YIP Newsletter April 2019 – Looking Ahead at YIP12

Dear friends of YIP, Initiative Forum – Roots to Routes, has been and gone! Thank you to everyone who came to make this week so special. The locals here said that with your coming, or thoughts and support from far away, the sun and warmth returned, and therefore also the start of spring. We ate delicious meals outside, we sung …

YIP Newsletter February 2019 – Updates and Welcomes

Greetings from Ytterjarna as we transition into what feels like spring. The snow has melted and the sun is shinning. With the Yippies away on internships, the organizing team has been reviewing YIP11 and looking forwards to YIP12. We are excited to see the program take shape as we interview and accept the new people who will make the next YIP year …

YIP Newsletter January 2019 – Stories, tales and permaculture design

Greetings from sunny Scotland that feels a little more like fall than winter.  Small flowers are growing and trees still blossoming, yet we were lucky to have a few days of snow for sledding and snow angels. The January newsletter comes later than expected as we wanted to include our reflections on the four week Permaculture Design in full as …

YIP Newsletter- Live Links from December

Hello dear everyone, Cheerful January!  We are re-sending the links from the December newsletter as they are now live and functioning. Thank you to everyone who notified us of this error and our apologies for any confusion. Please go ahead and take a look at the Internship Fundraising page and the Initiative Forum. Internship Fundraising We want to learn, we want …

Newsletter December 2018

Cheerful December and greetings from Findhorn, Scotland where we are currently on our outpost. During these dark days we are finding light in the sunny mid mornings that gasp an orange glow across the sandy bay and ocean. If you look out into the ocean you find seals bobbing along You can hear the birds chirp and breathe in the …

Newsletter November 2018

Newsletter Contents: 1) Slava Theatre with Viktoria Siwek and Elin Tisell 2) Study of Human Kind with Geseke Lundgren and Andrew Sebzda 3) Biography Work with Annie Meijer and Marry Mcarthy 4) Portrait Painting with Rachel Miller 5) Circus Cirkör 6) Transition to Findhorn 7) Initiative Forum Save the Date! 8) YIP 12 Applications are open 9) Looking Forward Physical Theatre with Viktoria …

Newsletter October 2018

During the past weeks the scenery around us has changed quite drastically. The trees went from green to red, orange and yellow and now, in the cold autumn winds and the brilliant sun the last are falling to the ground. The sunlight is slowly leaving us in the evenings and mornings. This outside change marks the ending of the first …

Newsletter September 2018

After a long, warm summer, full of (re) connecting and initiatives, YIP 11 has started. Twenty five young people have travelled from all over the world to spend the next 10 months together as a learning community. The first courses have started and the group is very enthusiastic to learn. Newsletter Contents: 1) Arriving at YIP 2) This is YIP11! …

Closing The Circle

As mid-summer draws in we get closer and closer to the closing of YIP10. From Initiative Weeks, to Personal Project Presentation & Outdoor Experience, the group find themselves on a crescendo of initiative. But before being propelled into the world away from YIP, all of us start to prepare ourselves for closing the time together. As I write this excerpt, there is less than one week until …

Taking Initiative

Spring finally hits Ytterjärna with force, the days are growing longer, night falls now around 10:30pm and the nightingales sing out their hearts in the dwindling darkness. The YIP community is full of energy and good thing too! Because this portion of the curriculum is all about taking initiative. YIP10 puts into practise the skills they’ve been harnessing throughout the year; …