Teacher Spotlight: Rachelle Tratt
We met Rachelle Tratt nearly 10 years ago through fellow Yoga Wake Up teacher Sophie Jaffe and were immediately overwhelmed with the joy and free spirit that she embodies on and off the mat. Rachelle is the biggest and best hugger! She exudes warmth and even though she hails from the east coast she's got major Cali girl vibes!
Rachelle, who also founded The Neshama Project, an accessories brand near and dear to her heart and Israeli heritage, lives and teaches in Venice. Find her at The Yoga Collective where her flow classes there are all about freedom of movement and self-expression. When she's not teaching, she's with her best girl pup, Bailey.
Next Friday, April 5, we're thrilled to have Rachelle leading our MOONRISE class at Goldthread HQ in Santa Monica. Laughter and dancing will ensue! Find out more.
Now without further ado...
Getting to know Rachelle Tratt
wake up. say thank you. put my feet on the ground and say a little prayer. and get the dog in bed for a major cuddle session and then start the day - usually followed by a walk for coffee by the beach with the pup.
WHY I PRACTICE
because it keeps me sane
because it holds me accountable to my word
because it keeps me in integrity
because it helps me fall more in love with my body and my life
recite a prayer that I have said since i was little.
FAVE TUNES TO PRACTICE TO
needs to have a beat that moves my soul - I need rhythm so that when I close my eyes, my breath becomes more alive and my body wants to move and dance.
YOUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
FEEL VS How it looks
WORD TO LIVE BY
every little bit counts and every little bit makes a difference
when we can learn to say thank you for the blessings
thank you for the challenges
thank you for the beautiful mess that is this thing called life and love and to understand that we are continuously learning, growing and evolving
and and that we are here to give, support and love and love some more
this to me is spirituality
this to me is a yoga lifestyle
Rachelle's wakeups on the app include Purple Wakeup (an ode to Prince), Mornin' Vibes and Woke Up Like This. All of them get you up and MOVING, sensually and freely, so you can start the day FEELING your body, feeding your soul.