Autumn News 2019

October has arrived and suddenly , it seems, the air has taken on the autumn chill.  My roses, however, which have given me endless joy all summer, are still blooming.  Frost has not yet hit.  The photograph above was taken on Prince Edward Island, the beach of red rock near where I stayed last summer.  It reminds me of New Mexico, and I have similar feelings about both places.  They call forward wild nature, vast silence, and an infinite peace.

This fall, my Wednesday and Thursday Authentic Movement classes are underway.  They will run through the Solstice and then will start back up again in January.  I am offering a Beginning Authentic Movement Series this fall which will begin on Wednesday evening October 30 and run for seven weeks from 6:30-8:30.  This is a wonderful opportunity to try out this form if you have ever wondered about it.  A great group formed already but there is room room for 2-3 more people. The cost is $140.00 for the seven week series.  Contact me if you are interested.

In November, I am offering a Family Constellation workshop.  This will happen on Saturday , November 16 from 1:00-5:00. You can find details in the calendar section of my website by clicking on that date.  This is really important work that cuts through entanglements in the energetic field of the family or system and allows healing and flow to begin or to restore.  It is powerful and it is real.  Often, we are carrying burdens that we cannot resolve because they do not belong to us.  This work deals with identifying and helping to resolve that. There is currently room for two people to present their constellation and have the group work with it and there are several spots open for representatives.  Contact me at jansandman@comcast.net to register.  Spread the word if you know others who would be interested.

I have recently been asked to go to Asheville NC and to Minnesota to offer  Constellation workshops and Authentic Movement workshops, so that may be coming up this winter.

I am always available for individual sessions.  These times are enormously open to change.  The energy is potent and very available.  I am in service to kindness and consciousness prevailing.

May our paths cross.

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

 

January, 2018

Dear Friends,

I welcome the New Year with hope, anticipation of beauty, and the calling forward of hardiness as we are greeted with such a deep and cleansing cold.

I am offering two workshops in the next few weeks.  The first one is a 5 hour Authentic Movement Workshop which will be held at the Zen Barn in Waterbury.  Preregistration is necessary. The cost is 1$90.00.  I am limiting the workshop to ten participants.  Serena Fox of Stowell Farm is organizing and promoting the event so, should you want to register, contact her at stowellfarm@gmavt.net or visit her website  www.stowellfarm.com   Complete details are on my Facebook page..Jan Sandman:Listening into the Center, or the Stowell Farm Facebook page or stowellfarm.com website.

This workshop is perfect for people to get familiar with and grounded in this form and then to dive deeply. This will be a very safe welcoming space for all that wants to move. If you have always wanted to experience Authentic Movement, this is the time. If you know others who may be intrigued, please let them know. If you have some experience in Authentic Movement and want to have the time to really study the mover/witness dynamic, this workshop is for you. If you are an experienced mover and want to move with Beginner’s Mind, this workshop is for you as well. Enrollment is limited to ten people. Please spread the word.

Think about  trying it out.

On February 10, I will be offering a Family Constellation workshop from 1:00-5:00.  This is deep, rich rewarding work, no matter how you participate, as a representative or as a focus client.You will find the description on the calendar page of my website.  Please call if you have any questions.   I would love to see you there.

On the Solstice, I held a Sacred Sound Gong ceremony that was attended by many people who braved the difficult weather to get there.  This is a beautiful event I have been offering for the past number of years.  The proceeds are donated to www.thewhiterose.org , an organization which supports peace and realization in all of humanity. Let know if you would like to be on the list to receive notification of this event.

Just before the Solstice, I visited my godsons and their family on Kaua’i . Such exquisite land. I will share a photo that speaks of the power of time and place and eternity.

I wish you all a deep start to this new beginning we are sharing.  May we all blossom.

all the best, always

Jan

November News

Dear Friends,

I am excited to say that I will be soon going to the beautiful Lake District of England to offer workshops on Authentic Movement, a deep practice of embodiment.  This year, the 3 day conference, created by Rumi’s Circle,  is entitled “Sacred Pattern: Balancing the Feminine and the Masculine. Elizabeth Hin will be the keynote speaker and Kabir Helminski is expected to speak along with several others who will speak and offer in various capacities.  I expect the event to be very rich and am honored to be a part of it.

At the Winter Solstice, I will be offering a Sacred Sound Ceremony, an opportunity to focus prayers and intentions for the coming year, while being immersed in the deep resonance of the Gong, crystal singing bowls and other instruments. I will be sending out details for registering in  late November  or early December.  Space is limited  to 30 and  fills to capacity each year.

The recent Family Constellation workshops have been very rewarding and rich.  I will be offering more in the way of Constellation work in the new year.

This year has been one full of deep opportunity for centering, expanding one’s heart and deepening one’s roots.  The leaves are nearly gone from our precious trees, and yet just yesterday, I picked a perfectly blooming rose from a newly planted bush.  The unexpected is with us right along side the day to day rhythms.  It keeps us awake, aware, alive.

The Year Begins

January 1, 2017

The year begins.  The sun rises wherever I am.  I look out and breathe deeply.  I look in and I breathe deeply. In my breath, I experience space; I return to this, breath after breath after breath.  In the eternal space, I feel the steady pulsing of life ongoing, unlimited grace and possibility.   I move with an ongoing conversation of all beings around me as best as i am able.  I follow the thread of that conversation as it takes me through my day.

I follow my conscience.  I do my best to manifest and put my precious and limited energy towards creating something good, beautiful, helpful, life sustaining.  All around and through me, I experience the interweaving of all things.  I am  in the flow of this New Year.  Wishing all beings everywhere a year of grace and beauty…expected and unexpected….12234874_1061766983854580_3489289864130302759_n