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 …

Wrapping up the Inner Awareness

Dear Friends of YIP, Happy New Year from Ytterjärna! I hope this newsletter finds you well and with a fresh start in 2022. Before we go into the new block of Community and Collaboration we want to share with you how the Yippies closed the Inner Awareness block before going off into a well deserved winter break. During December we …

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 …

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 …

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. …