Wild soul

Vikasa Yoga Events

Wild Free Soul Retreat

Dec 28, 2017 – 4 Jan, 2018



Tap into your wild free soul in Koh Samui, Thailand this December with us!

Unroll your mat in paradise with Rachelle to ring in and celebrate the New Year with intention, self care, and meaningful reflection.

Expect to nourish every part of your body and soul, and get ready for some wild and soulful adventures.

Wake up surrounded by tropical forests and wander through labyrinthine stairwells to your yoga shala to practice daily facing the ocean, followed by a nourishing and organic breakfast with new friends.

While enjoying your free time, get a healing massage, go explore the private beaches, and adventure to the local town and cultural sites. You better plan on throwing yourself into the ocean for some major mother nature healing and cleansing, along with water adventures such as stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkeling.

Our home for the week will be Vikasa, a stunning and sprawling property along the coast of Koh Samui, bejeweled with hidden alcoves, private beaches and unforgettable ocean views. Vikasa’s highlight is its jaw dropping location and its comfort, and the team and community here prides themselves in providing a life-changing experience for their guests with no shortage of amazing amenities. Yes please!

We’ll begin our days with yoga, meditation, and breaking bread together. The rest of your day is yours to explore. Yes, all yours. We’ll adventure out to sea to dance and play and dine on the classic Red Baron Yacht as the sun sets, and we’ll hop in a 4×4 to go off-road up into the hills for splashing around a waterfall, exploring the jungle, and eat with the locals in a mountainside restaurant. Wait what? Yes, we designed this magic just for YOU!

We encourage you to wander, to explore, to find your own hidden spots of Koh Samui and magical moments for your wanderlustin’ heart. You might choose to end your day with a massage or spa treatment, or watch the sky transform at dusk from your private/semi-private terrace with your new friends.

Wait, there’s more…! We also have some more surprises up our sleeves, that we won’t mention here. Because what fun is it to give away all of the surprises now?!

If this is your first time going on a yoga retreat, we can’t wait for you to experience the pure magic of combining travel + yoga + community.

If you are a regular to the yoga retreat scene, well, you haven’t been to Thailand with us yet!

Know that the journey begins the moment you say YES to yourself in this way.

You deserve this.

We got you.

And we can’t wait for this journey together.


  • Seven nights accommodations at Vikasa in sea view or partial sea view rooms
  • All breakfasts and dinners at Vikasa
  • Morning yoga with Rachelle + special surprise workshops / classes
  • Two insanely magical excursions:
  • 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise on The Red Baron yacht with local guides
  • Full day tour of waterfalls and jungle adventure by 4×4 Vehicle including lunch in a local mountain restaurant
  • Full access to the stunning gardens, private beaches, pools and amenities at Vikasa
  • Volunteering in the local community
  • Plenty of free time to explore cultural sites, swim, relax, reflect, unwind and renew
  • Airport transfers to/from Vikasa
  • Surprise gifts & amazing swag from The Neshama Project and more!


  • International/regional airfare to/from Thailand and Koh Samui.
  • Alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages at meals
  • Personal items/gifts
  • Gratuities for local guides/staff
  • Lunch (except on 1 excursion)
  • Travel insurance – highly recommended


  • 09:00 – 10:00: Yoga Practice
  • 10:00 – 11:30: Organic Superfood Brunch
  • 11:30 – 17:00: Time out for you
  • 17:00 – 19:00: Workshop
  • 19:00 – 20:30: Dinner


After immediately feeling at peace and at home following her first yoga class over a decade ago, Rachelle Tratt knew that yoga would be a huge part of her life’s journey. Having had many tragic experiences in her childhood, the pursuit of yoga continually heals her heart, body and soul.

Rachelle’s classes are playful, light and full of soulful sweat! They are accompanied by music with great beats by various DJs that she herself dances to. By making her personal practice a priority, she holds an authentic space for her students to grow into their own practice – by continuing to read yoga literature, taking workshops, completing additional teacher trainings, and attending music festivals for her unending love of dance.

She’s taught with non-profits to kids and adults with special needs, for a variety of companies and organizations, and local yoga studios in the Los Angeles area. For the last four years, Rachelle has lead retreats and workshops internationally, from Israel to Nicaragua to Bali.

“Yoga, like life, is a journey of ups and downs. Over the years, my mat has stored the sweat & the tears of my challenges, my deepest desires and my most joyful moments. I have found that the more I practice and do work on my mat, the more able I am to show up for others and myself in my life.

By teaching yoga I hope to create a shift in my students’ lives that will allow them to feel in all other areas of their lives. I hope to inspire people to take their yoga off of of their mats and out into the world (where it really counts!)
I look forward to breathing and dancing with you to find your Wild Free Soul in Thailand this New Year’s!”

Qoya dance teacher training
Yoga restorative teacher training with Annie Carpenter
Yoga for at Risk Youth and Adults Teacher Training
Shiva Rea – Embodying the Flow and Mandala of Asana Certification
The Barkan Method – Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Certification
Breathwork certification
Transcendental Meditation certification

Level I: Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Level II: Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Level III: Costa Rica

Kids Yoga Instructor Certification, Karma Kids Yoga
Level I, II, and III Transformational Breathing, Los Cabos, Mexico.
Access Consciousness Certification Energy Healing. Boca Raton, FL 2007


Private Single Room: $2,400 per person

Shared Twin Room: $2,136 per person

Terms & Conditions: A non-refundable $500 saves your spot!

Retreat balance is due within 30 days of your deposit. Balance is non-refundable 90 days before to retreat. Further details and terms will be sent upon saving your spot with deposit below. Questions? Concerns? Shoot us an email at orders@theneshamaproject.com

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