from United States, April 2018
"Renewal in the jungle..."
I feel so lucky to have had this experience, Dagmar is a truly fantastic teacher. She is deeply knowledgable about yoga and health and you can tell how passionate she really is about yoga. I feel that I've learned so much about my practice and my body in the short amount of time I spent with her. Little tweaks to basic postures or movements completely changed me! She is also a great listener and gave me great tips and advice when I asked. I truly learned a great deal in just 3 sessions. She is super nice and easy to talk to and I felt inspired by her.
The space was really beautiful too! The outdoor shower was definitely the best part!!! Nothing beat talking an amazing shower while bird watching effortlessly. You are completely surrounded by nature in the room, it's the absolute most beautiful place I've ever stayed. Real life bird songs as an alarm clock and watching a baby monkey hop around the trees clinging to its mom... from my bed!!! The most magical experience.
Sandy, who lives downstairs and made me breakfast in the morning is also just lovely. She is an incredible cook, everything I had was SO incredibly tasty and fresh. She was also the massage therapist and was so perceptive during the massage and worked on areas that I didn't even realize needed help! She is clearly a gifted healer in many ways.
If I ever get the chance to go back I 100% would! I highly recommend this retreat, it was all around incredible. Truly paradise. Thank you so much Dagmar and Sandy!
from Canada, February 2018
"Tailored yoga a schedule to client's ability and needs"
Warm supportive presence of Dagmar and Sandy..and breakfast beautiful nourishing and tasty..I liked the location..and stars at night spectacular
from United States, November 2017
"Dagmar is the BEST way to go!"
The tree loft is airy and beautiful. Dagmar provided everything we needed essentially and also provided great recommendations to local dining and activities. Daniel makes a killer omelet and I really appreciated talking to Dagmar and Daniel in the mornings over breakfast before yoga. These two will quickly become family, there isn't anything not to love about them as people, and the comfort that they provide. The Yoga sessions are tailored to your body and are held in a gorgeous setting outdoors. I would be happy to come back, I didn't want to leave! I will surely be recommending this option to my family and friends. Everyone should experience this oasis.
from United States, July 2017
"The most charming private yoga retreat"
I love the intimacy of the whole experience. Dagmar gave us private lessons that were tailored my friend and me. Dagmar and Daniel are very accommodating and know the town well and gave us really good recommendation on places to eat and see. Her treehouse and her private residence were better that I anticipated. Food was all delicious and fresh everywhere we went. I did not want to leave paradise behind. I felt like I made new friends in Montezuma and hope to follow Dagmar on more retreats around the world.
from United States, July 2017
"Paradise in Costa Rica"
The location is absolutely amazing and Dagmar makes it into a great experience. For a few days you belong to the family as much as you want - have great yoga customized to your needs, spectacular breakfast and just nice conversations.
The tree house is super fun to stay in. Great views of the surrounding wildlife and the outdoor bathroom adds a wild Charme that just makes this special. Shower with monkeys - yes that is happening.
Montezuma is just the right amount of Orginal and developed that it is just a delight to stay there and explore.
from United States, May 2017
"HEAL, SEEK, LIBERATE"
Heal: become sound or healthy again
Seek: attempt to find
Liberate: release from a state or situation that limits freedom of thought or behavior
Dagmar's private yoga accommodations surpassed my expectations. Between the yoga, the intimate connection with nature, and spontaneous conversations with Dagmar and Daniel, the entire experience excelled beyond what I expected. Dagmar, thank you for the memories.
CM Stacey NY
BookYoga Retreats website
The private retreat I signed on for with Dagmar was exactly what I needed - a break from the hustle and bustle of NYC and just spend time to connect with myself. Our daily yoga sessions were held at Dagmar's cozy garden shala - imagine doing yoga with birds chirping all around and feeling the breeze coming from the trees. I also did drop in sessions at Montezuma Yoga Studio by the beach, which Dagmar founded and where she holds daily classes. It was fantastic just doing asanas surrounded by nature.
The artist loft I stayed at was gorgeous - sliding doors and windows all around, and a view of the sky at night so I can watch the stars as I fall asleep. And the daily breakfast served was delicious. Daniel can cook anything, and he can cater to any diet or preference. I have a particular liking for healthy foods, and that was what I got (and more). The ingredients he used were so fresh. Great way to start my day!
And the town of Montezuma itself has such a chill and relaxed vibe. People are very friendly and there is no one rushing or pushing you into doing anything. You can laze the day away at the beach, eat at one of the many restaurants in town, sign up for different tours, or go rent an ATV and travel around the Nicoya Peninsula.
I would definitely do this all over again in a heartbeat.
Jean P. New York
BookYoga Retreats website
My mom and I spent the most magical and unforgettable 4 days at Dagmar’s private yoga retreat. This was an even more special trip because I wanted to share the gift of yoga to my mom and now thanks to Dagmar she is beginning to practice regularly! Some memories: waking up to the sounds of the jungle and seeing the lush green canopy all around us from the treehouse container loft, showering al fresco while feeling the warm breeze and hearing the music of the birds and sometimes even monkeys, eating a delicious and nutritious home cooked breakfast every morning in the lovely garden, candlelit dining by the beach to practicing every day in the beautiful hand built shala at Casa Maroc…this is the place to go for those who seek to attain Samahdi! Our hosts Dagmar and Daniel are warmhearted and delightful people – to top it off Daniel is a fantastic chef, a hang musician, and an extremely talented artist! Be sure to check out Dagmar’s beachside yoga studio and take a sunset class (if you’re lucky you will catch the one where Daniel performs hang to the practice), book a massage, take a zip line or snorkeling tour and dine beachside at some of Dagmar’s local spots. I feel happy and relaxed just writing this – I promise you will never want to leave Montezuma – until next time! January 2017
Dagmar Spremberg website
I have so many things to say, that I don’t know where to start. I have been practicing yoga for six months so I am still new to my practice. I am 19 years old and am a college student. It was my fist time traveling alone. I wanted to go on a yoga retreat that was safe and could take me away from my busy schedule for a while and I choose Montezuma for a private yoga retreat with Dagmar. I can honestly say that it was one of the best decision I have made in a long time.
When I arrived in Montezuma Dagmar had arranged for a taxi to come and pick me up from the airport. I chose the customized private retreat that came with every day one-on-one yoga session with Dagmar, and beautiful accommodation. I stayed in a cozy loft that was about a half a mile away from the town. The area was serene. I woke up every morning to the sound of birds, cicadas, wind, and sometimes howler monkeys! Each morning I had delicious homemade breakfast that was made by her partner Daniel.
The yoga sessions with Dagmar were amazing!! I got to choose when I wanted to start practice and the type of yoga I wanted to practiced. Dagmar is a wonderful yoga instructor and she has a beautiful soul! As a yoga instructor she was attentive, gentle, fun, versatile, and warm. She played beautiful music during practice and was aware of my needs. During this trip, I was able to relax and focus on myself. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to rediscover themselves and genuinely want to have a nice time.
Sonja B Texas
Dagmar Spremberg website
I recently had the pleasure of attending a yoga retreat led by Dagmar in Costa Rica. This was my first retreat and I was not sure what to expect. I had only recently started practicing yoga. I am immensely grateful that I was given this opportunity. Dagmar has a beautiful heart which shines through as she leads others. She is a gifted teacher and her instruction is much more than just a physical experience. Her ability to teach with an open heart makes the way for others to open their heart’s and experience deep levels of freedom. Her skill in challenging you physically yet supporting you emotionally creates a beautiful space of ease and growth. I discovered through Dagmar’s instruction the importance and beauty of embracing the fullness of the practice. I can not recommend her enough. If you are looking for a skilled teacher to support your overall wellbeing , look no further. Thank you Dagmar for who you are and all you poured into me during the time we had together in Costa Rica. Sending much love and gratitude.
Pictures nor words could do this sanctuary justice. This place is perfect down to every detail. Built with bare hands, heart, and vision. Bed was super comfortable, outdoor shower with a view of yoga shala and gardens made the experience perfect. Breakfast was delicious, organic, and super reasonably priced. The private deck was super spacious. The tea pot and mini fridge in the studio. The star fruit smoothies were crazy good and made me feel awesome!! Super close to town but you still feel like you are really far away from everything. Never will you find a place with so much character or people who radiate so much peace and love.