Casa Verde an Eco-Ashram in HondurasCasa Verde is in the Jungle, 5 miles from La Ceiba, Honduras
(top R) View from CASA VERDE Eco-Ashram;
(bottom R) E Motts, a student of Wendy Green in Dwi Pada Sirsasana
Give a brief bio about yourself and/or your studio
My name is Wendy Green, and I am very blessed. I have recently opened “Casa Verde”, an Eco-Ashram in Honduras.
I believe that nature is the ultimate healer. Casa Verde offers a unique combination of a classic yoga ashram, coupled with a raw food cleansing diet, “deep green” lifestyle coaching, and an eco-adventure, in a magnificent, pristine, yet to be discovered area.
What styles of yoga you teach? / Do you or your studio specialize in one?
I teach traditional Mysore Ashtanga and Pranayama for all levels. I promote a Raw Vegan Diet and low impact “deep green” living.
What makes your teaching or studio unique?
After teaching in New Jersey for decades, I finally decided to cash out
and live simply, away from the crowded and synthetic environs of the
East Coast, USA. I was searching in Central America for a few years and
finally decided on Honduras because of it’s jaw dropping beauty. It
was later that I learned that the Wall Street Journal called Honduras
the “next # 1 hotspot, a cutting edge Costa Rica”
Casa Verde is located beside the tranquil and majestic 500 mile Pico
Bonito National Forest on the North Caribbean Coast of Honduras. Here I
found impeccable mountain air, sweet spring water, fresh picked fruit,
trillions of trees, battalion of birds and a symphony of exotic plants
and flowers, cradled on a superb property with a wide rushing white
water river, and a 400 foot waterfall view, all courtesy of mother
I have been teaching since 1974. I encourage students to practice from
the inside out, paying attention to the breath, thoughts, sensations and
motivations. I believe that practice is a form of prayer and that our
prayers are powerful.
Do you or your studio provide other services other than yoga?
For me, Yoga/Diet/Lifestyle is the holy trinity. In addition to daily
yoga practice and riverside pranayama practice, I offer guests an
opportunity to cleanse and refresh through a Vegan Raw Food diet and
“Green” lifestyle coaching, including conservation, composting and
eco-friendly recipes for homemade organic household cleaners and
Because of my awesome location there is plenty of opportunity for Rock
Climbing/Hiking/Swimming/Rafting/Kayaking or just chilling in this
magnificent, pristine Rain Forest setting.
What is your favorite yoga posture? And why?
This is a difficult question to answer, since all the postures are my
good friends. I particularly enjoy Sirsasana. It is said to be the KING
of postures, soothing, repairing, enlightening, and re-booting. I am
also very fond of twists and bandhas.
Who is your favorite yoga teacher?
I am supremely grateful for all my teachers over the years, especially
Sri K Patabhi Jois of Mysore India.
How long have you been doing yoga?
I started practicing yoga at the age of 15 in 1970. I had picked up
“Light on Yoga” by BKS Iyengar and began practicing alone in my bedroom.
I took my first class in Boston 1972. It was then and there I began to
learn about the benefits of a Raw Vegan Diet at Hippocrates Health
Institute under that tutelage of Dr Ann Wigmore. I have been on the
Yoga/Diet/Lifestyle path ever since.
How long has your studio been around?
After teaching in numerous facilities for many years, I opened my own
studio in New Jersey in 1995. I was blessed with lovely, delightful,
dedicated students. Needing to fulfill my life long dream, I sold my
belongings and moved to the most beautiful place on the planet. My
“studio” is now living a simple Organic Yogic lifestyle and sharing this
experience with others. Casa Verde opened in 2006.
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