Herbal support for every breath you take!

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:

  • how to build strong, healthy respiratory function
  • which herbs and herbal preparations to choose for acute and chronic respiratory issues
  • how to manage colds, flu, and flu-like illnesses
  • how to support those with acute and chronic respiratory illness so that they can recover quickly

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.

Breathe easy again!

Herbs can speed your recovery from seasonal illness

What you'll learn

  • How to support healthy respiratory function

    Whether you deal with sinus issues, asthma, chronic respiratory issues, or just want to say healthy when folks around you are sniffling and sneezing - learn how to breathe easy.

  • Which herbs best support support health

    Herbs to manage fever, to open airways, to quell coughing and manage mucous. Learn how to let the symptoms guide you through your herbal choices while you manage respiratory issues.

  • Build healthy, strong balance!

    Whether you've caught whatever's going around, or you're trying to cope with chronic issues like asthma or COPD - you'll learn what you need to know to come to a place of balance and strength.

Check out the complete course curriculum:

  • 1

    Welcome! (02:18)

    • Welcome to Respiratory Health!

    • How many hours is this course?

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • How to use the Notification Beamer

    • Chatting in the Community Groups

    • Meet our Friends!

    • Every Body is Different

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional [audio]

    • Course Outline

    • Action Prompt: Plan Your Herbs!

  • 2

    Introduction (62:58)

  • 3

    Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology (53:44)

    • 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?

    • Respiratory A&P Quiz

  • 4

    Herbal Actions for the Respiratory System (115:15)

    • 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

    • Respiratory Actions Quiz

  • 5

    Herbal Preparations for the Respiratory System (48:13)

    • Steam and Smoke

    • Steam and Smoke [audio]

    • Science studies 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]

    • Respiratory Preparations Quiz

  • 6

    Respiratory Pathology (240:30)

    • Respiratory Pathology: Overview

    • Respiratory Pathology Overview [audio]

    • Ear Infections

    • Ear Infections [audio]

    • More on ear infections

    • Strep Throat

    • Strep Throat [audio]

    • Canada's Approach to Strep

    • Scarlet Fever

    • Scarlet Fever [audio]

    • Bronchitis

    • Bronchitis [audio]

    • More on Bronchitis

    • Pleurisy

    • Pleurisy [audio]

    • Pneumonia

    • Pneumonia [audio]

    • Vaping and Pneumonia/Pleurisy

    • Measles

    • Measles [audio]

    • 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]

    • Sinusitis

    • Sinusitis [audio]

    • Pertussis

    • Pertussis [audio]

    • A Pertussis Trick: Cold Air

    • Asthma

    • Asthma [audio]

    • Smoking Cessation

    • Smoking Cessation [audio]

    • Links for Smoking Cessation

    • Cystic Fibrosis

    • Cystic Fibrosis [audio]

    • COPD

    • COPD [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

    • Tuberculosis

    • Antibiotic Resistance in the context of Tuberculosis

    • Origins and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance, Davies & Davies, September 2010

    • Respiratory Pathology Quiz

  • 7

    Cold & Flu (287:01)

    • Viral infection and transmission

    • Viral Infection & Transmission [audio]

    • A Cold vs. The Flu

    • A Cold vs The Flu [audio]

    • Flu Pandemics

    • Flu Pandemics [audio]

    • The Coronavirus

    • Covid Self-Care at Home

    • Covid-19 lessons learned: most successful strategies for acute self-care and recovery

    • Long Haul Covid & The Slow Covid Recovery

    • Viruses Quiz

    • Host Resistance, part 1

    • Host Resistance, part 1 [audio]

    • Host Resistance, part 2

    • Host Resistance, part 2 [audio]

    • Host Resistance Quiz

  • 8

    Cold & Flu - Managing the Symptoms (264:11)

    • In the Ears

    • In the Ears [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Ears

    • In the Eyes

    • In the Eyes [audio]

    • In the Nose

    • In the Nose [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Nose

    • In the Throat

    • In the Throat [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Throat

    • In the Lungs, part 1

    • In the Lungs, part 1 [audio]

    • In the Lungs, part 2

    • In the Lungs, part 2 [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Lungs

    • Fever

    • Fever [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for Fever

    • Cold & Flu Symptoms Quiz

    • In All Cases...

    • In All Cases [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for All Cases

    • Remedy Recipes for Rebuilding & Resilience

    • Support Systems Beyond Herbs

    • Support Systems Beyond Herbs [audio]

    • Rebuilding After Illness

    • Rebuilding After Illness [audio]

    • Surviving Alone

    • Surviving Alone [audio]

    • Our Bone Broth recipe

    • Katja's NotCoffee recipe with Reishi

    • Cold & Flu In All Cases Quiz

  • 9

    More Cold & Flu Remedies (109:24)

    • Harvesting the Winter Elixir Herbs

    • Harvesting the Winter Elixir Herbs [audio]

    • Making the Winter Elixir

    • Making the Winter Elixir [audio]

    • Elderberry Infused Honey

    • Elderberry Infused Honey [audio]

    • Are Raw Elderberries Safe?

    • Are Raw Elderberries Safe? [audio]

    • Fire Cider with Elderberries

    • Fire Cider with Elderberries [audio]

    • Elderberry Syrup with Dried Berries

    • Elderberry Syrup with Dried Berries [audio]

  • 10

    Materia Medica for the Respiratory System (158:33)

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System [printable]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System, part 1

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 1 [audio]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System, part 2

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 2 [audio]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System, part 3

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 3 [audio]

    • Making Ginger-infused honey

    • notCoffee recipe

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System, part 4

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 4 [audio]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System, part 5

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 5 [audio]

    • More on Respiratory Materia Medica

    • Action Prompt: Preparing for the Inevitable

    • Respiratory Materia Medica Quiz

  • 11

    Building Respiratory Health (12:38)

    • Steps to Building Respiratory Health

    • Building Respiratory Health

    • Building Respiratory Health [audio]

Time to get inspired.

Your lungs work 24/7 for you. Learn the herbs to keep them going strong!

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 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!

22+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $200!

Learn with a community of support

We're here for you every step of the way!

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.

Are you ready?

It's time to learn how to get healthy and stay that way!