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.

Marion Buechner

Marion has been teaching yoga since 2014. She is a 500h Yoga Alliance certified teacher, and teaches vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga. Coming from a fitness and running background Yoga taught Marion to slow down and she realised doing less means actually gaining more in terms of strength, but also more awareness of the body and the connection to the mind. Marion's classes are challenging and dynamic, but yet mindful with the focus on breath and body mind connection.

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.

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.

Philip Cotter

Philip has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for 12 years and teaching since 2011. He was first attracted to the meditative approach of the practice as well as the use of mantra in combination with kriya and breathwork. Philip has found Kundalini Yoga a transformative tool in his own life and enjoys sharing the techniques with others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Senior Level 1 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.

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.

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 Mooney

David was initially introduced to yoga in 2013 while travelling through Nepal and India. He was drawn to the practice not just for the physical elements but for the opportunities it offers for personal and spiritual growth. He returned to India in 2017 to complete his 200 hr YTT programme. The sense of calm and clarity he experiences on his mat keep him practicing and eager to continue learning, growing and transforming. Yoga has helped David to connect with his authentic voice and purpose, his creative-self and his intuition.

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.

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.

Daithí Ó hÉighnigh

Daithí is an RYT 200 hrs registered teacher and is currently undertaking a 300 hrs Anusara yoga advanced teacher training program. He teaches Hatha, Yin and Yoga Nidra and he is currently researching a framework which marries Yoga Nidra and Art Therapy for his Art Therapy Masters dissertation. Daithí is also a keen free-diver and loves any combination of breath-work and movement.

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.

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.

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.