Leadership team

The core team responsible for delivering the Initiation

Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
Eivind Figenschau SkjellumRYIT Founder
Eivind created RYIT while in the midst of a profound initiation due to chronic health issues, death of family members and the loss of everything that had given his identity form. He then discovered how to take men on a similar journey in just three months, and with way more support than he himself had. Eivind is a recognized expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology, a true visionary and trailblazer, and a leading figure in burgeoning men’s movement.
Karl-Otto Sandvik
Karl-Otto SandvikCourse Leader
Karl-Otto has ten years of experience working as a men’s coach and mentor. He is a group leader, compassionate writer, an empath, and a challenger of bullshit. Originally from northern Norway, he relocated to Denmark because of a woman, and stayed because of a son. Karl-Otto is a trained artist, and has been working on his ongoing recovery from alcohol addiction since 2002. He has functioned as Eivind’s closest ally since he joined as assistant course leader for round #2.
Richard Arsic
Richard ArsicCourse Leader
Richard is a men’s Coach, Vice Chair and Senior Men’s group facilitator of ManKind Project Canada. When he found RYIT in 2015, what he had learned with MKP was taken to a whole new level. Ever since, he has committed himself to spreading new paradigm men’s work. He currently has a dayjob, though is ever-committed to his main purpose of helping men wake up and take charge of their lives.

Extended team

Membership services and support functions.

Ruben Benjamin Gorseman
Ruben Benjamin GorsemanRYIT Support Staff
After his own initiation in Spring 2018, Ruben’s purpose became clear: “To contribute to the emotional maturity of the coming generations, who will want to bring their Gifts in turn.” Since then, he has committed himself to serving Eivind Skjellum’s purpose as Support Staff, Personal Assistant and Tech Support.

The Women of RYIT

This team of incredible women come in to support the men as they leave the Underworld.
They are trained in the Circling modality, and also bring their own unique expertise and talents to the table.

Marysia Pstrokonska
Marysia PstrokonskaUnited Kingdom / Poland
Tina Svingerud
Tina SvingerudNorway
Berbel Anne
Berbel AnneNetherlands
Tess van der Putten
Tess van der PuttenNetherlands
Deborah Scherz
Deborah ScherzNetherlands / Belgium
Shara Sebastian
Shara SebastianUnited States of America
Ellen Waenink
Ellen WaeninkNetherlands