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

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

 

Winter Solstice Gong Meditation

The Winter Solstice Gong Meditation has two openings. This will happen on Friday December 23 at 7:30-9:00 pm.  Space is limited and it is necessary to register with me in advance.  So if you are interested in coming, there are two places available which will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  This is a beautiful event I offer at the Solstice. I am posting the description below.  Contact me if interested at jansandman@comcast.net or through the website.

Winter Solstice Sacred Sound Gong Meditation with Jan Sandman

Friday, December 23, 2016  7:30-9:00

 

Please join me on this powerful evening, the time of the Winter Solstice, Friday, December 23, 2016 in the beauty of the transformative resonance of the Gong.  The gong is an ancient instrument whose sound and vibration penetrate deep into the body, heart, mind and spirit,  linking the finite with the infinite.  On this evening just after the Solstice, we will let the gong carry us to a place of deep relaxation, connection and harmony.

In the beginning, there will be an opportunity to silently set and mark your intention for this Solstice. There will then be a 10-15 minute movement circle where you can move with eyes closed if you choose to connect with your body.  If not, you can simply close your eyes and sit quietly. This will be followed by silence. During this time, the Gong will begin to sound. You will simply relax and receive, take in and be carried by the vibrations.  The Gong has an extreme range of sounds, from tiny and angelic to large and cathartic.  The sound itself will be working with you and the intentions you have set along with whatever the universe may have in mind for you. The exact time of the Solstice is on Wednesday December 21, however we are doing the ceremony just following this on the 23rd, during this potent time of  darkness as we situate ourselves in the  heart of the Solstice.

Please enter the space in Silence.  I suggest that you bring an object, like a crystal or a stone to place on the altar that will be bathed in the sound then go home with you, full of the vibration of the evening and any intention or prayer you are working with.

We will begin at 7:30 pm and I ask that people arrive by 7:25 to get settled. Please enter the room in Silence.  There are no chairs in the space, it is floor seating only.  You will be welcome to lie down.  Bring a cushion or a backjack if you need something like that for comfort.(Nothing sharp to protect the mats) The body often cools down in stillness of this sort, so feel welcome to bring a shawl, etc.

Cost is a sliding scale, suggested $10-25.  All proceeds will be donated to the White Rose Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which supports global peace and consciousness.   www.thewhiterose.org.  Registration is necessary as space is limited  and will be offered on a first come/first served basis. Please let me know if you plan to attend  by email or by phone. If you are unable or uninterested in attending,  you could let me know that as well so I will then spread the word to a wider circle.  jansandman@comcast.net or 229-4671, 522-5032

I hope to see you at the Solstice ceremony!