Montezuma Yoga offers daily classes and retreats in a paradise setting. Our commitment is to provide you with skilful instruction and to hold space for you to explore and deepen your practice on and off the mat. Come and get inspired, enjoy healthy meals and the abundant nature and wildlife, meet like minded people and return home with unforgettable memories from your vacation.
meet the team
Founder & 500hr E-RYT
MontezumaYoga was founded by Dagmar Spremberg, a native German. After leaving Germany in 1996 she moved to Los Angeles, where she began practicing and studying yoga. After moving to New York she intensified her studies and trained with Elena Brower, Lois Nesbitt and Paula Tursi. She arrived in Montezuma in October 2001 where she began teaching yoga and organizing yoga retreats with the Hotel Los Mangos. She is a 500 hour certified RYT with the yoga alliance and currently studying with Rod Stryker. As a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC she compliments yoga with her work as a certified Holistic Health Counselor. Dagmar's yoga videos on YouTube are very popular with over 800.000 views. She loves to travel and teach international Yoga & Hang Music Retreats with her partner GAUDAN, for more info please visit her personal website www.dagmarspremberg.com.
Resident Yoga Teacher
Silvia Eriksson first fell in love with yoga back home in Denmark, and started practicing Hatha Yoga in 2006. At first intimidated and challenged by the Asanas which were difficult for her healing body at the time, what drew her to come back was the sincere and encouraging guidance from her teachers and fellow students. The studio felt like a home and sacred space, her Yoga has since been a blossoming and evolving practice, and it is her wish and priviledge to share it with others.
Silvia studied Alignment based Hatha Flow with Jackie Chiodo after she moved to Costa Rica in 2009, and further deepened her practice with Dagmar Spremberg at Montezuma Yoga, where she is a resident teacher since 2012.
Through authentic and carefully explained yoga sequences, Silvia offers a well rounded practice that suits and includes all levels of practitioners. Each class is designed to offer variations of poses and assistance where needed, so every student can benefit at their own pace and grow stronger balancing strength, stamina and surrender.
Guest Yoga Teacher
Lucy has been practicing Yoga for the past twenty years and teaching for the last six. Her training began in Athens, Greece with NYSY Studios, studying Hatha Yoga, Anusara and Bhakti Flow with teachers such as Vivi Letsou, Rusty Wells, Noah Maze, Todd Tesen, Martin Kirk. She adds to her class her knowledge of twenty five years as a personal trainer, sixteen years as a reiki practitioner and seven years as a breathworker. Spending her summers working in Greece she enjoys Montezuma in high season and has been a guest yoga teacher at MY since January 2012.
Lucy is also known for her very transformative yoga & breath work retreats.
Mirjam de Hoon
Guest Yoga Teacher
Mirjam is an internationally certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance ERYT 300+ -), Yin Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness coach. She attended many additional teacher- training programs and has accordingly studied the anatomy of the body, practiced breathing techniques, Intuitive Development, Mindfulness, Meditation, Healing, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Ayurveda and TCM. She specialises in treating burnout and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, relieving stress symptoms and trauma.
In her classes Mirjam emphasises the more subtle aspects of Yoga that open up the heart, spirit and body, in order to bring about more balance, joy and physical health to your life. She combines knowledge, healing, intuitive development, mindfulness and yoga with the use of meditation, visualisation, breathing techniques and physical poses.
Mirjam provides you with tools to enable you to heal yourself. She helps you to recognise patterns and you will gain insight on how to break out of them. She will lead you away from your mind and towards your heart. To guide you to a place from which you can observe the world and experience peace, joy and clarity. And from there on you will be able to create and demonstrate whatever it is you want!
Cordula C. Meyer lives as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Tui Na & Qi Gong Therapy and Spiritual Mediator in Costa Rica
The focus of her work is to reconnect you to Source energy.
Her sessions are a powerful fine tuning that you will value highly as support to your yoga practice.
Every session is, according to Chinese Medicine, individually diagnosed and tailor made to your condition and needs, applying all manual techniques of Chinese Medicine as well as Gua-Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion.
Cordula, German by birth, has been practicing Tui-Na Therapy for 13 years, and Kundalini Yoga, with the 3HO- Foundation of Yogi Bhajan, for 23 years.
As active member of her Sangat she helped to co-coordinate the International Kundalini Yoga Festival in France for 11 years, where she met her Teacher Shiv Charan Singh in 1996 and began an intensive Study in Karam Kriya / applied Numerology.
Having studied both simultaneously, Chinese Medicine and Numerology, on one hand physically and on the other psychologically, provide her with deep insights
that she enthusiastically shares with anyone who wants to grow spiritually.
The Treatments are held in the beautiful Yoga pavilion with Ocean view and breeze, and no matter if you come only for a quick fix or a whole body experience, you will enjoy the transformational impact as well as the long term effect on your wellbeing.
Gaudan is a well known artist and muralist who has been living in Costa Rica for over 20 years. Besides his love for nature and creation he fell in love with the Hang instrument and enjoys playing it not only in Dagmar’s yoga classes and retreats, but also for “The Gaudan Project”, where he cooperates with other musicians and performance artists.
His music can be found here: www.thegaudanproject.bandcamp.com
Mauricio Saborio Sanchez is a native Costa Rican originally from Puntarenas, where he started to surf when he was 17 years old. As the first surfer in this area of Montezuma he has a good eye for safety of his students. His own surf school is known as High Tide Surf School and works for us more than 10 years. Mauricio is the first person to have taught surfing in the known Playa Grande here in Montezuma, where waves are the best for beginner and intermediate surfers, and with more than 20 years of experience he is very trustworthy. Classes with Mauricio are guaranteed professional quality instruction in both English and Spanish. He is certified in First Aid and CPR.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Be gentle. Take breaths. Move into stillness. Yoga is the practice of softening, so you can connect and listen to your inner voice.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
…and do what you love. We feel grateful for our practice and the tools it gives us to take it off the mat into our daily lives.
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