Yoga Retreats

Barefoot Around the World

An Experience Unlike Any Other

Barefoot’s founder Beth James has been leading yoga retreats for over five years. She has taken students to Costa Rica,  Hawaii, Greece, Bali, Morocco, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Northern Michigan and more. Her mission is to help empower each one of us to live our life fully & authentically. Connect to your purpose and feel healthy in your body all while connecting deeper to one another and this incredible planet we are privileged to live on!

Upcoming Retreats

Desert Enchantment Retreat

Yoga & Hiking Adventure in Joshua Tree
September 7th-11th, 2022

**All passes are NON-REFUNDABLE. Passes can be transferred and can also be resold.**

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See what people are saying about journeying with Beth!

Honestly, Beth could take me anywhere in the world and I wouldn’t hesitate because I know how exquisitely she travels and holds space for retreat. But, an extra special experience is created when the locations she does choose all seem to be infused with especially potent magic. I have never come home feeling like the same person as I was before. Every trip is unique but I always feel completely renewed in body mind and spirit, with a restored sense of enthusiasm for life and all the adventures that await us when we simply say yes. I have made some of my closest friends to this day while traveling with Beth! She really knows how to curate an experience that blends with everyone’s needs and desires, and she does so in contagious joy!

Melissa M.

“This trip is in my list of most treasured experiences”

My husband and I both took the leap, and decided to join Beth and her family for Barefoot and Free Bali in 2017.
It was an absolute dream trip. Being in Bali was a life changing experience for me. The people, the land, the temples, the ocean makes it virtually impossible to not connect more with your spiritual being.

One of the things I liked about doing this trip, was the fact Beth had taken care of all the planning/accommodations which meant all we needed to do was show up. She had great excursions planned outside of the yoga/meditation we were able to attend daily. We were able to experience staying in 2 different locations, each having their own special qualities about them and the people operating the facilities. Getting to know them, and learn about their lives was such a gift. It’s been wonderful being able to stay in contact with them.

We would highly recommend attending one of Beth’s upcoming retreats! If you’re on the fence…take the leap! You will not be disappointed!

Matt & Sarah Woodworth

My first and last yoga retreats were with Beth James and Barefoot & Free and I doubt I would ever do a  retreat that didn’t include her and Barefoot & Free. Beth being one of my first yoga teachers holds a very special place in my heart.

My travels with Beth have been life changing and always way more spectacular than I could have ever imaged. Costa Rica opened my eyes and my heart and this last trip to Morocco sealed the deal. I have made new friends, discovered amazing new places and have reawakened my heart to what “living really means”. Be prepared to open your arms, your heart and to forever be changed.

I love Beth, Jamie and all of the Barefoot Tribe and would recommend these retreats to anyone.

C.J. Grady

Barefoot is Fabulous! I have been to Costa Rica and Santorini with Beth and I can’t say enough about her professionalism and attention to detail.  I traveled to Costa Rica with my daughter for her 21st birthday. We shared a gorgeous room in a lovely resort with yoga offered twice per day.  We loved the horseback riding and visit to the island monkey zoo.  Rappelling down a mountain waterfall there was the most brave and rewarding thing I have ever done! The food at the resort was gorgeous and plentiful — freshly made and mostly vegetarian. We were woken each morning with relaxing chanting. And I have replicated the gentle practice of morning silence in my own home.  It was a fabulous trip with just the right combination of group activities and personal time. The massage experience was wonderful and unique. And the entire trip was so affordable.  Santorini was magical as well — with activities ranging from a 10K trek across the island,  a sunset dinner at a winery, a full day ocean cruise with a swim in the Aegean Sea, trips to town for shopping and dinner in a charming fisherman’s village.  Mornings began with a breakfast basket full of homemade greek yogurt, fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. Daily yoga was offered by the pool as well as special yoga nidra in the evening.  A grape leaves cooking class was a great opportunity to get to know the people in the group — a group of interesting and dynamic people from various backgrounds brought together by their love of adventure, travel and yoga. 

Beth has a talent for producing highly memorable, carefree, thoroughly authentic retreats  — with excellent communication throughout, great accommodations, local food and a variety of activities all at an affordable price. I’m looking forward to traveling with her again!

Lisa Stanczak

About Beth James

Your retreat host and the creator of Barefoot & Free. A yoga festival celebrating its 6th summer in the woods. In addition to the festival: Barefoot and Free travels around the world exploring beautiful destinations & bringing awesome people like YOU together to celebrate a shared love of life, adventure, yoga, connection & play.

The focus of each retreat is on loving and fully embracing yourself. A retreat gives you a special chance to remove self-imposed obstacles and flourish in your natural HIGH vibe self! With the aid of daily yoga and meditation ritual, we can learn together what we need to release in order to access more of our natural inspired way of being. Beth’s mission in creating each gathering is to provide the elements for this to unfold for you! For you to find what lights you up and gets you excited about living- fully realized AWAKE & inspired to truly let your light shine⭐️.

Beth has been teaching various styles from a vinyasa background of yoga for over 10 years. Traveling the world with her family & connecting with others are a few of her favorite things.

You can follow her journey on Instagram @bethjamesyoga or reach out to her by email at

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