I INVITE YOU TO
pause, breathe, listen, and BE
There is a lot for you to love about yourself.
I am passionate about holding a space for you to discover and nurture your gifts with the practice of yoga on and off the mat. I believe life does not depend on being able to get your foot behind your head, but on creating a good set of tools you can use beyond the mat.
When I started yoga 20 years ago, my goal was to touch my toes. But I soon realised that it was more about touching my heart, and to find the trust and freedom to live an authentic life.
My journey was learning to create space and to value and set boundaries through practices of yoga, self-care, and stillness. I believe in the power of sharing with like-minded people – together, we can empower each other to live our lives fully.
In 2001, I became the founder and director of Montezuma Yoga in Costa Rica. While growing up in Germany, all I could envision for myself was living life in the sunshine, under the palm trees. Over 20 years of soul-searching – and many detours – I explored city life in Los Angeles and New York.
But I have found my dream life by the beach in the lush, tropical nature of Costa Rica. Because of my own experience, I believe that everyone can live their dreams. To do this, our work is to show up for ourselves, to become clear and open to receive the gifts we all deserve.
My Yogic Life
I trained in Vinyasa Flow, Anusara Yoga, and Yin Yoga. My main mentors are Elena Brower and Rod Stryker.
I believe that a yogic life is wholistic and all-inclusive: body, mind, and spirit. In an effort to further understand and nurture the body, in 2006 I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.
When I am not in my home in Montezuma, I travel with my partner Gaudan to teach our signature Vinyasa Flow & Hang music classes and retreats. These will lead you back into your flow, leaving you feeling energised, inspired, and excited about finding your unique gifts and creating your amazing life!
My classes are heartfelt and intuitive, gently challenging and deeply nourishing. Through creating a safe space and emphasis on softening and synchronising the breath I help you flow with more ease and grace while deepening your practice. I love to share pieces of wisdom that speak directly to you, so you can bring them home as an inspiration for your own life. So you can learn to relax and trust more easily.
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Gaudan is a well-known Swiss renaissance artist. He possesses many creative skills, including in the areas of architecture, design, and art.
Gaudan spent 12 years living off the grid in the Costa Rican jungle. He found his inspiration and confidence in the intuitive connection with nature and stillness.
His passionate stories inspire confidence and trust in our intuitions. Gaudan generously shares these — along with his music — to encourage others to be willing to take risks and to embrace the unknown.
Hang Music + Yoga
When Gaudan fell in love with the Hang instrument in 2009, he discovered its soothing and relaxing effects also enhanced Dagmar’s yoga.
Soon, they started leading worldwide classes and retreats together, beautifully complimenting each other.
On “The Gaudan Project”, he cooperates with other musicians and performance artists to share the magic of the Hang music.
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.
I wanted to tell you I got the chance to listen to you on the podcast, you were brilliant, well spoken and powerful. You hit so many points, thank you for all you do to make us better people working towards a better life. I am in transition, you inspire me and I look forward to seeing you and learning more from you in Montezuma one day.
Stay well and keep being your amazing self. My house sale closes in 1 week and my small steps toward my true self are being taken. You help me to believe in myself and trust my journey
Dagmar is not only teaching Yoga, Dagmar is Yoga.
I am not a very experienced Yogini, but every time I work with Dagmar it is such a great release in my body and mind. I find so much joy and relaxation. Best Yoga ever.
…what resonates in me from the both of you is a dedication to making this practice available, and approachable to all people. That anyone can find it in his or her heart. It’s not about a headstand… or some fancy jump back to chaturanga… it’s about it being a practical tool, if not way of life, that sheds light on how you interact with the world on a daily basis and gives people an opportunity to take a look at themselves and how they always have a potential for growth and are always becoming the best version of themselves.
I get this from you. Most importantly, I get this from myself and give thanks to those like the two of you who so willingly guide me there when I need a sounding board or someone to lay out a foundation for me to explore this conversation with myself and the world
Yoga classes & retreats with Dagmar are extraordinary. She takes care of you better than anyone I’ve known. The yoga classes are well planned and fun, the friendship and conversations are deep and personal and there is hardly any small talk. If you are looking for a real yoga retreat with real people, don’t miss Dagmar’s treats around the world.
She picks the best spots, super organized and absolutely phenomenal yoga teacher. If you are lucky, you might have a chance to listen to Daniel’s Hang, and then you are in heaven.
Of the countless yoga classes I’ve taken over more than 15 years, Dagmar remains one of my all time favorite teachers. She greets all her students with a smile and gracious warmth. You immediately feel welcomed into the studio wherever she may be teaching around the world.
Her years of experience as a yoga teacher shows in her ease and confidence as she guides you into the yoga practice. If you are lucky enough to take a private lesson at her yoga shala in Costa Rica, you will never forget your experience.
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