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Our Philosophy at Casa La Vista


It's the imperfection that makes life beautiful and it's the imperfection that makes life rich.


It is our belief at Casa La Vista Retreat Center that beauty and vitality are the natural results of relaxation, rejuvenation, nurturance, challenge and healthy food choices. Our goal is to assist each of our guests to travel to that peaceful place of serenity inside themselves to discover and celebrate their own natural beauty and vitality.

Your journey of self-discovery begins here. Just three minutes from the heart of Marathon, Texas, our retreat is unforgettable. From sunrise to sunset, the landscape is alive with wildlife and a peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and soothe your soul. Walk out onto the covered patio to observe birds, butterflies, geckos, turtles and frogs in your own private preserve. Unwind to a view that goes on forever.


Nurture your body - it's where you live.


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Casa La Vista Retreat Center is owned and operated by Wilma Schindeler. Wilma's love affair with the Big Bend area began when she moved from Houston to Marathon to open the spa and manage The Gage Hotel (2003 - 2010). Prior to her tenure at The Gage Hotel, she owned and operated SunsetBodyWorks, a day spa in Houston, Texas.

Wilma started practicing Bikram Yoga about 20 years ago and integrated Ashtanga Yoga into her practice 6 years ago. She then made the leap from student to teacher, receiving 40 hours of Ashtanga teacher's training with Tim Miller in Tulum, Mexico (2007) and 200 hours from Lex Gillan and the Yoga Institute in Houston, Texas in February 2012.

When not in Marathon running Casa La Vista Retreat Center, Wilma operates her other business, Massage Across Texas, bringing massage therapy to the Texas masses with her dog, Maverick, traveling by her side.

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