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.

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.

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.

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.

David Scullion

David Scullion is a meditation and yoga teacher and the co-founder of Raven Shamanic Ireland. 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.

Elena Moreo

The integration of breath and movement, fluidity, and an attitude of wonder are at the core of Elena’s Vinyasa style. Her classes focus on moving slowly and mindfully from pose to pose and finding a balance between effort and ease, while allowing space for creativity and individual exploration. Elena completed her training in Vinyasa yoga in 2009 and has done further training in Yin yoga, addiction studies, and trauma sensitive yoga. There is a depth to her teaching and care for her students that is truly authentic.

Fabiana Mizzoni

Fabiana has a background in Psychology and Animal Welfare. Since her first Yoga training in 2015, she has been privileged to teach in her Dublin community. She is trained across multiple disciplines, and endeavours to create a safe space for students. In particular she is grateful to her mentor, Orla Punch. Her classes are trauma-informed and incorporate themes of mental wellness, radical self-acceptance and body-neutrality. Known for her enthusiastic yet calming nature, she will encourage you to challenge and accept yourself in equal doses.

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 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 as well as Yin and restorative yoga.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Durney Hatcher

Sarah is a Senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. She began her studies with renowned teachers Nancy Gilgoff, Christine Hoar, and Randa Chehab and went on studying with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in Mysore. She also trained and worked with David Garrigues and is currently working on the fourth series under the guidance of David and Dena Kingsberg. Sarah is mother to two beautiful sons: Dashiel and Calvin. When she is not playing with them or practicing on her mat, she enjoys learning Sanskrit, rock climbing, skiing, and walking in the hills.

Claire Hayden

Claire first discovered yoga while travelling in 2003. As her own practice grew over the years, Claire began to bring yoga into her job as a primary school teacher and saw how calming and grounding it could be for children.  In 2018 Claire completed her trained as a children’s yoga instructor accredited by Yoga Alliance UK. She has since been teaching kids’ yoga in a variety of settings across Dublin. Claire believes that yoga can be both a restorative and fun experience for children and her classes reflect this.

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.