Montezuma Yoga

Montezuma Yoga offers yoga class in the open, wooden pavilion looking out to the ocean and listening to the sound of birds, monkeys and the ocean.

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Silvia Eriksson

Silvia is originally from Switzerland and later lived in Copenhagen, where she was inspired by a spiritual community to commence a Hatha yoga practice 8 years ago. When she realized her passion for nature, art, and the sea in Montezuma 4 years ago, she decided to make a home here. She trained with Jackie Chiodo, and became a YA 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Silvia teaches alignment based Hatha flow, as well as Restorative yoga. She is also a trained aesthetician, specialized in holistic natural skin care.

Dagmar Spremberg

Montezuma Yoga 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 Anusara teacher Elena Brower at Virayoga, New York. She arrived to 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 also an Anusara inspired teacher.

Reviews 47

Heather Cecola

from United States, August 2018

"Magical "

The Yoga was so insightful, the location is epic, this retreat was instrumental in healing my body and mind, in so many ways

Evi Heinar

from Canada, April 2018

"Can't wait to come back again!"

Thoroughly enjoyed our week doing yoga in Dagmar and Sandy's classes and surfing with Mauricio! Yoga pavilion was beautiful, open air.....yoga classes while listening to ocean waves, birds. Classes were excellent, miss them already. Dagmar was very helpful in answering questions and booking excursions (snorkelling to Tortuga Island). Surfing was fun, Mauricio was calm and encouraging, the best instructor....got us riding waves in no time! Would recommend this vacation package to anyone looking for an action packed week but also with time to relax and enjoy the town and environment. Breakfast included in package was excellent as were all our dinners at the nearby restaurants. Would love to return here on vacation for the yoga and surfing and stay longer to further explore the area!

Elyse Wolin

from United States, April 2018

"Amazing trip-highly recommend "

Our time in Montezuma was even better than we expected for many different reasons:

-hotel: great views of the ocean, amazing staff, walking distance to everything in town

-yoga: yoga pavilion was beautiful, you can hear the ocean and all of the animals while doing yoga, instructors were great..some of the best yoga classes I’ve ever taken, the yoga classes were exactly what we needed to either start or end our day especially after long days surfing and hiking

-surfing: Mauricio was a great instructor who gives you a lot of practice time, a lot of our friends told us beforehand that it’s difficult to stand on the board during your first lesson but all of us were able to stand quickly, doing the surf lessons absolutely made our experience

-breakfast: exquisite food with so much fresh fruit and juices, you get a wide variety of options, you get a ton of food, we would spend our evenings discussing what we were going to get for breakfast the next day

-Montezuma: difficult to get to but once you’re there it is incredibly worth it. The locals are so friendly and we felt like we were a part of the community by the time we left, beautiful views everywhere you go, something new to do everyday

I would recommend this trip to any of my friends. This was our first bookyogaretreats and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. We can’t wait to come back!

Jenni Arcieri

from United States, April 2018

"Excellent week"

The yoga classes were super. I wish Dagmar taught close to my home city! Breakfast at Amor Del Mar was a highlight every day. This retreat has attracted many solo travelers. It was awesome to make friends while there!

Carolyn Weddle

from United States, March 2018

The proximity to the beautiful beaches and waterfalls was definitely a plus. The yoga studio was beautiful - nothing like listening to the sounds of the ocean during your practice! Surfing with Mauricio was incredible, especially enjoyed the monkey sitings and fresh fruit post surf!

Erin Robitzkat

from United States, March 2018

Everyone was really nice and helpful. Hotel Los Mangos is absolutely stunning, perfect for a bungalow experience.. the yoga was great and the breakfast too! highly recommend it! Everyone was super nice and helpful.

Kristine Mccormick

from United States, March 2018

"Amazing time in Montezuma!"

The bungalow was great. Yoga was wonderful- relaxing at night and energizing in the morning. Surf was amazing- Mauricio was such a great instructor and I will recommend him to anyone and everyone!

Constantina Dendramis

from United States, February 2018

"The Perfect Escape from NYC"

This was a great escape from the winter in NYC. Yoga instructors, Dagmar and Silvia have organized everything perfectly with the hotel owner, surf instructor, and breakfast spot. They also made sure to connect us with other people on the retreat so we could hangout outside classes. I was very fortunate to have private surf lessons with Mauricio and learned pretty quickly on how to surf. He is very patient and pays very closed attention to his students. 30 min hike to and from the surfing spot was exhausting but great to see the beautiful beaches in Montezuma. Yoga was great - perfect balance of a work out and meditation. Classes were not "hippie" or cheesy were I really appreciate. Breakfast was delicious and healthy. You can hangout on the hammocks during the day since it's at another hotel. I stayed in the house with shared bathroom. Overall it was good but could use some upgrades. Hotel owner, Costas, is very nice and helpful. My favorite thing about the housing and yoga studio is that you can hear the waves all day. Very special location indeed. Montezuma is a wonderful and small beach team with lots of activities to do on your free time. I would come back here in a heart beat!

Abigail Weisz

from United States, January 2018

"Magical week"

Montezuma is not exactly and easy place to get to - but it is so worth it. You’ll wake up to a view of the ocean, so yoga, go surfing, sit by a fire on the beach and meet incredible people.

Ginger Nocera

from United States, January 2018

"Excellent Retreat"

One of the best trips of my life. I went to the retreat alone and ended up meeting lots of other friendly and fun solo travelers that I had a great time with. The town is charming, the beach and water perfect, the surfing excellent and yoga superb. Can't say enough good things about this place and the people- a very special spot in Costa Rica.

Alaina Anthon

from United States, December 2017

"Life changing week in paradise!"

Everything about this trip was amazing, refreshing and welcoming. We not once came across someone who was not friendly and eager to help us. The locals in montezuma are some of the happiest and friendliest people I have ever seen. This is the perfect way to escape the hecticness of life and take a week to relax, explore, adventure and mentally reset. Montezuma is an isolated paradise where we immediately felt at home.

Shanna Lopresti

from United States, July 2017

"Fantastic first surfing experience"

Surf instructor was excellent at helping each of us at our level. This was my very first time surfing and I caught at least 5 waves the very first day! Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. The rooms were very clean. Yoga classes were enjoyable and in a beautiful environment. Yoga instructors were warm and skilled. An easy place to visit and relax.

Tanya Girard

from Canada, April 2017

"Amazing week at Montezuma yoga retreat"

Incredible yoga teaching, great surf experience.

Valérie Limoges

from Canada, July 2018

"Yoga Montezuma"

Choix entre cours de yoga vynyasa et yin, très apprécié quand on est plus fatigué après le surf

Laura Grottolo

from Switzerland, March 2018

"7 Tage Yoga und Surfen"

Ich habe sieben wunderbare Tage in Montezuma verbracht. Yoga, Surfen, Unterkunft, Frühstück - alles war hervorragend. Sowohl beim Surfen wie auch beim Yoga kam ich als Anfängerin auf meine Kosten und bin davon überzeugt, dass es auf fortgeschrittenem Niveau genauso ist. Ich kann es wirklich nur weiterempfehlen!

Michela Accerenzi

from Honduras, August 2017

"Yoga and surf"

Montezuma is a beautiful location. My room was very simple but with seaview and quietness. It also had a safebox, which is great since I spent most of the time outside. Los Mangos's staff was also very nice and helpful. Silvia's classes were great, I loved her vinyasa sequences and I miss her classes already! As for surf, Mauricio was also a great instructor, very careful. Between yoga, surfing and walking to Playa Grande, every night I was very tired and slept beautifully accompanied by the sea's sounds. I'd repeat the experience if I could.

Sophie Trudel

from United States, May 2017

"A week in paradise "

I had the most amazing week staying in Montezuma. The village itself is very charming. The yoga classes were perfectly balanced, surf classes with Mauricio were delightful and breakfast was delicious. I couldn't have wished for anything more.

Dorothy Wall

from United States, July 2018

"Wellness week"

The quality of yoga instruction by Silvia and the massage by Sandy were truly excellent. The yoga studio was beautiful, breakfast at the neighboring hotel was delicious and healthy, and all scheduling was very organized and easy. The room was good value and clean.

Samara Anarbaeva

from United States, July 2018

"Great"

Very relaxing, great instructors. The package was very well balanced and organized. Thanks Silvia and Sandy!

Asmaa Sidi Baba

from Morocco, July 2018

"Yaslina"

The yoga classes;the instructors and the location.

Jana Neumann

from Mexico, June 2018

"Nice, relaxed escape "

I booked the yoga and Spanish package. We had yoga once a day for 90min. And I had a private Spanish class for 2h each day. Spanish was great. My teacher Sandy was very good and patient. We did a lot of conversation. Yoga was most of the days only once but if you wanted to go twice you needed to pay 14$. The vinyasa and yin classes were very good and the teachers are all very talented. One massage was included which was awesome!!!

The hotel was ok. First I stayed In a private room with shared bath but I changed to a private bungalow (Which was more than double the price) but I felt more comfortable. Breakfast was included and veeeery delicious. Owner of the hotel was very nice and friendly!

Kimberly Bordigioni

from United States, June 2018

"Excellent place to recharge "

I loved the location, yoga every morning, breakfast was delicious, and I met great people! Loved the private lesson and the massage - they added extra value to the package. The yoga instructors were great!

Nicole Zdeb

from United States, June 2018

"Surprise Reactions"

Silvia was amazing.

Lori Werner

from United States, May 2018

"Mostly great!"

The Yoga was great, the breakfast was wonderful, the village was really fun and probably the hippest in the area

Cassidy Holland

from United States, April 2018

"Incredible experience."

I absolutely loved everything. Location was perfect, facilities were beautiful and staff were spectacular. Big thanks to Dagmar and Sandy for their loving and supportive energies. Everything was perfect.

Irina Guimarães

from Great Britain, April 2018

"A real must! "

The package I got for the full week was perfect.

The time for the yoga classes was great and the breakfast place was beautiful.

It was super hot and very dusty as the land was very deu but it was great to chill. Loads of wild life and lots of great places to eat.

I think there is only one ATM nearby, if you don’t have a car, so have this in mind.

People are generally very nice and friendly, I might need to return and explore more of the nature sights in the country next time, such a beauty of a little country!

Silke Jager

from Canada, April 2018

Yoga Classes at sunset in an open hut, facing the ocean, was a very beautiful and relaxing experience.

Diego Rivas Rodriguez

from Switzerland, March 2018

"Cosy and perfect spot to practise yoga with good instructors"

The location and amenities of the place.

Dinah Blue

from United States, March 2018

I really enjoyed the location of the yoga classes and the relaxed pace of the evening classes particularly.

Kirstin Lange

from Switzerland, January 2018

Great instructors and beautiful location. I want to come back!

Anonymous

from Norway, January 2018

Olga Potapova

from United States, December 2017

"Do this Yoga Retreat!!! You won't be disappointed!"

Very nice, pleasant , and clean place for yoga, with sound of ocean, and fresh air, and a cool yoga cat! :) Good schedule for yoga, great massage! Knowledgeable and friendly staff; good breakfast in a gorgeous place near the ocean; walking distance till downtown. So glad I signed up for that retreat!

Cristina Narvaez

from Mexico, August 2018

"Successful first solo travel"

The yoga classes with Silvia and Sandy were super good!! They are both patient and helpful with people with little yoga practice as myself. The town is very quiet and a secure place to go if traveling alone, people are friendly and the town offers many adventurous things to do rather than yoga such as snorkeling, hiking and even whale watching!! :) An incredible experience!!! Hiking to the waterfall is another must. Breakfast was so good, the views from everywhere are awesome and the fact of being surrounded by the sounds and smells from nature just made this trip an experience to remember my whole life. Thank you so much Silvia!!! Great care from Giselle at reception desk and the cleaning lady as well. Thank you both :)

Sarah Rast

from Switzerland, January 2018

"Herzerwärmernd"

Die Yogalektionen konnte ich durch die herzerwärmenden und tollen Lehrerinnen sehr geniessen. Sie sind auf die Bedürfnisse vollkommen eingegangen. Es hat mir sehr gefallen.

Sabine Laurus

from Germany, August 2017

"Tolle Yogawoche"

Hier stimmt das Gesamtpaket. Ich habe in der gemütlichen Holzhütte vom Hotel Los Mangos gewohnt und konnte schon auf dem Balkon in der Hängematte oder im Schaukelstuhl zum Meeresrauschen gut entspannen. Yoga wird überdacht, aber offen gemacht, so dass hier die Atmosphäre sehr schön ist. Das Frühstück im benachbarten Hotel ist sehr lecker. Montezuma ist ein sympathischer kleiner Ort, der unbedingt zu empfehlen ist.

Testimonials 3

Hans Germany

Trip Advisor website

We stayed in the tree house which is approximately a 25 minutes walk away from the beach. We did not use a taxi and it was quite a hike but it was definitely worth it. The tree house is directly next to the jungle. Amazing architecture and awesome outdoor kitchen. Yoga was great but hard. We loved the breakfast with sea view. Dagmar her boyfriend Daniel were really nice and welcoming.

Johnny

Trip Advisor website

I did the yoga and surf package and absolutely loved it! I showed up alone, and meet so many amazing people while there. The vibe is super social, and the studio is amazing! The instructors there are fantastic giving many different options for styles and experience levels. Something that didn't cross my mind when I booked is a possible language issue, but the instructors seem to be doesn't in several languages each... English is the primary for classes (thankfully for me), but I heard them adjusting students in several different languages. The cuing is fantastic, and creative which is nice to keep things exciting. Classes are kept light and free, beginner and expert friendly.

The only thing that seemed to be missing was a common area. As a solo traveller, especially on my first night before having a chance to meet anybody, I was surprised that the studio emptied immediately after practice. Would be great if there was tea or something offered after practice. This was only an issue one night one as I met and made friends with many people by the next day.

As for the surf... Lessons were great!! Adlai good and beginner friendly (I'm a newb). Safe, and happy! Mauricio was amazing!

I highly recommend this studio, and retreat... And town! I was 50/50 between Montezuma and Santa Teresa... Went to S.T. for a day and was very happy that I chose Montezuma. Chill, social, mellow, delicious.

Jacqueline Drummond Lewis Los Angeles CA

BookYoga Retreats website

Montezuma retreat was my self-birthday gift. And what a gift the energy of Montezuma is supported and enhanced by the yoga practitioners, and the amazingly unique restaurants. I have the opportunity to practice with 3 different yoga instructors, and in each class, my spiritual practice and physically body were nurtured. The surfer instructor is excellent through his guidance, I achieved to experience for the first time the thrill of surfing. The hostess and personnel of Los Mangos lodge were all caring and cordial. I enjoyed very much the food, the services including a fantastic massage therapy, and the facilities of Casa Amor. I highly recommend this fantastic travel. My rating is 7 accommodation to my taste can be better.

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