Cove

8:00-9:30 AM

Breathwork with Aaron Sudo & Aaron Eschenburg at Fairie Glen

Yoga Chapel with Elizabeth Seeke at Eagles Den

Functional Nutritional Therapy with Lauren Camilleri at Goddess Tent

Mind Body Connection Breathwork with Dr. Brian McCarroll of Phoenix & the Mysitic at Magic Moon

Kids Yoga & Art with Caitlin Concannon at Pixie Playground

Conquering Disabilites with Jeffrey Elarde at Om Oasis

10:00-11:30 AM

Song of Your Soul with Dayle Extrell at Fairie Glen

Sound Healing Journey with Tafari Stevenson-Howard at Eagles Den

Sharing Circle on Boundaries with Homeopathic Remedies with Carol Rusch of Phoenix & the Mystic at Goddess Tent

Heart Openers with Luke Sasek at Magic Moon

Mommy and Me Yoga with Maya Biggs & Haley’s Comet at Pixie Playground

SUP Yin & Meditation with Nicole Cuneaz at Mermaid Cove

Heart Based Meditation with Samantha Mee at Om Oasis

Intro to Crystals with Jillian of Om of the Soul at Wisdom Keepers

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Talent Show (Signup all weekend long! 15 minute time slots. All ages welcome!)

 

12:00-1:30 PM

Art of Adjustments with Terence Olivierra at Fairie Glen

Yoga and Barre with Emma Parker at Eagles Den

Magic Mushroom Talk with Kelsey Taylor at Goddess Tent

Basics of Energetic Hygiene with Vanessa Cronan at Magic Moon

Walk on the Wild Side Kids Yoga with Jessica Starshine at Pixie Playground

SUP Yoga Arise with Brett Garchek at Mermaid Cove

Tantra for Singles with Tisa Powell at Wisdom Keepers

Face Yoga with Ginger Corwin at Wisdom Keepers

1:00 PM

Sing Along Kids Songs with Dayle Extell at the Main Stage

2:00-3:30 PM

Intro to Acro with Andy Klacza at Fairie Glen

Trauma Release Yin with Michari Patterson at Eagles Den

Body Positivity Talk with Jessica Starshine at Pixie Playground

Men’s Group with Aaron Brooks at Magic Moon

Kids Yoga with Alice Lucas at Pixie Playground

Sound Bath with Kelsey Taylor at Om Oasis

Creating with Clay with Taylor Beardsall at Wisdom Keepers (space is limited)

Ennegram Workshop with Ronda Diegel at Wisdom Keepers

Accoustic Medicine Songs with Lianna & Cory Toy at the Main Stage

3:00 PM

Live Music with Aaron Lewys

4:00-5:30 PM

Vin + Restorative Yin with Melissa Weber at Fairie Glen

Energy Medicine Yoga with Britini Ummel at Eagles Den

Women’s Empowerment Circle with Leah McQuade at Goddess Tent

Empowerment thru Holy Fire Reiki with Truth Barrett at Magic Moon

Astrology; where we are now . Our cosmic DNA with Aaron Eschenburg at Pixie Playground

Family Herb Walk with Lianna & Cory Toy at Mermaid Cove

Intro to Becoming Your Authentic Self with Margaret Loveland of Phoenix & the Mystic at Om Oasis

Kids Care at Pixie Playgound

6:00 PM

No Mud, No Lotus with Hawk & Howl at Fairie Glen

Sound Healing & Closing Ceremony with Live Music with Lindsey Glasson & Aaron Brooks at Fairie Glen

Kids Care at Pixie Playground

Festival Map

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!

 

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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.

Lynn Pesta

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!

Ginger Corwin

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!!

Melissa Mytych

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!!!