International Vegetarian Union (IVU)


For a vegetarian world. For people. For animals. For the planet.
Be part of this world: 8 - 14th November 2004
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Maria Laura Garcia Packer

Vegetarian since 1981, from 1984 on Laura is giving vegetarian food classes. She lives in Joinville, a town nearby Florianopolis, South Brazil.

She gave lecturers in different places on vegetarianism and now is ministring the Program Learning How to Feed. 

Yoga instructor at 18 years with Formation in India in 1991, 1995, 2001.

Formation on Yoga at Yogi Hari's Ashram - Florida - USA in 1996.

Formation in Stress Management Yoga Teacher Training in Integral Yoga -Yogaville - Virginia - USA in 1998.

Level I in Integrative Yoga Therapy in 1999. 

Yoga Sutras at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam with Swami Dayananda Saraswati -Pensylvania - USA in 2000.

Yogaterapia at Kripalu Yoga Center - Massachusetts - USA in 2000.

Formation in Meditation Teacher Training at Ananda Retreat Center - California - USA in 2002.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Yogi Hari’s Ashram – Florida – USA in 2003.

Diretor of Casa de Yoga Shanti Om - Joinville / SC.

Coordinator of Formation in Instructors of Yoga and Formation in Meditation - Joinville / SC.


Laura will present at 36th World Vegetarian Congress the following talk:

  • Vegetarianism and Spirituality
    • the vital field of foods
    • food and levels of consciousness
    • vegetarianism as the foundation for spiritual life
    • relation food/body / mind and spirit
    • mind and nutrition
    • food and nourishment

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