Herbs are great. Herbs together are even better!

Herbal formulation is an important skill - and it's difficult! Putting a formula together that really works is a skill you have to practice, because there are a lot of factors to balance.

And then once you've found something that works, you've still got to tailor it to the person you're working with, because every body is different. 

It sounds tricky, but it's really worth getting good at, because a balanced, personally-targeted formula will work so much better than a kitchen-sink approach!


In this course, you'll learn how to:

🌿 Build formulas that are targeted to the specific person you're working with.

🌿 Balance your formulas energetically - so that you don't accidentally make a dry person even more dry with your formula, for example.

🌿 Work around gaps in your apothecary - because you don't always have every herb you wish you did!

🌿 Create formulas that work AND taste good - you can have both!



The course includes in-depth video instruction, printable worksheets and quickguides, quizzes, and more - plus weekly Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

And - you can submit your own formulas for review as often as you like! We'll comment on them, offer alternatives, and help you out wherever you get stuck 🙂


In-depth videos, printable worksheets and quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $120!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started with Formulation (08:03)

    • Welcome to Formulation!

      FREE PREVIEW
    • How many hours is this course?

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • How to use Closed-Captioning

    • Prior Formulation Discussion

    • How to use the Notification Beamer

    • Chatting in the Community Groups

    • Meet our Friends!

    • Every Body is Different

    • Sourcing Herbs

    • Course Outline

    • Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Introduction [audio]

    • Herbal Energetics and Formulating

  • 2

    Herbal Actions in Formulas (27:09)

    • Herbal Actions in Synergy

    • Herbal Actions in Synergy [audio]

    • Printable: Actions in Synergy

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Co-actions and Antactions

    • Co-actions and Actions [audio]

    • Printable: Co-actions and Antactions

    • Herbal Actions In Formulae Quiz

  • 3

    Intent: A Concise Goal (32:34)

    • Formulating with Intent

    • Formulating with Intent [audio]

    • Printable: Formulating with Intent

    • Gut-Heal Tea

    • Setting Clear Intent Quiz

  • 4

    Herbal Pairs (46:16)

    • Broad-Spectrum Pairs

    • Broad-Spectrum Pairs [audio]

    • Complementary Action Pairs

    • Complementary Action Pairs [audio]

    • Affinity Driver Pairs

    • Affinity Driver Pairs [audio]

    • Constitutional Balance Pairs

    • Constitutional Balance Pairs [audio]

    • Friends of Nettle (Herbal Formulation in Pairs)

    • Printable: Formulating in Pairs

    • Herbal Pairs Quiz

  • 5

    Simple and Complex Formulas (66:50)

    • Simple and Complex Formulas

    • Simple and Complex Formulas [audio]

    • Printable: Formulation Worksheet

    • Complex Formulas

    • Complex Formulas [audio]

    • Printable: Simple and Complex Formulas

    • Gall Bladder Example

    • Gall Bladder Example [audio]

    • Eczema Example

    • Eczema Example [audio]

    • HBP Example

    • HBP Example [audio]

    • Heartburn Example

    • Heartburn Example [audio]

    • Some Favorite Formulae

    • Simple & Complex Formulas Quiz

    • Now it's YOUR turn!

  • 6

    More Examples! (88:24)

    • Stumped?

    • Uterine Cramping Example

    • Hypothyroid Formula Example

    • Substituting Herbs in Formulas

    • "Tummy Trouble" formula example

    • An Alterative Formula harvested fresh in one location

But wait, there's more! 🙂

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn - to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!) This course has 1 year live Q&A support.

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

What students are saying:

5 star rating

Great explanations

Alison Bateman

I have taken herbalism classes that briefly went over formulating, but I never felt like I was really understanding it that well. Katja and Ryn do such a gre...

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I have taken herbalism classes that briefly went over formulating, but I never felt like I was really understanding it that well. Katja and Ryn do such a great job explaining it in a way that is easy to understand. The examples that they go over really helped me to get a better understanding of which herbs to choose and why. I feel much more confident when formulating now.

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5 star rating

very informative

Brittany Montion-Smith

Loved, loved, loved this course. It was very informative and the demonstrations at the end to show us how to formulate was exceptional!

Loved, loved, loved this course. It was very informative and the demonstrations at the end to show us how to formulate was exceptional!

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5 star rating

Simple & Complex Formulas

Sophie Frerderickson

For the first time formulating doesn't seem so daunting. This course broke everything down into steps that make sense and systems that work!

For the first time formulating doesn't seem so daunting. This course broke everything down into steps that make sense and systems that work!

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Your Teachers

Two heads are better than one!


Katja & Ryn
Katja & Ryn

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.

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 20 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.

Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.

Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.