Yoga: The Journey of Self Discovery. ~ Yvonne Papanek {Poem}

Via Yvonne Papanek
on Aug 1, 2013
get elephant's newsletter

Cobra Bujangasana illustration by Bobby Clennell


For nothing other than

The journey of self discovery

Will the wandering of  night contain me

To the seat of day

Sometimes I ask myself

Was it father or mother or plant

That left me to follow the roots

To the center of my mind?

I never tire of coming or going

I never weary of being or non-being.

Nothing explains how to know where to go

One follows heart on the middle road

Pleasured by something so small as the sky

Kundalini with cobra’s eye

Watching how the luster of moon

Pulled me through the root of time.

Like elephant journal on Facebook.


Assistant Ed.: Stephanie Sefton/Ed: Bryonie Wise


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.


Comments are closed.