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How to Love♡Shine♡Play

Whether you are a Love Shine Play veteran or are joining us for the first time, we hope the following information will answer many questions and ensure your weekend experience is smooth and easy. 


Deep breath in, Deep breath out…Let’s Do This!!!



Be sure to bring your ticket confirmation (paper copy or electronic). If you forget, no worries, your name, and ID will get the job done!

Thursday, July 20th ~ 10AM to 5PM

The Venue ~ 21 N Market St. Asheville, NC 28801. 

(Immersion attendees can check in at 7am). Pick up your pass, pause at our Intention Alter to ground yourself for the weekend, and get your L♡S♡P merch before it sells out!


Friday - Sunday ~ 7AM to 6PM 

Mountain Air Market Hospitality Tent in Pack Square Park. See the festival map for the location. 




There are multiple parking decks scattered throughout downtown Asheville all indicated on the festival map. 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 so allow yourself plenty of time to park. 


For ease of keeping up with your schedule and all festival happenings, download the Sched app to your phone and search for Love Shine Play Festival. Once you are on the festival page, you can view the full schedule or toggle to view "My Sched" at the top of the page. If you have wifi, you can also go to the LSP sched website to access the full festival schedule. You can print your schedule as well if you do not have a smartphone. 


Please allow the students from the last class to clear out before you enter the classroom. Check in with our volunteers and allow yourself time to get settled. Some classes will be very full with very little space between mats, so be prepared to shuffle around and make space.

All sessions have a limited capacity. If you are on a waitlist for a class or are attending on a space-available basis, you will be allowed admission 5 minutes prior to the session beginning if there is room. 



For your convenience and comfort, please bring your yoga mat, water bottle, comfortable clothing, and any props you need for your practice (straps, blocks, bolsters). Other essential items ~ good walking shoes, a journal, sunscreen, a hat, snacks, light jacket or wrap, a joyful spirit, and an open heart!



We are blessed to live in a temperate rainforest that is both beautiful and unpredictable at times. While all of our venues are indoors for your comfort, be prepared for all the weather ~ heat, rain, perfectly pleasant ~ as you move between venues. An umbrella and cooling mist fan are great to have ~ we like the boy scout motto ~ be prepared!




The festival is pedestrian friendly! We have done our best to create the smallest footprint possible, as well as allow ample time between classes for easy transitions. Depending on your schedule, you will have anywhere from 30-90 minutes between sessions. Please familiarize yourself with the festival map for the location of the venues. If you have any questions about moving between venues, please let us know. Note ~ locations are subject to change ~ stay up-to-date on your SCHED app.



The following are the festival venues downtown; the distance of each venue from the market is clearly indicated on the festival map

  • Ella (Previously The Social Hall) ~ 81 Broadway St.

  • The Masonic temple ~ 80 Broadway St. (the ballroom & the theater)

  • Skinny Beats ~ 4 Eagle St.

  • The Venue ~ 21 North Market St. Mezzanine (downstairs) Balcony (upstairs)

  • The Serenity Lounge ~ in Mountain Air Market @ Pack Square Park



Yoga is all about balance, so on a weekend full of movement, we invite you to take time to rest & restore as you take in the sights, sounds, smells & shopping at our festival hub ~ home to 50+ vendors, the Serenity Lounge, Ticket/Merch tent, Massage therapists and more. Our volunteers can be found throughout the festival in their LSP CRU T-shirts and are available all weekend long to assist with anything you need.


The Van pickup location for SUP and all hikes are in front of the public bathrooms in Pack Square Park (S. Market st. & College st.) Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. 



Thank you for helping us keep it green and clean by bringing your own water bottle. We will have filtered water and Superieur Electrolytes (one of our awesome sponsors) at all venues!




All lost items will be held at the check-in table of the venue where the item is found or at the ticket/merch tent. 



We are following current CDC and local government guidelines At this time, there are no social distancing requirements or mass gathering restrictions in NC. We will not require face coverings at the festival unless it has been mandated by the CDC and local government. We will not require vaccinations to participate in the festival. It is ultimately your responsibility to stay safe and do your best to protect those around you. If you are uncomfortable with the above, please consider joining us in another year. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have recently tested positive, please stay home and join us next year.


Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and please tag us #loveshineplay and @loveshineplayfestival on any of your photos from the festival. 


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