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TASTE THE SHIFT​

Understanding Regeneration through the Language & Natural Wisdom of Food

20 - 23 June, 2024 | Tuscany

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.”

- Jonathan Safran Foer -

Picture yourself at a beautiful ancient agriculture estate surrounded by vineyards, fruit trees, vegetable garden and vast olive groves. We are an extending a heartfelt invitation to all aspiring regenerators & food lovers to join us for a four-day Regenerative Food Experience. An immersive and co-created journey focussed on Shifting Horizons in food.

 

A healthy society is connected and a nourishing food reconnects us to earth, our well-beig and future generations. By reconnecting (aspiring) regenerative intrapreneurs, leaders and change-makers to real food, we can find our way back to what it means to be a healthy connected living beings. Food can nourish our soil, health, minds, society and future generations.

 

Taste The Shift is an invitation to embody the natural intelligence and wisdom through the medium of Food.

ITINERARY

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Radical Slowness

  • 15.00 - 16.00 Arrival & Land

  • 16.00 - 17.00 Opening Ceremony, Sharing & Vision Circle

  • 17.00 - 18.00  Intro to the Regenerative Lens, Vision Meditation

  • 18.00 - 18.30 Rest & Re-energize

  • 18.30 - 19.00 Aperitivo

  • 20.00 Sunset Dinner

JOIN US TO TASTE THE SHIFT

Taste The Shift is a co-creative experience created to help (aspiring) regenerators ground the regenerative lens in a tangible and inspiring way. The experiences is designed to boost your inspiration, sense of agency, understanding of natural intelligence. Beyond savouring abundant flavors and stories in great company, you’ll harvest (un)learning and insights that weave your relationship with food, nature and the regenerative worldview. During Taste the Shift you will develop your capacity to bring the regenerative lens into your life, kitchen and business. 

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PLACE BASED FOOD EXPERIENCES

PLACE BASED FOOD EXPERIENCES

Foraging & Herbalism

Learning from regenerative farmers
Intro to permaculture

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REGENERATIVE LENS IN BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

REGENERATIVE LENS IN BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

The ecological worldview
Regenerative business transformations
Regenerative leadership
Mastermind

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MINDFULLNESS

MINDFULNESS

Yoga
Meditations
Mindful Forest Walk

WHAT TO EXPECT

Welcome to Taste The Shift, a four-day regenerative retreat. An immersive and co-created journey focussed on Shifting Horizons in food. Nestled in an ancient Italian food region, we come together for a regenerative journey exploring the potential of food to heal soil, water, physical and mental health, communities, or in other words, life on earth.

Join us as we explore regenerative practices, patterns and principles. Together, we re-imagining our relationship with food and explore how we can play an active role in the transition to a radically different and better future. A world in which food system’s not deplete, but heal. Engage with us in a collective sharing of stories & capacities for positive change. Taste The Shift is an invitation to (un)learn from food & ask the big questions with the potential to Shift Horizons.

  • What if your business existed for bees, earth worms, octopuses and future generations?
  • What if your service united people like your grandmother’s food?
  • What if our business followed the seasons?
  • What if waste didn’t exist?
  • What if your businesses connected people to wider nature?
  • What if your business improved soil health?
  • What if we could Taste the shift?

HIGHLIGHTS - A TASTE OF OUR ACTIVITIES

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LOCATION

Tenuta di Forci

A Regenerative Farm

Lucca, TUSCANY

OUR FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRINCIPLES

Believing in sharing resources, knowledge, and wisdom to grow and co-create positive change together.

COLLECTIVE 
REGENERATION

Fostering a genuine bond with wider nature, embracing natural intelligence on our journey towards harmony in food systems.

NATURE CONNECTEDNESS

Savoring the moment consciously, reminding ourselves of what truly matters.

PRESENCE & ESSENCE

Honouring diverse perspectives and practices, building bridges within our community and the experiences of locals.

COMMUNITY INTERGRATION

OUR CONCEPT

We make use of the potential of our carefully selected group of participants. Using mastermind principles and holding space for profound professional development and creation of new ideas. During the course of the experience we flow through different phases of regenerative principles, all based on co-creation principles.

CO-CREATION

Together we will explore the Regenerative worldview. Grounded in the world of Food and guided by unlearning, imagination and transformation exercises designed to help you to Shift Horizons.

REGENERATION

Foraging, learning from nature & and local farmers, and forest bathing. Experiences at the intersection between food & and nature.

Express your (un)learnings and reflections through food. How can you turn your newly discovered perspective into a delicious dish?

FOOD & LOCAL INTEGRATION​

MEET YOUR HOSTS

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MINOU

Minou is a Transformation Facilitator and regenerative creative with a background in food innovation, lateral thinking & systems thinking. She creates experiences that help people Shift Horizons and embrace the regenerative worldview. with you.

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ANJA

Anja is founder of AGAIA Coliving, an impact-driven New Work project that bridges the gap between digital and local communities in rural Italy. She hosts retreats with focus on regeneration, female social entrepreneurship and creative unfolding.

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JAMIE

Jamie is Guiding Early-Stage Start-up Founders Toward Regenerative Enterprise Design and Mission Lock. He's a Circular Economy Expert, Founder Coach and Systemic Change Engineer.

PRICES & BOOKING

Our pricing philosophy is based on a donation-based profit principle. This means, initially you will only be asked to cover the external costs of the experience (see overview below).

After the retreat we ask for a donation, based on the value you feel you perceived. For the donation afterwards, we suggest a range between €500 and €2500. This is purely a reflection of the value and expertise, not a set expectation. We have set our expectations aside for this first retreat.

We are mostly curious about what will happen.

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Shared Room:

€ 936

Costs Coverage

Single Room:

€ 1.081

Costs Coverage

Book your spot via our booking platform. 

We will review and confirm your booking soon.

COVERED BY PRICING

  • 4 Days accommodation in a private or shared room

  • Brunch prepared by our local chef

  • All seasonal food for vegetarian and vegan dinner

  • Garden and common spaces for yoga and creation

  • Farm visit and excursion

  • Aperitivo on arrival

  • Final brunch

ADDITIONAL VALUE

  • Co-created community activities

  • Co-created cooking workshops

  • Regenerative lens in business workshops

  • (Un)learning food experiences

  • Local hikes and walks in nature

  • Creative workshops and play

  • Mindful morning practice 

  • Community building & facilitation

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BOOK YOUR SPOT

Step 1:

CHOOSE YOUR ROOM AND BOOK VIA THE BOOKING PLATFORM. OR SCHEDULE A CALL WITH US, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

Step 2:

WE REVIEW AND CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING WITHIN THE NEXT DAYS.

Step 3:

BEFORE THE RETREAT WE REACH OUT TO YOU TO CONNECT THE GROUP AND HELP PREPARE FOR YOUR STAY.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Who is this retreat for?
    We connect impact-driven and active, nature-loving Social Entrepreneurs & Digital Nomads. Our community is willing to share their stories, knowledge and ideas. We come together in a safe space to form meaningful connections with like-minded humans and learn and grow together, personally and professionally. Experiencing the natural beauty of the island through shared outdoor activities, like hikes and climbing bonds us as community and connects us to our bodies and earth.
  • How do I get there?
    To reach Sardinia you can take a flight or ferry to Olbia. Here we will pick you up and drive you home!
  • Is airport transfer included?
    Yes. We organize rides from/to Olbia airport.
  • Do I need a car during the experience?
    No, it is not necessary to rent a car, except if you are planning to do longer trips by yourself. We will have two cars on-site to get around for activities and trips to the market. We are happy to organize rides to restaurants in the neighbourhood.
  • What is the weather like?
    The average high is 22°C, with lovely sunny days. It can drop to 12°C at night. The sea temperature is around 18°C, so already good for regenerating swims! The island is in general quite windy, so humidity is always low.
  • I am coming alone. Can I share a room?
    We offer a limited number of rooms for both, shared and single use. If you come alone, you can express your preference to share a room in the booking form and we will try to match you with another suitable participant who is open to sharing, too.
  • Are activities & experiences free of charge?
    You can get the full value out of the experience without any additional costs. Everything listed under "What's included" is covered. There will be optional activities by external parties offered in addition, that you pay extra, if you chose to participate.
  • Is it compulsory to participate in activities and experiences?
    Absolutely not. Everything that is offered is an invitation. We are giving options and impulses to provide the best value possible, but you choose what serves you best. We also encourage every participant to co-create the experience with us and e.g. offer something they like to share with the group in the creative community offerings sessions or come together for individual 1:1 sessions. This way, the experience will naturally align to the groups talents and we can make use of our full potential.
  • What about food?
    Breakfasts are included on weekdays. One Family Dinner is included per week. We organize trips to the supermarket for the group. The shared kitchen can be used for preparation of lunches and dinners. For dinner, we usually organize ourselves into small cooking teams and use the common kitchen to prepare meals together with our chef. We believe, one of the beautiful bonding experiences of coliving is preparing meals and eating together, a great chance to learn and try out new recipes and get creative together.
  • Are there restaurants close by?
    There are nice restaurants about 2 km from our coliving. We can organize trips with the group, or it is possible to walk.
  • What about the wifi?
    The coliving has a coworking space with good WIFI available. The co-working area can be used for individual work, collaboration and workshops.
  • I would love to contribute, how can I do that?
    Before the experience we get the group together to connect virtually and clarify all open questions and help you to prepare for the experience. Please share anything you want to offer to the community in our workshops beforehand with us, so we can support you and coordinate. Don´t forget to bring a journal, a yoga mat, a re-usable water bottle, sunscreen and sneakers or hiking boots.
  • Do you offer discounts?
    Yes. We offer incentives for referrals (for example, if you bring your friend or partner and share a room) or promote the experience within your network and we receive bookings based on your recommendation. Contact us for your individual referral code, if you would like to co-promote the experience.
  • Who is this retreat for?
    Taste the Shift is designed for Professionals who are interested in Systemic Change. For example, intrepreneurs, business leaders, entrepreneurs or anyone else who wants to explore regeneration in business. Our participants are interested in sustainability and curious about regeneration and want to include these aspects into their work.
  • I would love to contribute, how can I do that?
    Absolutely! Please share anything you want to offer to the community with us, so we can support you and allocate time in the agenda.
  • Are all activities free of charge?
    You can get the full value out of the experience without any additional costs. Everything listed under "What's included" is covered. Also, all food is included. The only thing extra is your own travel.
  • Is it compulsory to participate in activities and experiences?
    You will get the most of the retreat, if you take time completely off and be present for the activities offered. Of course, everything that is offered is an invitation. We encourage every participant to co-create the experience with us, this way we can all learn from each other and enrich our professional development journey.
  • I would love to (un)learn / explore a specific topic, is there room for this?
    Loving the excitement and ownership of the process. You can either share upfront which topics you would like to explore and we will find a way to weave it into the program. Or you can bring your topics and questions to the several spaces which are designed to openly explore whatever emerges. These moments are here for you to suggest and explore with the group all that is alive in you and can help you to Taste The Shift. If you want more details on how this would look like please drop us a message and we will set up a call.
  • Around which approaches is the experience build?
    The three facilitators come from different backgrounds and angels and together bring a mix of methods, facilitation techniques and transition design approaches including: systems design, lateral thinking, (un)learning, intuitive inquiry, group visioning, gratitude & mindfulness practices, deep listening, embodied meditation, imagination activism and creative explorations.
  • I am coming alone. Can I share a room?
    Yes, we offer single and shared rooms. You can sign up for a shared room and we will try to match you with someone else who also prefers the shared option. If that cannot be realised, you will need to take a room by yourself.
  • How do I get there?
    We encourage sustainable travel and have selected a location in Central Europe that is easily reachable by train. The closest train station is Lucca, Tuscany. You can also arrive to Pisa or Florence airport. From Lucca we can arrange shuttles to Forci. Before the retreat starts we will organise all the details about arrival with the group.
  • What is the weather like?
    In June, Tuscany is usually already very warm (between 20 - 28 C). Also, we are lucky to have a lot of sun :)
  • What about food?
    All meals are included and we have a chef on-site to support with preparing breakfast/brunch. Since food is a central aspect of the retreat, we will spent the afternoon and evening cooking together in groups and eating together. The preparation and cooking of food will be embedded in food-entered regenerative workshops lead by our facilitators.
  • What is the cost-based + donation pricing model?
    As we want to make this retreat as accessible as possible, we are not charging you for our own efforts (hosting, workshop facilitation, organisation, promotion). With booking your room, you are only covering the external costs of the retreat (accommodation, food, transport, excursions, taxes & fees). After the retreat, we kindly ask you to donate the amount you feel fair for the value you received. Under the Booking Section we have provided an overview of the services included in the costs and the additional value provided.
  • How does the booking process work?
    If you like to join, please book via our booking portal. The cost coverage amount is due at the time of booking to secure your spot. After receiving your booking we will review it and confirm as soon as possible. If for whatever reason we cannot confirm your booking, you will receive a refund of your deposit immediately. Before the retreat we will get in contact to get to know you better and understand your expectations and needs. We will also bring you in contact with the group, once the retreat is confirmed and prepare our stay together. If you need any further information, don ́t hesitate to reach out. We will be happy to consult you.
  • What if I have to cancel my trip or something happens?
    If you cancel after confirmation of the retreat we can refund you only, if we can replace your spot with another participant. Please ensure you have all the necessary insurances in place for your trip. AGAIA Coliving or our co-hosts cannot be hold liable in case of any unforeseen events, accidents, lost baggage or anything else.
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CONTACT

We love to hear from you!

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