Monsanto’s Hand. ~ Yvonne Papanek {Poem}

Via Yvonne Papanek
on Aug 1, 2013
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Photo: Liqueur Felix
Photo: Liqueur Felix

Monsanto’s Hand

Power—filled possibility

Burning tears dropped in oceans of spiraling pools

Followed to the center of sun

Embracing for the eyes of beasts

More willing to lift up arms

Than sit in layers of stillness


The destruction of form

Peeling the great separation

Soul and form

Unveil a great curve

Nature has been rejected

Crossing fields with metal tools

We have been exiled from wandering and

The steel monster wants to play all day long—

Monsanto’s Hand.

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About Yvonne Papanek

Yvonne Papanek is a Hatha Yoga instructor with a background in Dance and Art. She has performed and led numerous workshops in the US, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Bali and Belize. Yvonne, began teaching in 1996, was twice in the residency program at Sri Swami Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia. There she had disciplined studies in meditation, philosophy, asana, pranayama and nutritional cooking. Following the lineage of Sri Swami Sivananada Maharaj, Swami Satchidananda’s teaching instilled in her a deep respect and practice for the integration of all branches of Yoga and the spoken word. An Integral Yoga, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Dr. Dean Ornish Reversal of Heart Disease certified instructor, she also holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. A former dancer with Oguri, she joined Min Tanakas Body Weather Laboratory, an international movement research company in 1991 and has made extensive practice and study of imagery meditation and kinesiology. Yvonne was the Wellness Group Facilitator at the dual-disorder recovery center, The Canyon at Peace in Malibu, CA where she presented a diverse array of mind-body therapies in yoga, relaxation and experiential exercises. A VA volunteer instructor, her teaching is rooted in the holistic nature of Yoga and service. She has a broad base of experience including but not limited to trainings with Yoga Therapy, Iyengar, Kundalini and Tantra.


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