Iridology iris-mandala-mirandaIridology II opened me to face some of my fears, overcome anxiety, release expectations & find beauty in creation, allowing me to find balance.

I was free to create and accept my creation fully.

When Farida Sharan gave me a large, black, very white piece of poster board and invited us to create and Iris Mandala, my body seized up with anxiety. As she is always guiding me to overcome my resistances and discover the freedom on the other side, I accepted the challenge!

Once I let go and released expectations, the process flowed and I found beauty in the transformation of a blank piece of paper as it became a reflection of myself.

The process deepened as we explored Iridology psychology models and felt our emotions surface with the new perceptions and connections. Emotions are powerful in my life and I resonated with this new knowledge and wisdom.

Our Iris patterns translate into experiences, past, present and future. By learning more about my own Iris, I learned more about other human beings.

Rayid and Time Risk:

Rayid & Time Risk Models woven into our strong foundation of Faridian Iridology brought everything full circle for me. I want to bring everything we learned into an integrative blossoming and grow in knowledge.” Miranda Palmer, advanced Naturopathy student, Longmont, Colorado


iridology iris-mandala-amandaIridology II revealed deeper levels as my truth surfaced revealing areas of my life needing balance.

Creating my Iris Mandala slipped me deeply into my emotional field where the waters of emotion rose intensely.

During the painting and gluing of my creative process, I remained steadfast and grounded to meet every wave of feeling as they crashed, breaking me open to release the grief and pain I have been holding within for so long.

iridology iris-mandala-amanda-mcnabbI feel relief and a sense of being mentally and emotionally ready to move forward with changes in my life.

Iridology reveals information about the internal workings of each person, allowing us to understand that everyone unique.

Iridology gives us a blueprint to begin a re-education process so that we may begin to address the underlying weaknesses in our body, emotions, mind and spirit.”

Amanda McNabb, advanced Naturopathy student, Aurora, Colorado.

Iridology Classes, Online Course, Books, DVD‘s & a full Diploma program are offered by the School of Natural Medicine twice yearly.


Iridology mandala-kerry-derrickIridology II introduced a deeper connection of integrating psychology with emotional and physical realities.

Time Risk brought me to physically experiencing chills at the connection of the markings and placement exposed on my Iris to events in my life.

Iris Mandala creation enhanced this understanding of connection, taking me to a place of timelessness. I worked for hours, completely focused, yet it felt like minutes.  Recreating markings from my Iris to my Mandala felt like honouring traumatic events & the Iris markings to appreciate their place in my life.

The creation of the Iris Mandala took me to another level of healing I did not anticipate was possible through transforming the personal exposure to the trauma life marking into a sense of beauty and acceptance.

Kerry Derrick, advanced Naturopathy student, Psychotherapist, Arvada, Colorado

Self Healing Progress

self healing progress samantha marshallSelf Healing Progress!  A higher consciousness has lifted my spirit. I feel really good as transformation moves forward everyday. I am blessed to be in this moment!

I am finally into my program in full swing! I am on my third day with the program and I am definitely eliminating! It feels amazing to have this deeper understanding of this body and knowing about my constitutional weaknesses and strengths combined with the wisdom of the Elements of Life has offered new perspectives on my life experience.

I have done a full round with the Castor Oil Packs. I had previously been constipated after a cold and that helped enormously. I also noticed an immediate positive change in my emotions once elimination started.

I am taking the diet step at a time with the Alkaline and Mono Diets, veggie soups and lots of greens. I have completely eliminated meat, processed foods and most dairy. I sometimes struggle balancing the program with my work schedule as it is all a lot to take in and organize.  I plan to to refocus and dive deeper after the holidays.

Next is a long and much needed therapeutic bath and some other of your recommendations. I also want to do the Ginger Poultice and start back on the Castor Oil pack.

I thoroughly appreciate the story of your life that you shared in your book Herbs of Grace. I found many insights on how to deal with specific and similar situations .

I want to thank you for this opportunity and I cant even express how much I appreciate your guidance and wisdom in this phase of my life.” Samantha Marshall, Naturopathy student, Leadville, Colorado

Samantha attended Healing Diets, Flower Essences and Essential Oils classes in the autumn and is progressing with the Naturopathy Online Course and the Self Healing Module.



Iridology celebrates the unique you!

Understanding pattern & color meanings in your Iris inspires you to dive deep & learn about yourself on a whole new level.

During the creation of the Iris Mandala over two 10 hour immersion days I felt my mood shift from excitement to exhaustion followed by deep contentment.

As an artist, I am excited by color, texture & glue, & often over OCD, not allowing myself to create freely. In this class I did not feel this way. I was content with my creation as it evolved, knowing that it is me and the whole me! Changing the creation or allowing my OCD to take over would have  not allowed the healing I received from creating my unique Iris Mandala – my truth! All felt natural & beautiful.

I feel inspired to look into eyes as they are the gateways to the soul.  

The study of the Iris opens us to the possibilities of existence & allows us to connect deeply with ourselves as well as all life.”

Julia Ilves, Therapist, advanced Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine student, Boulder, Colorado.

Iridology trainingIridology Diploma & Online Courses at School of Natural Medicine International. 

Training includes energetic connection integration with natural therapeutics, emotional healing through education & physical program creation for maintaining wellness, healing & quality of life.

Learn what the Iris reveals about each unique person & apply in all situations where deep understanding, compassion & tolerance improve family, social, business & political realities.


Iridology Iridology lauren-rybarz-creation II – “As I work on my Iris Mandala, I go back in time, visualizing the trauma of birth, my struggle as a helpless baby and onward through my life. To build a relationship with my Iris is a true gift into connection with the past, the present and perhaps the future.

Time Risk, the Iridology Model created by Danielle Lo Rito from Venice, Italy that Farida shared as one of the Iridology psychological models, comes alive in understanding and nourishes me with imprints of connection that help me map deep life experiences that so affect my brain and my soul.

I am grateful for this connection of language, this outward expression of the internal unknown abyss. I will utilize the Iris to help me navigate through life & create a peaceful internal environment that I hope will spread outwardly to others in this world.

Iridology mandala lauren rybzrzIridology Iris Mandala I created represented my ability to somehow get lost & then to find my way back to connect with lost visions, confront them & come to peace.

I realize the purification & regeneration my body needs as I realize the rainbow of colors are ever evolving and transforming into a new phase of life.” Lauren Rybarz, advanced Naturopathy student, Boulder, Colorado.


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reflexology-anointing-amanda-farida“Reflexology is a beautiful practice where giver & receiver share humility & divinity in oneness with anointing, foot bathing, essential oils & sacred touch.

Anointing with fragrant oils was followed by bathing the feet with a special blend of essential oils. This was a most inspiring and grounding experience in acknowledging and serving the divinity of the receiver.

To sit at the feet of another, bathing their feet and honoring them felt profound and biblical. Notes of gratitude opened in my heart and mind for the privilege of experiencing this sacred humility of grace.

reflexology-anointing-amanda-faridaReceiving a session was like take part in a dance while practicing receptivity.

The theme of Self Healing grounding our Reflexology practice was standing on our own feet in our own unique truth while defining and strengthening ourselves to the outside world.

This connection to the very thing we stand on for grounding in the world, our feet, and the focus of the training, felt both humorous and profound.” Amanda McNabb, Aurora, Colorado; advanced Naturopathy student.



reflexology-foot-bath-hayley-sarah“Reflexology sacred anointing followed by bathing the feet of our partner in fragrant essential oils makes me feel the most humble of servants one hour and when I receive, a queen the next. Participating in foot bathing is a most sacred gift.

When I give a footbath with fragrant essential oils to another person, I feel as though I am praising their highest self. I feel a deep honoring from my core to theirs, as though I am in service to God.

When I receive a foot bath, I am able to completely drop into the art of receiving. I feel like a queen being graced with the pure essence of love. Gratitude showers my heart as it has taken practice over some time for me to be able to fully receive.

The entire process of anointing drops giver and receiver into deep parasympathetic relaxation into the still center of the primordial breath.

reflexology-amanda-mcnabbI am so in love with the core spiral and rhythm of our bodies and being able to tap into each person’s core current. With conscious presence and space holding, it is remarkable to witness the balance and healing that commences during each session.

The fragrance of the therapeutic essential Young Living Essential Oils is another element that returns us to holy equanimity. The essential oils awaken my cells and bring me into the present moment.

I am so grateful to give & receive this abundant nobility because it is an incredible form of meditation that is ancient and holy, fragrant, relaxing and inspiring.

After 4 12/ years I am honored to be an assistant teaching and honing the skills to assist this class with full presence. Thank you. Gratitude. Namaho.” Hayley Porter, Graduate Reflexologist, advanced Naturopath student.

Our next training is in the spring session 2016 in Boulder, Colorado.




reflexology-foot-bath-lisa-sarah Reflexology class began with a glorious Essential Oils Anointing where Lisa cradled my head & I felt a sensation of the weight of life appear then vanish.

Reflexology II was the first time I 100% enjoyed giving as much as receiving as my skill progressed with the practice on my own feet & giving sessions.

I found strategies and techniques to map the feet and connect in depth with my partner. The experience of humbly making a person relaxed and seeing bliss on their face is a priceless feeling.

reflexology-lisa-wehuntWhen receiving a Foot Bath, the comforting touch of caring hands on my feet, warm water trickling down my legs and the fragrance of the Young Living Essential Oils brought me to a peaceful place where my worries became my solution and I felt calm & grounded for the rest of the day.

A warm blanket was wrapped around me after I settled in the Reflexology lounge chair. Lisa’s touch was gentle yet firm, yet again helping me feel grounded until I drifted off into holy feet land.” Sarah McLaughlan, Longmont, Colorado




reflexology-anointing-lisa-sarah“Reflexology gifting: a chance to ground myself. Rooted down. Holding lightness and energy, no, not holding, feeling the opportunity to move slowly and be present.

Foot bathing: carrying the vessel of fragrant warm water, imparting intention while swirling sacred essential oils, serving the holy feet with comforting holds and showering the water over legs and feet became a gift in grace. Connecting. Grounding. Flowing.

reflexology-sarah-mcLaughlanReflexology receiving: clearing my mind, stacking shoulders over hips in the chair, feeling grounded and using my inner voice to awaken me to receive fully and completely. The aroma of the oils touches my senses. As I give over control, allowing myself to be cared for, the ritual opened a pathway of gratitude and full acceptance in receiving.” Lisa Wehunt, Reflexology student, Boulder, Colorado.




reflexology-graduate-radha-shivagiri Reflexology Graduate, Radha Shivagiri, embodies the true spirit of the Healing Arts with her study and personal evolution process.

As a Naturopathy student who attended all classes and devoted herself to Self Healing, Case Studies & Assignments, Radha’s transformation in every aspect of her life is to be honored and respected in her evolution toward Graduate Naturopath. The Reflexology Certificate is a a major step in her progress. Congratulations Radha!

As a student evolves through depth Immersion classes in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Healing Diets, Reflexology, Essential Oils & Flower Essences Vibrational Medicine, all students witness their fellow students Self Healing as they experience their own transformation into consciousness, self love and self care.

reflexology-chart-radha-shivagiriLearning is experienced through group evolution and as a student advances, they model inspiration to new students as they naturally evolve into teachers, living examples and guides for others.

To explore School of Natural Medicine’s unique approach to profoundly creative Reflexology sessions click on Reflexology on the right School News blog margin.

“I learned that everyone comes into this world with lessons to be learned. I have accepted my lessons and who I am in this life time and in every moment.

By releasing judgement of myself and my fire energy, I released judgement of others. Each step forward is an exciting part of my life journey that I am now prepared for.”

Healing Diets

healing-diets-edna-rasconHealing Diets class inspired me to make conscious choices about health, nutrition and how we can heal ourselves from the inside out in complicity with the magic of Plant Pure Nation plant based foods.

Healing Diets also inspired me to be creative in my kitchen and involve my children in the creation process, so tomorrow morning my children will be milking the almonds for almond milk and I will blend the smoothie!

I will be a living example and I will help and teach others as well. I want to make people aware of truth the power of love.

“Always speak the truth with no threat to any one!” Edna Rascon, Healing Diets Diploma student, Aurora, Colorado.


healing-diets-sarah-mclaughlanHealing Diets class with Farida Sharan teaches me to taste and balance flavors as I learn more difficult realities of corporate and processed foods and factory production that harms animals, humans and our plant.

Even as I watch the disturbing realities of speciesism in the Earthlings DVD, I discover the effects of different flavors connected to chakras, elements and emotions. The layered delicious flavors make me feel better. I have discovered the power of flavor to change the way I feel as they alter my mind and perception. Oh, if only others could eat like this and change their perceptions

I would like to see a world where people grow their own self-sustaining food and treat animals with love and respect as if they were our adopted children. I want to live in a society like this.

I will spread the word of the organic whole plant food lifestyle.

I am blessed to have this knowledge and study with amazing like minded women. Together we will change the future for the better.” Sarah McLaughlan, Healing Diets student, Longmont, Colorado


healing-diets-jessica-gremleyJessica Gremley, Healing Diets Diploma Graduate, aesthetician, attended as a Teaching Assistant. She shared her practice with her Natural Skin Care Clinic & Natural Acne Clinic as well as her Acne Online distance work with clients. She also teaches Healing Diets to her clients & develops herbal products from her herbal studies with School of Natural Medicine to assist her clients toward health, healing & wellness near in Wheatridge near Golden Colorado.

Healing Diets

healing-diets-samantha-marshallHealing Diets gave me a much greater understanding of how vitally important our individual choices are. I now know how irreversibly damaging unconscious food decisions have been only own body, mind & soul, not to mention the effect such decisions have on our planet & all living species.

Healing Diets class provided me with a mother lode of new information and knowledge of plant based diets, buzzing with excitement for a future with amazing food.

I always had a hard time incorporating fresh, organic greens & vegetables into my diet, especially when vegan & raw! Every dish we made had something in it I would not normally like, but I had no resistance.

Balancing the flavors of sweet, salty, spicy, sour & bitter made even my most disliked foods (tomatoes) delicious! In just two days my tongue & tasting palette changed.

Now I can confidently move forward in my own Healing Diet having learned incredible food substitutions for the various food addictions. Our class with Brigitte Mars on cultured, dehydrated & wild foods also inspired me to incorporate new approaches to creating healthy food.

healing-diets-saladI thoroughly enjoyed getting to connect with the food we prepared on a physical level, but also emotionally & energetically. It was fascinating to learn & experience how flavors, textures, colors are all connected to how we perceive the food we eat and how they affect our bodies, heart and mind.

I am inspired to create change in my own life so that I can fully heal myself. I am inspired to be a leader amongst my peer and to educate anyone ready to make new choices in connection with own life and body. This connection to each other, the earth, plants, animals is so entangled it is vital to move forward in truth & compassion for everything in this existence. I will move into the future with consciousness in my choices to walk lightly on this precious planet.” Samantha Marshall, Nature Tour Guide, Naturopathy student, Leadville, Colorado