Authentic Movement: Moving into the Autumn Blaze

Jan Sandman

September 18, 2019 - 09:00 AM

                                                                            Authentic Movement

                                                                   Moving into the Autumn Blaze

                                                                             with Jan Sandman

                                                    Wednesday mornings, Sept 18-Dec 18, 2019

                                                                   no class on  10/16, 10/23, 11/27

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

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

                                                       The cost for this 11 week series is $220.00

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 ordinary, 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 internal freedom that comes with true self-acceptance.

After the summer’s expansive bounty, we begin to turn in to the blaze we are internalizing for  fall’s time of deepening that is right before us. In this series, I ask that you spend some time meditating on or intuiting into what you are taking in to work with this fall season.  What in you is asking for your attention?  You don’t have to know the answer to this.  In fact, you may well be discovering it through out the series.  I ask that you call forward an animal, a plant or tree or a specific being who will act as your constant guide and witness throughout this series.  By making the choice, you are initiating a commitment to stay with something for this extended period, to allow a thread to be woven.  Please bring  two objects, one connected to what you are tending during this season and the other connected to the guide/witness, be it animal, plant, tree, being. It can be something from nature, from home, something you find or create—anything that speaks to you of what is stirring in your inner landscape and the guiding /witnessing spirit.

The composition of this class is an intimate and focused group of people .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 quality of what is stirring in you as we enter this season of  autumn.  Consider the Fall session from September to December  as one long ritual space…a time for you to identify or uncover a potent inner thread that can be tended as we move towards the Winter Solstice .  The class is dependent upon sufficient number of participants. Please let me know by  August 30 of your intention to participate. This class is at times at full capacity. With that in mind ,the sooner you can let me know, the better so I have a clear sense of the numbers. If you need to reach me for any reason, you can do so through email jansandman@comcast.net  or by phoning 229-4671 or texting 522-5032. 

 I look forward to beginning again,   

 Jan