OUR WHY

“THE WORLD IS DROWNING IN SPEED AND STARVING FOR STILLNESS”

– RAM CASTILLO

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Ram Castillo, Founder of Unrushed Experiences

Ram Castillo, Founder of Unrushed Experiences

IN A NUTSHELL

At Unrushed Experiences we believe that the world is drowning in speed and starving for stillness.

We believe that moving fast is not the same as actually going somewhere.

So we invite you to Sydney’s premium degustation of the senses event for overworked corporate leaders, professionals and high performers to undo the damage of busy.

Think ‘Chef’s Table meets musical artistry in a private dinner’.

It’s a chance to give yourself the gift of quality time well-spent.


THE BACKGROUND

The expression and format of Unrushed Experiences unravelled organically and gradually over time.

Ram Castillo is a formally trained multidisciplinary designer by profession. Designing customer experiences, visual communications, branding and creative strategic solutions for clients since 2004. He’s also a two-time author, podcaster and international speaker.

Curiosity has led him to travel around the world – to over 100 cities in 30 countries. The exposure to quality food, dining style, diversity in music, environments, cultures and processes instilled the importance of slowing down. The importance of meaningful moments. And the importance of personal connection.


THE CHALLENGE

Every time Ram would return home to Sydney, like most first world, highly developed cities – the concrete jungle quickly put the rush back into motion. Similar to many that work in Central Business Districts, the damage of busy would quickly take its toll again. Health and wellbeing declined. Chronic stress and corporate pressures increased. Being truly present evaporated.

That’s when it all began. Dozens of ideas and iterations that could go against the busy tide, flooded through.


THE IDEA

During this period, Ram doubled-down on his reflection. Too often he was seeing loved ones, friends, peers and colleagues suffer from acceleration and burnout. All at the demise of their most precious non-renewable asset ... time.

Ram was noticing herds of people going through life living in the past or the future, and never truly experiencing life in the here and now. A big personal struggle of his too.

By creating Unrushed Experiences, the purpose is not to eliminate our thoughts but rather create more space between them. The invitation is for guests to show up and detach from any specific outcome. To show up simply to experience whatever arises – internally and externally. To forego measuring and quantifying.

To simply be fully present and embrace a degustation of the senses.