3rd Annual Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival, August 17-19 at Proud Lake

Weekend & Day Passes are Available for an Unforgettable Weekend with the Country’s Finest Yoga Teachers, Healers, Artists & Musicians.


It’s that time of year again. Kick off your shoes, run barefoot and free through the woods. Spend a couple of days camping out, communing with yogis, enjoying music, and healing your spirit. It’s the 3rd Annual Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival. Held once again this year at Michigan’s Proud Lake State Park. Mark down the dates, August 17-19.

After hosting over 1,000 yogis and non-yogis alike at last year’s festival, the event barefootandfreeyoga.com returns to the beautiful Proud Lake State Park for a weekend of nature, camping, yoga, music, healing arts, connection & conversation. Surrounded by nature and just minutes outside of metro Detroit, the festival has something for everyone. Proud Lake offers kayaking, canoeing, SUP boarding, fishing, mountain biking, boating, camping and picnic areas.

Proud Lake State Park

“Our festival is a celebration of all things in life that help you feel more free. Our barefoot mission is to help each one of us return to that feeling of being childlike. Where you are full of wonder and possibilities regarding life. We seek out teachers and leaders who are experts at not only doing this in their own life. But, who are brilliant and inspirational at teaching you!”

“This includes a wide array of interests, we have person trainers, herbalists, tarot readers, healing artists, health coaches, reiki and meditation teachers, belly dancers, musicians, shamans and so much more! There is something for everyone, kids, adults, seasoned yogis and people new to the practice.” – Beth James, Founder of Barefoot & Free.

The lineup includes nationally recognized yoga teachers such as Faith Hunter, Sean Phelps, Gina Caputo, Meg McCracken and Danni Pomplun as well as local, Detroit based yogis Sitara Bird, Michael McCarthy and Kisa Doll. Featured musicians include East Forest and Marti Nikko & DJ Drez who will play interactive bass-heavy sounds, world beat, synth pop, among other genres. The festival healers will offer workshops, teachings, and ceremonies. A full lineup of teachers, instructors, musicians, and healers can be found on the festival’s website schedule  (barefootandfreeyoga.com/schedule/).

The 2018 festival kicks-off on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 4 PM. Classes and performances will go through the weekend. Passes for this beautiful event are on sale now and can be purchased as a day or weekend pass directly from the festival website (barefootandfreeyoga.com/shop/). Prices range from $100 to $980. Camping and Glamping (Glamour Camping) are also available while supplies last. Kids 12 and under are free, and childcare is provided. Veterans will receive 50% off their festival tickets when they email their veterans card to barefootandfreeyoga@gmail.com. Local retail and food vendors will be on-site selling their homemade/handmade products and healthy eats.

About Barefoot & Free

Barefoot & Free, A Yoga Festival in the Woods was founded by Beth James, a Michigan native and yoga teacher. Beth’s passion for yoga, her love for Michigan and her childhood memories of Proud Lake State Park, reignited her dream to bring something special to the woods. Beth travels and attends international festivals, as well as sources the best talent for Barefoot & Free to ensure the greatest and most unique experience is had by all. To contact Beth James, please call (248) 818-7182 or email: barefootandfreeyoga@gmail.com.