2nd Annual Barefoot & Free Yoga (& Music) Festival Captures the Vibe of Pure Michigan

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Barefoot & Free, A Yoga Festival In the Woods; July 28-30, 2017 - Proud Lake, Michigan.

On July 28, 2017, Proud Lake State Park will be donned by some of the countries most talented and sought after yoga teachers, artists and musicians for the 2nd Annual Barefoot & Free Yoga (& Music) Festival. Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival (Festival) is a regional destination event that features national and local yoga teachers, healing artists, and a music lineup made up of national bands and DJ’s. Attended by over 600 yogis and non-yogis in 2016 for its first annual, Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival In The Woods is back and bigger than ever.

“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!” – Michelle Trame, 2016 Barefoot & Free Attendee

The Festival is a full weekend of nature, camping, yoga, music, healing arts, talks and classes. Nestled in a Pure Michigan setting and just minutes outside of the Detroit area, the Festival has something for everyone. Providing the opportunity for friends and families to partake in either the festivities or just the enjoyment of the 4,700 acre state park. The venue, Proud Lake, has kayaking, canoeing and SUP boarding, fishing, mountain biking, a boat launch, camping and picnic areas.

The Festival lineup includes 28 yoga teachers and instructors with a vast range of technique and talent; Bibi McGill, Patrick Beach, Irene Pappas, Katie Silcox, Amber Cook, and Todd Tesen are just a few. Featured musicians include the Desert Dwellers, DJ Drez and DJ Tasha Blank will be spinning interactive bass-heavy sounds, and other musical acts pulling from a wide range of influences, including world beat, synth pop, desert romance and more. The Festival healers will be offering workshops, teachings and ceremonies. A full lineup of teachers, instructors, musicians and healers can be found on the Festival website http://www.barefootandfreeyoga.com/.

Festival kickoff is Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4PM. Classes and performances will follow throughout the weekend. Yoga and music (music passes only are available) can be purchased as day or weekend passes directly from the Festival website (http://www.barefootandfreeyoga.com/passes/). Kids 12 and under are free, and activities and yoga for kids will be offered, along with childcare. Local retail and food vendors will be on-site selling their homemade/handmade products and healthy eats.

“Barefoot & Free is an opportunity for people to experience different stylings of yoga in a totally free environment. It also allows those new to yoga a great sampling of classes and instructors. And pairing the yoga festival with a fabulous music line-up to celebrate the experience in the Michigan outdoors, makes us unique to many other festivals in Michigan.” -Beth James, Barefoot & Free Festival Founder

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(at)gmail.com.

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