I arrived in La Ceiba, solo, in June, wanting to rebalance myself physically, as my beautiful home town of London, where I have lived for the last twenty years, had begun to take its toll. My time with Wendy was not always easy, and at the start I was emotional, tired, and hungry. But as the days went by, I began to feel brighter and stronger. Spending the mornings on Wendy’s beautiful patio overlooking the river, forests and mountains and learning yoga, in all its aspects, from a learned and patient teacher was worth the trip on its own.
But the food, the beautiful, delicious, nourishing food, was a revelation! I quickly became adjusted to having specific meal times and quantities of food, that I would have previously thought unacceptable. My energy levels soared and within two weeks I had toned both my mind and my body to previously unknown levels.
On returning home, I will admit that at first I went back to my previous bad habits and lifestyle. However, I have not forgotten any of the valuable lessons, taught in the wild rainforests of the Pico Bonito. Slowly but surely, (must be the Kapha in me), I am incorporating the skills and knowledge so loving shown to me by Wendy, so that I may live a happier and healthier life.
I salute you Wendy for having courage, conviction and an honesty seldom seen; and for guiding so many others towards a life of fulfilment and joy.
With much peace and love,Katherine Namaste
A week of paradise in the jungle of Honduras changed my life. I came with a mission and with your help, delicious raw foods, great massage, outstanding hikes, beautiful property and birds, great yoga, amazing company it was fulfilled. As you can see with the before and after pictures I was blessed knowing you and learning so much about changing my lifestyle.
My mission was to stop taking my medications for Diabetes II; High blood pressure; High cholesterol; and as a bonus lose some weight in the process. This was an outstanding beginning to the start for the rest of my life.
Your encouragement, teaching, coaching and leadership gave me the foundation to build a new lifestyle. I am living proof only 3 months later I am no longer taking ANY of my medications. My doctor said "keep doing whatever you are doing it's working".
I can go on and on with the results and what it has done to my future with saving medical costs, feeling so much better, and being in control of my body and not having my body control me. You have given me the inspiration and positive mind that I CAN DO THIS and I’M WORTH IT.
Thank you so much for all of this and much more.Fran Smith Vancouver, Washington
FABULOUS AND SO SATISFYING!!!!!... Every adventure was ooh, ahh, whoa or wow inspired. I had the most amazing time!
DEFINTELY CHECK IT OUT, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! YOU WILL BE TRANSFORMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wendy is highly intuitive and knows exactly what you need and are capable of. I had never really practiced yoga, let alone Ashtanga and have a nice beginners practice I was able to take home with me and now build upon! Very intimate setting! Wendy is friggin awesome! I came home feeling stronger, healthier, leaner and greener and so thankful for MOTHER EARTH! OM SHANTI! ♥♥♥Julie Celiberti Sears N.C.
In a word "WOW". We knew from the moment we arrived that we had made the right decision as to which retreat to go on. Wendy, you instinctually know what people need and you give it lovingly. I felt as if I had been wrapped in a huge cocoon of warmth and compassion from the moment I walked on the property. The food is amazing, one meal was better than the next and the conversation with every meal was thought provoking, lively and fun. Every adventure was "my favorite". I felt like a kid again... day after day. I haven't had this much fun in years! Waking up and practicing your loving and firm yoga on the deck is by far the best yoga experience of my life.
You two have really created the most amazing retreat. Beautiful accommodations in a beautiful place with beautiful souls. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!Romi Sloan South Hampton, NY
Heaven is a place called CASA VERDE! Words can not begin to describe my experience here over the last 2 weeks or perhaps it would be more apt to say that I have so much to say, I hardly know where to begin!!
From the accommodations to the daily Ashtanga yoga sessions that left me positively invigorated (and nicely toned I hasten to add) and not forgetting the truly scrumptious raw food that emerged from the kitchen of Casa Verde on a daily basis 3 times a day, it has been well worth the numerous hours it took me to get here from JAPAN!
The breathtaking views, the beautiful flowers, the majestic trees, the bird songs, LOVE allowed me to connect with Mother Nature in a way I never thought possible and I now feel ready to move mountains and conquer the world!
You have a very special and beautiful place and I can't wait to return!Folake Abass Kyoto, Japan
Casa Verde is a magical place in the heart of the jungle. Food is awesome even though I'm not a vegetarian. I love all the meals here, especially the raw cacao smoothie! I feel so much lighter and definitely has had a positive effect on my yoga practice. Thanks you Wendy for the personalized instruction and for leading me thru my fear and limits...LOVE YOU!
Thank you so much for creating the space in the special place!Khem Benjatanawat Thailand
Being here has been such a blessing ~ on many levels. I'm so excited about the direction my yoga practice is taking! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement. The incredible meals fed my body and soul. And I won't even get started on the coconut/cacao pie ~ FABULOUS!
Casa Mango is simple elegance. The hours I logged on the porch restored my energy. I could go on and on, but what it comes down to is this: I feel more connected to the earth, more in tune with my body, and empowered to create an environment at home that will allow me to maintain these powerful connections.
Wendy and Garth, I very much appreciate your warmth and authenticity. Thank you for sharing your time and space with me.Christy Miller Denver, CO
I didn't know much about Casa Verde when I signed up except that Georgina raved about it. Suffice it to say that my experience here over the last week (the yoga, hiking, the meals and discussions following) has converted me -- you have created a beautiful life for yourselves here and I'm grateful to have an opportunity to share it with you.
Tomorrow I leave happier, healthier and brighter than when I arrived. Thanks for an amazing, truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!Migo Galeydh Wash DC
Our hearts are light, our minds enlightened and clear. Thank you so much for everything, our words are largely inadequate to express our appreciation.Laure DeBow and Dale Sanders Cayman Islands
Thank you both so much for welcoming me into your magical retreat. My body and soul was yearning for something... and instead of "escape" I found tranquility. The wealth of knowledge and experience you both shared will always leave its mark. You've excited me to want to learn more, practice more, eat healthier and to live with less. You have created a gem here in the jungle and I feel so lucky to have soaked in all this energy here!Catalina Lawsin Sydney, Australia
Wendy!!! Can we come back please!!!! Everything taste like water compared to the fruit there:( Gotta start a garden pronto!! Despite the taste I have continued to do raw foods. I have been practicing yoga every morning, really excited about practicing at home, by myself,this has NEVER happened before...THANK YOU! I have been sharing my experience with everyone and they can see that it was life changing. I am determined to continue!! Hope all is great at Casa Verde.Nneka Otim Atlanta, Georgia
Nneka and I really wanted to stay at Casa Verde forever. The Unites States is over-rated! I've eliminated meat out of my diet. I've incorporated raw food and it's working out. (I've seen the results... and I loved it). Also, I've been incorporating yoga into my morning routine. Slowly Slowly Practice Practice... Thanks so much for being an awesome person. We really enjoyed our stay.
Much Peace and Love!!Stacey Watkins Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Wendy and Garth, the week I spent with you in your piece of PARADISE in the jungle of Honduras is unforgettable.
Wendy you are a great Yoga teacher that truly inspired me and help me make a huge improvement in my practice. Your RAW FOOD creations where out of this world and delicious (coming from a restaurant owner), and the pies........ WOW! My body is expressing infinite joy from this week of complete nurturing.
The incredible EPIC hikes to the waterfalls will remain imprinted in my heart forever.
I want to share with you how much gratitude I feel to have meet you. You are both incredibly beautiful Beings. The space created in the evening to share honestly from the heart was a blessing.
You are an inspiration of healthy living in a harmonious way with the Universe which, in time, all humanity will embrace.
Infinite Gratitude Expressed from the HeartRaffaele Ruggeri Miami, Florida
I have been to Casa Verde four times since 2008 and am planning my next trip now. I am a huge fan of the place and I am about as "city" as can be.
Casa Verde is in a river valley where other "expats" have found the good life, so the infrastructure - quality of the roads and access to Internet if an emergency comes up - is really good.
The reasons I keep going back multiply every time I go. It is mostly and still about the lifestyle stuff - green, clean, chill, and sustainable. The yoga is the best I have ever done. And nothing has ever helped me feel better in my body than eating raw.
I have to say and at the risk of sounding really corny, Casa Verde is in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Just breathtaking. Birds. Waterfalls. Butterflies.
I remember when I first found the site on the www I had a million questions and it took me a year to figure out I could go. But I did and it is amazing!G.G. NYC
WOW, I don't know what to say. Casa Verde is just amazing, totally beyond what we expected. From your warm hospitality to your beautiful property, yummy food and extremely energizing yoga!!
What you have here Wendy is heaven on earth. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and opening our eyes to so much more in life!Annmarie and Kevin Gianni Connecticut
It only took me a couple of days to find my balance back, the one I lost somewhere on the 41st floor of the Empire State Building , the NYC subway lines and many meetings. My urban yogi essence was evaporating and coming to see you have been the best thing I have done this year. Your joy, love, generosity, smile, talent and both your yoga and raw food made you the BEST host! I am back on track and will take my restored balance with me. THANK YOU!Pamela Peeters NYC
Casa Verde is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The air, water, yoga practice, meals and space were just lovely. I am making plans to go again soon. My favorite past time: sitting on a big rock next to the river and inhaling and exhaling to the count of five. My fondest memory, clear, bright and honest conversations with Wendy.GG NYC
Casa Verde is possibly the most life-affirming place I have ever visited. The situation, perched overlooking the Rio Cangrejal and the jungle never failed to both thrill and calm me. Sitting on the rocks doing pranayama was energizing, exhilarating and yet deeply meditative. The yoga was challenging, but wonderful. And the food was simply delicious; the zucchini linguini and walnut sushi are without a doubt my new favorite things!
I came away smiling with every cell in my body, my mind chimed with clarity and my body felt more supple, rested, cleansed and happy than it has in a long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you Wendy, you are a wonderful host, and I WILL be back!Camilla Jackson London, England
All I can say is WOW, what an awesome, amazing place! We had such a wonderful time - your guesthouse is lovely, the property is spectacular, the river and forest are breathtaking and the food is phenomenal... I came home absolutely vibrating with energy, lightness and brightness from the air and food and yoga practice.
No worries about Wendy Green... she is the real deal and more. The raw food changed my life. If you are committed to following the plan you will be amazed. I feel lighter, brighter, healthier and clearer than ever. The word I use most often is "charged" - happy, energetic, and alive. What I've gained is incredible knowledge about food, health and wellness -- I now know what to eat and do to make my body, mind and spirit sing with vibrant joy.
Thank you, Wendy, for a lifestyle changing experience. I rediscovered a love of nature and have come home refreshed, renewed and relaxed to my core. Thanks for taking such wonderful care of us.Chris Angerbach Brick New Jersey