Learning Placement News from YIP April 2021

Kulturhuset

Dear friends of YIP,   We hope and trust this newsletter finds you well. This edition is all about Learning Placements! In mid March, YIP13 set off to their various placements to experience first hand what it is like to work within an Organisation/Community/Enterprise with positive social change at its core. They left equipped with a question or lens through which to …

Community and Collaboration News from YIP February – March 2021

Graphic Harvesting

Dear friends of YIP,   Greetings from Ytterjärna. I write this newsletter from the upper floor of Tallevana, the buidling Yippies call home. The sun is shining, the little birds are serenading the apple tree, and the fjord no longer frozen, glistens in the distance. The trees are still naked, but with a closer look tiny buds show signs of Spring. …

Welcoming the New Year News from YIP – January 2021

Tree in the Snow

Dear friends of YIP,   We hope you had a peaceful transition into the new year. It is with great pleasure that we share our first newsletter of 2021. Here in Ytterjärna, snow covers the fields, icicles adorn the rooflines and the fjord has become a tempting playground.   As the cold of winter brings nature to stillness, the Yippies colour the environment …

Wrapping up the Inner Awareness – December 2020

Sunset

Dear friends of YIP, Greetings into the last days of December! Half-way through the Winter Break by now, resting, rejuvenating, getting ready for what is coming next, we’re looking back at what happened during this last month of the year. You can get a glimpse of how the courses were through the writings and creative expressions of the YIP participants. …

Inner Exploration – November 2020

Rose Bud at sunrise

Dear friends of YIP, Greetings from Yttejärna! I hope you have all been well in this season of darker, colder days that invite cozy evenings with a cup of tea and a book. Here, in YIP, we have been diving deeper into the inner awareness courses and working on the Initiative Forum preparations as the days turn shorter and grey …

Diving deep(er), wrapping up, moving onwards – October 2020

Sunset over the fjard

Dear friends of YIP, Here we are, October behind, November knocking on the door. Frosty mornings, misty afternoons, beautiful clear-night skies, the trees getting ready for winter, letting go of their yellow and dark-red leafs – it’s clear that the seasons have shifted.​ In this context, the past month here in YIP was spent moving through the last few Global …

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 …