Summer is Here!

  Summer is Here!   Summer with its longest daylight hours has arrived. The trees and bushes are now in their full green splendour; flowers are in bloom bringing the warm summer air into a sweet mixture of colourful smells. Here at YIP people have started to show visible tanning. The evenings are filled with small groups of people sitting …

Flipping the visa challenge – YIP 10 will spend 3 months in Brazil

  Flipping the visa challenge – YIP 10 will spend 3 months in Brazil   As many of you know, this last year YIP has been seriously challenged by the increasing restrictions of the Swedish immigration authorities. 11 accepted students from beyond Europe, had their visas denied and were unable to join the education of their choice. A sad development …

YIP Newsletter April 2017 – Spring

Spring is slowly arriving. The season still seems somewhat unsure, with occasional snowfall and chilly nights. Nature is readying itself for the busy time ahead. Everywhere little green buds are popping out of the dead-looking stems, and here and there patches of sky blue and snow white flowers spread out like colorful carpets among the trees. When you sit by …

YIP Newsletter March 2017 – IF: Major Content Update

Introduction This newsletter is ALL about Initiative Forum (IF). YIP9 have been working hard getting everything ready for the 9th April (so soon!). We now have a clearer picture of how the week will look and who will be coming to lecture, give workshops and play music into the night. NOW WE WANT TO SHARE OUR EXCITEMENT WITH YOU! Since there’s …

YIP Newsletter March 2017 – Inward and Outward

Following the gesture of the daylight, the curriculum took an inward and more personal turn. We began exploring our own inner dimensions with less and less distraction from outer events and happenings. This part of the journey in YIP has been much anticipated, and sometimes dreaded, by those attending the program. Then, just as the sun only shows itself for …

YIP Newsletter end of 2016 – Initiative Forum

Seasonal greetings from everyone at YIP9, Here in Ytterjärna we are getting ready to leave Tallevana for the next two months. Firstly we will enjoy a bit of a break, some of us going to see family, friends and also new places. Then we will jet off to our internships! We have had a very busy few months; a lot …

YIP Newsletter December 2016 – Inner quiet; inner flame

Following the autumn break comes the ‘inner block’ for YIP, time to let the darkness turn us inwards, to reflect and to explore the hidden corners, the dimly lit corridors of our souls. We encourage this, as in the past YIP has fought against the seasons, which in Sweden are so strong, only to realise that to breath in and …

YIP Newsletter September 2016 – Landing feet; landing hearts

The locals speak of September as the month of a ‘second summer’, and the late afternoon sunlight streaming through the YIP office windows agrees. Wasps buzz lazily on a light breeze, the apples are all red now and hanging ripe, and the yippies are gathered in the Vita Huset main hall for their final workshop of the day. The weather …

YIP Newsletter August 2016 – It’s that time of year again

Sunset

It’s that time of year again Here in Ytterjärna the nights are beginning to darken and the apples are turning red. The sun is slowly kissing us goodbye and cool winds herald the arrival of autumn. Here in Ytterjärna there is a curious rhythm that can be observed – the land and the seasons begin their gentle descent into sleep, …

YIP Newsletter June/July 2016 – The Great Wide Open

The epic splash from the twenty-five souls thrown softly into the Järnian pool has long ago been reabsorbed.  The ripples, which ebbed and bounced in beautiful arcs and coils for almost a year, have also departed for new horizons. As the pool finds stillness again, the silence that accompanies the becalmed water seems such a distant memory that it’s almost …