July 28-31, 2022· Asheville, NC


The Love Shine Play Festival is an invitation to raise the collective vibration through movement, community, music, nature, art and breath. 

  •  World class presenters & musicians including Janet Stone, MC Yogi, DJ Drez & more...
  •  50+ offerings including yoga, music, hiking & SUP yoga
  •  100+ eclectic restaurants, cafes, art galleries & locally owned shops
  •  Unique & local health & wellness vendors

See you in Asheville!

The Festival

Set in the heart of the ancient and mystical Appalachian Mountains in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina the vision of LoveShinePlay Festival is to create a space for compassionate activists to raise the collective vibration through movement, community, conversation, nature, art and breath. 

Downtown Asheville provides the retro-urban backdrop for our 2021 festival, featuring world class presenters & musicians and over 50 offerings including yoga, music and outdoor activities. In between yoga and dancing, meet more locals with a stroll through our beautiful, outdoor Mountain Air Market, home to a variety of unique health & wellness vendors and tasty treats.  

Enjoy the pedestrian-friendly festival and experience Asheville’s trademark funky downtown scene complete with locally-owned shops, art galleries, and nearly 100 restaurants, coffee shops and cafes. 

See you in Asheville!  


Tickets are limited and classes are filling up fast. Book now to ensure your first choice of classes & activities!

This July, a select group of renowned yoga teachers and artists from across the USA will be convening in our beautiful mountain town! Join a powerful community of teachers who are devoted to raising the collective vibration as social activists and masters of their craft.  

Featured Musicians

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

Michael Johnson


DJ Drez

Featured Presenters

Chelsey Korus

Faith Hunter

Michelle Johnson

Michael Johnson

...And More!

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"I've been attending large events and festivals since the ‘60’s. I have to applaud the coordinators, workers, volunteers and all others who helped pull off one of the best I have ever attended. The line up of teachers, the quality and quantity of choices of classes and activities were so bountiful, I wanted to stay another week (but I’ll wait until next year.) The whole package served us all so beautifully and well, I felt like I was at my home studio and in my own community. All that I can say is excellent! Well done! THANK YOU! I’ll be back!"

-M. Carling, Attendee

The Location

Since the late 1800s, Asheville, NC has been a mecca for visitors seeking a mountain escape. It may be the field of quartz under the streets, or maybe the way your individual expression is warmly welcomed. Whatever draws you into this vibrant city with a bohemian spirit, Asheville is a vortex for visionaries, poets and explorers.  

  With many nicknames and accolades (Beer City, Paris of the South, 25 Best Cities to Spend a Weekend, Best Outdoor Towns, Best Foodie Destinations), our little city is no longer a well-kept secret. But that doesn’t tarnish its magic.  

Asheville’s rich architectural legacy, thriving arts, music, food and beer scenes, along with a relaxed mountain vibe, will linger in your heart and mind long after you leave.  


Whether you prefer luxury or something more budget friendly, there is plenty to choose from in Asheville proper and the surrounding area. Please consider one of our partner hotels below for your accommodations over the festival weekend. These properties not only offer gorgeous rooms and amenities, but they are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, allowing you easy access to the majority of classes, music, and the vendor village. A limited number of rooms are available, so reserve your spot early!

Cambria Downtown

AC Marriott

Aloft Asheville

Hyatt Place Downtown

The Foundry Hotel

About The Owners

Sara LaStella & Amanda Hale

Amanda and Sara are the local yoga teachers and lightworkers behind the scenes. Wanting to create something BIG for their beloved Asheville community and its visitors, they have pulled from their unique backgrounds and the deep wells of their hearts toward two goals: To manifest a diverse yoga experience that welcomes everyone equally and to direct yoga’s arrow back to compassionate activism. 

Amanda is the Yang to Sara’s Yin. Amanda moved to Asheville in 2011, Sara in 2013, and the two became instant soul friends through their local yoga studio. Sara brings her organizational skills from her background in event planning that has always been rooted in bridging the gap between yoga and activism. Amanda brings her passion to connect communities to think bigger, which stem from her past life as a Registered Nurse and her belief that this short, sweet life is meant to be celebrated.  

What People Are Saying...

 "Just wanted to thank you for a glorious weekend!! So incredible what you are doing for your community and beyond. Such incredible people you attract to this festival..."

-Flavia Krishna & Gerhsone, Presenters 2018

"You operate the festival from a foundation of generosity. You attract the most fabulous teaches & students...You incorporate the locals of Asheville & showcase the beauty that is the city. And you do all this with grace & gratitude... I'm grateful to be a part. Until next year."

-J. Wencel, Attendee 2018

"Whew, what can I say? The students here blew me away. They came prepared to learn, they jump in with both feet. We leave here as a tribe! " 

-Chelsey Korus, Presenter 2017

For millennia, people have looked to yoga for wellness, serenity, and self-acceptance and to understand that everyone deserves these things. 

  Yoga means union.  

The Love Shine Play Festival is an invitation to conscious connection and compassion through practice, discussion, communion with nature & celebration.  

Join us! Love. Shine. Play.  

Love Shine Play Festival


July 22-25, 2021 · Asheville, NC

  •  World class presenters & musicians including Faith Hunter, Chelsey Korus, Michelle Johnson, DJ Drez & more...
  •  50+ offerings including yoga, music, hiking & SUP yoga
  •  100+ eclectic restaurants, cafes, art galleries & locally owned shops
  •  Variety of unique and local health & wellness vendors

*Single class and individual event tickets starting at $20 now available!*


Tickets are limited and classes are filling up fast. Book now to ensure your first choice of classes & activities!