Winter News

Welcome winter! Clear blue skies and white mountain tops tinged in pink. and here we are right in the beginning of December. I am looking forward to planning for the Winter classes and Workshops.

First of all, my paintings will be shown at the Garage Cultural Center in Montpelier http://www.garageartsvt.com for the month of December until January 12 in a show called Let It Bee. The show is a month long event in support of the Bees and other pollinators. My paintings are done with cold wax which is a beeswax product. The opening is Friday, December 6 from 4-7. http://www.jansandmanart.com

Secondly, each year I offer a Solstice Sound ceremony whose proceeds benefit the White Rose Foundation. http://www.thewhiterose.com The Gong ceremony will be offered on December 20th. Currently the registration is filled to capacity but if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case places open up, email me at jansandman@comcast.net

I have been running a very deep and beautiful Authentic Movement Beginning class where we explore the basics of this important work. If you would like to register for the winter session, let me know by December 15. jansandman@comcast.net The classes are on Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 in Montpelier. I also offer Authentic Movement classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9-11 in Montpelier. These classes are also open to new people depending upon availability of space although they are not beginning classes.

On January 18, 2020, I am offering a Family Constellation workshop from 1:00-5:00 in Montpelier. The cost to be a representative is $35.00 and to be a focus client $150.00. Let me know if you would like to register or know more. Some information on Constellation work is available on my website http://www.jansandman.com

I am planning to travel to Minnesota this deep winter to offer some Authentic Movement there in the Grand Marais Community and be near the majestic frozen Great Lakes.

Wishing you all joy as we go forward into the deep darkness and beyond , into the returning light.

Jan

Through the Eclipse Portal: Astrology and Authentic Movement

Moving through the Eclipse Portal: Astrology & Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman & Kelley Hunter

In this workshop, we enter the field of the  Total Eclipse of the Moon on January 21st,a compelling opportunity to engage the energetic awakening, unexpected perspectives and surprising flashes of fresh developments on the horizon. The emotional desire of this Moon is to break through the eclipse shadows into the freedom of uncharted territory.

First, we feel our bodies into the present space. We then discuss current planetary patterns of the eclipse and how each person’s astrological chart may be impacted by this celestial gateway.

Our dive into Authentic Movement is a profound practice of accessing wisdom and inner knowing through trusting how the body wants to move from the inside out, with eyes closed. This wordless alignment of body, intuition and soul will open us to our unique inner guidance, for clearing and preparation for the year to come.

We bring language and visual expression back in, letting the stories and meaning be told, shown, written….

Let the resonance of the day linger through the Eclipse and onward. The pre-dawn sky inspires and conspires with a close alignment of the two most brilliant diamonds in the sky—Venus and Jupiter, Love and Wisdom.

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” -John Keats

Saturday, January 19, 10am – 4:30 pm, $120

at the beautiful, hand-crafted Bartlett House in Plainfield, VT

This small group event is limited to 12 persons. Bring your lunch. Register with a $40 deposit and your birth info by 1/12 to Jan or Kelley.

Kelley Hunter, PhD., longtime astrologer, consultant, teacher, artist fuses her background in depth psychology, holistic arts, myth and creativity into the Language of the Stars.  www.heliastar.com, kelley@heliastar.com / 802-456-1078

Jan Sandman, Authentic Movement teacher, Family Constellations facilitator, Healing Arts practitioner, author & artist weaves together group energy that allows traveling in the depths. www.jansandman.com, jansandman@comcast.net,  (802)229-4671

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Autumn Newsletter

Dear Friends ,

As summer winds down, today is warm, sunny, humid.  In a couple of days, the weather will shift: cooler days and nights.

I recently returned from the NE Women’s Herbal Conference where I offered an Authentic Movement workshop, beautifully attended in  a gorgeous space.  It was an honor to be part of this event and to help its beginning to happen through movement.I recognize Helen Ward, Melanie Carpenter and Laura Julie Krouse and their co-joined effort and success to create a very deep and powerful gathering.

My Authentic Movement classes will begin mid September after I return from the beauty of Prince Edward Island.  I have room for one  or two people in the Thursday class. (9-11:00 every Thursday until mid December) Contact me if you are interested or know someone who may be. The description is on my website.

October 20th, from 1:00-5:00 marks the date for the next Family Constellation workshop.  This is beautiful, effective and powerful work.  I highly recommend trying it as either a representative or a person presenting a constellation.  Again, I am free to answer any questions that you may have.   jansandman@comcast.net or 802 522-5032  You will find the description on my website. I hope that the summer has been restorative for you all.  It has truly been active and very alive for me.  I have a passion for growing roses and waking to them each morning.  I will miss them as the weather turns.

I look forward to the many opportunities for connecting this autumn.

all the very best,

Jan

 

Spring, 2018

Dear Friends,

Today, I put the  geraniums that had wintered over inside and were in full bloom out on the porch even though it is not yet May. I am ready for Spring, the soft rain, the brightening light, longer days, lighter or no layers needed, the soft ground. My birthday is in April and this rose was centered in a spring bouquet of flowers I received in honor of my birth.  I love all flowers but roses hold a special place as a representation of the layers of love in the heart and soul, layers of complexity, layers of beauty, layers of growth, connectedness, what is open, what remains hidden, what is possible, color, fragrance, patience, softness.  So this rose is inside and the geraniums are outside.  The rose is now receding while the geraniums burst.  Life.

A good friend died this past month…her death fast and holy, like a shooting star lighting up the heavens….bright, bright, bright and then gone.  She leaves in her wake the legacy of the profound ways she touched so many people, her deep faith in humanity’s goodness. And the reminder that every moment matters.

I am paying more consistent attention these days to exploring through painting, appreciating the mystery and delight of the process and how painting somehow has the capacity to reach something in me which then feels completed or expressed by the painting’s existence. I am fascinated by this and by how words are not a necessary part of this completion.  Life beyond language.

Several offerings this Spring and Summer.  On Saturday, May 19th, I am offering a Family Constellation workshop.  These workshops are very powerful and healing whether you come as a representative or as someone who is presenting a personal constellation for the group to work with.  They can clear both specific and universal disruptions in the flow of love that moves through the generations, and in fact moves through all things. The complete description is in the Calendar section of the website.  Just click on the date in the calendar and the full description will come up. Contact me to register, or for more information.

In midsummer, either July 6, 7 or 8, I will be offering a day long Authentic Movement workshop.  Details will follow soon, but do let me know if you are interested and I will be sure you receive a flyer.

This year, I have the honor of  offering an Authentic Movement workshop at the Women’s Herbal Conference on Friday , August 24th.  So many bright beings  come together at this gathering.  Perhaps I will see you there!     https://www.newomensherbal.com

As always, I offer individual sessions, across the dimensions  of what I am versed in, from bodywork to sound healing, family constellations, authentic movement, spiritual clarity, energy work.

Thank you for reading. Let me know if I can be of service or if you would like to register for one of my offerings.

as the spring light shines,

as ever,

Jan

 

Summer, 2017

White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer

White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer

Dear Friends,

We are approaching the full moon of July in this very powerful Summer of 2017.  Deep and penetrating rains, ushering in a more inward energy as summer commences.  Each hour of sun is noticed and celebrated.  It seems as though the fruits of the field and tree literally pop during these sunny moments. Prayers for the sodden ground and the people and animals and plants most affected by it. Joy in the flowers and light.

On July 25th at 7:00 pm at the Joslin Memorial Library, 4391 Main Street in Waitsfield, I will be  reading from my book White Stones, Bones and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer.  It is possible that Barrie Fisher, the photographer for the book, will also be present.  Books will be available for purchase of course, or just come and listen.  This work of Authentic Movement is such a profound practice, I would just love to have people know more about it. https://joslinmemoriallibrary.com/calendar/

The Beginning Authentic Movement workshop is in process and going beautifully.  Deep and powerful openings are occurring as movers engage in this carefully contained and radically simple practice.  I hope to offer a full Beginning Series of 8-10 weeks in the fall.  For people with experience, there will also be continuing classes.  The schedule will come out soon.

My dear friend, Elizabeth Hin, founder of the White Rose Foundation, will be offering a 2 day class in the Montpelier area on August 5 and 6.  This is a rare opportunity to sit with and learn from a profound spiritual master.  For more information or to register contact Blaine Glass,  http://www.thewhiterose.org/calendar/

Regular Family Constellation Workshops will resume in the fall.  I am attending a Constellation Intensive this summer to work with several different masters in the field and will no doubt be incorporating this work into my workshops.

In August, I will be in the far North on Prince Edward Island, for quiet retreat, contemplation and rest.

Deep gratitude to all of you for all you do to make the world a better place.  I hope to see you soon.

In Summer’s long light,

Jan

 

Family Constellation Workshop, Authentic Movement Classes

Dear Friends,

It feels so good to greet the Spring at last.  I will very soon be traveling to the Southwest, Four Corners area, a journey I have looked forward to for many years.  To be immersed in that sacred landscape, I am certain will bring many gifts.  I look forward to sharing them upon my return.  The Authentic Movement classes have mostly filled and will be beginning in May.  There may be some room in the Thursday class.  You can check with me if you are interested.  If you are interested in learning or participating in this form in the future, let me know and I will inform you when the next round begins.  My book, White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer is on sale through Amazon.com or Createspace.  For local people I also have some copies available here.   On May 20, I will be offering a Family Constellation workshop from 1:00-5:00.  If you have ever thought about trying this work, it is a powerful and dynamic way of reconnecting, revealing and repairing inherited family dynamics.  The description can be found in the calendar events section of my website.

I will write again after traveling and hope to see some of you at the Family Constellation workshop.

Enjoy the approaching awakening!

Jan