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.

Summer Newsletter 2019

June , 2019

As we approach the Summer Solstice, I realize that I have not posted a newsletter yet this year and am surprised by that.  The year has been full.  Authentic Movement classes have been powerful and full.  I offered a Beginning class on Wednesday nights during the winter.  It was well attended and a beautiful beginning into the depth of this form.  If any of you are interested in practicing, please drop me a line and let me know.  It is through interest that the classes and workshops develop.

Kelley Hunter, astromythologist and I offered a workshop combining Authentic Movement and  the Astrology of Moving through the Eclipse Portal in the early part of the year.  We are currently planning another offering and the details will be formed soon.

I have offered several Family Constellation Workshops this year and will continue to do so.  These are usually offered on a Saturday afternoon in Montpelier, but not always.  If you have done this work, you know about its effectiveness and mystery in releasing inherited patterns and entanglements in ancestral and family systems.  If you haven’t yet tried it but want to or just want to know more, please give me a call and I am happy to talk about it with you.  I am planning to make some short videos to post that will address certain aspects.  I will post them on my website and on my Facebook page–Jan Sandman: Listening into the Center.  Constellation work can be done in a group and can also be done privately and over Skype or FaceTime.

In August, I will again be teaching at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference.  I will lead three workshops, one regarding Authentic Movement and Moving with the Plants, a Constellation workshop creating a Prayer for the Earth and the third, a Sound Healing Ceremony.   If you plan to go to the New England Women’s Herbal Conference this year, perhaps I will see you there. https://www.newomensherbal.com

Since March, I have been working in a new painting studio and loving it.  I just created a website for my art work and will be adding to it over time.  Here is the link in case you are interested.  https://www.jansandmanart.com

And as always, you can contact me for private sessions.

I wish you all a glorious Summer Solstice.

Jan

 

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

 

Autumn Newsletter

SEPTEMBER

The abundant harvest, the chilly nights, the crickets, the amazing light of the fading sun.  This sunset was taken in August on Prince Edward Island, a respite of profound peace and quiet , a resetting of an inner domain.

I bring that resetting forward into the autumn.  My Authentic Movement classes are beginning soon and extending into December.  They are essentially full at this point but do let me know if you are interested, as I will be offering a 5 hour workshop format on a weekend sometime this fall.  The date will be determined soon.  Stay tuned for that.

International Conference, Kendal England  The Sacred in the Feminine and Masculine November 10-12  I will be offering a workshop in Authentic Movement as part of  this conference. Beth Hin of the White Rose Foundation will be the keynote speaker.  Let me know if you would like more information.

Family Constellations are resuming again with the first gathering on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 1:00-5:00.  There is still space available.  This is powerful work that reaches deeply into inherited patterns, traumas and strengths to bring an alignment of love, honor and acceptance.  A full description of the work is on my website http://www.jansandman.com

Let me know if you would like to register.

I am in the planning stages of offering a Sacred Sound healing experience this autumn, in October around the time of Halloween.  More to come.

I hope to see you at some of these offerings and I wish you all a deeply rich and fulfilling Autumn

 

Open Enrollment for Spring Authentic Movement classes

Dear Friends,

There are two opportunities to enroll in Authentic Movement classes beginning the first week in May and extending until mid June.  One class occurs Wednesday mornings 9-11 from May 3rd to June 14th.  The other happens Thursday mornings May 4th  to June 15th, 9-11.  Both seven week series are $140.00  The full description can be found on my website in the calendar section. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  jansandman@comcast.net

It is a wonderful opportunity to revisit the form or to try it out for the very first time.  I have recently published a book on this discipline entitled White Stones, Bones and Mist:Authentic Movement and Living Prayer.  The book can be ordered through Amazon.com or CreateSpace

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/069278148X/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1487537590&sr=8-1

In addition, there is Family constellation Workshop coming up on March 18th from 1:00-5:00.  Preregistration is necessary.  There is room for one or two more People to participate.

Details are on my website and in the calendar section.

Spring Series Wednesday

Spring Series Wednesday

 

White Stones, Bones and Mist

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, the book I have been working on was published.  Just before the final approval, my editor, Sarla Vasiliki Matsumura and I said a prayer and I lit the candle that held watch and space over the writing of the book for all of these months.  White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer is available now through Amazon.com and through Createspace. https://www.createspace.com/6470927    My hope is for the book to find its way into the hands and hearts of those who will benefit from it in some way.  Although it is centered on Authentic Movement, it will be of benefit to anyone who is concerned with embodying conscious living.  Writing and creating it has been a steadfast practice and joy. I offer gratitude to many people who participated in its creation, especially Sarla Matsumura, for her beautiful work in layout and editing, Elizabeth Anne Hin, for her abiding prayers and love, Barrie Fisher of Waitsfield, Vermont for her photographic skill and artistry, and the movers who volunteered to be photographed during a movement session. I hope you enjoy.

https://www.createspace.com/6470927

https://www.amazon.com/White-Stones-Bones-Mist-Authentic/dp/069278148X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487737329&sr=8-1&keywords=White+Stones%2C+Bones+and+Mist

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

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

Authentic Movement Classes Beginning

December 27, 2016,

Dear Friends,

Two opportunities to learn and practice the form of Authentic Movement are happening.

I am offering a 12 week series beginning on Wednesday January 11 from 9:00-11:00 and another 12 week series beginning on Thursday, January 12 from 9:00-11:00.  Both are here in Montpelier.  Preregistration is required.

Authentic Movement is an intriguing deep practice that allows one to access  very deep parts of oneself and develop self compassion and compassion for others through the practice of witnessing and inner witnessing.  I am posting the flyers below.  Please contact me if you want more information or are interested in registering. jansandman@comcast.net

Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman

Thursday mornings, January  12 through March 30, 2017

9:00-11:00 a.m. at The Clothespin Factory, 1 Granite St.                                                     Montpelier (next to the Iron Bridge)

The cost for this 12 week series is $240.00

 

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 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 group, we will explore the essence of the form, the essence of ourselves, employing the mysterious energy of the winter to enter 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.

It is my experience that colors as vibration are a powerful vehicle for intention, prayer and exploration.  Silk as a medium holds this color vibration very effectively.  In this series, I will be from time to time bringing in the vibration of color as a possibility for movers to move with, through the medium of long stretches of silken color.

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 January 1 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.  I look forward to beginning again,

Jan

 

Authentic Movement

with Jan Sandman

Wednesday mornings, January 11, 2017  through March 29, 2017

9:00-11:00 a.m. at The  Clothespin Factory, 1 Granite St. Montpelier (next to the Iron Bridge)  The cost for this 12 week series is $240.00

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 January 1 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.

I look forward to beginning again,    Jan