Author Archives: Shonagh


About Shonagh

Shonagh is a yoga enthusiast who lives in Cary, NC with her husband, son and two dogs. She holds a PhD in Psychology and teaches Yoga at studioVIBE. She recently resigned from academia to create Sunburst Yoga in order to pursue her passion of teaching and to share the benefits of yoga with others. Inspired by her students, Shonagh especially loves the playful energy of children and believes that teaching Yoga to youth will set the foundation for healthy and balanced development as they grow. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, running and reading. Make sure to subscribe to her blog for ideas about how to incorporate Yoga in your daily life and into the lives of your children.

How to make an eye pillow! An easy and fun craft for kids!

Today at our Sunburst Yoga camp we made eye pillows…I mean, who doesn’t ADORE an eye pillow?  This is a very easy (even toddlers could handle it) and quick project that can also be quite inexpensive, depending on what materials you use. Easy to do at home and fun for all I was inspired to [...]

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Use a gratitude stone to remind your kids to offer thanks for the good things in life!

I have had a big bag of beautiful glass stones in my possession for a few weeks now (thanks mom for cleaning house and donating all of your excess stuff to my kid yoga camps)!  After spending the last few weeks trying to come up with a cool idea to incorporate them into class, it [...]

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Help build confidence in your child with positive affirmations

Kids these days are under a lot of pressure and can be quite competitive…busy schedules, homework (starting in Kindergarten!), EOG testing, and the list goes on. If your child is like mine, they can also be really tough on themselves…the pressure he puts on himself is intense!  As a parent, it makes your heart break [...]

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A sneak peek at our camp for next week!

I have been spending the week finalizing my lesson plans for our FIRST week of camp!  Here is a little sneak peek at some of the activities that we have planned!  I can’t wait to meet some of our new yoga friends and share with them the many wonderful benefits of Yoga!  It is going [...]

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Ever wonder what kids DO in yoga class? A lesson plan inspired by The Giving Tree.

Before actually seeing a kids yoga class in action during my mini yogi teacher training with Shana Meyerson, I had NO clue what to expect; I knew that it wouldn’t look anything like any adult class that I had ever taken!  What I saw in my training was nothing short of amazing! Shana managed to [...]

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How about some gratitude to improve attitude?

When I was a little kid, my mom had this mysterious little pink book…I remember that she would write in it sometimes, and she would list things that she was thankful for. At the time, I had no idea why she was doing it, and I am not sure if I ever asked, but I [...]

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Why I didn’t try this sooner, I will never know!

If you are like me, you will do anything (within reason, of course!) to encourage your child to go to sleep. My son is a very active and insanely imaginative 6 (almost 7) year old who just loves loves loves to delay bedtime. No matter how tired he is, it is one excuse after another… “I [...]

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A wonderful book to reinforce the concepts of mindfulness and kindness in your kids yoga class!

Once I started teaching kids yoga classes, I began looking at Children’s books in a different way. Instead of just reading the stories, I now read kids books wondering “what yoga poses can we explore with this story?” and “how does the message of the book relate to yoga?”  What I have found is that [...]

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