UPDATE: Two workshops by Yifat Aharon!

Another workshop confirmed! Great news! Yifat Aharon from Israel will work with Authentic Movement and the connection we have with the world. The two different workshops: Authentic Movement Authentic Movement is a simple form of self-directed movement by following inner impulses in the present moment in a special and simple way. This unique method deepens self-knowledge and strengthens the interaction …

Sunday Portrait: Katharina

Interview with Katharina We caught up with the lovely Katharina recently on a beautiful sunny day at the Saltå Kvarn café where she works. Katharina has lived in these parts for a while and has a lot to tell, so we were pleased that we managed to sneak in a few questions while she tended to the herb garden in …

Our path to Consciousness.

Words by Marilha Balieiro, participant YIP 7 On the path of consciousness, I can see two movements. The first is going deep inside, we’re trying to know ourselves in our core essences – seeing the whole world inside ourselves. The second one, expanding from us, trying to reach all over the place, the earth, the universe – being aware of …

UPDATE: Orland Bishop CONFIRMED!

Orland Bishop is confirmed and will give a lecture on ‘The Inner’ on Monday morning! Orland Bishop combines a deep dedication to human rights advocacy and cultural renewal with an extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology and indigenous cosmologies. He was a research fellow with the Center for the Study of Violence and Social Change at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine …

Second Day Theme: The Inner

“… It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.”    – Oriah Mountain Dreamer Words by Darius Matthies | Pictures by Veerle Kaffka, participants YIP 7 What is the impulse behind our actions? What is the core, the place our …

Sunday Portrait: Mats-Ola Ohlsson

Interview with Mats-Ola Ohlsson A couple of our YIP 7 participants were recently invited by Mats-Ola for a cup of coffee and a catch up at his local cafe. They graciously accepted his offer and managed to ask him a few questions regarding YIP and the Initiative Forum! They came back full of joy and tales of ancient Viking meeting …

Humor as a powerful tool.

Words by Louise Larock, participant YIP 7 “I went to the doctor to treat my schizophrenia. Since then, we are way better” Humor is a powerful tool for me. Playfulness, joy; that should be our fuel. When I hear people speaking about sustainability, that we have to do something because we all going to die, I’m afraid. Not only because …

What is Freedom?

Words by Roi Aharon | Pictures by Veerle Kaffka, participants YIP 7 Every Pesach (a.k.a. Passover), which is the Jewish source of Easter, millions of people around the world gather together with their extended families to read the biblical story of The Exodus – the Ancient Hebrews’ journey towards freedom. As the story goes in the Old Testament, the Hebrews …

Sunday Portrait: Lulu

Interview with Lulu Himmelbach We caught up with Lulu, a YIP6 participant, when she visited a few weeks back. It was great to have her calming yet inquisitive energy about the place and we jumped at the opportunity to ask her a few questions regarding Initiative Forum! Can you start by giving us a brief background on yourself, what your …

IF 2015 is happening! Are you going?

Another day in the office! We are collectively spreading the word about INITIATIVE FORUM 2015! Freesponsibility – How do we need to be in order for each to be free? At the moment we are contacting other networks in order to reach the people we want to see at this year’s Initiative Forum and social media plays a big role. …