FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
All of our ticket sales are through Eventbrite. You can purchase tickets directly from our website on our tickets page. It's simple - just choose the type of pass you want: 3-day, 4-day, 1-day or one of our add-on tickets and then purchase! You cannot schedule your classes until you purchase a ticket, so the earlier you purchase, the better chance you have to get a spot in your favorite classes. Our excursions have limited space, so book those first!
If you have a coupon code (YAY!), you will redeem it on our website before being redirected to Eventbrite. Enter the code directly on the form on the Asheville Yoga Festival tickets page. At the top of the purchase ticket box you will see a purple link that says “Enter Promotional Code”, click this and enter your code exactly as it was given.
Pass pickup will be onsite in Asheville once you arrive at the festival. Be sure to bring your ticket confirmation (paper copy or electronic). You can pick up your ticket at the following locations and times:
Thursday 7/25/19: 10AM - 7PM
Hilton Garden Inn Conference Room (309 College Street)
Friday 7/26/19: 7AM - 10AM
Mountain Air Market Customer Service Tent (Pack Square Park)
Friday 7/26/19- Sunday 7/28/19: All Day
Mountain Air Market Customer Service Tent (Pack Square Park)
If you are attending one of the intensives on Thursday, you will pick up your pass when you sign into your intensive.
We are happy to provide special rates to groups of 10 people or more. Groups must purchase using one credit card and enter separate emails for each individual ticket on the Eventbrite site. If you have a group of 10 or more people traveling to the festival together, please contact us to learn more.
4-Day Love Pass:
The 4 Day Shine Pass allows you access to two half-day workshops on Thursday, and schedule to up to 3 classes/workshops per day (and take more if there is space!) per day for all Friday-Sunday events. This ticket also allows access to all free events including Mountain Air Market and Talks & Presentations.
3-Day Shine Pass:
The 3 Day Love Pass will allow you to schedule to up to 3 classes/workshops per day (and take more if there is space!) for all Friday-Sunday events. This ticket also allows access to all free events including Mountain Air Market and Talks & Presentations.
Thursday All Day Intensives:
Access to two of our Five Half Day Immersions. Individual information about each session is available on our Festival Happenings page. Space is limited and is granted on a first come basis. This ticket does not include access to any of the classes/workshops happening during the main festival Friday - Sunday but does allow access to any event open to the public.
The Friday Pass will allow you schedule to up to 3 classes/workshops per day (and take more if there is space!) on Friday(7/26/19) along with access to any event open to the public including Mountain Air Market and some Talks & Presentations.
The Saturday Pass will allow you schedule to up to 3 classes/workshops per day (and take more if there is space!) on Saturday(7/27/19) along with access to any event open to the public including Mountain Air Market and some Talks & Presentations.
The Sunday Pass will allow you schedule to up to 3 classes/workshops per day (and take more if there is space!) on Sunday(7/28/19) along with access to any event open to the public including Mountain Air Market and some Talks & Presentations.
**Single Class Pass:
Single class passes will be available ON-SITE only - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please go to our Mountain Air Market Ticketing booth to purchase. Single class passes are $40 each.
There are a handful of parking garages scattered throughout downtown Asheville. Each of them provides easy access to the festival venues and they are an affordable way to keep your car downtown all day (free for the first hour and $1 each additional hour). There is also ample street parking available for shorter times (2-3 hour maximum). Asheville is busy in the summer give yourself extra time to park. Check out our Festival Map to see details of where parking is available.
As the festival takes place in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville; food, shopping, sightseeing and accommodations are all at your fingertips. Our hope is that you will park your car on Thursday night and not move it until Sunday afternoon (Unless you decide to take a trip to the mountains!). However, if you do decide to branch out into the beautiful surrounding areas, there is a local bus system, Uber, taxis and a dozen bus tour companies to choose from. Rental cars are available at the airport.
Moving Around the Festival
Although our festival is spread out over several venues, they are all within easy walking distance of one another and of Mountain Air Market - with the farthest distance being a 10 minute walk. Our footprint continues to get smaller each year and venues are closer together than ever before. Downtown Asheville is a bit hilly, so be prepared to work up a little sweat between classes. Breaks between classes are between 30-90 minutes so you'll have ample time to get where you're going!
Brochures with a map of downtown Asheville, highlighting all of our venues, will be available at our customer service tent and when you pick up your ticket. We will also have volunteer ambassadors placed throughout downtown to guide anyone who is lost, tired, hungry or confused. You can spot them by their bright Asheville Yoga Festival tank tops and giant smiles! Check out our Festival Map to get acquainted before you come! And, closer to the event, download our Festival App (search Asheville Yoga Festival in the App Store) for details on the event.
A few weeks before the festival, we will have an special Asheville Yoga Festival app available for you to view and change your schedule in real time and to see a map of the festival. (Requires iOS 8 or later)
Search "Asheville Yoga Festival" in your App Store.
Getting to Asheville / Where to Stay
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is Western North Carolina's largest airport. It offers jet and commuter service on United, American, and Delta through its carriers – Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair. Asheville has non-stop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Newark, Orlando and Tampa. It is located fifteen miles south of downtown Asheville near the town of Fletcher. Ground transportation and major rental car companies are available at the airport terminal.
Flights into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) located in Greenville, South Carolina,Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) located in Charlotte, North Carolina, or McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) located in Knoxville, Tennessee, are sometimes cheaper than flying directly to Asheville. Greenville is about a 1.5 hour drive, Charlotte and Knoxville are both about 2 hour drives.
The closest Amtrak train station to Asheville is in Greenville, South Carolina or Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Asheville is located at the junction of Interstate 26 and Interstate 40, with an I-240 connector that passes through downtown. Mountainous, curvy, and scenic sections of highway are found along the interstates in all four directions while traveling into Asheville. The Asheville area is also served by 10 US and state highways. The Blue Ridge Parkway has four primary accesses in Asheville at US 25, US 70, US 74A & NC 191. Maps are recommended as highways may have listed directions but may travel in different directions. For example, a road signed "east" may travel north/south for a significant amount of time.
Asheville is serviced by Greyhound Bus, 2 Tunnel Rd, ☎ +1 828 253-8451, . 8AM-9PM daily.
We have built relationships with four hotels located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Hotels in Asheville sell out quickly in the summer months, so we recommend that you utilize the room blocks we’ve secured at The OM Sanctuary, The Hilton Garden Inn, The AC Marriott, The Hyatt and The Aloft. All hotels can be booked through our accommodations page on the website. If you don’t mind being a little farther out, there are several hotels, B&B’s, and weekly rentals to choose from.
Create Your Schedule
Once you purchase your ticket, you should receive an email from sched.org that will provide instructions on creating a profile. When our schedule is released in February you will be able to register for classes by clicking on the box for the session you would like and it will be added to your schedule.
How to View, Print & Modify your Schedule
You can login to your account by going to https://ashevilleyogafestival2019.sched.com and use the email address you used to register your account. You can review, update, and change your schedule anytime through your profile page. Once a personal schedule is created, you can print it by clicking the “print” button on the sidebar and selecting the “My Schedule” tab. If you have any questions, or are not able to login, please reach out to us.
Scheduling for Multiple Tickets
It is important for each ticket purchased to be associated with a unique name and email address. If you purchased multiple tickets under the same email address, you can transfer the tickets by logging into your Eventbrite account, click “My Tickets” tab, then “View Your Order” to enter the name and email address of the person you would like to transfer the tickets to, and click “Save.” The new ticket holder will receive an email from Sched.org with instructions on creating their account and schedule.
The festival will take place rain or shine, all ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued for any reason. You are welcome to transfer your tickets, or resell them at face value.
If you do not receive an email from sched.org, check your spam folder, or reset your password using the “Forgot Password” link on the login page. If you are still having difficulties, please contact us!
To secure a private account, please login, click the arrow in the top right, click “Settings” then click “Change your username, password and privacy settings.” Click “Hide My Profile & Schedule” then click “Save Profile.”
All of our classes have a limited number of spaces. If you see a class on the schedule that is FULL, you can still sign up to be on the waitlist for that class. Waitlist is on a first come, first serve basis and whoever shows up to the venue first will be put first in line regardless of when they signed up online. Waitlist spots will be filled if there are open spaces 5 minutes before the class time begins. If you schedule a class and do not arrive more than 5 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin, you may lose your spot to a wait-lister.
What to Bring
Asheville gets warm in the summer, we’re in the South! Average temperatures in late July range from the low 80s to mid 90s. Bring sunscreen, light clothes and a light layer for the icy air conditioned buildings. Evenings are beautiful, with temperatures usually in the mid 70’s. It’s often foggy in our valley in the morning but the sun burns bright most days with low rainfall during that time of year.
Asheville is known for “keeping it weird”. We have a pretty laid back vibe and you’ll find an eclectic mix of people on the streets of downtown. You can get away with wearing jeans to a 5-star restaurant or you can take it up a few notches. We suggest you put on your yoga pants and don’t look back.
Here’s a list of items you’ll definitely need at the Asheville Yoga Festival:
Comfy, Cool Yoga Clothes
A Yoga Mat
Props (block, strap ~ optional but helpful in some classes)
A Blanket or cushion (optional)
What is a Yoga Festival?
Are you interested in the festival but you don't really get it? Don't worry, we do! A Yoga Festival is an opportunity to practice with teachers who you may not normally have access to in a setting unlike your average yoga studio. The Asheville Yoga Festival brings together a mix of regionally and nationally recognized teachers - some who have been teaching for 30 years and some who are fairly new to the scene. Each one brings something unique and is a master in their field - offering the best version of what they teach. Classes are held all weekend long in venues all around downtown Asheville. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about anatomy, Ayurveda, handstands, yin, sound healing or something else - all in one day! Once you purchase a ticket (whether it's a 4-day or a single class) you can sign up for the class of your choice and attend just like you would at a yoga studio. AYF also has several other offerings including evening concerts, a vendor village (Mountain Air Market), slacklining, a wellness tent, free community classes in Pack Square Park, SUP Yoga, Kirtan, philanthropic opportunities, hikes and much more! If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us with questions!
Do you have a Phone Number?
We are a very small team for most of the year, so we don't have a general call line. However, if you email us, we promise to write you back within 24 hours!
Amanda Hale & Sara LaStella purchased the festival in 2016 from it’s original creator, Mike Heirs. Sara & Amanda own 100% of the festival and are the only full time employees. They have a small staff for ½ of the year that help them with marketing, volunteers and vendor village.
I'm a non-profit, can I get a discount?
If you are a non profit wanting to have a booth at Vendor Village, we do offer 501(c)3 discounts. We do not have discounts on our tickets for non profit groups, but we are happy to speak with you about a group rate. Just fill our the contact form with your information and we'll get in touch.
Do you have a non-profit partner?
Yes! Our non-profit partner is Light a Path, a local Asheville organization providing wellness to underserved populations. We donate a portion of our proceeds to this organization in order to help continue the wonderful work they are doing. You can learn more about them here!
Is the festival handicap accessible?
We do our best to make all parts of our festival accessible, and all of our venues are ADA compliant. As the festival takes place in multiple venues, it does require movement through downtown Asheville, and all venues are within close proximity to the market in Pack Square. We allow 30 minutes to an hour between classes. If you have accessibility questions, or are in need of assistance during the festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Teach at the Asheville Yoga Festival
Our 2019 Presenter and Speaker application process is closed, but we are always looking for amazing inspiring individuals for our future festivals. Our presenter applications are open between August -October. Outside of that time, if you believe you are the perfect fit for the festival, follow us on instagram & Facebook and let us know who you are!
Having a Booth at Vendor Village
Deadline to apply for a booth in Mountain Air Market is May 15th each year and there is a $20 non refundable application fee. We are looking for vendors who embody the ideas of our festival and have something unique, beautiful or useful to offer our attendees. We always want to spread the local love, so we encourage North Carolina vendors to apply.
Becoming A Sponsor
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the festival! If you are thinking of becoming a sponsor, please go to our Sponsor page to learn about levels and what you will receive in return. We love our partners and we constantly search to find partnership that align with our mission and have the potential to enhance the experience of our attendees. You can also contact Sara@ashevilleyogafestival.com for more info.
Becoming a Volunteer
Asheville Yoga Festival relies on the help of almost 100 volunteers each year. If you think you have what it takes, you can learn more about the volunteer commitment on our Volunteer page.
Still have a questions? Contact Us!