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 pass, so the earlier you purchase, the better chance you have to get a spot in your favorite classes.
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.
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 7/28/22: 10AM - 7PM
The Venue 21 N Market Street Asheville, NC 28801
Friday 7/29/22- Sunday 7/31/22: All Day
Mountain Air Market Customer Service Tent (Pack Square Park)
If you are attending one of the immersions on Thursday, you will pick up your pass when you check in for your class.
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.
For the 2022 festival all indoor venues are equip with high grade ventilation systems, several with open windows and doors. We will follow all CDC and local government guidelines at the time of the festival. At this time, there are no social distancing requirements or mass gathering restrictions in NC.
Masks: We will not require face coverings at the festival unless is has been mandated by the CDC and local government. At this time, the CDC recommends face coverings if you are unvaccinated so if this pertains to you, we kindly ask that you wear a face covering when you are not practicing (off of your mat and around the venues and market). We are relying on the yogic principal of Satya - truthfulness - please be honest and take care of your fellow yogis.
Vaccinations:We will not require vaccinations to participate in the festival. If you are uncomfortable with this, please see above on how we are creating safe spaces.
Sanitizing Stations:We will do our best to provide sanitizing stations around the festival, please plan to bring your own bottle of disinfectant. We will not be offering props for use inside of our classrooms. If you like to utilize props, please bring your own or consider purchasing one of our prop packets from the ticket page!
Please keep in mind that although we are doing what we can to create a safe environment, it is ultimately your responsibility to stay safe and do your best to protect those around you.
Getting Around Asheville
There numerous 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. 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 30-60 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 Love♡Shine♡Play 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 Love♡Shine♡Play in the App Store) for details on the event.
A few weeks before the festival, we will have a special Love♡Shine♡Play 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 "Love♡Shine♡Play" in your App Store.
Travel / 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 several 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 with these hotels. 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.
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 Love♡Shine♡Play 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 Love♡Shine♡Play 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. LSP also has several other offerings including evening concerts, a vendor village (Mountain Air Market), 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!
Who runs this thing??
Amanda Hale & Sara LaStella purchased the festival in 2016 from its 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 helps them with marketing, volunteers and vendor village.
I'm a non-profit, can I get a discount?
If you are a nonprofit wanting to have a booth at Vendor Village, we do offer 501(c)3 discounts. We do not have discounts on our tickets for nonprofit groups, but we are happy to speak with you about a group rate. Just fill out 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 Bloom Fitness. Bloom is a community built around fitness and wellness that provides athletes with a place to belong. The program offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities an inviting and safe environment to exercise, learn about healthy lifestyle choices, and have social interaction. Classes include in-person, Bloom LIve!, and app-based on-demand cycling, yoga, Pilates, dance, chair fitness, and strength, which serve to enhance the overall wellness of each athlete through education and encouragement.
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.
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