“Jan Sandman is one of the finest practitioners of private integrated spiritual healing and balancing methodologies and one of the finest teachers of awareness, mindfulness, compassion, family systems and movement, in our current world. I comprehensively trust her personally and professionally and I recommend her without reservation.”

~Elizabeth Hin, White Rose Foundation~

Listening Into the Center… Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit


In a session, I draw from a vast body of knowledge, skills, experience, training, a deeply developed intuition, and an attunement of hearts. I carefully listen to your story, your words and language. How you describe what concerns you is as important as what you describe. I find that often language connects us to the very center of what we trying to express and deep listening can discern this.I observe your energy, your body and feel into how your story, your issue, your dream, your discomfort or your peace is living and manifesting through your body. Through my intuition, my heart and my hands, I tune into the living energy, the resonance of the bodymindspirit. Depending upon the focus or need articulated, I draw from everything I know to facilitate positive change.

Some sessions may utilize a lot of sound, some sessions may be gentle, deep Trager® based sessions. Some sessions may be highly emotional and cathartic, some may be energetically connecting clients to very altered states of consciousness and knowing, some may be movement based. All have the focus and intention of bringing about greater wholeness of oneself as a human being, an attainment to one’s path and essential self.

Authentic
Movement

Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement is a simple yet deep practice which implements the wisdom of the physical body as a vehicle for inner knowing. As a result, profound inner acceptance and compassion for oneself and for others takes root and grows.

Energy
Work

Energy Work

Energy Work can identify and release stressors that have been experienced and internalized and have become part of patterned behavior. The result is freedom from the stressor and the ability to make different choices in your life.

Sound
Healing

Sound Healing

Sound, from music to the sound of rain, drumming, breathing, toning, words, has a powerful affect on our well-being. Sound Healing is effective for physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual healing.


Trager® Movement Education

Trager® Movement Education

How would it feel to be at peace in your body? Light? Soft? Spacious? To be at peace in your body, to let it be: Trager® Movement work teaches this.

Family
Constellations

Family Constellations

Family Constellations workshops help release the inherited dynamics that underlie depression, anxieties, addictions & lack of joy.

Neuroptimal Neurofeedback

Neuroptimal Neurofeedback

Unlike other neurofeedback systems, NeurOptimal® is designed to focus on the central nervous system – the hub of all functions in the human body.




Testimonials

After years of teaching and school counseling, I am pretty good at keeping things straight and organized. This winter was a different story, however. I spent the winter helping my pregnant daughter with her three year old son while her husband worked out of the country.

At 64, twelve hour days with a three year old are quite taxing. I found that my brain was constantly spinning with the specifics of safety for a small child, keeping track of groceries and meal planning, household chores, scheduling and just trying to keep up with my own personal issues--bill paying, organization etc.

My daughter and I split ten sessions of NeurOptimal Neurofeedback training. What a difference it made! After the second session, my daughter noticed a specific change in me. I could finish a sentence without going to another topic because the thoughts in my head had slowed down enough for me to articulate them before moving on to another idea.

My feeling of being overwhelmed was much easier to deal with. There was still a lot to do and it was still stressful, but much more manageable. I felt normal again. I looked forward to listening to the music and having thirty minutes to myself.

The grounded feeling remains six months later. I am able to concentrate on one thing at a time.
I don't feel like I'm just spinning inside my brain. I highly recommend it to anyone who may have trouble concentrating.

D.M.
Authentic movement with Jan provides a vital thread through my life. I am able to deeply process, integrate, and grow by moving through my experiences with the help of this practice. Jan's wisdom, powerful presence, and creative offerings are uniquely healing and supportive. With gratitude, Lisa
I have been going to Jan’s Authentic Movement on and off for 4 years. It is a “class" like non other. It’s a “class” that, I wouldn’t consider a “class”, but a time for “Yourself”.

You are able to enter such a “class” with your mind, body, heart and feelings. There are no expectations. It’s all for you to take in, feel and observe yourself and others in a safe place. Which in turn, can help you to be more aware when you are out in the world, in relationship and with family and friends. Jan’s guidance throughout Authentic Movement and her words of wisdom bring such insight to me. I am a professional photographer and I have noticed since taking Authentic Movement with Jan, that I am more aware at work. All of my senses are heightened which allows for more conscious observation.
I adore Jan, and all that she brings to the world….and me! I’m so glad our paths have crossed in this lifetime.

Barrie
When I first came to Jan, I was in crisis in my personal and artistic life. I knew I didn’t want to do just “talk therapy”. I needed body work, touch, a kinesthetic modality to move towards deeper self-understanding, centering and healing.
Jan has been my steady spiritual, emotional guide. She uses words, massage, sound, dreamwork, whatever she intuits will speak most powerfully to me in any given moment. Under her guidance I have learned to sound the depths of my being, find and hold my center. She has helped me to understand in a visceral way how to release psychic pain, unlock creative energy, re-establish my roots in the earth, and finally, find courage and peace.

When things are going well in my life, seeing Jan is a treat; when they are not, she is my lifeline.  

RC
"I experience Jan's work as giving me the gift of exploring the depths of the true self and my connection to everything that exists energetically. In the Authentic Movement class, Jan joins with others to create a sacred space where the body's memory is honored and supported. Learning to access this deep inner wisdom, I've been shown how to witness my life and to trust that what is revealed to me in the moment is perfect for the process of healing and the unfolding of my life's purpose. Through this shared work, I've experienced the transformation of my life, and the rippling effects on my marriage, my family, my community and the world beyond."

Candice Shaffer, Calais Conservation Commission Member; Nature and Peace Advocate
Calais, Vermont
I wanted to take some time to talk to any potential clients that might be considering working with Jan.

First of all, JAN is AMAZING! I am a firm believer that the “head” and the “body” are all connected. She knows how to activate my cells and my mind so that they communicate together, alas, helping me to open to deeper places. This is one of the reasons I have gone to Jan for 20 years. Wherever you are on your path of “life”, whether it is a time of trouble or ease, Jan is always there to feel your vibration and listen intently to all that you are going through.
I have had appointments with her when I felt that there wasn’t anything that I was needing, but she, and I, were able to find some places that helped me to discover more about myself and to clear a brighter path. Her life’s work is so deep within her that you can feel it from the moment you look at her. And then when she expresses herself with such clarity, you know you are heard and in a safe place. I have referred many a friend to Jan, and each one has called me soon after their session, thanking me for the introduction. I have been blessed to have Jan in my life and to meet her on many personal levels. I can’t express the importance of having such a woman in my life. Thank you for everything Jan, Thank You!

Barrie
Jan brings remarkable sensitivity to her work in Family Constellations. She follows the unfolding process with patience and respect allowing it to fully manifest in the group. Most important, I experience safety as she enables the healing that needs to occur to flow thru each participant. Her work is quite remarkable.

Judith
"In what started as a relationship based on listening to my body's wisdom, Jan Sandman has become a guide beyond my dearest dreams. We are working together on a sacred project, the landscape of which is my body as the container of my soul, and energy, the sinew that binds me here. Jan has great intuitive capacity, deep humility, and vast love. She is gentle and direct in her ministrations, and her presence is nourishing and constant.
Jan is among the most attentive healers across a variety of helping and medical professions from which I have sought support. She is a reverent listener with evident respect for her clients and her work. Jan's knowledge, warmth, and humor are emphasized by an innate ability to read the play of energy states which, combined with capable teaching that is broadly informed, results in exquisitely delicate guidance founded in essence."

Maggie Fox, Vibrance
Montpelier, Vermont
"Jan has an exceptional gift for cultivating transformation through self awareness. Deep listening, sound, touch, movement, and energy move through her in a way I have not experienced in another human being. Jan Sandman invites that which is already present in you to emerge, be seen and move wherever is necessary for the highest good."

Andreas John
I experience such giant, glorious waves of gratitude at the end of a private session with Jan. The waves begin with deep thanks for Jan and they always overflow so all details of my life and existence come into clear, lovely focus and I am glad to be alive, filled with amazement and appreciation and thankful for my life, my loved ones, for the leaves on the sidewalk as I leave her office, for everything.

Jan listens to me and beyond me. I trust her. Jan is luminous! Her eyes sparkle with gentle kindness and good humor, innocence and knowing. There is a Safe Harbor quality to being with Jan and experiencing this quality alone feels so comforting and healing. Using an unpredictable variety of healing methods according to what has come up, with her exquisite intuition, Jan heals and nurtures. She finds her way to welcome forward my true Self - my elemental nature that tends to hide and leave me lost and out of sync. A private session with Jan brings me into my center, into sync with my Self, into alignment with knowing that All is well, All is as it should be, and So it is.

CK
WARREN, VT
"When I think of Jan's work two words immediately come to mind - constant integrity."

Tamara Wight, Artist, Therapist, Educator
Brookfield, Vermont
"Jan Sandman is one of the most gifted healers I know. Any words I write will soon need updating because Jan is always expanding and embodying more Love. Through Trager Bodywork, Authentic Movement, Sound, Ceremony, and her unwavering connection to that which is Pure Mystery, she has helped my and my family's life in lasting, innumerable, and indescribable ways. She approaches each aspect of her work with rooted integrity, precision, creativity, unparalleled insight, and an utterly profound respect for the needs and nuances of each individual's journey. She is the first person who non-judgmentally understood the particular energies of my unusual body, and over the years, her loving wisdom has helped connect me to myself in ways I had always wanted to but at times did not know how to access or trust. In individual sessions and group work, Jan's presence allows a fuller Reality to safely emerge and flow. She is a rare, inspiring individual and a true teacher who holds and sings for the benefit of all."

Kerrie Workman, Certified Aura-Soma Practitioner
Richmond, Vermont
I have had the privilege of working with Jan for sometime now. I came to her with many mysterious undiagnosed symptoms. By the time I was diagnosed with Lyme, symptoms were extremely painful and severe, and my functioning was limited or not at all. Lyme effected all aspects of my being. Working with Jan has been an integral part of my healing and recovery back to vitality. Over the years I have found her work immensely helpful, curative, clarifying, and refreshing. I have often experienced her work In deeply profound ways. She has an ability to hear beyond words, and to work with all aspects of my being that opens a path of healing and wholeness. I come away with physical comfort, as well as a new perspective, even a shift, in my way of being, so that I am more aware of who I am and how I can be with my body in health.

TW
"Jan's depth of presence encourages me to explore my sincere self,which often remains unexpressed in my daily life. Her demeanor is both wisely grounding and joyfully soaring to hold the space that catalyzes willing transformation. I am always surprised by how much I have been able to re-connect with my whole being and discover something new through the process of moving and witnessing with Jan."

Lisa Mase, Whole Foods Cooking Teacher and Poet
Montpelier, Vermont
Jan holds a container and a safe space that allows me to go deeply into myself and confront blockages, challenges, and traumas in my physical body and my emotional body. Through my experiences with NeurOptimal Neurofeedback, Authentic Movement, and Family Constellation work with her, I have let go of a lot of the baggage I was carrying around.

The NeurOptimal Neurofeedback calms, relaxes, and helps me manage or release anxieties in a lasting way that carries forward into my life. Even one session can be trans-formative.

Authentic Movement opened a door to a community and an individual journey to explore the life forces coursing through our human bodies. A trans-formative practice, it encourages freedom and authenticity on a deep level.

CL
"Jan Sandman graces my life path daily"
"I have known Jan professionally for fifteen years and she has helped me answer my own questions about my life. Sometimes I will make an appointment with Jan when I just want to get a tune up and there are no pressing matters (when there are pressing matters...watch out!, it flows right out of me) I wonder what we will touch on, and by the time I leave her secure surroundings I find I have just reached another plateau in my life, I am clearer and more confident with my decisions. It is my path that I am living, Jan has the mind and heart to help me with what my internal mind, body and spirit are saying. Through the body, she helps me to bring issues to the surface and.... Voila!...I answer my own questions, by my own self discovery. She is there to listen and to initiate through the body what I myself cannot see from my perspective.
I am a lucky person to have Jan in my life. I try to share her beautiful mind/instincts with those willing to take a step forward in their own self discovery. Inevitably, those people always thank me from the bottom to the top of their hearts...for bringing Jan into their lives."

Barrie Fisher
Warren, Vermont
Jan Sandman has a gift. I had some personal blocks that I had been working through, and honestly one session with Jan did more than 12 "counseling" sessions with a therapist. She is intuitive, caring, loving, and kind. She brought me to a place in a matter of weeks, that otherwise may have taken me years to breakthrough to. I have referred several others to Jan, and they all have the same life changing improvements after seeing her. Jan is a gift.

PMP
Stowe, VT
"Working with Jan Sandman is always beneficial for me. Her natural ability to witness me and my emotions, while staying connected to her divine center, creates an atmosphere of healing. Time after time in Jan's space I have felt held to access my deep grief and then with her guidance move through it, eventually letting the weight of it fall away."

MW
"Jan is a healer, a blessing, a force of nature - a gentle force."
"After every visit I feel bliss in this curious, infinite way. My nervous system, my emotions, my perspective - she heals my entire being on a very, very deep level. Jan is highly intuitive. I've never known anyone like her this way. Through my body, she will address each issue I'm having in a way very specific to that issue. Jan has helped me wake up and find strength and health - my SELF really - so I in turn have more to give."

Cynthia Kirkwood, Artist
Warren, Vermont

 

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Upcoming Events

Authentic Movement Spring Wednesdays

May 31, 2017
09:00 AM

Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman

Wednesday mornings, May 3 through June 14, 2017

9:00-11:00 a.m. at The  Clothespin Factory, 1 Granite St. Montpelier (next to the Iron Bridge)  The cost for this 7 week series is $140.00

Simply put, Authentic Movement strives for the physical expression of truth in each passing moment, whatever that truth may be.  With eyes closed, we find, explore and follow the eternally present impulse, expressing it through movement.  By allowing our impulses to lead us, our movement begins to bridge the unconscious to the conscious.  Authentic Movement embraces all levels of being from the sacred to the seeming profane, the important to the trivial, the humorous to the tragic, the joyous to the grieving.  In practicing the form participants find, in addition to inner discovery, the possibility for a deep inner freedom that comes with true self-acceptance.

The composition of this class is an intimate and focused group of men and women .We will focus on the basic elements of Authentic Movement: the mover and the witness, as well as going into subtle nuances of the form.  No dance experience is necessary.

Time is a critical part of the boundary of the form, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow for parking, taking care of the business aspects of the class and are ready to begin at 9:00.  Wear comfortable clothing, with no sharp edges (to protect the mat).

Take time to consider the concept and presence of your inner witness: the presence,  intelligence, or consciousness inside of you that observes your life.  Is it loving, critical, compassionate, judgmental  For some people, it is helpful or illuminating to choose or create an object that personifies your experience of your inner witness.  If you would find this to be helpful, please feel free to bring it with you.  It could be something from nature, from home, something you find or create—anything that speaks to you of your present inner witness. You may want to have a journal with you as well.  The class is dependent upon sufficient number of participants. Please let me know by April 3  of your intention to participate.  The sooner you can let me know, the better as the group is dependent upon adequate numbers. If you need to reach me for any reason, you can do so through email jansandman@comcast.net  or by phoning 229-4671. However, I will be unavailable from April 11-27th as I will be traveling.

I look forward to beginning again,    Jan

Spring Series Wednesday

Spring Series Wednesday

Authentic Movement Thursdays Spring 2017

June 1, 2017
09:00 AM
802 229-4671

Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman

Thursday mornings,  May 4 through June 15, 2017

9:00-11:00 a.m. at The Clothespin Factory,

1 Granite St. Montpelier (next to the Iron Bridge)

The cost for this 7 week series is $140.00

 

Simply put, Authentic Movement strives for the physical expression of truth in each passing moment, whatever that truth may be. With eyes closed, we find, explore and follow the eternally present impulse, expressing it through movement. By allowing our impulses to lead us, our movement begins to bridge the unconscious to the conscious. Authentic Movement embraces all levels of being from the sacred to the seeming profane, the important to the trivial, the humorous to the tragic, the joyous to the grieving. In practicing the form participants find, in addition to inner discovery, the possibility for a deep inner freedom that comes with true self-acceptance.

In this Thursday group, we will continue to explore the essence of the form, the essence of ourselves, employing the emerging energy of the season to go into places in ourselves that are both familiar and emerging. I would like to offer the space for those places to be moved, witnessed and integrated, with the focus being the treasures inside yourselves and between ourselves as a collective.

And so, we will focus on the basic elements of Authentic Movement: the mover and the witness, as well as going into subtle nuances of the form, bringing to it who we are now.

Time is a critical part of the boundary of the form, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow for parking, taking care of the business aspects of the class and are ready to begin at 9:00. Wear comfortable clothing, with no sharp edges (to protect the mat). Take time to consider the concept and presence of your inner witness, the presence or intelligence inside of you that holds space for your life. For some people, it is helpful or illuminating to choose or create an object that personifies your experience of your inner witness. If you would find this to be helpful, please feel free to bring it with you. It could be something from nature, from home, something you find or create—anything that speaks to you of your present inner witness. You may want to have a journal with you as well.

The class is dependent upon sufficient number of participants. Please let me  know by April 3 of your intention to participate. The sooner you can let me know, the better as the groups are dependent upon sufficient participation. If you need to reach me for any reason, you can do so through email jansandman@comcast.net or by phoning 229-4671.  However, I will be unavailable from April 11-26 as I will be traveling.  I look forward to beginning again,

Jan

Spring Series Wednesday

Spring Series Thursday

Authentic Movement Spring Wednesdays

June 7, 2017
09:00 AM

Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman

Wednesday mornings, May 3 through June 14, 2017

9:00-11:00 a.m. at The  Clothespin Factory, 1 Granite St. Montpelier (next to the Iron Bridge)  The cost for this 7 week series is $140.00

Simply put, Authentic Movement strives for the physical expression of truth in each passing moment, whatever that truth may be.  With eyes closed, we find, explore and follow the eternally present impulse, expressing it through movement.  By allowing our impulses to lead us, our movement begins to bridge the unconscious to the conscious.  Authentic Movement embraces all levels of being from the sacred to the seeming profane, the important to the trivial, the humorous to the tragic, the joyous to the grieving.  In practicing the form participants find, in addition to inner discovery, the possibility for a deep inner freedom that comes with true self-acceptance.

The composition of this class is an intimate and focused group of men and women .We will focus on the basic elements of Authentic Movement: the mover and the witness, as well as going into subtle nuances of the form.  No dance experience is necessary.

Time is a critical part of the boundary of the form, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow for parking, taking care of the business aspects of the class and are ready to begin at 9:00.  Wear comfortable clothing, with no sharp edges (to protect the mat).

Take time to consider the concept and presence of your inner witness: the presence,  intelligence, or consciousness inside of you that observes your life.  Is it loving, critical, compassionate, judgmental  For some people, it is helpful or illuminating to choose or create an object that personifies your experience of your inner witness.  If you would find this to be helpful, please feel free to bring it with you.  It could be something from nature, from home, something you find or create—anything that speaks to you of your present inner witness. You may want to have a journal with you as well.  The class is dependent upon sufficient number of participants. Please let me know by April 3  of your intention to participate.  The sooner you can let me know, the better as the group is dependent upon adequate numbers. If you need to reach me for any reason, you can do so through email jansandman@comcast.net  or by phoning 229-4671. However, I will be unavailable from April 11-27th as I will be traveling.

I look forward to beginning again,    Jan

Spring Series Wednesday

Spring Series Wednesday

Authentic Movement Thursdays Spring 2017

June 8, 2017
09:00 AM
802 229-4671

Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman

Thursday mornings,  May 4 through June 15, 2017

9:00-11:00 a.m. at The Clothespin Factory,

1 Granite St. Montpelier (next to the Iron Bridge)

The cost for this 7 week series is $140.00

 

Simply put, Authentic Movement strives for the physical expression of truth in each passing moment, whatever that truth may be. With eyes closed, we find, explore and follow the eternally present impulse, expressing it through movement. By allowing our impulses to lead us, our movement begins to bridge the unconscious to the conscious. Authentic Movement embraces all levels of being from the sacred to the seeming profane, the important to the trivial, the humorous to the tragic, the joyous to the grieving. In practicing the form participants find, in addition to inner discovery, the possibility for a deep inner freedom that comes with true self-acceptance.

In this Thursday group, we will continue to explore the essence of the form, the essence of ourselves, employing the emerging energy of the season to go into places in ourselves that are both familiar and emerging. I would like to offer the space for those places to be moved, witnessed and integrated, with the focus being the treasures inside yourselves and between ourselves as a collective.

And so, we will focus on the basic elements of Authentic Movement: the mover and the witness, as well as going into subtle nuances of the form, bringing to it who we are now.

Time is a critical part of the boundary of the form, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow for parking, taking care of the business aspects of the class and are ready to begin at 9:00. Wear comfortable clothing, with no sharp edges (to protect the mat). Take time to consider the concept and presence of your inner witness, the presence or intelligence inside of you that holds space for your life. For some people, it is helpful or illuminating to choose or create an object that personifies your experience of your inner witness. If you would find this to be helpful, please feel free to bring it with you. It could be something from nature, from home, something you find or create—anything that speaks to you of your present inner witness. You may want to have a journal with you as well.

The class is dependent upon sufficient number of participants. Please let me  know by April 3 of your intention to participate. The sooner you can let me know, the better as the groups are dependent upon sufficient participation. If you need to reach me for any reason, you can do so through email jansandman@comcast.net or by phoning 229-4671.  However, I will be unavailable from April 11-26 as I will be traveling.  I look forward to beginning again,

Jan

Spring Series Wednesday

Spring Series Thursday