This course covers simple and complex formulation strategies, relevant to all forms of herbal medicines.

Starting with simple pairs and trios, we'll progress to working with teams, triangulation, and modular formulation techniques.

The course includes videos teaching you formulation techniques and videos walking through various formulas so that you can see exactly how they're put together. There are also printable PDF worksheets, and a discussion forum where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja. Have a formula you can't quite figure out? Just let us know and we'll build a video about it!

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A formula allows for specificity - targeted action for individual variation.

"Personalized medicine" need not have anything to do with genetics. Herbalists have been personalizing their formulae for ages, and the first principles are here in this course.

Course Tuition

  • Tuition for this course is $120.
  • Your access never expires, and when we add new material to your course, you get it at no additional charge!
  • With our zero-risk return policy, you get 14 days to try it out after signing up. If at any point within those two weeks you decide it’s not right for you, just let us know and we’ll issue a refund, no questions asked.
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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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A good formula goes a long way.

But it doesn't happen by accident! Take this course and learn how to construct a formula with clear intent and organized action.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started with Formulation (08:03)

    • Welcome to Formulation!

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • Prior Formulation Discussion

    • Sourcing Herbs

    • Introduction

    • Introduction [audio]

    • Herbal Energetics and Formulating

  • 2

    Herbal Actions in Formulas (27:09)

    • Herbal Actions in Synergy

    • Printable: Actions in Synergy

    • Herbal Actions in Synergy [audio]

    • Co-actions and Antactions

    • Printable: Co-actions and Antactions

    • Co-actions and Actions [audio]

  • 3

    Intent: A Concise Goal (32:34)

    • Formulating with Intent

    • Printable: Formulating with Intent

    • Formulating with Intent [audio]

    • Gut-Heal Tea

    • Quiz for Setting Clear Intent

  • 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

  • 5

    Simple and Complex Formulas (66:50)

    • Simple and Complex Formulas

    • Printable: Formulation Worksheet

    • Simple and Complex Formulas [audio]

    • Complex Formulas

    • Printable: Simple and Complex Formulas

    • Complex Formulas [audio]

    • Gall Bladder Example

    • Gall Bladder Example [audio]

    • Eczema Example

    • Eczema Example [audio]

    • HBP Example

    • HBP Example [audio]

    • Heartburn Example

    • Heartburn Example [audio]

    • Now it's YOUR turn!

  • 6

    More Examples! (39:00)

    • Stumped?

    • Uterine Cramping Example

    • Hypothyroid Formula Example

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We want your experience to be as close to “being there in person” as possible, and we want to accommodate as many different styles of learning as possible. So we also provide:

  • 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!

  • 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 along on paper

  • No-risk money back guarantee - no questions asked!

Your Teachers


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.