Immersion Retreats

Immersion Retreats

Farida Sharan in Iceland to teach an immersion training
Farida Sharan in Iceland to teach an immersion training
NATUROPATHY ∙ NATURAL PHYSICIAN ∙ HERBAL MEDICINE ∙ HEALING DIETS ∙ IRIDOLOGY ∙ SELF HEALING ∙ REFLEXOLOGY ∙ ESSENTIAL OILS ∙ FLOWER ESSENCES ∙ CLINICAL TRAINING

Immersions give the opportunity for dynamic interactive small group trainings for advanced Lifestyle Self Healing and Professional Diploma students and graduates. Requirements: Enrollment in an Online course and Self Healing embodiment of the teachings prepares each student to participate in Integrated Immersion held in sublime world locations.

If you are not already an enrolled student, inquire for information and application for Enrollment and Immersions on the Contact Page.

NATUROPATHY ∙ NATURAL PHYSICIAN ∙ HERBAL MEDICINE ∙ HEALING DIETS ∙ IRIDOLOGY ∙ SELF HEALING ∙ REFLEXOLOGY ∙ ESSENTIAL OILS ∙ FLOWER ESSENCES ∙ CLINICAL TRAINING

Immersions give the opportunity for dynamic interactive small group trainings for advanced Lifestyle Self Healing and Professional Diploma students and graduates OR Longevity Lifestyle and Life Skills Healing Path students. Requirements: Enrollment in an Online course and the Self Healing Module. Embodiment of the teachings combined with One to One Mentoring and personal study prepares each student to participate in Integrated Immersions held in sublime world locations.

If you are not already an enrolled student, inquire for information and application for Enrollment and Immersions on the Contact Page.

Upcoming Retreats

Group of 'Growing Younger' Naturopathy detox retreat students in Thailand.

“I want to express my gratitude as it was such a privilege to receive your teachings and light, Farida. With the subtleties of the movements of the Elements of Life dances, I was able to explore a different language and a new way of connecting to the divine feminine power that rests inside.

For a long time I have denied myself a true sense of womanhood as I perceived the feminine ias negative, weak and even pathetic. I over aligned with the masculine to guide my actions, supported my independence and protected myself from the pain within. During the fire dance I realized I was reluctant to fully accept the boundless strength of the feminine as I feared the flow of emotions and the tears. Now I am awakening and releasing old habits and beliefs to open to this shift in vibrational perspective."
Jemma Foster Naturopathy student, London, UK

Tao Thai Naturopathy Immersion

NATUROPATHY INTEGRATED IMMERSION RETREAT
January 10th through February 7th 2020
Tao Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Week 1: Orientation, Individual Self Healing Programs Creation Class
Week 2: Naturopathy Chakras, Elements and Emotions of Life Processes
Week 3: Advanced Self Healing Life Skills Week
Week 4. Naturopathy Clinical Training and Consultation Expertise

Longevity Lifestyle Self Healing OR Diploma / Certificate Professional Sessions Trainings. Weekends free. Cultural explorations. Small classes of maximum 10 or less students. Personal Attention. Dynamic Experiential multi-level learning.

Garden bungalows with private bathrooms and kitchen (one and two bedrooms) offer opportunity to create meals in combo with dining out at the Juice Bar and Tao Garden dining hall. Tuition does not include food, accommodation, events, taxis to adventures or transport to and from Chiang Mai airport (we have coordinated travel times to share taxi), and temples.

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Opportunity to experience world class Taoist Spa bodywork and world class Pakua Medi-Spa treatments such as acupuncture, colonics, chiropractic, nutritional IVs, oxygen therapies and more, combined with opportunities for swimming, herbal steams, and yoga, Taoist and Chi Gong exercises.

One to One conversations with Farida, Group dynamic interactive conversations. Daily depth classes in Reflexology, Essential Oils, Iridology, Self Healing, Herbal Medicine, Healing Diets as an integrated Naturopathy study, and the Chakras, Elements and Emotions Naturopathy Elements of Life healing processes.

Cultural experience opportunities during personal time are local bicycling, shopping in the Doi Saket villages, temple visits, elephant tour, hot spring, shopping in Chiang Mai and more.

Herbal medicine student communing with Lupines in Colorado during the herbal medicine immersion training.

“The most meaningful teachings are all of them. I can’t think of one being more important than the other because they all thread together. A highlight this year is energy and how it is applied in the physical, mental and spiritual worlds I inhabit. Through the teachings of energy in the Essential Oils classes, I reached a fraction more of understanding myself and the situations I face everyday.

The most meaningful shift is the ability to experience life right now in the present. The wrong and right decisions I make are being shown to me and I am truly grateful for this awareness as it is something I longed but also feared.”
– Summer Tori, Essential Oils and Healing Diets Graduate, Colorado

“I feel grounded and steady but light with time to sink deeper and unfold openly to my healing and allow and embrace for what may come up or need to be let go on many levels. Work is also being done on a soul level as I weed through old patterns, ways of viewing myself and learned containment of souls true nature. Noticing myself in group dynamics, how I speak and if the words support my work and growth ,or bolster and older self image. All the learning and work done thus far carries my down a beautiful path to embrace this body and life. I want to take my healing as deeply as it can reach. Much love,”
– Lisa Wehunt, Colorado

"Healing Diets Immersion was an amazing experience. Thank you, Farida, for sharing your knowledge and love of life. My life is more full as I now feel I have everything I need and want and am very grateful, enabling me to dig deeper in my studies. My world has shifted with more confidence in who I am and what I am capable of becoming. I am naturally clearer in simple food choices now.“ 
– Yolanda ( Loni) , Colorado

“I don’t have to have everything to be everything I want to be and do. I can start where I am, with what I have, then I am better able to help someone. I love this discovery as I am now connected and at peace. Thank you, Farida, for helping me discover how truly sacred it is to give and receive at the same time. When giving, I hold the space for my partner to release and feel vibrations of energy rushing through my finger tips. Awesome experience!!!"
– Alisha Honore, Dominica

Colorado Integrated Master Herbalist Naturopathy Immersion

HERBAL MEDICINE IMMERSION, BOULDER, COLORADO
– May 25th to June 4th 2020
60 hours plus focused experiential hands on evolutionary learning.

Brigitte Mars AHG
Extended hour immersion days with Brigitte Mars, renowned herbalist, author, living and raw foods educator, wild foraging and gathering, and Lifestyle Living Example educator.

Marco Lam BA BSc LAC
Extended 8 hr day with Haster Herbalist, Marco Lam, exploring Rocky Mountain meadow and forests, herb and plant based wild food field trips, pharmacy product creations and integration of Chinese and Western Medicine philosophy.

First Week – Brigitte Mars and Marco Lam

May 25 -Monday: Brigitte Mars: Experience Herbal treatments, poultices, packs, and receive teachings of supportive self therapies for cleansing, detox, acute and chronic care. 10 hrs

May 26 -Tuesday: Marco Lam : Energetics of Chinese Medicine Elements; tongue and pulse analysis; herbal pharmacy dispensary. 8 hrs

May 27 -Wednesday Free Day

May 28 -Thursday: Brigitte Mars. Create, taste and enjoy the medicinal values of Culinary Herbal Mixes; Spices; Superfoods. Marinades. Kitchen Medicine. 10 hrs

May 29 -Friday: Brigitte Mars. Denver Botanical Gardens Vibrational Subtle Energetics. Flower Essence Gestures; sacred Geometry of plants, Plant Signatures. 8 hrs

Second Week – Brigitte Mars AHG

June 1: Monday: herbal walks; foraging wild foods; preparing wild foods; enzymes; cultured foods. Preparing a meal and drinks; sustainable natural lifestyle skills; herb signatures, plant energetics and more. (10 hour day). Central Boulder address plus field trips, and herbal and foraging walks.

June 2: Tuesday: herbal walks; plant identification; foraging wild foods; preparing wild raw and gently cooked foods; color healing chakras, sexuality, flower essences and more. (10 hour day

June 3: Wednesday Free Day

Second Week – Marco Lam LAC
June 3: Wednesday: Free Day: Book in advance appointments with Marco and Brigitte. Boulder Market. Explore and adventure in amazing Boulder and on hiking trails.

June 4: Thursday: Garden as Healer. Ecology of the home garden. Plant medicine. Culinary herbs. Garden to Clinic. Integrating professional ethics with affordable and accessible health care. Pharmacy tour. (8 hour day).

June 5th: Friday: Forest as Healer. Flower essence testing. Wild crafting ethics. Herbal walk. Chinese Medicine elemental system with emotional correlations. Chi Gong energetics. (8 hours) Rocky Mountain hike.

“In the Iridology immersion, my thoughts returned to Essential Oils therapeutic anointing and my vision and experience of the infinity circle. When fears came up that my Iris Mandala wouldn’t look like I wanted, I had thoughts like: "What if it didn't look as nice as others?" Surprisingly a positive thought of ‘imperfectly perfect’ opened in my mind with understanding that every iris is perfectly imperfect’ as life is in every uniquely human story.

I learned that markings on my iris are not wrong or bad. My irises tell me about myself and how I can move forward to be the very best me I can be with the tools to stay on the right track to health and wellness.”
– Rebecca Reeder, Naturopathy student, Colorado

Costa Rica

Student playing guitar in Central American jungle during Naturopathy Immersion

ELEMENTS OF LIFE EMOTIONAL HEALING
Shala Sol, Fuente Verde, Diamente Valle, Dominical, Costa Rica
July 11th through 18th 2020

Integrated Immersion featuring experiential energetics of the Chakras, Elements and Emotions to body systems with movements, music and sound healing processes. Emotional healing explorations of the roots of fear while nourished by Essential Oils, Flower Essences and organic vegetarian foods.

Enrollment limited to Lifestyle or Professional students of Self Healing grounded in and exploration of Elements of Life (earth, water, fire, air and ether) the living energies of the mystery of life in the body temple.

"My heart unfolds with waves of honor and gratitude for this path of Self Healing. I find myself on the edge of bursting out laughing for the humanness as I respond to each new moment  in sovereignty with an array of tools such as Healing Diets, Reflexology, Essential Oils Massage and Bodywork, meditation, breath work, movement, music and the surrender of prayer.

I feel ready to support myself with the herbs from Self Healing and to deepen our relationship and mentorship.

I moved to Colombia to live on my Uncle's farm and immerse myself in the ways of the Colombian farmer. We are growing an exquisite array of fruits and vegetables as I learn to live more intimately with the elements in nature.

Offering you my heart songs and my highest and deepest gratitude. With love and honor. See you in May 2019 for the Colorado Integrated Immersion."
– Edwin Luckhoff-Amador, Healing Diets & Iridology student, Columbia

Shift the Roots of Fear Self Healing

Elements of Life Emotional Embodiment Transformation
Arrival early Saturday. Classes: Monday 11th July through departure Saturday18th July, 2020

Dive Lifeberg deep into embodiment evolutionary experiential life and lifework advancement studies. Emerge refreshed renewed and rejuvenated with profound life skills and wisdom understanding of your inner ecology.

Integrated Immersion features the Chakras, Elements and Emotions movement, music and sound healing processes merged with emotional healing explorations of the roots of fear while nourished by Essential Oils, Flower Essences and organic vegetarian cuisine.

All inclusive fee $2000 includes: Tuition for workshops, trainings and healing process embodiment sessions, hang out time, plus co-creative food preparation enhanced by ocean swim, walks, waterfall bliss, food, accommodation, Tinamaste market visit and more.

Stay in the beautiful Shala Sol in the cloud forest above Dominical, Costa Rica. Enrollment of Lifestyle or Professional students. Experience cloud forest altitude abundant nature, pure air, gentle monsoon season refreshing rains, organic foods, and cultural adventures as you dive deep over five days fwith the Elements of Life progression from Earth to water to Fire to Air to Ether.

“I thank you from the deepest wells of gratitude for all your hard work, devotion and energy to us as a group and to me as an individual. I will carry with me the jewels and pearls I found in this time in the Eyes of the Skin Essential Oils & Healing Diets Naturopathy Immersion in London, England, forever into my future. Pieces of what you have gifted me add the necklace of wisdom I create and assemble in abundance so that I too can pass it on to others

I hold a special place for your processing and the opportunity to witness your human journey as well as all of ours. Please keep mastering the unknown. You and everything you do and everything you are, I hold near and dear."
– Samantha Marshall, Colorado

Student relaxing in the gardens at Kew Garden London during flower essence training

KEW GARDENS ESSENTIAL OILS & REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING – 2017
My daughter, Bonny Casel invited me to teach the Essential Oils & Reflexology training over two weeks at the School of Natural Medicine UK class near Kew Gardens. The students had already received a Quantum Botanicals Flower Essences training and I merged into the group with the creation of a Life Purpose essence made during a day immersion under a beautiful spring budding India Bean Tree sheltering grasses and spring flowerings rising in sunny spring weather over the offerings of the tree in past seasons before moving forward with the classes.

Then we moved into Essential Oils, Reflexology, Therapeutic Anointing and Sacred Foot Bathing experiences, diving ever more deeply into deeper realms of being as professional skills manifested with ease through natural focus, attention, compassion and inner communion connection.

“The week with Reflexology, therapeutic anointing, Essential Oils, Self Healing processes and the stories of Farida’s case studies enhanced by walks in Kew Gardens gave me the opportunity to push through physical pain and disillusionment with life and reconnect with the simplicity of touch, energy and empowerment in life in support of myself and others.”
– Caroline Bond, London, UK

“I came to this Immersion and the Reflexology and Essential Oils training to find myself and get a clear sense of purpose on my life path to free myself from attachment to this world and be more fully self aware of how God created me for a purpose. Here at the School of Natural Medicine with Farida Sharan, I have learned to go back to the SOURCE of everything and appreciate LIFE to understand myself and my Life’s purpose.

“As I tuned into myself during Therapeutic Anointing by feeling, touching and receiving information from different sensations, I experienced deep communion in my own being and saw how caring for myself gives a strong self-awareness of how my body works. Slowing down gives messages to my whole being and soothes my feelings in calmness and stillness in my spirit, which is where I long to commune. What a magical experience to understand what our body is telling us from the different points in our feet that are connected to the body organs created for different functions in our physical body and related to emotional, mental and spiritual realities.

“I am grateful this week awakened my Soul to appreciate the gifts given and and the good company shared on our learning, growing and healing journey.”
– Rachel Silva, Naturopathy student, Philippines.

“My experience during the Reflexology and Essential Oils week has been a deep remembering of my innate wisdom, of being held and awaked to trust in the divine within myself with a profound feeling of connectedness. I see the divinity in You and You see the divinity in me. In deep appreciation.”
– Priya Hallam, French Pyrenees

Past Retreats

KEW GARDENS ESSENTIAL OILS & REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING – 2017
My daughter, Bonny Casel invited me to teach the Essential Oils & Reflexology training over two weeks at the School of Natural Medicine UK class near Kew Gardens. The students had already received a Quantum Botanicals Flower Essences training and I merged into the group with the creation of a Life Purpose essence made during a day immersion under a beautiful spring budding India Bean Tree sheltering grasses and spring flowerings rising in sunny spring weather over the offerings of the tree in past seasons before moving forward with the classes.

Then we moved into Essential Oils, Reflexology, Therapeutic Anointing and Sacred Foot Bathing experiences, diving ever more deeply into deeper realms of being as professional skills manifested with ease through natural focus, attention, compassion and inner communion connection.

“This Reflexology and Essential Oils training with Farida, unlike other massage courses I have taken, takes teaching touch to a completely other dimension of holistic level of body, mind and spirt that opened a whole new world for me, far beyond my mind. On the anointing day I experienced my heart opening when giving and when receiving. Reflexology is now a beautiful experience in which the person receiving and a person giving the experience grow immensely.”
– Urska Loncnar, Naturopathy student, Slovenia.

“This week experiencing Reflexology, Essential Oils and sacred touch with Farida took me to a place so deep and profound where healing takes place naturally and spontaneously. The methods she gave us transforms everything we do in our lives. I never understood the mystical reality of Essential Oils and the potential they hold for transformation until this class. I am so grateful for this teaching as I feel a real shift and new level of understanding has emerged within myself.”
– Suzanna Thelwall, Naturopathy student, Herbal Shop, Yorkshire, UK

“Farida is a breath of fresh air as our sessions, though seemingly unplanned, dived deeply into the moment, allowing the teachings to unfold and allow space for spontaneity, laughter and divinity to enliven our healing field. Farida’s no-nonsense way of being is refreshing and honest, holding up mirrors to each one of us to be able to see ourselves. The classroom space felt safe, nurturing and desiring of of each person’s fullest potential. I am so happy that the universe aligned everything so that I could meet and work with Farida as this has given me a glimpse of what is possible and left me wishing for more! Thank you, Farida, for the gift of your presence and the beautiful dance you are dancing on this earth.”
– Jax De Coster, Naturopathy student, Gran Canaria, Spain

Immersion Photo Gallery

Immersion Photo Gallery