Learn the principles that guide our work with clients, students, and our own exploration in the world of plant medicine, science, and healing.

No matter what level you're currently at, there are foundations you need to understand in order to be the most effective, most credible herbalist you can be.

Studying herbalism isn’t about memorizing lists of herbs to take to get rid of symptoms; it’s about developing deep familiarity and partnership between your own body and your herbal allies.

Jump right in with this free mini-course to learn the basics of our approach to herbalism and the healing arts!

Each lesson is 20 minutes long and includes supporting materials. You'll be able to create an account to keep track of your progress and sign-up for email updates to support your engagement with the material.

"Ryn and Katja have lifted the veil of conventional thought, and shown me a world that is vibrant, green, and natural. I cannot thank them enough for that, and I am looking forward to continuing my studies with them!"
~ Jesse S., 2016 Foundations graduate
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In this course you'll learn:

  • Herbal Energetics

    How do we choose the right herbs? How do we build formulas that work? Learn to work with your senses to identify the most appropriate and effective medicinal plants for each person.

  • Four Pillars of Good Health

    How do we maintain good health? Four cardinal areas of lifestyle and habit - nourishing food, manageable stress, abundant movement, and restorative sleep - are all critical for staying vital and resilient.

  • Aligning With Nature

    How do we know it's working? How do we know that what we're doing is going to help? When we support the body, we're going in the right direction.

  • Herbalism As A Lifestyle

    How do we fit herbs into our busy lives? Herbalism isn't just for "medicine" - it's for nourishment, self-care, and delightful indulgence too!

Course curriculum

Your Teachers

  • Katja & Ryn


    Katja & Ryn

    Two heads are better than one!

    Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.

What students have been saying about this course:

  • Welcoming

    Glenn McKinstry

    Takes the fear out of embarking on the herbal journey with your presentation.

    Takes the fear out of embarking on the herbal journey with your presentation.

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Now you can access our carefully structured curriculum that guides you to develop good foundational habits which will serve you well as a student, a practitioner, professional, or simply a human looking to become your healthiest self. Don't wait!

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