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.

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.

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.

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.

Rohan Hennessy

Rohan has been practicing yoga since he was fourteen and teaching for over 15 years. Initially trained in the Iyengar tradition he has moved towards Hatha flow. Rohan's teaching style balances the importance of alignment and technique with the dynamics of transitional movement. His classes are slow-paced but demanding, equally emphasizing the physical and reflective aspects of the practice.

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.

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.

Michael Kenny

Michael started practicing Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga in 2011. He completed his 200-hr Yoga Alliance-certified Teacher Training in 2014 with the inspirational Teresa Murphy Moore at Sacred Space studio, Wicklow and began teaching straight away. He works as a primary school teacher by day and brings the same open heart to school as to his Vinyasa Flow classes. He likes his classes to be dynamic, friendly and fun.

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.

Teresa Lewis

Originally from Wales, Teresa began practising yoga when she moved to Dublin in 2001. She qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2006 and holds a Junior Level 111 certificate. Teresa had the privilege of studying under the late BKS Iyengar and family at the RIMIYI in Pune India in 2012. She teaches Iyengar, pregnancy yoga and kids 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.

Fabiana Mizzoni

Fabiana's first experience of yoga was in 2013. She began to explore the practice, mostly at home for several years. Growing increasingly curious about her spirituality, she traveled to Rishikesh where she completed her 200HR YTT in Hatha yoga. More recently she trained in Restorative and Kids yoga. For Fabiana, yoga is a mental and physical healing practice; a journey of self-discovery.

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.

Cathy Pearson

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.

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.

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.

Bev Porrino

Bev has been teaching for over 20 years. She teaches Hatha, Core Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Primary. She has a particular interest in 'The Science of Breath' and how it affects our well-being. Her playful nature encourages students to explore themselves through breath, movement and conscious connection. Bev is also trained in myofascial release techniques and is a Be-Activated-Muscle Activation Therapist.

David Scullion

David is a devoted practitioner of integrative healing. He practices both Vipassana meditation and Ashtanga Yoga. The multidisciplinary approach to these unwavering practices has been the fundamental groundwork for David’s personal development and the richness of understanding that translates to his professional teaching.

Marion Buechner

Marion teaches vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga. Coming from a fitness and running background Yoga taught Marion to slow down and she realized doing less means actually gaining more in terms of strength, but also more awareness of the body and the connection to the mind. Finding the right balance between effort and ease, on the mat as well as off the mat. Marion is 500h Yoga Alliance certified and has been teaching yoga since 2014. Marion classes are challenging and dynamic, but yet mindful with the focus on breath and body mind connection.