Learn to support respiratory health through illness and to build resilience for chronic issues.
If you're healthy, you don't think much about breathing - it just happens automatically. But when illness strikes, suddenly your lungs can demand your attention!
And for many of us, chronic issues with lung health mean that we're at greater risk of illness when colds and flu are making the rounds.
Take the time now to build your respiratory health! Learn how to deal with contagious illnesses that come around every year, and how to build and sustain resilience for yourself and others who have chronic respiratory issues so that you're not so susceptible to whatever is going around.
In this course, you'll learn how to:
The course includes over 22 hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and more - plus weekly Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.
Herbs can speed your recovery from seasonal illness
Welcome to Respiratory Health!
Live Q&A sessions twice a week!
Mountain Rose Herbs + Foster Farms discount codes
How many hours is this course?
How to use this platform
The "What's New" button on your dashboard
How to use the Discussions feature
Meet our Friends!
Chatting in the Community Space
Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)
Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional
Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional [audio]
Every Body is Different
Action Prompt: Plan Your Herbs!
Health Impacts of Air Pollution
Quick Guide: Breathing & Air
Further Reading on Breath & Air
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology [audio]
Organs of Elimination
Organs of Elimination [audio]
The Anatomy of Snot
The Anatomy of Snot [audio]
Did you know there's a LUNG microbiome?
Quick Guide: Respiratory A&P
Respiratory A&P Quiz
Respiratory Actions, part 1
Respiratory Actions, part 1 [audio]
Respiratory Actions, part 2
Respiratory Actions, part 2 [audio]
Respiratory Actions, part 3
Respiratory Actions part 3 [audio]
Respiratory Actions, part 4
Respiratory Actions part 4 [audio]
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Pulmonaria species
Studies on plants and respiratory health
Quick Guide: Herbal Actions for Respiratory Health
Respiratory Actions Quiz
Steam and Smoke
Steam and Smoke [audio]
Science on the antimicrobial actions of herbal smoke
Incense and herbal smoke
Poultices, Compresses, Neti Pot, and Nasal Spray
Poultices, Compresses, Neti Pot, and Nasal Spray [audio]
Quick Guide: Herbal Preparations for the Respiratory System
Respiratory Preparations Quiz
Respiratory Pathology: Overview
Respiratory Pathology Overview [audio]
Ear Infections [audio]
More on ear infections
Strep Throat [audio]
Canada's Approach to Strep
Scarlet Fever [audio]
More on Bronchitis
Vaping and Pneumonia/Pleurisy
Measles in an austere environment
Vitamin A and Measles and other childhood diseases
T-cell stimulation study of mushrooms
News reporting on measles boosters for Gen-Xer's
Mumps and Rubella
Mumps and Rubella [audio]
A Pertussis Trick: Cold Air
Smoking Cessation [audio]
Lobeline / Nicotine?
Links for Smoking Cessation
Cystic Fibrosis [audio]
The Impact of Wildfires and Flooding on Respiratory Health
The Impact of Wildfires and Flooding on Respiratory Health [audio]
Acute and Chronic case studies
Understanding probability in screening tests
Antibiotic Resistance in the context of Tuberculosis
Origins and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance, Davies & Davies, September 2010
Quick Guide: Respiratory Pathology
Respiratory Pathology Quiz
Your lungs work 24/7 for you. Learn the herbs to keep them going strong!
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!
We're here for you every step of the way!
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.
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.
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.
It's time to learn how to get healthy and stay that way!