. DIPLOMAS: NATUROPATHY ∙ NATURAL PHYSICIAN ∙ HERBAL MEDICINE ∙ HEALING DIETS ∙ IRIDOLOGY
CERTIFICATIONS: ESSENTIAL OILS ∙ REFLEXOLOGY ∙ FLOWER ESSENCES ∙ SELF HEALING

Self Care | Self Healing

Self Care | Self Healing

PROFESSIONAL EMBODIMENT SELF HEALING MODULE

IT IS TIME FOR LIGHTNESS OF BEING

I AM A WISDOM ELDER – 78 YEARS OLD

WHO WISHES TO GIVE MY TEACHINGS FROM 48 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

I WELCOME ALL WHO ARE WILLING & READY TO RECEIVE

SELF HEALING

SELF HEALING TEACHINGS

Graduate Shanti in her practice in Golden Bay, New Zealand

SEEK THYSELF

Shanti Smith graduated in 2001. After WOOF adventures in New Zealand her family settled in Golden Bay where she develops her practice in the community and raises her daughter.

I PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH!
“I learned from THE ultimate wisest herbal warrior woman…Farida Sharan! My own teaching, practicing and creating reminds me of the beautiful and powerful spaces you created.

Golden Lotus Health Retreat is emerging in Golden Bay and I am involved in the creation of the center from the ground up. 

I am excited to embark on this next chapter in my life's work…riding the waves of opportunity as they present themselves just as you advised me to do many years ago!

I still use the valuable teachings you inspired within me. I will keep you posted and invite you to come as a guest teacher! I enjoy your updates and newsletters very much and I am so happy to hear the School of Natural Medicine is thriving as always.”

With my new found gratitude, love and strength…so many doors are opening up…and when Golden Lotus is ready…so will I be! 

I continue to be inspired by you! All my love.” 
–Shanti Smith, Naturopath, Master Iridologist, Master Herbalist, Reflexologist, New Zealand
Shanti's website

I CONTINUE TO BE INSPIRED
"I learned from THE ultimate wisest herbal warrior woman…Farida Sharan! My own teaching, practicing and creating reminds me of the beautiful and powerful spaces you created. I continue to be inspired by you! All my love,” 
–Shanti Burgess, Naturopath, Master Iridologist, Master Herbalist, Reflexologist, New Zealand Shanti's website

SELF HEALING LIFE SKILLS

Student Daniel sitting in a field of lupines in Boulder, Colorado

KNOW THYSELF

Daniel travelled to Boulder, Colorado from Sydney, Australia three times to attend classes and Integrated Immersions and a two week Naturopathy Graduation Immersion at a healing center to leave corporate engineering and manifest personal self healing evolution with a health centered livelihood.

CONDUIT INTO SELF DISCOVERY
“Immersions, Self Healing and Online Mentored study provided an opening conduit into self-discovery.

Farida creates a teaching environment where wisdom and interaction is shared in the group creating ease and comfort to understand and a way of learning that is adventurous, creative and enjoyable.

As we see and learn from different Iris types, Iridology introduces a deeper connection of psychology with emotional and physical realities. Each Iris is different yet unique and a blessing, as each tells a story of our evolution and journey into existence.

Herbal Medicine offered the space to identify explore, taste and achieve a greater appreciation for native Rocky Mountain plants and for nature and all that it teaches us.

The more I live, the more I feel, the more I pay attention, the more I learn, and the more I feel my body and be a living example, I am able to teach others. "

–Daniel Bucca, Sydney, Australia, Naturopath student, Essential Oils and Flower Essence Practitioner, Healing Diets Nutrition Coach, Master Reflexologist

SELF HEALING LIFE DREAMS

Graduate sitting by a lotus pond at Mind Body Naturopathy Retreat in Ithica, New York

PREPARE THYSELF

Rosa Cameron, a Nursing Assistant, enrolled to clear chronic toxicity, skin problems and graduated with Honors as a Living Example. Her dream to create a healing center on family land in Honduras manifested after embodying the teachings in her life and lifework.

PREPARE THYSELF

HEART FULL OF GOODNESS
"Thank you for everything you brought out of the deepest part of my being that I did not know was there. You helped me overcome fear and filled my life with peace, love understanding and much more.

My heart is full of your goodness and your experience in every cell of my body. I am always going to have you in my prayers.

Your teachings are blessings for me as the way you teach and how patient you are with helping and caring enough to correct and assist me in improve my ability to speak and write English.

I'll never stop thanking the good forces of the universe for putting you in my life. I learned so much from you that I advise all my clients and students to enjoy and learn from you also. You are always going to be part of my life.

I have been teaching seminars in Spanish and gave one last week in Florida. My dear, I am practicing what you have taught me. With all my heart and my love,”
–Rosa Cameron, Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist, Nurse, Honduras

SELF HEALING YOUR WORLD

Graduate who experienced profound self healing posing with her before and after iris photos

HEAL THYSELF

Naturopath Graduate, Maggie Knauer, resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, works in an herbal health store, builds a practice and leads nature hikes in the Rocky Mountains.

INNER ECOLOGY
“Healing Diets and Herbal nutrient formulas provided strong healing in my Inner Ecology. Flower Essences and Essential Oils revealed disease starts with emotions and supported resolving old wounds and releasing blocks." Maggie Knauer, ND

SELF HEALING RETURNED MY IRISES TO ORIGINAL BLUE
“I entered the School of Natural Medicine with the intention of studying, and graduated our years later with a whole new life and Irises that turned blue!

As I watched my Irises gradually clear, brighten and turn blue as yellow disappeared from my Irises during my purification and regeneration and transformation program, I created a healthy new lifestyle.

Iridology science displays is health and disease pathways, acute and chronic indications and predisposition to personality traits.

I felt supported by small classes, individual attention, experiential learning and the emotional healing processes as I learned to share, dialogue, question to the crux of an issue by continuing to dive deep until truth is revealed.

Farida, I love how you keep evolving your methods to share your knowledge and wisdom. 

As I delved deeply into my own self, I faced my fears and overcame my resistance to opening up and trusting,

I am rewarded ad infinitum because of the courage and clarity to free myself for a happy and fulfilling life. With much gratitude,”
–Maggie Knauer, Naturopath Graduate, Herbalist, Iridologist, Healing Diets Nutritionist

"I graduated in four years with a whole new life and irises that turned blue! I watched my irises gradually clear, brighten and turn blue as yellow disappeared during my purification and regeneration program as I created a healthy new lifestyle. I delved deeply into my own self, faced my fears and overcame my resistance to opening up and trusting, I am rewarded ad infinitum with courage and clarity to free myself to lead a happy and fulfilling life. The future is mine to create. With much gratitude,”
–Maggie Knauer, Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist, Healing Diets

SELF HEALING FAMILY

Naturopathy graduate achieves family healing

HEAL THY LIFE PATH

Kristina Ignacio overcame obstacles in cultural, physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual levels to reverse infertility and become a natural mother with the skills to raise healthy children during her Naturopathy studies enhanced with the Self Healing Module. Kristina and her husband returned to natural weight from the dietary changes that also positively influenced extended family.

HEAL THY FAMILY

INFERTILITY REVERSED AND A RETURN TO GOOD HEALTH
"I can not find the words to express how very much I treasure you. I am so grateful to you Farida that you are willing to share your work.

This is such amazing news that my daughter no longer has polycythemia that I can now commit fully to my own Self-Healing. My daughter is looking to the future with great health and if anything comes up, I now understand the steps it takes to return to good health.

Much grace to you Farida, I was talking to my youngest, Knovi, the baby I was blessed with after our Reflexology training about you today. I continue to dedicate sacred time to my Self Care and Self Healing in an extended time of peace.

Kadence is growing and both are a reflection of the deep work needed to receive them and prepare me for the journey that has been unfolding... Sending our love and winds of serenity. Loving blessings,"
–Kristina Ignacio, Naturopathy, Self Healing, California

Kristina's first child, Kadence, conceived after years of IVF was born with a pulmonary polycythemia condition doctors said was incurable. After her own Self Healing improvements, Kristina requested a nutritional program for Kadence, and within three months, the polycythemia cleared and has never returned. After attending a Reflexology Essential Oils Immersion, Kristina remarked she felt so well, she could get pregnant. A second healthy daughter, Knovi, was conceived and birthed naturally, overturning doctors' predictions.

SELF HEALING HARMONY

Graduate Amy Spadafora preparing comfrey oil in her herbal pharmacy

LIVE THYSELF

Amy Spadafora Thompson dreamed of a loving world as she followed the Grateful Dead rock band. Inspired by a School of Natural Medicine Graduate she met in a bookstore in Taos, New Mexico, Amy phoned her mother in Hilton Head, S. Carolina, to meet her in Boulder to talk with Farida.

With her parents support and permission, Amy began her studies in the late 1990’s by taking all the classes, doing the Online Study assignments and focusing with commitment on the Self Healing Module. This enthusiasm led to her apprenticeship and position at the Herbs of Grace herbal pharmacy / dispensary and office Administrative Assistant for nearly two years.

After Amy graduated as Naturopath, Iridologist, Master Herbalist, she returned to South Carolina where she married, established a home and gardens, and birthed a healthy son, Liam. Amy's world of love celebrates a generosity of giving and receiving in a home, garden and community of harmony!

Amy evolved a practice, created a tea and herbal tea company,
Harmonic Infusions, offers workshop trainings, creates landscape design gardens, maintains her own home organic vegetable and herbal gardens with her husband, co-hosts sweat lodges, and teaches gardening and natural vegetarian foods to the children in the local Waldorf school where her son Liam goes to school.

LIVE THYSELF

I FEEL BLESSED TO CREATE LOVE SHIFTS IN THE UNIVERSE
“My healing journey began in 1994 at 20 years of age when I was diagnosed with severe colitis and depression. Modern medicine solutions of a colostomy bag and anti-depressants were unacceptable so the pain put me on a path to the the healing power of herbs, food, and meditation. Within five months the colitis completely healed, and positive thoughts were on the rise.

While some allow the stresses of life to move through, others contract and manifest dis-ease. Most physical discomforts are a result of emotional imbalance as dscomfort is a message telling us that something needs attention and an opportunity to take personal ownership of body, mind and spirit.

Iridology interprets the map of your unique Inner Ecology int he Irises of the eye as they display constitution types, strengths and weaknesses, toxic accumulation, nutritional imbalances, inflammation, over and under activity of glands, organs and body systems, and tissue degeneration and rejuvenation.

Herbal Nutrition stimulates and supports our body’s natural process of purification, regeneration, and transformation, by providing superior nutrition for the entire body to achieve harmonious health function.

Flower Essences restore harmony to our emotions by helping us recognize and release limiting and destructive patterns of thought and behavior, and provide a language of mental, emotional and spiritual realities that help us understand our inner world.

Healing Diets are vital to restore digestive health and balance. Eating fresh, organic, pure foods in simple meals provide essential nutrients on a daily basis to support optimal healing.

I feel blessed to be part of this sacred healing work that creates love shifts in the universe, and to have the most wonderful living example embodiment of true and pure teachings, you, dear Farida!”
–Amy Spadafora Thompson, Naturopath, South Carolina

“My healing journey began in 1994 at 20 years of age when I was diagnosed with severe colitis and depression. Modern medicine solutions of a colostomy bag and anti-depressants were unacceptable so the pain put me on a path to the the healing power of herbs, food, and meditation. Within five months the colitis completely healed, and positive thoughts were on the rise.

The desire to learn and help others to heal brought me to the School of Natural Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where I studied, apprenticed with Farida and worked as Herbs of Grace Dispensary Director.

Discomfort is a message telling us that something needs attention and an opportunity to take personal ownership of body, mind and spirit.

I feel blessed to be part of this sacred healing work that creates love shifts in the universe, and to have the most wonderful living example embodiment of true and pure teachings, you, dear Farida!”
–Amy Spadafora Thompson, Naturopath, near Hilton Head, South Carolina

SELF HEALING LIFE PURPOSE

Graduate shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables in Lebanon

LOVE THYSELF

Lamia Mudarres embodies truth teachings in her life and work as she achieved an eighty-five pound weight loss during her Self Healing. Her living example inspires others to follow the truth she proved through experience. 

Lamia founded a company called 'Pure Arabella' to guide clients toward positive lifestyle choices, creates beautiful children’s story books with positive spiritual messages, and designs shopping bags to inspire clients to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy vegetarian options.

Her skills with Reflexology, Essential Oils and Healing Diets attracted an invitation to practice in a clinic where the owners built a private therapy room for her to give Reflexology to autistic children and educate their parents toward health and healing. Now married and the mother of a young son, Lamia enjoys creating a harmonious healthy family life and sharing world travels with her family.

LOVE THYSELF

EIGHT-FIVE POUND WEIGHT LOSS ACHIEVED
"I am a committed regular Yogi in Saudi now. I started my own counseling program to give clients proper tools. I noticed through my own practice at the school that everything was shown to us and we practiced with physical demonstrations not just verbal ones. I miss you and the school very much.

Saudi is developing and becoming more accepting. Anything healthy is prepared, a great start even though it doesn't teach anyone how to become Independently healthy like the way we were taught as individuals in the school how and what to change exactly about our previous lifestyle choices. 
 
In Saudi people simply buy their health, not work for it, so as soon as an organic product hits the shelves, everyone buys it out and thinks they need a nice pat on the back for making healthier life choices.

As a culture of shopaholics, what better way is to use this to my advantage by taking people to the supermarket helping them understand how to shop and then taking them home to show them how to store and prepare food and clean out already existing junk.

Sounds a lot like a TLC program, I know, but it's kicking off. I designed a collection of cute reusable grocery bags with my logo and Arabic quotes to make things fun as a trendy practice. So my "Coun-SELLING program" teaches them how to shop for their health. one buck at a time.

You taught us how and what to change about our lifestyle choices with hands-on demonstrations that made all the difference to live and practice the teachings in my own life." 
–Lamia Mudarres, Essential Oils Therapist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Healing Diets Nutritional Counsellor, Master Reflexologist, Saudi Arabia

"I started my own counseling program to give clients proper tools. I help my clients to understand how to shop and then take them home to show them how to store, prepare food and clean out existing junk.

It's kicking off as I designed a collection of cute reusable grocery bags with my logo and Arabic quotes to make things fun as a trendy practice and teaches them how to shop for their health.

I miss the school very much. You taught us how and what to change about our lifestyle choices with hands on demonstrations that made the difference to live and practice the teachings." 
–Lamia Mudarres, Essential Oils Therapist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Healing Diets Nutritional Counsellor, Master Reflexologist, Saudi Arabia

SELF HEALING LIFE WORK

Graduates at an advanced training in Boulder, Colorado

BECOME THYSELF

Elsepth Taimre, honored 1996 Naturopathy Graduate, represents PureHealth teachings in Perth, Western Australia. Elspeth enjoys creating sacred herbal and organic gardens for food and healing needs. She raised two children with living foods, and after Waldorf school and swimming she gave them a Reflexology foot massage every night before sleep.

Elspeth’s professional practice celebrates: Lecturer at the Australia Institute of Holistic Medicine for 10 years; 2004 Indigo Bean School of Living Health for nutritional detoxification; 2008 Living Juicy deep rest detox retreats for accelerated healing; 2012 Created vegan, sugar free coconut based ice cream, Coconutz; currently developing plant based Elles Purefoods with imports of nutrient-dense coconut flavored herbal spice organic coconut milk powder for alternative latte coffee blends.

BECOME THYSELF

BECOME A LIVING EXAMPLE
“I am forever grateful to my original teacher, mentor and radiant example of health and wholeness, Farida Sharan, for pointing the way with such love and dedication.

Her teaching is the purest and was so from the beginning when I fully embraced the commitment to be a living example of the teachings.

School of Natural Medicine is the only school that places a strong emphasis on embodying the teachings.”
–Elspeth Taimre, Naturopath Graduate, Perth, Australia

ELSPETH'S CLIENT SHARES
"Elspeth has been my gentle guide through my life for over nineteen years.

She shares a non-judgmental healthy, professional attitude with humor with life learnings.

Elspeth is ethical and not motivated by wealth acquisition. In Fremantle she is known as the one aware people choose by recommendation.
–Libby Tregurtha

Elspeth sponsored Farida to teach in Perth: 1994 Chakras, Elements and Emotions healing processes and Women’s Health and Menopause teachings to fifty-five participants; and in 1995 and 1996 Iridology and Natural Medicine professional trainings.

When Elspeth arranged interviews on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines for Farida, the teachings of women’s health increased in Australia, with invitations to present and give evening lectures in Women’s Health Conferences in Sydney and Melbourne.

BECOME A LIVING EXAMPLE
“I am forever grateful to my original teacher, mentor and radiant example of health and wholeness, Farida Sharan, for pointing the way with such love and dedication.

Her teaching is the purest and was so from the beginning when I fully embraced the commitment to be a living example of the teachings.

School of Natural Medicine is the only school that places a strong emphasis on embodying the teachings.”
–Elspeth Taimre, Naturopath Graduate, Perth, Australia

SELF HEALING LIFESTYLE

Graduate healed anorexia nervosa and went on to have beautiful children.

LIVING EXAMPLE

SELF HEALING ANOREXIA BULEMIA PROVES THE TEACHINGS
Jaala proved the truth of PureHealth Naturopathy during her Self Healing by overcoming a life threatening condition of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. She enrolled in the school while I was away so I had not met her when she called me from a hospital begging me to rescue her from being force fed. Hearing how desperate she was, I met with the doctors to release her by promising to oversee her Healing Diets program.

Transformed from eighty pounds to normal weight and function with a health vegan vegetarian lifestyle, Jaala healed family relationships, received loving support from her mother with whom she had been estranged, strengthened her physical body and graduated as a Living Example in 2000.

Jaala married and over decades become the mother of seven healthy children. Energetic and positive she manages a healthy harmonious vegan household of 9 children, a professional Naturopathy practice, works as an athletic trainer and competes as a Tri-Athlete.

LIVING EXAMPLE

SELF HEALING OF ANOREXIA BULEMIA
"Thank you Farida, thank you for the insight of all that was good in blessing the temple of my body with amazing foods and guidance to help me find my way. Right away I felt the support I longed for emanate from this open loving environment, a true school that provides hands-on education and life skills.

I have a huge smile on my face to know others might be inspired by my healing journey. When I was featured by Women's Adventure Magazine I was pregnant with my 7th biological child, and she too, is wonderful, healthy and a miracle.

Farida, my wonderful soul-mother, saw me through the worst of the throws of anorexia / bulimia disease. During the Integrated Immersion Retreat, I experienced Naturopathy Chakras and Elements of Life healing processes and found the fight of fire to pull away from anorexia nervosa.

I followed Farida's advice and found the strength and ability to go to the 
Ann Wigmore Institute of Living Foods In Puerto Rico where I healed through wheatgrass nutrition and wonderful whole living and sprouted foods that helped to clear my mind to know what I needed to do to survive.

School of Natural Medicine is the closest glimpse I’ve had of coming home to myself. My teacher, Farida Sharan, welcomed me to compassion, truth and love. Because I felt safe I knew I could learn how to fly!”
–Jaala Knowlton, Naturopath, Tri-Athlete Trainer, Colorado 

APPRECIATION AND HONORING
"I honestly am blessed to know you and be a student. You are my mentor and have helped me with my healing process, most likely more than you will ever know.  I appreciate, love and honor your being."
–Laura Cuadras, Naturopath Graduate, USA

SELF HEALING ANOREXIA BULEMIA
“Thank you Farida, thank you for the insight of all that was good in blessing the temple of my body with amazing foods and guidance to help me find my way. Right away I felt the support I longed for emanate from this open loving environment, a true school that provides hands-on education and life skills.

Farida, my wonderful soul-mother, saw me through the worst of the throws of anorexia / bulimia disease. During the Summer School Integrated Immersion Retreat, I experienced
Naturopathy Chakras and Elements of Life healing processes and found the fight of fire to pull away from anorexia nervosa.

I have a huge smile on my face to know others might be inspired by my healing journey. School of Natural Medicine is the closest glimpse I’ve had of coming home to myself. My teacher, Farida Sharan, welcomed me to compassion, truth and love. Because I felt safe I knew I could learn how to fly!”
–Jaala Knowlton, Naturopath, Tri-Athlete Trainer, Colorado 

SELF HEALING IRIS CHANGES

Nichola Roche Naturopathy Graduate director/creator of Akasha Spa in Piccadilly, London - voted best spa in the world!

GLOBAL SPA CAREER

Nichola graduated as Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist and Healing Diets Consultant after ten years of combining Naturopathy / Natural Physician Immersion, Online Study and Self Healing with the demands of an advancing world wide spa career. 

Nichola experienced dedication to Self Healing protocols to shift a chronic condition and experienced lightening of the Iridology Iris Print as symptoms cleared. Education through personal experience transforms into wisdom that inspires clients to empower themselves to achieve a healthy lifestyle as they overcome health challenges.

After meeting Yui, SNM student and owner of Rasayana Spas and Raw Food Cafes in Thailand during her first Integrated Immersion in Boulder, Colorado, Nichola entered the spa world as a Spa Manager in
Rasayana Retreat, Bangkok. 

Head hunted by Medi-Spas and Hotel Corporations, Nichola accepted offers that gave her the opportunity over the years to manage and create Spas in Bangkok, Asia and the Middle East.

In 2020, Nichola thrives as director of the superb Akasha Spa in Piccadilly, London and balances her professional lifework with a country life with her husband in the English village of her dreams.

GLOBAL SPA CAREER

HEALING WITH NATURE IS A SPIRITUAL PATH
“Farida inspires you to take responsibility for your health and live the teachings. Healing with Nature is a Spiritual Path and personal growth is an art form and a way of life. I evolved on a spiritual path to honor my strengths and strengthen my weaknesses.

My Naturopathy studies instilled understanding from personal experience that the body has an inherent ability to heal given the opportunity, the right diet and lifestyle choices.

Iridology taught me to be a more compassionate human being to empower clients to master their inherited constitutional strengths & weaknesses.

Herbal Medicine awakened a new respect for nature by understanding how plants heal and assist us on emotional and physical levels.

Chakras, Elements of Life and Emotions processes awakened me to a world woven of elemental energy – earth, water, fire, air, ether – the basic forces of inner and outer nature to be kept in balance.

Naturopathy taught me skills of great masters and instilled understanding of the healing power of nature based on Farida's teachings of purification, regeneration and transformation.

Self Healing encouraged me to “dig deep” within myself and discover the underlying causes of illness that I use now to design spa treatments using therapies that are gentle, non-invasive and effective.

Skills, tools, and knowledge are given and the philosophy inspired me to become a living example. As I embodied the teachings, treatments and diets, Self Healing opened a portal to my true self and full potential.

Farida teaches you to inspire, educate, empower and motivate clients and students to assume ownership and take personal responsibility for their health by living the teachings and adopting the principles the school teaches and embodies.”
–Nichola Roche, Naturopath Graduate 2014, London, England

“Farida and the School of Natural Medicine inspire you to take responsibility for your health and live the teachings. 

My studies in the School of Natural Medicine in Boulder, Colorado, instilled in me an understanding of the healing power of nature. I now know from personal experience that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself given the opportunity and the right diet and lifestyle choices.

Healing with Nature is a Spiritual Path and personal growth is an art form and a way of life. I evolved on a spiritual path to honor my strengths and strengthen my weaknesses.

Self Healing encouragement to“dig deep” within myself and discover the underlying causes of illness that helped me design treatment plans using therapies that are gentle, non-invasive and effective as you learn to inspire, educate, empower and motivate clients and students to assume ownership and take personal responsibility for their health by living the teachings and adopting the principles the school teaches and embodies.”
–Nichola Roche, Naturopath Graduate 2014, London, England