Clarity 2020: A Journey to the Self in the Jungle of Thailand

Khao Sok National Forest, Thailand

JR
Jordan Rothenberg
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May 4 - 14, 2020
Group size: 20 - 25
Clarity 2020: A Journey to the Self in the Jungle of Thailand
Khao Sok National Forest, Thailand

Jordan Rothenberg
  • Email address verified

$2600
Deposit: $500
May 4 - 14, 2020
Group size: 20 - 25

About this trip

Unplug, unwind, and use these 10 days to reconnect with your true self. Find the clarity that has been clouded by the demands of life, work, family, and beyond. Through a thoughtfully designed curriculum of yoga, meditation, breathwork, bodywork, delicious food, and an abundance of nature, we'll journey together back to our truest selves. A self we have likely lost touch of over the years. Whether you're in transition or simply in need of time to reconnect, this retreat is for you. 


The structure of this retreat is such that you will be challenged physically and mentally. There is also plenty of unstructured  down time to ensure we put the "treat" in retreat. Please thoroughly read the paragraphs and photos below to get the full picture. If you still have questions, we encourage you to contact us directly. 


Namaste :)

What Clarity2020 is...

This retreat is a carefully curated, experiential program of self and spiritual work. The days will be long and incredibly rewarding. The program schedule is layered with physical, emotional, and spiritual activities for turning inward. Through a system of yoga, breathwork, bodywork, reflection, and of course amazing Thai food, you’ll uncover your true nature. Without the distraction of your phone, your inbox, and the drudgeries of daily life, you’ll find the space to see what lies within. Fear not, it's beautiful in there. 

What Clarity2020 is not...

This is not your average retreat. This is not sitting back, drinking Mai Thais, while gossiping about the upcoming election. This is not for the faint of heart. This is not for the bystander, the fly on the wall. This is for the individual who wants to dive deep and do the work of uncovering their innermost self.

The Venue

The Praiwan Raft House, aka Jungle Yoga, is a unique location for a yoga retreat - a floating jungle raft house set in a 160-million year old rainforest. We are surrounded by breathtaking limestone outcrops that stretch from Guilin to Borneo and while at Jungle Yoga we’ll be fringed by one of the most biodiverse tropical evergreen forests on earth.  The water we float atop is fresh and deep with no critters, perfect for taking a dip at any time of the day. 


There is no cellular reception at Jungle Yoga so plan accordingly to be off the grid for the duration of the retreat. There will be opportunities in the evening to charge devices, though don't rely on them. While we won't require that you turn your cell phone in at the beginning, we will give you the option in the interest of fully unplugging. 


One cannot visit Jungle Yoga unless they are participating in a retreat. Clarity2020 has been working closely with the venue staff for months to make this a special experience. 

Getting to Jungle Yoga

Yes, Jungle Yoga is remote,  but we make getting there a breeze by air, land, and sea. Well, not the actual sea, but a large body of water. Your travel will look something like this:

- Fly into Bangkok (BKK)

- Hop on a short flight (1 hr) to Surat Thani (URT)

- We’ll meet as a group during one of two meeting times

- Airport transfer by private van with AC one hour to the Khao Sok National Forest entrance

- 30 minute boat transfer to our final destination, Jungle Yoga!

Yoga + Meditation + Massage

Yoga is going to be our foundational practice of the retreat. Some yoga experience is nice to have, but not necessary. We’ll start our days with Hatha (Ha-Tuh) yoga as a way to prepare ourselves for the breathwork and meditation that will follow. The goal of yoga is to work our way inwards, to calm the mind, and give ourselves the space to meditate. 


Meditation is not non-thinking or no thoughts. It’s quite the opposite, it’s allowing and noticing what comes up and then skillfully responding to them as what they are, thoughts. We’ll be experiencing a variety of different meditations: shamata, or single-pointed awareness, active meditation where we’ll be moving our bodies before finding stillness, kundalini meditation where we’ll be cultivating our innermost energetic vitality, and dynamic meditation, a five-stage process to shake our conditions and realign with our consciousness. 


Massage is the cherry on top. You've done the hard work of maintaining a disciplined yoga and meditation practice. Enter Thai massage. Professional massage therapists with a lifetime of experience live on the raft with us at Jungle Yoga and will relieve the body of any tension that's still holding on. Each participant will be guaranteed one full body Thai massage. Additional massages will be available for purchase.  

About Your Hosts

Jordan Rothenberg

Jordan has been practicing yoga for the past seven years. He initially made his way to the mat to heal and open the body from a lifetime of injuries, mostly sports related. He quickly found the spiritual benefits of the practice and hasn't turned back. Professionally, he has spent much of his career in tech where he organized weekend long events (retreats) for aspiring entrepreneurs. In three years he supported over 400 programs across the U.S. and Canada. Since leaving the tech world he dove deep into personal and spiritual development, spending two months in India where he completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, visited with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, participated in a 10-day silent meditation retreat and intro to Buddhism, and a five-day Osho Reclaiming Inner Child program. Since returning to the states Jordan has continued to expand his education, attending the Earth and Water Elements training within Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy, bringing a skillful awareness to supporting those seeking safety on their mats. Additionally, Jordan has been to a yoga retreat at Jungle Yoga! He knows the venue, the staff, and the culture, and is excited to share the magic with you. Jordan is dedicating his future to creating transformational experiences in a container of wellness, connection, courage, and self exploration. 


Tunde Borrego

Tunde is a longtime yoga instructor at all of the Corepower locations in Boulder, Colorado (there are three). She's taught over 5,000 classes and brings an upbeat playfulness to everything she does. She encourages her students to get upside down and try something new, while stressing the importance of not taking themselves so seriously. Tunde is all about practice and finding balance, making her an excellent teacher for this retreat. We'll practice hard but also find balance in the yoga sala on the floating raft, both from within and from being upside down. Tunde has led yoga retreats in the Caribbean and is excited to play in a new corner of the planet!


Jordan & Tunde

Jordan was a student of Tunde's years ago and their relationship has blossomed into a beautiful friendship. They still enjoy practicing yoga together but also meet regularly for early morning sunrise hikes where they talk about life, and love, and, you guessed it, yoga. The chance to collaborate in a faraway land is a dream come true. They're looking forward to transforming alongside you!

Room Types & Payment

There are three different types of accommodation. Each jungalow (bungalow in the jungle) is different and may suit one participant better than the next. 


The Deluxe Jungalow is the ultimate oasis. It features a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom. This is a choice accommodation for a couple or individual that wants to spread out. 


The Standard Jungalow is great for friends and family. It features two double beds and an ensuite bathroom. This is a choice accommodation for friends, family members, or if you want to be paired with a roommate please reach out and we’ll do our best. 


The Original Jungalow is perfect for an individual or a minimalist couple. It features a queen sized bed and uses a shared, external bathroom, that is just a walk down the dock away.


A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot. At checkout you’ll be able to pay in full or just the deposit. If you pay just the deposit we can work to customize a longer term payment plan that works best for you. 


If you’re attending with a partner, friend, or family member that you'd like to room with you may add a companion for $2000. 


Using a credit card is an acceptable form of payment but will incur an additional service charge of 2.9%. Please be mindful of this at checkout. The option to use an ACH or bank transfer will not incur additional fees.


If you have special circumstances that make it difficult to book please reach out and share your story. We’d love to hear from you and see if there’s a way to get you to Clarity2020.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that life happens and a need for cancellation may arise. If you’re able to find someone to take your place then your reservation is 100% refunded. If you cancel more than 90 days prior to the retreat you will also receive a full refund. If you cancel 89 days or less prior to the retreat you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations affect retreat planning in a number of ways. If there is an extreme circumstance we will consider your refund request on an individual basis. 

What’s included

  • 11 Days All-Inclusive
    Everything you'll need to have a safe, fulfilling, transformational experience. See the Itinerary below for a full breakdown of each day
  • 10 Nights
    Choose from one of three jungalows: Deluxe, Standard, or Original
  • Airport Pickup
    We'll meet at the Surat Thani airport (URT) on Monday, May 4
  • Ground Transportation
    From the Surat Thani airport to Jungle Yoga we'll first take a 1 hour ride in a private van with AC, then a 30 min chartered boat ride on a beautiful lake!
  • Nat'l Park Entrance Fee
    We'll cover the cost for the group to expedite the transportation process
  • Return Transportation
    Return transportation to the Surat Thani airport at the end of the program
  • Three Meals Per Day
    Fresh and delicious Thai breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by a masterful Thai cook using local flavors and fresh, healthy ingredients. Have a special diet? Please let us know
  • Snacks & Beverages
    Snacks, fresh pressed coffee, tea, and clean drinking water
  • 20 Yoga Classes
    Hatha style yoga in the morning to get our minds and bodies warmed up then Vinyasa yoga in the afternoon to expand the mind and body
  • Yoga Equipment
    Yoga mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters will be available on site
  • 15 Hours of Meditation
    Over the course of the program we'll practice a variety of meditations. These include passive, single-pointed awareness meditations, active meditations, and dynamic meditations
  • Thai Massage
    You'll receive a one hour Thai massage by a professional Thai massage therapist. Option to purchase additional sessions if desired
  • Two Emotional Treatments
    Emotional Blockage Release treatments are a combination of deep tissue massage and breathwork that move stuck energy in order to free up space for our true selves. Details in the itinerary section
  • Time to Relax
    Without the burden of our buzzing devices and overflowing inbox we'll carve out plenty of time to relax and turn inwards
  • Thai Cooking Class
    Near the middle of the program we'll have a chance to learn the secrets of Thai cooking directly from our incredible kitchen staff
  • Rainforest Exploration
    We'll go on a wilderness adventure with a local guide where we'll get to experience the true biodiversity within this rainforest
  • Kayaks
    Easy access to kayaks for exploring the lake
  • Airfare
    Flights to Bangkok (BKK) and Surat Thani (URT) are not included
  • Traveler's Insurance
    We have a policy that covers the group and the venue, but individual traveler's insurance is not covered. It is required that each participant get their own

Available Packages

Deluxe Jungalow (Early Bird)
Available until Nov 04, 2019only 3 left

The Deluxe is the ultimate oasis. It features a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom. This is a choice accommodation for a couple or individual that wants to spread out. 


Participants booking as a pair may add a travel companion add-on at checkout to this room type for an additional $2000. 


Early bird discount is $200 off of the regular price if booked before November 4, 2019. Act quick, there's only three spots at this price!

$2600
Deposit: $500
Standard Jungalow (Early Bird)
Available until Nov 04, 2019only 3 left

The Standard Jungalow is great for friends and family. It features two double beds and an ensuite bathroom. This is a choice accommodation for friends, family members, or couples.


Participants booking as a pair may add a travel companion add-on at checkout to this room type for an additional $2000. 


Early bird discount is $200 off of the regular price if booked before November 4, 2019. Act quick, there's only three spots at this price!

$2400
Deposit: $500
Original Jungalow (Early Bird)
Available until Nov 04, 2019only 1 left

The Original Jungalow is perfect for an individual or a minimalist couple. It features a queen sized bed and uses a shared, external bathroom. 


Only couples are eligible to add a travel companion to this room type for an additional $2000. 


Early bird discount is $200 off of the regular price if booked before November 4, 2019. Act quick, there's only three spots at this price!

$2200
Deposit: $500

Available options

Travel Companion
$2000
$2600
Deposit: $500

Deluxe Jungalow (Early Bird)

Itinerary

Day 1
Getting to Know Jungle Yoga and Each Other

The Praiwan Raft House, or Jungle Yoga, is a magical place set "in the middle of nowhere". On Day 1 retreat participants will be arriving in one of two waves. Once at Jungle Yoga you'll receive your jungalow assignment and a tour of the venue. When everyone has arrived we'll do a more thorough orientation and a number of activities to connect with each other. You'll have down time to settle and unpack before our first delicious dinner of the trip. After dinner we'll do a guided meditation followed by an evening lantern ceremony. You've likely had a long travel journey so it's time for bed!

Your Organizer


JR
Jordan Rothenberg
Namaste! Jordan has been practicing yoga for the past 7 years. He initially made it to his mat to improve his flexibility after a lifetime of sports and injuries. In 2018 he went on his first int'l yoga retreat to Jungle Yoga in Thailand. Since then, he's traveled to India for a 200hr yoga teacher training intensive. Jordan loves travel, has coordinated over 250 events through a previous job, values personal & spiritual development, and is humbled to share these gifts through transformational experiences in faraway places such as this!