Teachers

At Little bird we practice and teach safe, authentic yoga. Our teachers are all highly qualified in both yoga and anatomy. They teach varying styles and levels but all with commitment and care.

We hope you get to know some, if not all of our community and find the teacher who connects best with you: Whether you want to challenge yourself physically or simply indulge in complete relaxation, you will leave on a natural high.

Kanta Barrios

Kanta is an E-RYT-500 registered, Anusara-inspired teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. Her classes focus on alignment, moving with the breath, developing strength, and cultivating awareness, to harness the healing and therapeutic potential of yoga. As a teacher, Kanta is dynamic and sensitive, inspiring and compassionate, always bringing a down-to-earth and light-hearted approach to the classroom.

Jai Kartar Kaur

Jai Kartar Kaur relocated to Ireland from California in 2002. She is the senior Kundalini Yoga teacher in Ireland. She has experience in helping people deal with depression, stress, anxiety, bereavement, recovery from addiction, and physical rehabilitation from injury. Jai recognizes that our mental, emotional and physical challenges are an essential part of our spiritual growth. She has extensive experience guiding people along the yogic path toward their personal wellness and liberation.

Cara Chotiner

Cara teaches Sivananda yoga and is an E-RYT-500 registered teacher. Incorporating approaches from different yoga schools, her classes make challenging yet very therapeutic sequences accessible to all levels. As well as her wealth of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pranayama, Cara brings a sense of deep calm, her radiant smile, and beautiful voice to her classes.

Orla Punch

Orla discovered yoga aged three as her mother taught yoga also. Ever since yoga has been a central part of Orla’s life. Orla teaches Iyengar yoga and believes whatever level of yoga practice you command, that she can assist you. Orla believes yoga is all about a healthy body and mind, flexibility and strength, and enhanced functioning of the internal systems of the body.

Elena Moreo

Grace, fluidity, and an attitude of wonder are at the core of Elena's Vinyasa style. Her classes focus on moving steadily and gracefully from pose to pose to develop strength and ease, while allowing space for creativity and individual exploration. There is a depth to her teaching and care for her students that is truly authentic.

Máire Ní G

Having travelled the world and studied many spiritual traditions, Máire finally found truth in the Tao. She trained directly with Grandmaster Mantak Chia in the Tao Garden, and became the first certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor In Ireland. Máire is the founder of Universal Healing Tao Ireland and organises Mantak Chia’s visits to Dublin. Máire teaches classes, courses and workshops year-round – Chi Kung/Qi Gong, Tao Yin (Taoist yoga), Energy Cultivation techniques, Sexual Energy practice.

Fabiana Mizzoni

Fabiana's first experience of yoga was at 22. She began to explore the practice, mostly at home for several years. After completing her MSc she traveled to India to complete her first training in Hatha yoga. She has since trained in Restorative, Children's, Ashtanga, Trauma Sensitive, and Yin yoga. Her style and practice are heavily influenced by her mentor, Orla Punch, senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. For Fabiana, yoga is a mental and physical healing practice; a journey of self-discovery.

David Scullion

David Scullion is a meditation and yoga teacher and the co-founder of Raven Shamanic Healing. He has studied with some of the most revered Shamans and Teachers from South America, Australia, South East Asia. David trained in Theravada Buddhist meditation under S. N Goenka and studied Ashtanga yoga under Eileen Hall in Sydney. His multidisciplinary approach to human wellbeing also includes Jui Jitsu training and coaching at SBG Ireland. He is also a stand up comedian.

Grace Tempany

Grace is a yin yoga teacher trainer, yoga teacher and secondary-school educator based in Dublin. She is passionate about empowering her students within the classroom, on the mat, and out in the world. Grace's yoga teaching stems from a keen awareness of functional anatomy, skeletal variation and meridian theory, coupled with a deep focus on cultivating greater awareness and self-inquiry. Her classes are challenging and transformative and you will emerge feeling nurtured and inspired.

Anna Gronerus

Anna was first introduced to yoga in the year 2000 in her native Sweden. While she enjoyed and explored various styles of yoga, it wasn't until many years later in Dublin, when she was introduced to Vinyasa yoga, that she found a practice that really resonated with her. Anna completed her 200 hr Teacher Training in the Yoga Room (Dublin) in 2017, and is also a qualified Yin and Restorative Yoga Teacher and a Somatic Exercise Coach with Lisa Petersen. Anna believes that yoga is for everyone. She teaches Vinyasa yoga with influences from other styles as well as Yin and restorative yoga.

Cathy Scanlon

Dr. Cathy Scanlon is a certified breathwork and meditation coach, who trained with both David Elliott and Erin Telford in the US. Cathy began studying Transformational and Pranayama Breathwork in 2017 in Costa Rica. As an academic neuroscientist and engineer for over 10 years, Cathy specialises in combining the yang of the logical mind and the yin of the intuitive to assist others in connecting with themselves to heal and transform.

Kirsten Farelly

Kirsten is a Pilates teacher and Fluid Body teacher with an exceptional understanding of body mechanics. Her classes are a perfect complement to yoga; they tap into muscles that have gone to sleep and re-awaken balance in the body.

Anto Kearney

Anthony has been teaching over 20 years. He initially studied Iyengar yoga and is a certified Iyengar teacher. He taught in this tradition until he was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. From the very beginning, Anto fell in love with the Ashtanga practice, captured by the flowing techniques, challenging asanas, the breathing and the bandhas. Anto shares his wealth of knowledge in a thoughtful, heartfelt and moving class.

Amy Kokoszka

Amy found yoga more than 20 years ago, and began teaching 15 years ago. After a six month stay at a Sivananda Ashram she completed her first teacher training in 2001. In 2005 she found Ashtanga Yoga and with the guidance of her three main teachers she continues her daily practice and learning. Amy teaches Ashtanga, Hatha, Dynamic Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga.

Kitty Maguire

Passionate about movement from an early age, Kitty commenced training as a Ballet dancer at five years old. With a diploma in dance and musical theatre she is also a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Kitty moved to a more therapeutic and holistic practice beginning with Pilates, and then Yoga, undertaking her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi in Dublin.

Aisling Milne

Aisling Milne has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 7 years. She is a 500 hour trained teacher. Aisling’s in-depth knowledge of anatomy means she pays particular attention to alignment and protection from injury. For this reason, she believes yoga can be suitable for everyone. Aisling teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Pregnancy and Restorative yoga.

Liz Costigan Fleury

Liz founded “Positive Fitness Project” to empower men and women to take control of their health and feel good about themselves. She is now bringing her contagious optimism, warmth, and enthusiasm to yoga. Liz's Vinyasa classes are fun, energising and dynamic: she encourages students to move beyond their comfort zone to build up strength, self-confidence, and a positive mindset.

Deirdre Murphy

Deirdre Murphy is interested in making life more accommodating, grounding, and stimulating. She does this by performing, writing music, making theatre, dancing, teaching yoga, training circus, throwing parties, raising children, knitting, cooking, and standing on her hands. Deirdre has studied with Erich Schiffman, David Swenson, and Larry Schultz, and is a self taught acroyogi. Deirdre has been the recipient of several Art Council of Ireland grants, and has shown her work in Ireland and internationally.

Cathy Pearson

Cathy is an E-RYT 500 registered teacher and a Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider for teachers. Cathy has been involved with yoga since 1996 and teaching continually in Dublin, Thailand & internationally since 2004. Over the years she has studied various styles of yoga including Iyengar, Hatha, Ashtanga yoga & meditation. She teaches yoga as a transformational process that explores the individuality of each person.

Kim Jacob

Kim trained as a sports physical therapist but having discovered the benefits of yoga she decided to move to full-time yoga teaching. She teaches a strong but mindful practice, with a focus on body awareness, core stability and quality of movement and breath. Calm and assured instructions, carefully planned sequences, and perfectly accompanied music are the hallmarks of Kim's classes.