Wrapping up the year

Dear Friends of YIP, It is that time of year again. Ten dynamic months have flown by, and the people who arrived at the end of August as strangers are leaving each other as family. Hugs were given, tears were shed, stories were told, and laughter was spread. Experiences of all kinds took place throughout the year, and the transformation …

Self-Organised Time

Dear Friends of YIP, Greetings from Ytterjärna in full bloom! As midsummer approaches, we at YIP are entering our final week of YIP14. So much has happened since the yippies returned from their learning placements, including six days of canoeing through Swedish nature together before we wrap up the year (more on this in the upcoming newsletter). This newsletter will …

Learning Placements

Dear Friends of YIP, I hope this newsletter finds you well wherever and whenever this meets you. After wrapping up the Lighthouse Festival, where each yippie received a rose, signifying where someone saw them shine throughout the initiative festival process, the community and collaboration module came to a close, and a new chapter began. Around mid-March, the yippies left their …

Community & Collaboration

Dear Friends of YIP, I hope this newsletter finds you well. Here in Sweden we were gifted with the most beautiful sunshine throughout the last weeks. Now, here and there you can see the first spring flowers heading towards the sun. Birds are chirping in the apple trees and if you look closely you can see the first tiny buds showing …

Community & Collaboration

Dear Friends of YIP, The Yippies have gathered back in Tallevana after a two week winter break. We started by looking at the purpose of the Community and Collaboration block in the curriculum and the different course weeks, which culminates in the annual Initiative Festival organised by the Yippies. This year, YIP14 have titled their event, “The Lighthouse – A Little Festival” which …

Inner Exploration

Dear Friends of YIP, Whilst the days are getting shorter and darker here in Ytterjärna, we are enlightening our inner fires in the middle of the Inner Awareness block. Winter has fully arrived. Candle lights, warm cups of tea, bonfires behind Tallevana and the first Christmas carols during morning singing are inviting in the light and warmth. We wrapped up the …

Shifting Seasons and Moving Onwards

Greetings from Ytterjärna where the autumn presented itself in the most beautiful colors during the last weeks. Incredible sunrises, frosty mornings, clear-night skies and shorter days allowed us to enjoy the last bits of this season. Whilst nature is indicating a shift, we also experienced the last courses of the Global Realities. The week before the autumn holidays we wrapped …

Welcome YIP14!

Dear friends of YIP,   The new YIP year has started and Ytterjärna has welcomed YIP14 with warm sunshine, trees full of apples and migrating geese. This place is now becoming home to 35 new participants, waking up to a warm orange sun rise above the Fjord and going to bed with a purple sunset behind the Kulturhouse. After a week …

Transitions News from YIP June ~ August 2021

Dear friends of YIP,   I hope this long over due newsletter finds you well, wherever and whenever you happen to read it. It got a bit lost in the excitement of the final weeks of YIP13 and the summer holidays, but here it is – an account of the Outdoor Experience by Jelmer Verhagen, some reflections post YIP by Anna Morter, a …

From Participants to Organisers News from YIP May 2021

Sunrise

Dear friends of YIP,   It has been a while. We hope you are soaking up the summer sun in the North and enjoying the cosiness of winter in the South. A lot has happened here in Ytterjärna since the last Newsletter. Nineteen curious, passionate, unique individuals have made it to the other side of YIP – alumni territory!   We …