Rachelle Tratt: Yoga Teacher & founder of The Neshama Project

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My name is Rachelle Tratt. A few years ago, I embarked on a spiritual journey, an adventure to the land where my parents met. Little did I know that this experience would change the course of my life.When I was nine years old, my mom, Nicole, passed away, very suddenly and tragically, and this event completely changed the course of my life; directing me on a lifelong adventure to learning about her, a day-to-day desire to live my life to the fullest, and a forever journey of healing my own mind, body, and heart. At the age of 17, after a few rebellious hiccups, I found the practice of yoga, I finished my undergraduate degrees, and fell in love. I made mistakes along the way, I fell down, I picked myself up. I knew I had a big life to live, so I started to dream and follow my h e a r t.

What do you do best?

I have an innate ability to connect intimately and deeply with people from all walks of life. I have always been a people person and all my work in the world stems from this gift.

What makes you the best?

Like stated above, I believe that my ability to connect with people on a deep level, and my sense of empathy and compassion has helped to shape me into the woman that I am today. Because I have experienced so much in life, and at a young age overcome many obstacles along with dealing with death and loss, this has truly set me apart in being able to see the bigger picture in life - and connect with people on a real level.

What are your aspirations?

To help people, to make a difference in life, to live with passion and purpose, to grow The Neshama Project, to continue to travel the world with meaning, start a foundation and support group for people who have lost loved ones due to suicide.

Biggest Succcess?

Starting The Neshama Project, with no real business background, or help from anyone, just having an intention, a small idea, and years later witnessing it blossom into a leaving breathing lifestyle brand that legitimately inspires and gives back in life.

Most Challenging Moment?

At nine years old, finding my mom, who committed suicide, and going through post traumatic stress and pretty much losing my sense of childhood. And then 4 years later my brother getting into an accident that left him paralyzed from the legs down.


Trust, let go, and let life surprise you.

Favorite People/Role Models?

My brother Daniel, who got into an accident 14 years ago that left him paralyzed from the legs down, and witnessing him completely go from surviving to thriving and helping so many people along the way. He is my hero. My role model. My everything. He recently just got married and it was one of the happiest weekends of my life.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

Israel, Bali, Tulum and soon to be Thailand!!

Favorite Products/Objects?

Philosophie superfoods, Moon Juice beauty dust. My hamsa from The Neshama project. The hand woven macrame wall hanging that my mom made with her own hands. hourglass makeup. My new tan Free People hat!

Current Passions?

Yoga. Dancing. Traveling. Going on my boyfriends motorcycle with him. Cooking. Writing. Reading. Hiking and spending time in nature with my dog, Bailey. Volunteering.