Let's make learning herbalism EASIER!

It's not easy to learn something new. You've got a lot of other things to worry about, and probably you have limited time to devote to learning.

No problem!

This FREE course is designed to help you learn faster and more easily.

There are tips for getting herbs out of your head and into your life - all kinds of things you can do to make the concepts you're learning into real parts of your every day life. 

So if you are intimidated by the Latin names of plants, or if you have been wondering how you will remember all these herbs and what they can do:

Stop worrying and start learning! These tips will make it easy - and fun!

What are students saying?

Debra says: 

This is so liberating - there’s no deadline I need to meet and I can just go back and look at things with new perspectives whenever I want. It’s like you just gave me permission to really enjoy this course. Thank you!


Jacquelyn says: 

I feel more confident in myself to sign up for bigger classes after going through this course. I love how much understanding is shown for the difficulties most people face while trying to learn something new. It takes the pressure off, and creates space for a new student to feel free to learn in whatever learning style is best suited to their own personal needs, and at their own pace. My questions were answered in less than a day, which is more than I can say for some online schools! I look forward to learning more from both of you!


Ashely says: 

I have this thing where I feel I have got to "get it" the first time. This course takes a load off me! I feel really encouraged about learning now, instead of stressed!




Allie said:

Yes!!! I started the Family Herbalist course last year. For MONTHS, I didn’t do anything because I thought I needed the “perfect” everything. I needed a special notebook, I needed flash cards, I needed to feel fully energized, I needed to be really focused. The pressure to be a “perfect” student led me to not try at all. These study tips gave me a totally new perspective: I finally just let go of that and now I watch the video courses like they’re my favorite TV show. :-)

Everything feels so much easier now and I really am getting this stuff into my head!

Also wanted to mention I’m grateful for all of the new content you keep adding. I feel so spoiled! I bought one course, and I am always receiving new resources. Thank you!!!


This is how we want you to feel! ❤️️🌿


There are so many ways to learn herbalism - you can pick the ways that are comfortable for you instead of trying to mush yourself into someone else's idea of what learning should look like.

The goal of this course it to open up new options for you so that learning is easier, and more fun!


Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Herbal Study Tips!

    2. Herbal Study Tips Introduction

    3. Live Q&A sessions twice a week!

    4. How many hours is this course?

    5. How to use this platform

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

    7. How to use the Discussions feature

    8. Meet our Friends!

    9. Chatting in the Community Space

    10. Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)

    11. Every Body is Different

    12. Getting started with Study Tips

    1. Finding your path

    2. Work on the most interesting thing

    3. Take the pressure off!

    4. Relax into learning

    5. Engage with the material three times

    6. Learn like a Cat

    7. Quiz yourself with mini case studies

    8. Case Study Quiz Worksheet

    9. The PRACTICE of Herbalism

    1. Notes: why and how?

    2. Take 5 to summarize!

    3. Summarize in your notes every 15-20 minutes

    4. Write short "scripts"

    5. Some examples of student notes...

    1. The options are endless!

    2. Herb of the Month

    3. It's not magic...

    4. Getting the herbs into you!

    5. Inviting your friends to participate!

    6. Creating Herbal Monographs

    7. The Research Part: What is a Monograph?

    8. A Traditional Monograph

    9. Elderberry Monograph from the American Botanical Council

    10. Elder Monograph from our Materia Medica course

    11. Social Media as Monographs

    12. Blog your Monographs

    13. Art as Monograph

    1. Activities help you engage with the material

    2. Learning Latin Names

    3. Why is it so hard to pick herbs for myself?

    4. Don't take our word for it: try it yourself!

    5. Intake form

    6. Safe Experimentation

    7. It's not all in your head...

    8. Build a whole protocol - and try it!

    9. Trying it yourself helps you help others!

    10. Herbal Care Kits

    11. Understanding HOW it works is better than memorizing that it works

    12. Practicing with People

    13. Herbal Care Kits worksheet

    14. Practice with Strangers

    15. Practicing on Strangers - example

    16. Teach it to someone else

    1. Subtle shifts open the way

    2. "He needs to change the way he thinks" :-)

    3. Also, changing the way we act...

    4. The importance of "I don't know"

    5. Tea time is a radical act

About this course

  • Free
  • 79 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content

The best herb school online!

Vanessa P.

"I researched different online herbalism courses for about two months and am so glad I found you two. There is so much more than just the material to this course. Because you teach everything in videos, and then with the live Q&A sessions every week, I feel like this is more of an in-person experience than an online course and I love that."

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 3 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!

What students are saying...

5 star rating

More than just study tips!

Dana DeRidder

This course goes above and beyond. For a class that teach tips on how to study I actually learned quite a bit about herbs. You can their passion for teaching...

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This course goes above and beyond. For a class that teach tips on how to study I actually learned quite a bit about herbs. You can their passion for teaching and sharing the wealth of knowledge they both have. I'm excited to enroll into more courses. I love how you can watch a video and/or read the transcript. But they went even farther with the on the go mp3 material. No matter how you learn best, they have you covered. A++++

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Helpful

Jacquelyn Morse

I feel more confident in myself to sign up for bigger classes after going through this course. I love how much understanding is shown for the difficulties mo...

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I feel more confident in myself to sign up for bigger classes after going through this course. I love how much understanding is shown for the difficulties most people face while trying to learn something new. It takes the pressure off, and creates space for a new student to feel free to learn in whatever learning style is best suited to their own personal needs, and at their own pace. My questions were answered in less than a day, which is more than I can say for some online schools. Both Ryn and Katja seem to really know their stuff. Not to mention how sweet Katja is! I look forward to learning more from both of you!

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5 star rating

Very helpful and totally recommend

Kimberly Degener

The tips and tricks in this class go from what you might expect, like writing notes while you watch a video (the second time through!) to things you might no...

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The tips and tricks in this class go from what you might expect, like writing notes while you watch a video (the second time through!) to things you might not have thought of, like writing mini-scripts that fit on an index card in a way you would explain it to someone who has no knowledge of the topic. To me, this is a game changer.

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Makes it easier to learn!

Shannon Kollat

Thank you so much for that. It's always great to have study tips when you've been out of practice for a while.

Thank you so much for that. It's always great to have study tips when you've been out of practice for a while.

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Thank You for this course!!!

Brenda Carroll

You somehow managed to give peace and help me relax and enjoy the herbal ride more with a deeper compassion for my challenges and handy translatable tools th...

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You somehow managed to give peace and help me relax and enjoy the herbal ride more with a deeper compassion for my challenges and handy translatable tools that are nothing short of empowering!!! Thank you both so very much:):)

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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.