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Katja Swift and Ryn Midura, of CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism

Katja Swift and Ryn Midura are herbalists and teachers with 25 years of experience between them who are dedicated to bringing plant medicines to our community. By teaching people how to understand what’s going on in their bodies, to eat real food, and work with medicinal plants, Katja and Ryn help them to reestablish their connectivity to the earth, to themselves, and to one another.

Services provided: Individual health consultations, including low-cost appointments; Herbal education at all levels: complete apprenticeship, advanced, and clinical training programs, as well as introductory community classes open to the public.

Areas of specialty: We view our work as educational in nature. In keeping with the vitalist tradition of holistic healing, we often include traditional nutrition, stress management strategies and movement habits in our discussions.

Healing/healthy living philosophy:Katja and Ryn say, “In all cases, our primary goal is to help you nourish and support your body so that it can heal itself.”

Katja Swift and Ryn Midura, CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism, 25 Saint Mary’s Ct., Brookline. For more information, call 617-750-5274 or visit

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