Guests: Demetria Clark and Karyn Calabrese
Demetria Clark started learning about herbal healing at a very young age from friends and mentors she had during her youth and in childhood. She has formally studied and apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar (in beginner and advanced trainings), apprenticed with Jane Smolnik, studied the Wise Woman Way with Susun Weed and attended workshops given by scores of well-known herbalist from all over the world including David Hoffmann, Christopher Hobbs, David Winston and scores of other amazing teachers. She received her aromatherapy education from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and Jeanne Rose.
Demetria has taught herbal and aromatherapy classes since 1996 and in 1998 founded the Heart of Herbs Herbal School. The school offers Herbal and Aromatherapy Certification Programs. Teaching herbs either in workshop format or an apprenticeship model has allowed Demetria to model her herbal and aromatherapy correspondence classes after the apprenticeship programs.
A graduate of SUNY Empire State College with a BA in Human Services, Demetria has also taken many graduate level college courses in forestry, botany, horticulture, and nutrition. She has also done graduate work at Midwives College of Utah and Open University in the UK, was on faculty at the Midwives College of Utah, and adjunct faculty at NH Community Technical College, where she taught herbal and aromatherapy classes at conferences, and apprenticeships. Demetria has also worked for UMASS Medical School in a research capacity.
She is a member of the Northeast Herbal Association, an organization dedicated to merging ancient traditions of Herbalism and the needs of the modern herbalist, and is also a member of United Plant Savers and the American Herbalist Guild. She has published numerous articles in medical, herbal and parenting journals.
A midwife, doula and trainer, Demetria runs Birth Arts International. She is married and the mother of two boys.
Karyn Calabrese is a successful entrepreneur and popular holistic health expert based in Chicago. At 64 years old she looks nearly a generation younger and enjoys boundless energy and great health. She started on her journey of health after suffering from a host of allergies and ailments as a child. In her 20’s, she adopted a vegetarian diet and began juicing to improve her health. After meeting teachers and raw food pioneers, Anne Wigmore and Viktoras Kulvinskas, Karyn gradually transitioned from vegetarian to vegan to a complete raw vegan diet. For the past 30 years, Karyn has been committed to taking care of her body and helping others to do the same. In addition to a raw diet, she believes in regular detoxification and has developed a program that she has shared with thousands of people over the years and is now available in her debut book, ‘Soak Your Nuts: Cleansing with Karyn.’ Karyn’s business also includes 3 vegan restaurants, a holistic wellness center, and a line of all natural supplements, skin care and makeup. Karyn has enjoyed huge success as a health expert in the local and national media including two appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show that featured age-defying women. Karyn was awarded the First Annual Raw and Living Foods Golden Branch Award in 2002 for introducing the idea of raw and living foods to the greatest number of people in the mainstream public.