Opening YIP13 – September 2020

Dear friends of YIP, Here we are, September behind, the nights getting longer day-by-day, the leaves turning different shades of the autumn colours and the air feeling a bit colder every morning. Here, where we are, in Ytterjärna. A place that became home for the twenty-one YIP13 participants more than a month ago now and has been warmed by their …

News from YIP – June 2020

Dear friends of YIP, Hej hej & cheerful Thursday.Before YIP goes on a summer break, we are excited to share some reflections with you on the past and last weeks of YIP12. As a community of learners, we took the time to bring the year together and integrate our understanding from the various course blocks. We went on the Outdoor …

News from YIP – May 2020

Dear friends of YIP, Cheerful Wednesday. I am sitting in the sun outside the Hive, looking over the lawn to the Kulturhuset. The grass is long and full of fluffy and yellow dandelions, tulips making way for purple flowers and seas of blue forget-me-nots. The wind is gently flowing through the birch trees and apple blossoms. Moving towards the end …

Q&A YIP13 (2020/21) and Covid-19

People sitting on the floor, drawing

You might have noticed that, during the past month, we have not advertised for YIP’s coming year (YIP13), even though Swedish reality has allowed for us to stay up and running. We thought stopping our advertising was the most sensitive thing to do give the level of global uncertainty. Slowly, some clarity has been emerging in the team, and we …

News from YIP – April 2020

Fountain at Sunset

Cheerful Thursday. In these interesting and shifting times, I am writing to you from Ytterjärna, where the YIP community has settled again after the Outpost in Scotland and the International Internships. Nature and the land around us are slowly transitioning into spring season, wavering between chilly early spring days and sunlit blue skies. I am excited for the abundance of tulips, little flowers and greens that are ready to sprout, for the life and joy of this blossoming season …

News from YIP – March 2020

Stairs from Beach to Heaven

Greetings from Ytterjarna.

As the Yippies travel across the world to meet their internships in Brasil, Canada, Egypt, Nepal, the Phillipines, the USA and Zimbabwe, the organizing team returns our beautiful campus in Sweden.

For the Yippies its a time of expanding horizions, learning about new organizations, and practicing new ways of working and being.

Welcome 2020

Here in the Findhorn Foundation eco-village on the sea coast of Scotland we have been adjusting to new and old rhythms, finding our way.

We wander through permaculture inspired gardens and witness the interplay between colossal cabbage leaves, shy rose buds, brave tulips, and root vegetables ready to be picked.

News from YIP – December 2019

Cheerful December. As the first frost blankets the Isle of Hoy, YIP 12 is finishing the Personal Awareness Block and transitioning into winter break. We say goodbye to our neighbours, the shy sheep and fuzzy cows. We embark on lingering last walks…

News from YIP – November 2019

Dear friends of YIP,

Can you believe that it’s only a month ago since you read our previous newsletter? Meanwhile, the seasons have changed and so we enter the next chapter of YIP. After seven weeks of Global Realities, YIP and the Yippies now turn inwards for the next course block on Personal Awareness…

Opening YIP12

Dear friends of YIP,

Happy Wednesday. I am writing you from the Hive in Ytterjärna, where nature is treating us with vivid yellows, oranges and reds, where the fjord greets us on misty mornings and the days are slowly getting shorter.