2022 Festival Passes

We are celebrating our sixth year of yoga in the forest and you are invited!

The Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival is an invitation to feel your most free. What does feeling free truly mean to you?

To us it means so many things; and though it is hard to quite put your finger on freedom,  the ways we see this are the following~

Free means being one with nature, feeling in the flow of timelessness, laughing until our bellies hurt with our loved ones, walking barefoot on the soft sweet earth, doing handstands and cartwheels and rolling around on the grass, swimming under the warm Michigan sun and listening to birds chirping, dancing until our legs hurt, not caring about what we look like doing movement but rather focusing on how we feel. Releasing all the old paradigms and belief systems that we have about who we are or who we’re supposed to be and instead choosing moment to moment to be truly authentic, to play, to laugh, to cry!!!

Freedom is our birthright & Barefoot provides all the tools & opportunities to access that.

We need your help to create the magic at Barefoot & Free!

Sign up for two 4 hour shifts, you get a free weekend pass! Putting together the most magical weekend of the year is no small task and it takes a village to make it happen. We want YOU to be a part of that village! Sign up on the volunteer link below. Contact Melissa, our incredible Volunteer Coordinator at melissamytych@gmail.com with any questions about volunteering. We look forward to seeing you in just a few weeks!

Testimonials

FINALLY! A Yoga Festival in Michigan! I am so excited to go again this summer – there are so many brilliant yoga teachers all in one place! It truly is a yogi’s dream to experience an entire weekend of yoga, meditation, music, great food, artsy vendors and hanging out with like-minded people. I also like that the schedule offered something for everyone; whether you are just starting yoga or have been practicing for over a decade. The location is perfect too, super tall and beautiful trees with a beautiful lake to paddle board or swim. Can’t wait for the last weekend of July 2017 to roll around!!

Michelle Trame

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

I am happy to say that I got to be apart of the very first Barefoot and Free festival held here in the heart of Michigan in our very own Proud Lake. This festival was such a beautiful experience in so many ways. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the festival, we were surrounded by beautiful trees, mysterious trails, lakes and flowing rivers. It was like our own little home in the woods. The openness of the park felt free and spacious, tucked away from the business of life. There were tons and tons of yoga offerings all through out the day, philosophy lectures, delicious foods, guided meditations, paddle boarding, wild dancing in the rain, and the opportunity to able to just let go and be free! This festival truly brought out the free spirit in everyone who attended. All the offerings and different activities led throughout the camp took you on an adventure to new places, with like minded people and alternative journeys. It created an atmosphere of creativity, freedom and surprise around every corner. I cannot wait for this year and all that is to come!

Erin Brown

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

I was not sure what to expect at Barefoot & Free upon my first day. I arrived skeptical, uncomfortable, and assumed I would not belong as I was a casual yogi. Instead, I was met with complete acceptance. I noticed a diverse group of attendees that made me feel as though everyone had a place here. On top of that the well-curated experiences are transformational and the teachers are some of the most talented, intelligent, insightful, and inspirational teachers I have ever come across. Every class was the best class I’ve ever had.  Every day, I felt fulfilled — mind, body, and soul. Before attending, I was not aware how much I needed a weekend like this to become reacquainted with myself. To notice how powerful my body is, how thoughtful my mind is, and how connected my soul is. Barefoot and Free did that for me. I was reacquainted with and fell in love with myself again. And I am so so grateful to Beth and to the incredible volunteers, staff, and teachers who bring this experience to life. They are changing lives for the better — I know they did that for me. I have already bought my ticket for next year and urge you to do the same. You will be better for it. And you deserve it.

Amy Gillespie

VIP Accomodations

Add some luxury to your Barefoot & Free Festival experience with a stay The Red Poppy Bed & Breakfast! This treasure tucked into the woods sits on a lake and comes with access to an indoor pool and hot tub.

Festival Details

Our festival is a three day long celebration of convening together in community, in nature, practicing yoga, dancing, frolicking, enjoying local vendors, music, kids activities, fantastic food, a whole healing vendor village, plus a river for swimming & paddleboarding!!

We offer several options for attending the weekend. Come for the day, get a weekend pass or stay onsite!

As always kids are FREE, new this year add your kids passes so we know how many are coming!

See all the info on tickets below.

With each pass all classes & workshops are included! The only add on is our SUP classes. Stand Up Paddleboard classes can be added under check out & sign ups will be available the week before the festival.

All passes are non-refundable, rain or shine.

Feel free to resell or gift to a friend if you can not attend.

Refund Policy:

All passes are non-refundable. Passes can be transferred and can also be resold.

Pass Types

Day Passes:

Friday Day Pass – Admission to all workshops on Friday only.

Saturday Day Pass – Admission to all workshops on Saturday only.

Sunday Day Pass – Admission to all workshops on Sunday only.

Weekend Passes:

Weekend Pass – This is our standard weekend pass, perfect for those who can come and go throughout the weekend! This pass gives you full access to all workshops throughout the weekend.

Weekend Pass + Camping – EVERYONE WHO CAMPS MUST PURCHASE A WEEKEND PASS + CAMPING. Kids under 12 are free. You can share your tent with as many people as you’d like as long as they also purchased a Weekend Pass + Camping Ticket. This pass gives you full access to all workshops throughout the weekend plus you can set up camp at our Weekend Warrior’s Campground.

This is tent camping only and a 0.4 mile walk to the main festival grounds.

Bring your own gear!

Indoor bathrooms and water available all day. Please note, from Midnight – 6am only the use of outdoor bathrooms is available.

PLEASE NOTE: Check-in for Weekend Warriors is at this address: 3577 Sleeth Ct. Commerce TWP 48382.

You can arrive and begin checking in and setting up camp on Friday between 2:00 & 4:00pm. You will check in and be able to pull your car close to unpack. Parking is extremely limited in this area. After you set up camp you will then move your car.

If you arrive to set up camp AFTER 4:00 on Friday, then please check-in at the main check-in area located at 3500 N. Wixom Rd. Commerce TWP 48390. From there you will be directed on how to park and set up camp.

Camping is rustic and in a large open field close to the Shala bunkhouse. First come, first serve in where to set up your own tent on Friday between 2:00 & 4:00pm. There are no specific sites, no individual fire pits, and no sockets for electricity or RVs.

There are porta potty bathrooms near by open 24/7. Also, indoor bathrooms with electricity for you to use all day, but closed from 12 midnight to 6am.

There are two fire pits that will be going for campers, and Shala bunkhouse people to enjoy. One behind the yurt and a larger one by a covered pavilion, a short walk away from camping area.

The .4 mike trail will be marked and lit in the evening that takes you through proud lake towards the main festival grounds where the vendors, music, and the main check in area will be.