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Herban Artisans

Herbal Wellness Products, Education, Consultations, & Community

Herban Artisans was formed by friends Shannon Renne and Beth Galantha in 2017 with the goal of blending our passions for herbal wellness and art. We craft high-quality small-batch herbal preparations, educate through community classes, offer herbal consultations, and create art inspired by nature.

About Herban Artisans


Holistic Assessments for Optimal Health & Wellness

Herbs on Wooden Spoon

Each of our bodies has traveled different paths and gathered different physical, psychological, and spiritual imprints from our experiences. An herbal consultation accounts for this uniqueness in its collaborative, iterative process. Please keep in mind that an herbalist is not a doctor and so cannot diagnose or prescribe. She can, however, make plant-medicinal suggestions (e.g., teas, tinctures, topical applications) to help your body find balance and return to its optimal state of function.

Shannon’s offerings

Shannon Renne is a clinical herbalist with 5 years of formal education in plant medicine and over 10 years of experience working with diverse bodies and needs, including addressing acute and chronic illnesses. She is also comfortable working with most prescriptions.


An intake consultation with Shannon costs† $125 and consists of a 60–90 minute, in-person discussion of:

  • your health concerns and goals, health history, lifestyle, and any past trauma;

  • identification of organ system excesses and deficiencies;

  • tissue state analysis; and

  • individualized recommendations of corresponding, balancing herbal applications.


Follow-up consultations with Shannon generally last 30–45 minutes and cost $1/minute. Together in person or via phone or email (as you choose), you will review your personalized herbal suggestions and adjust as desired.


Each individual will require different herbs, and it is up to them what they choose to try (the cost of recommended herbs is not included in the consultation cost). Typical suggestions average $30–40 of herbal products, which the individual may obtain independently or from Shannon.


†Payment accepted via cash, check, or PayPal. If you cannot afford the cost of the consultations, please contact me in advance to discuss possible payment or trade options. I strongly believe in accessible care for everyone.


Community Education

Homemade Remedies
Community Education

Spirit, Psychology and Self

Exploring Inter-relational Energetics Within and Beyond Our Bodies

" You don't have a soul. You are a soul.  You have a body." -C.S. Lewis

In these times we often feel alone, isolated from true connection to others and unsupported in our emotional and spiritual bodies.  This course offers explorative techniques to integrate pieces of self and to bridge connections to the world around us.  Topics covered in this course include:

-Basic grounding and energy call back

-True-self meditations

-Connecting to spirit guides

-Protection and boundaries

-Chakra exploration and healing techniques

-Past life journeying

-Movement and breath work

-Integrating shadow

-Cord-cutting, releasing unwanted energetic connections

-Soul Retrieval

What and Where...This is an offering of eight 3 hour meetings in a safe and supportive environment- SolEscape Healing Arts, 2007 Atwood Ave.. Madison, WI

When...5:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays- October 18th, 25th, Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th 29th, Dec. 6th &13th


To register contact Shannon at


Comprehensive Herbal Immersion                 Course 2024

  This offering is for those ready to build a deep, empowering relationship with the plants all around us. Learn how to  work with these amazing allies to heal and support our bodies, minds, spirits and spaces.  This immersive program offers a chance to get to know many medicinal plants, hands-on experience crafting your own medicines, how to identify our plant allies, planning your own medicine garden, a brief introduction to the complexity of plants as sentient beings/spirits, and thorough, but easily digestible information to help you understand physiological/chemical actions between plants and people.

 Classes will be a combination of in person opportunities and zoom classes. In person classes will be held at 2007 Atwood Ave. (Rooted in Sanity).  Zoom Classes  will be available to join live or recorded and sent for later listening. All classes will run from 5:30 -8:00 PM on Wednesday evenings, January 19th - April 17th, 2024.


Cost: $550, all materials provided. Payments of cash, check, paypal or venmo to Shannon Renne


To register click the link below or email Shannon at   8 spaces available, registration due by Dec. 31, 2023

Class 1: The history and efficacy of herbal practices - January 17th, IN PERSON

Class 2:  Plant classification and language- actions and energetics- January 24th, ZOOM

Class 3: Materia medica, common backyard plants- January 31st ZOOM

Class 4: Continuation of Materia medica, sharing plant reports, catch up, questions & discussion Feb. 7th, IN PERSON

Break week

Class 5: Basic herbal preparations- Feb. 21st IN PERSON

Class 6: The 4 elements in herbalism- Feb. 28th ZOOM

Class 7: Plants for common acute conditions- March 6th ZOOM

Class 8: Tonics, plant medicine for long term use and chronic conditions - March 13th ZOOM

Break week

Class 9: Basics of Aromatherapy: smudges, incense, essential oils and steams- March 27th IN PERSON

Class 10: Nervines, herbs to support our nervous systems- April 3rd ZOOM

Class 11: Plant meditations: working with the spirit of plants and people, April 10th IN PERSON

Class 12: Basics of Botany, wildcrafting, garden planning and sourcing April 17th, IN PERSON

Thinking about embarking upon an herbal education?

Check out this Free Teaching!

Custom Products and Workshops


Custom Made Products

At Herban Artisans Collective, we specialize in creating custom made products that are tailored to individual needs. Are you struggling with particularly dry skin in patchy areas, need a custom tincture formula or just looking for some simple tea, tincture or salve crafted with love? Reach out and let us know how we can help support you! 


Specialty Workshops

Planning a group retreat or wellness meeting? We would love to share some herbal wisdom and plant love with you! Seasonal medicinal plant walks, medicine making, plant meditations and creating with nature are just a few ideas. Reach out below to plan a workshop that meets the needs of your group!

Specialty Gift Boxes
A perfect way to pamper yourself or loved one! Reach out below to tell us a little about the momma, need some help managing stress? We will come up with products just for them, enclose a personalized care and drop it in the mail! Prices start at $65 for a box of 5 products and increase $10 for each product added. Final pricing subject to change due to shipping to certain areas- ( CA and HI are pricey!) 

Upcoming Classes
Notebook Dried Plants

Upcoming Classes


Medicine Making Workshop

Sunday, Nov. 20th, 3:00-5:30 PM

SolEscape,1148 Williamson St. Madison, WI

cost: $60- cash, check or paypal

Are you curious about plant medicine?  In this short workshop you will learn the basics of extracting plants healing properties and take home your own homemade tincture, infused oil and salve! 

Wear clothes that can get dirty, bring a notebook and an open mind!

If you are interested in signing up please email Shannon at

If you are interested in signing up or have more questions, please email Shannon Renne at


Foundations of Herbalism

Plants aren’t just beautiful and fragrant; they’re also Earth’s original pharmacy. Learn how we can support our and our loved ones’ health in this eight-week online course. Topics include:

  • a brief historical overview of herbalism, 

  • common U.S. and Midwest medicinal plants,

  • the vocabulary of plant energetics, actions, and elements,

  • identifying plants by tastes and affinities,

  • preparing an infused oil, tincture, and salve, 

  • prevention and care of acute seasonal afflictions, and

  • nervous system-balancing aromatherapy.


When: ​Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:00 PM, Nov.29th - Dec. 20th 2022 / Jan.3rd- Jan. 29th 2023

Where: SolEscape, 1148 Williamson St. Madison, WI 

Cost: $250,** via PayPal, cash or check

Instructor: Shannon Renne

Materials: class materials will be emailed the Sunday before each class. If you miss any sessions, recordings will be available to you for two weeks from the class date.


Organ Systems I

This 4-week course begins to delve into the anatomical and physiological functions of human organ systems, including the digestive, nervous, liver, and lymphatic systems. We will learn which plants to use for corresponding imbalances within these systems, create individual plant profiles, and explore the basics of aromatherapy. 

When: ​Tuesdays, Jan 18–Feb 5, 2022, 5:30–7:00 p.m. CT

Where: Zoom

Cost: $150,** via PayPal or check

Instructor: Shannon Renne

Materials: Zoom link and class materials will be emailed the Sunday before each class. If you miss any sessions, recordings will be available to you for two weeks from the class date.


Prior knowledge of herbalism or the foundations class is highly recommended before enrollment in organ systems classes. Again, classes will be recorded and available for viewing upon request.


Future courses

Tissue States

The tissue states are western herbalism's most helpful assessment tool in undertaking a total body evaluation. In this 4-week course, we learn the history of the tissue states based on the four foundational qualities (hot, cold, wet, and dry) plus two tensions (sedating and stimulating) that combine uniquely in each individual.

Organ Systems II

Total Body Analysis & Practicum

Advanced Independent Study

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