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News from Jan Sandman


Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Dear Friends,

We are here, in the absolute quaking aliveness of Vermont April. Dripping water, muddy roads and trails, ice galore, melting ponds, geese, redwing blackbirds, snowdrops and crocuses, piles and piles of snow, spring skiing, sugar on snow, sap buckets everywhere, people in tee shirts or no shirts at all, kids on bikes in the streets. I welcome all of these sounds and sights.

The year has been one of great change for many people. Many surprising events, shiftings, uncovering, releasing. It is as though lives are being recreated at a fast and steady clip. The shifts are in an alignment with a changing environment and world. The basic tenents apply more than ever: kindness, tolerance, acceptance, faith, right action.

Authentic Movement teaches one how to trust oneself on the deepest, most real levels, how to accept oneself. How to access wisdom and ways of knowing that are deeply embodied. In that way, the embodied practice of Authentic Movement is one that is an invaluable resource that can be a guiding force throughout your life. In times of great change, it is especially helpful, when deep ways of knowing are essential to navigating the changing landscapes.

I am offering a day long Authentic Movement Intensive workshop hosted by Jennifer Johnson at the beautiful Twin Pond Healing Sanctuary in Brookfield Vermont on May 27th. The workshop is open to both beginners and experienced movers. The details are below. The workshop will be limited to 10 people so it is important to sign up early to reserve your spot. The instructions for registering can be found below

Later this spring and summer I will be offering Family Constellation workshops. I held one earlier this spring which was deeply attended by a fabulous group of people. Stay tuned for the next one.

Let me know if you have any questions!


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Dear Friends,

I am excited to let you know that an exhibit of my paintings created primarily during the pandemic will be shown at Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop on 5 Stowe Street in Waterbury from July 7 through August 14. The show is called, The Way the Light Answers. I will be having an artist reception on Friday July 9 from 6-8 pm. Refreshments will be served. I would be delighted and honored to see you there. If you can’t make it, the gallery is open from Wednesday-Saturday each week. Please feel free to spread the word and tell anyone you think might me interested. Below is a press release put out tonight by Axel’s Gallery.


July 2, 2021


Whitney Aldrich, Owner

Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop, 5 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05676


The Way Light Answers: An exhibition of paintings by Jan Sandman at Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop through August 14, 2021.

The saying “practice what you preach” is exactly what you can expect from the work by Montpelier-based artist, Jan Sandman. Her professional life is spent helping clients find a deeper connection to themselves, their families and loved ones, their place in and connection to the universe. The work presented at Axel’s Gallery is her own personal journey into the very connection she guides others through.

“The Way Light Answers” is a body of work primarily created during the pandemic. These original cold wax and oil paintings are the result of purposely limiting her color palette and the self-discovery with such bounds. The results are soft, balanced colors and subtle compositions that will beg you to drift in and to linger. Sandman’s work is a like a quite conversation with the universe – a place that immediately feels natural and safe. She invites you to come in, to listen through your eyes, stay awhile and contemplate your place on earth.

When speaking of this collection of work, Sandman says “sometimes the paintings are landscapes, sometimes more abstract – depending on the dimension of where the answer lies.” She invites you to explore the body of original artwork at Axel’s Gallery from July 7 – August 14, 2021.

An opening artist reception is scheduled for Friday, July 9th from 6-8pm at Axel’s Gallery in historic downtown Waterbury. This event is free and open to the public. Come to the artist reception and be inspired!

With the exception of special events, Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop is open Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 – 4:00 pm.

Information about the artist can be found:

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