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    ROBUST Roanoke: Deep Vitality Healing Arts

    "Your source for holistic living"


    Upcoming Classes 2017-2018



    "Wellness Through The Seasons: The Potent Path to Holistic Living"

    Using the four seasons and 5 elements as our context, we will explore the traditional uses for seasonal herbs, various methods for preserving and extracting the goodness from herbs, and the application of herbal medicines in our daily lives to support health, healing, and achieve optimum wellness.


    This year-long series of classes, meeting bimonthly, will empower participants to choose foods, herbs, and lifestyle habits that are both appropriate for their individual needs and in sync with the time of year. Each 2 hour class will include lectures, demonstrations, hands-on learning and tasting opportunities. Participants will make and take home an edible goodie or a product for their home apothecary and are encouraged to create a personal Materia Medica for their own future reference.


    Class instructors are: Sheila Guarnagia, M.Ac., L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Appalachian folk medicine; Carrie Speck, clinical herbalist; and Nancy Maurelli, local herb grower and herb medicine maker, retired kitchen witch, and herb enthusiast in the Wise Woman tradition.

    Classes meet in the Old Southwest neighborhood of Roanoke from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

    Class fees are $40 for a single class. Please observe the registration deadline (usually the previous Monday).

    For more information contact Sheila at 540-797-4685.

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    November 11, 2018 - Herbal Allies and The Ancestors and The Ins & Outs of the Metal Element: An introduction to herb parts, actions, and energetics, and traditional medical paradigms as an aspect of our common human heritage, with focus on the organ systems and functions of respiration and elimination.




    Classes through Roanoke Parks & Recreation 

    Join us for our Fall Wellness Series! Attend one class or all three!

    Taught by Sheila Guarnagia, M.Ac.,L.Ac. and Katie Clifton, L.Ac.

    Please see this page for more details...





    ROBUST Roanoke is a local distributor of TeraGanix EM1, the Effective Microorganism products developed by Dr. Teruo Higa in Okinawa, Japan. EM1 is a wonderful technology which brings the benefits of healing probiotic microbes and far infrared energy to both the microbiome and macrobiome. These products can enhance the lives of people, pets and livestock, gardens and farms, and the whole community in many ways. Please click here to visit the TeraGanix website to learn more.

    ROBUST currently stocks:

    EM1 ceramic products

    ProEM1 probiotic for people and pets

    EM1 inoculant for home, gardening and farming applications

    Bokashi for fast, clean, and odorless composting

    A custom designed product line is in development, including soaps, soaks, pet baths, dog collars, and more.

    Please contact Sheila for further information.