COME FOR YOGA – STAY FOR FAMILY
We’ve been in Montezuma for 19 years and our home is your home. Become part of our community and vacation in an environment where you can truly be yourself.
Founder & Director
MontezumaYoga was founded in 2001 by Dagmar Spremberg, a native German, as one of the first yoga retreat centers in Costa Rica. After leaving Germany in 1996 Dagmar moved to Los Angeles and later New York, where she began practicing and studying yoga with Elena Brower and Rod Stryker. Dagmar has been teaching yoga since 2001 and organised over 100 yoga retreats for other teachers and herself. She is a 500 hour certified E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Her classes are heartfelt and intuitive, gently challenging and deeply nourishing. Her yoga videos on YouTube are very popular with over 1 million 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.
Guest Yoga Teacher
Movement and creative expression have always been important in Maija’s life. The physical realm is where Maija’s yoga journey started, feeling drawn towards the practice of yoga-asana after years of dancing. From there she continued to travel deeper, opening her body-mind-heart to the more subtle layers of the Self. Maija is a 500 hr RYT and has been teaching since 2010. Her vinyasa classes are strong yet slow and sensual. She also teaches hatha, yin-yang and kaula tantra yoga. Yoga, in all its forms, has provided Maija with a solid foundation. Resilience and courage to face life with all its challenges, the ability to trust the flow of the universe and heal from past trauma. Maija is honored and grateful to be able to share this beautiful practice at Montezuma Yoga. Maija also offers ayurvedic massage treatments. Her massages are deeply relaxing, balancing and rejuvenating.
EVA MARIE LOWRY
Guest Yoga Teacher
Yoga, in it’s truest form, aligns with Eva’s philosophy on life… it also allows her to do all the other things she loves with much less risk of injury. She completed her 500hr YTT in Costa Rica and guides her students with compassion and love always honoring each individual’s needs. She’s hosted several international yoga retreats in both Costa Rica and Mexico. Ceremony is her passion and loves all types of ancient rituals that help you to remember your true nature while connecting you back to your authentic Self. With the use of music, chanting, breathing and mantra she will take you on an inner & outer journey. Eva is on a lifelong journey of remembering, healing, serving and loving… cultivating as much love and light to reflect it all back to everyone she meets.
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.
Sandy Astudillo is from Caracas, Venezuela. At age 18 she started her journey into the languages world with German and French grammar. At 21, she started working in the Polish embassy in Caracas, giving her the opportunity to learn Polish and started teaching Spanish to European diplomats. Graduated in Foreign Trade. Moved to Costa Rica and started various projects in different fields, getting new skills and tools in the entrepreneurial and communication fields. Sandy has been teaching Spanish in Montezuma since 2012. She is passionate about languages, social/community work, and nature. Sandy describes herself as an antevasine and a world citizen.