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.
Anthony has been teaching for over 20 years. He is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and taught in this tradition until he was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. With Ashtanga, he fell in love with the flowing techniques, the concentration on breath and the bandhas, while moving through asanas. Anto has a deep understanding of physiology, offering insightful adjustments to his students. He teaches a class of moving meditation: encouraging students to observe the smallest of movements, the weight of their bones, the rootedness of the earth and the expansiveness of their breath.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hannah started her yoga journey in 2008. She loved the slow pace and precise adjustments provided in the Iyengar style and found that yoga helped her regain strength after giving birth and maintain emotional wellbeing while looking after two young children. Since starting yoga Hannah has gravitated towards a healthy, mindful and holistic lifestyle and went on studying for a diploma in complementary therapies and classical Hatha yoga. Hannah is also a dedicated Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practitioner and maintains a daily Mysore practice under the guidance of Sarah Durney Hatcher. Hannah’s approach to teaching is based on Hatha yoga with elements of Ashtanga vinyasa and simple pranayama. She loves to see her students growing and progressing on the mat and finding joy and inner stillness through the practice.
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.
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.
MICHELE VAN VALEY
BLÁTHNAID NÍ SMAOLAIGH
Bláthnaid came to yoga to re-connect with her body and soul. She completed her 200 hour Hatha training in in 2019 and her 300 hour advanced training in 2023. Bláthnaid teaches yoga in Irish, drawing inspiration from nature, the seasons , and the Celtic wheel for her practice and classes. She is also certified in children’s yoga, mindfulness, and trauma sensitive yoga.
Cruthann Bláthnaid ranganna s’aici thart ar an dúlra agus na seisiúr. Tá an-tionchar ag féilire na gCeilteach ar cleachtadh agus ranganna s’aici. Tá teastas aici i ióga do pháistí, aireachas agus ióga le béim ar tráma. Bíonn Bláthnaid ag múineadh trí Gaeilge.
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.
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.
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.
Orla is one of Ireland’s most experienced and popular Iyengar yoga teachers. She can assist students in all levels of practice, with encouraging and clear instructions and careful adjustments. While teaching advanced yoga to her stronger students, she particularly enjoys teaching her Seniors class, where she sees the immediate benefits that yoga can offer: A healthy body and mind, flexibility and strength, and enhanced functioning of the internal systems of the body.
Reeta Cherie aka ‘Just Breathe Yoga’ has been a yoga and wellness enthusiast for over 10 years. She holds a 250hrs Certificate in Classical Yoga Training with Samadhi Studio and also completed the Yin Yoga Foundations course with Josh Summers. Reeta’s style of teaching is fun, energetic, and nurturing and focuses on breath awareness and slow flow movements. In addition to Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa, Reeta also teaches regular Reggae Yoga Classes throughout the city and at various festivals. In addition to being a major music enthusiast, Reeta loves to dance and DJ. She enjoys writing poetry and is half of a bass heavy electronic duo call ReetaBix.
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.