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Upscale Raw Food, Ashtanga Yoga, Hiking Retreats in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador. Search "Wendy Green Yoga" for more info.
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Victoria F wrote a review Nov 7
Let me start by saying that Casa Verde exceeded my expectations. I was a little worried at first going solo to a foreign country but since the moment I arrived at casa verde my worries went away. Wendy made me feel very comfortable and gave me a tour of the property. I had the opportunity to stay at the orchid cabin, and I was thrilled!!! It was beautiful and immaculate. The food was awesome, I was a little worried about being hungry but I couldn't believe that not only I wasn't hungry but I had a lot more energy for all the activities I did. Every day I felt a little stronger and less hungry. Wendy is a tough teacher but she is very good because she loves what she does. she is very knowledgeable about raw food a yoga. I had a bad knee, and Wendy worked with me on different poses so I wouldn't put too much pressure on my knee. The yoga studio in itself is therapeutic, with a beautiful view of the forest. Just being there was surreal to me. She owns a little piece of paradise for sure. Averall, wendy is very passionate and sometimes intense but thats what makes her unique at what she does. She delivers results!!! if you commit yourself 100% to the program, you will see amazing results. For me, my biggest transformation was from the inside out. I went back home a different person. My mind was a lot more clear, I felt stronger, with more determination and an overall sense of inner peace. I also learned that raw food doesn't need to be complicated and that all things are possible when we focus our attention on ourselves. We are special and should treat ourselves with love. I will definitely recommend casa verde to anyone who wants to transform his/her life. I can't wait to go back! Thank you Wendy :-)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Thank you Victoria for this incredible review. You are a lovely, open minded and caring woman and I thoroughly enjoyed our week together. I am thrilled to know you got so much out our your time here and i love hearing you are doing so well! I look forward to see you again! All best! Wendy
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Rox212121 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Staying In Casa Verde with Wendy was an exceptional experience! The property sits among a natural cloud forest that is lush with greenery - throughout my stay I felt immersed in nature living amongst the hummingbirds, butterflies, toucans . The meals were fresh, delicious and so beautifully presented………I enjoyed them so much. Wendy has a wealth of knowledge, practice and experience with Ashtanga yoga and is an inspirational teacher if you would like to further your yoga practice. One of the highlights is being able to practice in her outdoor studio treehouse overlooking the property. I highly recommend the Thai massage to compliment your yoga practice – it really helped open my body . I learned so much from Wendy – for me, it was a transformative experience towards a healthier lifestyle.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Wanderer758593 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Spending 10 nights with Wendy’s retreat was wonderful. Wendy and her team were very attentive, thoughtful, and made me feel welcomed and cared for. The retreat was very educational-Wendy’s knowledge about yoga and healthful eating is amazing and she was willing and eager to share what she has learned. The quality of the yoga instruction was top-notch and her personal attention helped my improve my yoga practice. The food was delicious-fresh, creative, and lovingly prepared. The trails on her property were amazing -walking through the woods in the cloud forest was magical. The cabin was beautiful and very comfortable-it was great to catch up on sleep. To top it off, I lost 10 pounds during my stay! This was my first time in Ecuador and Wendy’s knowledge and recommendations enhanced the experience. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Wendy Green, Owner at Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat
Responded Sep 10, 2022
Thank you so much for taking time to leave us your wonderful review. It was our absolute pleasure to host both you and your wife. I’m so happy you got so much from your retreat . When you come back to Ecuador, we look forward to see you again!!!
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Adrienne F wrote a review Jul 2022
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I loved staying at the Tree Cabin. The property is beautiful. The food and yoga was also very good. I also loved the hiking in the jungle forest. I learned a lot about how to stay healthy as well. Wendy is very unique and very knowledgeable. Worth staying there and getting away from phones and technology.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Sep 10, 2022
Thank you Adrienne for writing such a wonderful review. You were a lovely guest and I’m so happy your enjoyed your stay with us! We hope yo see you again ! Wishing you all the best….
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Gabrielle F wrote a review Jul 2022
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The property is beautiful - but a warning for any travelers getting on a plane, beware: if your flight is delayed, as pretty much every flight seems to be these days, there are no refunds. My flight from Miami to Quito was scheduled to arrive at 2pm, and instead landed at 8:30pm. As there are no evening transports from Quito to Mindo due to the windy/narrow mountainous road, I had to spend the night in Quito. Wendy refused to refund the first night ($321). Travelers should know this up front. The outdoor yoga platform is very beautiful. I don't really care about how much I weigh so the before/after weigh ins were a bit weird for me. The schedule is pretty rigid as well, so if you're looking for a chill hang this probably isn't the right fit. But if you're ok with limited flexibility/activity freedom and you want to lose weight, this would be a good match.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Wendy Green, Owner at Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat
Responded Jul 17, 2022
We are so saddened to read this very negative review, especially since you had such good things to say about your retreat the last day, about how you were grateful for the tips you learned in yoga practice, and how you want to improve your diet and add rest time into your day. We are confused why you posted this terrible review a full month after you left! Booking a retreat is like booking a cruise, or a broadway play, if you miss the boat, or curtain call, they won’t give you your money back. This is an industry standard. The retreat was sold out. It takes us a full week of preparation to run a retreat and we were ready for you, everything was perfect. Your issue is with the airlines, they messed up, we didn’t. This is why many travelers take out travel insurance, just for times like this! If the airlines won’t reimburse you for their mistakes, the travel insurance will. Because of our remote location, we tell ALL of our guests (including you) to fly the night before, stay near the airport and we arrange taxi pickup the following morning, its just part of the adventure! You adamantly refused to fly the night before, (despite our strong recommendations and concern) and unfortunately you ran into flight problems. The other retreat participants, arrived with our taxi, on time, without issue. It turns out we paid $160 in taxi costs, sending a driver to the airport TWICE (a 5 hour round trip) when you never arrived. We have met you half way in costs for the night you missed. Which was more than the airlines helped you. We think this is more that fair. As far as “freedom” etc, we are a detox retreat and have guard rails in place that enhance participants’ experiences. (ie: active mornings, restful quiet afternoons, etc) And while this may have not been what you were wanting, so many of our guests have truly changed their lives and lifestyles for the better, returning year after year and leave us glowing 5 star reviews. We are sorry that wasn’t you. We do our very best.
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Patricia V wrote a review Feb 2022
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My boyfriend and I did a couple of yoga classes with Wendy during our short stay in Mindo and, without a doubt, it has become a highlight of our visit to the city. Our yoga practice was very fun, Wendy is an exceptional and very charismatic yoga instructor. After one of our practices she prepared a healthy and very yummy breakfast, which we loved. And after filling our bellies with yummy food, guided by Wendy herself, we took a short hike around the beautiful cloud forest her property in located in. 100% recomend this, worth every penny and second of your time. :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 16, 2022
Thank you Patricia! you were wonderful guests and a pleasure to host!!! Come back again!!
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Hailey M wrote a review Feb 2022
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Where to begin ?! My partner and I recently returned from a week long stay at Wendy's yoga retreat and can't recommend it enough! Wendy is beyond knowledge in her ashtanga practice as well as raw, vegan nutrition. As someone with minimal exposure to ashtanga yoga but with significant general yoga experience, Wendy was able to cater to our every need. From adjustments to pushing our 'believed' limits, she was able to help us realize our abilities in an empowering way. Wendy was able to challenge dietary beliefs that my partner and I had and opened our eyes to new ways of preparing meals that met our nutritional needs. The meals were also not only nutritious, but beautifully presented !! A truly immersive and transformative experience that anyone can benefit from ! A total reset & refresh !
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Wendy Green, Owner at Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat
Responded Jul 16, 2022
Thank you Hailey for your wonderful review. You were wonderful guests and I thoroughly enjoyed our week together. I hope all is well with you both! to your total well being!!
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Emely C wrote a review Jan 2022
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Living in the amazing tree house and spending my days in the forest, learning yoga, having wonderful company of the dogs, in this simple, beautiful and calm area - I was at the best place one can be to rewind. I've been traveling a lot, and here I found something very unique, in all senses. Wendy is the perfect host, that will forever have a special place in my heart, knowing what you need to have a fresh start. In combination with the peacefulness in the garden and the cloud forest, her method is making sure to calm down but also stimulate your mind and body with time and space to reflect, amazing food, yoga classes and support, as well as interesting and important discussions about how we live and take care of ourselves and the world. I recommend this to everyone that want to connect their body, mind and soul or just take a beautiful break to enjoy the nature and come back home feeling alive.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jul 16, 2022
Hi Emely, thank your so much for your wonderful review. You were a lovely guest and we thoroughly enjoyed your time here with us! To your total well being.
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Sophia W wrote a review Aug 2021
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Wendy’s Casa Verde retreat deep in the cloud forest is such an amazing experience. Each day starts with incredible guided Ashtanga yoga, taught by Wendy. She can guide you into a deep and gentle practice that has the potential to deeply heal your body. Then there’s the endless bounty of incredible raw food and local tropical fruits! The beautiful forest and pure spring water let me detox gently from all of the day to day stress that accumulates living in a hectic world. I left feeling lighter in spirit and body and more rejuvenated then ever! Wendy is an amazing teacher and this retreat was truly priceless! Thank you Wendy!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jul 16, 2022
Sophia!!! Thank you for this wonderful review. You were an amazing guest and such a lovely young woman!! to your total well being!!
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Akira K wrote a review Jul 2021
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Great food, great location and great yoga classes! Wendy is a thoughtful and considerate host. The grounds are great and full of beautiful plants and birds. Writing 200 words is kind of a pain. This place rocks, its all you need to know.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jul 16, 2022
Hi Akira! i had to laugh, thank you for your kind review. We are looking forward to seeing you again and soon!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Nambilla Cascadas (0.6 miles), Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve (2.3 miles), and Las Tangaras Reserve (Reserva las Tangaras) (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mishqui Quinde - Sweet Hummingbird, The Food Studio, and El Quetzal de Mindo.
Does Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Verde Raw Yoga Hiking Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.