Be your own first responder!

Learn the herbs and skills to provide care and support in emergencies.

Life happens - and that means accidents. Whether it's a scraped knee or a more serious burn or wound, if you've learned what to do ahead of time, you'll have the skills you need.

Those skills can make a huge difference: instead of waiting for help to arrive, you can be taking action in those critical first moments! 

This course contains the most important first aid skills - the skills that we turn to again and again both in every day life and in more serious emergency response situations.

🌿wound and burn care
🌿bandaging skills
🌿strains, sprains, & broken bones
🌿heat stroke & hypothermia
🌿bites & stings
🌿herbs and tools for your first aid kit

And more!

The course includes 16+ hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and integrated discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Herbal First Aid!

    2. Live Q&A sessions twice a week!

    3. Mountain Rose Herbs + Foster Farms discount codes

    4. How to use this platform

    5. The "What's New" button on your dashboard

    6. How to use the Discussions feature

    7. Meet our Friends!

    8. Chatting in the Community Space

    9. Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)

    10. Every Body is Different

    11. First Aid and Kids

    12. How we handle images of wounds

    13. Course Outline

    14. Action Prompt: Plan Your Herbs!

    1. Introduction

    2. Introduction [audio]

    1. Spread Calm & Manage Panic

    2. Spread Calm & Manage Panic [audio]

    3. Preventing Injury

    4. Preventing Injury [audio]

    5. Quick Guide: Spread Calm

    6. Start Your First Aid Kit

    7. Start Your First Aid Kit [audio]

    8. Action Prompt: Start your first aid kit!

    1. Topical First Aid Preparations

    2. Topical First Aid Preparations [audio]

    3. Ryn's Favorite Liniment

    4. Making Pine Resin Salve

    5. Quick Guide: Topical Applications

    6. Topical Applications Quiz

    1. Body Substance Isolation

    2. Body Substance Isolation [audio]

    3. Order of Operations

    4. Order of Operations [audio]

    5. Stop the Bleeding

    6. Stop the Bleeding [audio]

    7. Tourniquets

    8. Clean & Disinfect

    9. Clean & Disinfect [audio]

    10. Promote Healing

    11. Promote Healing [audio]

    12. Photos in the next videos

    13. A potential MRSA infection in a leg wound

    14. A wound on our dog's paw

    15. Quick Guide: Wound Care

    16. Wound Care Quiz

    1. Bandaging Techniques

    2. Bandaging the Palm

    3. Bandaging the Palm [audio]

    4. Bandaging Fingers

    5. Bandaging Fingers [audio]

    6. Practicing Bandaging

    7. Practicing Bandaging [audio]

    8. Triangle Bandage Origami 🙃

    9. Using a SAM Splint

    10. Wound Closure Device

    11. Quick Guide: Bandaging

About this course

  • $150.00
  • 168 lessons
  • 16.5 hours of video content

Certificate Information

You will receive a certificate for the successful completion of this course. 

This course has 54 credit hours.

This represents the actual time of video instruction and live Q&A, as well as the time allocated for your capstone assignment, quizzes, and other assignments & activities required for completion of the course.

It is reasonable to plan about twice that much time to complete the work: this is because most students like to watch the videos more than once, review their notes, and many students complete more than the required activities. You might also enjoy joining a study group in our Student Community, and you might choose to work on extra activities together as a group to help you internalize all that you've learned. 

Regardless of how long it takes you, there is never any pressure! You have access to this material for life, and in fact, when we add updates and new materials, you receive it all for free, automatically!

If new material is added after you have received your certificate, we are happy to send you a new updated certificate to document the additional time when you complete the new material.

16+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $150!

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 6 months of 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!

Are you ready to respond?

Get confident in your ability to help others and stay calm under pressure.

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 25 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.