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.
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Jesse S., 2016 Foundations graduate

A Green World

Jesse S., 2016 Foundations graduate

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!

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

  • 1
    4 Keys to Holistic Herbalism (00:00)
    • How to use this course
    • How to use the Discussion Thread
    • How to use this platform
  • 2
    Herbal Energetics (20:14)
    • Herbal Energetics
    • Energetics [audio]
    • Printable: Herbal Energetics
    • Energetics Infusion
    • Infuse your herbalism with Energetics!
  • 3
    Four Pillars of Good Health (15:59)
    • Four Pillars of Good Health
    • Four Pillars [audio]
    • Printable: Four Pillars of Good Health
    • Resource: Exercise and Depression meta-review
    • Where's your challenge?
    • What's your biggest challenge?
  • 4
    Aligning with Nature (18:25)
    • Aligning With Nature
    • Aligning With Nature [audio]
    • Printable: Aligning with Nature
    • Supporting the Body
    • How do you know what your body is trying to do?