Graduates of the School of Natural Medicine International

Meet featured esteemed graduates from the United Kingdom, Iceland, New Zealand and America.

Scroll down for worldwide graduates, accreditation and associations.


Graduates Ravi Ponniah MIr awarded Iridology Grant by Ford Foundation

Graduates practice worldwide as teachers & practitioners & create businesses & product companies,

Graduates write books, found schools, work in spas, hospitals & offer creative consulting in the  corporate world.

STORIES introduces you to our Graduates & Students in their classes, Online Courses & Self Healing

Scroll below for Accreditation, Memberships, Approvals UK, USA & Worldwide

Scroll below for the list of worldwide Graduates.

Estonian student in a Healing Diets class.



“It is a joy to participate in awakening health, healing and the creation of an authentic professional life.
Mutual commitment honors laughter, tears, and profound sharing as each student gains confidence compassion.”  Farida Sharan

GRADUATES: BETTY SUE O’BRIAN – USA – President of International Iridology Practitioner’s Association

Betty Sue O’Brien ND MH MIr hails from the New Orleans area with a career as a University Dean, she prepared for academic retirement by enrolling in the Naturopath/Natural Physician Training, attending Integrated Immersions, experiencing Self Healing and completing Online Courses. Betty Sue graduated at the Clinical Training Naturopathy retreat held at the Wigmore Institute in Rincon, Puerto

Betty Sue was an ideal student who has gone far as a creative innovator, practitioner, author, speaker and a dedicated Self Healing practitioner committed to living the path.

Farida Sharan was invited by Betty Sue, President of IIPA & Ellen Tart Jensen to speak on Faridian Iridology Constitutions at the IIPA Conference in Orlando, Florida.


GRADUATES: SHANTI – NEW ZEALAND – Founder of the Golden Bay Alternative Healing Fair and Divine Herbals

Shanti Smith ND MIr MH graduated from the School of Natural Medicine in 2003 & moved to New Zealand where she built a quality herbal company, Divine Herbals. In 2012 she sold the herbal company and embarked on a creative mission to bring the community of healers in Golden Bay, South Island. New Zealand to a new level of community by hosting the first Golden Bay Alternative Healing Fair. Her practice includes Natruropathy, Iridology, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology and Colonics.


GRADUATES: NOELLA ROSELENA – USA – Creator of Synergy Essences

Noella Roselena was a delightful creative and heart song presence in the School of Natural Medicine Certification Flower Essence and Essential Oils trainings in 2006. She attended the advanced SNM Naturopathy Purification Regeneration Retreat with Farida Sharan at the Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico. During her time at SNM, she grounded her amazing sensitivity to plants and flowers with the creation of her Synergy Essences company.

She also worked with one of the SNM herbal teachers, Marco Lam, developing Earthstar Farm Flower Essences.

Well done Noella for diving so deeply into self healing personal evolution and manifesting the creativity of your divine purpose! You will always represent the sincere effort, gift and achievement of a truly loving and passionate student and master of her own life potential.


Graduates Kolbrun Apotek Reykjavik Iceland


Kolbrun enrolled in the first training  in 1997 in Reykjavik and graduated with the School of Natural Medicine Master Iridologist & Natural Medicine Diploma along with eleven other students in 1999. Kolbrun is a force in Iceland as she won the rights in law for the legal use of herbs in Iceland.

Kolbrun’s Apotek features tinctures, herbal teas, and other health products and a consulting room where she uses Iridology with every client as she is dedicated to working with clients who make the effort to change their diet and life habits.

Kolbrun has an herbal workshop for Icelandic wildcrafted herbs Birch, Angelica, Horsetail and herbals and orders from America to supply her ever increasing orders from health food stores like Yggrasil and HealthHusth in Reykjavik. Kolbrun is  teaching Icelanders to harvest wildcrafted herbs to meet the Icelanders ever-increasing interest in creating health and wellness.


Kolbrun SNM Iridologist Herbalist Apotek Reykjavik Iceland


Kristbjorg Kristmundsdottir MIr graduated in the School of Natural Medicine Iridology & Natural Medicine Training in Reykjavik in 2000. At the time she was the co-creator of Mother Nature Organic gardens in Egiilsstathir in East Iceland, a devoted wife and mother, and a renowned yoga teacher who offers trainings in Iceland and retreats in India.

Kristbjorg created the Icelandic Nature Essences, featured in Reykjavik airport, Wholefoods, and in Kolbrun’s Apotek in Reykjavik. Farida brought Kristbjorg to Boulder to assist with teaching the Flower Essence Practitioner training in 2001 and visits with Kristbjorg during trips to Iceland.


GRADUATES: HAKIM M SALIM KHAN – UK – President of Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International

The distinguished Hakim Salim Khan, School of Natural Medicine Master Iridologist graduate, is the new president of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists (GNI) in the United Kingdom.

Hakim M Salim Khan, ND MIr MH M.D.(M.A.) M.H. F.G.N.I. D.O. – Consultant Herbal Physician and Iridologist, Hakim M. Salim Khan, established the Mohsin Clinic in Leicester, UK in 1978.

Hakim Salim’s first teachers of Tibb-e-Akbar natural medicine were Shabeer Hussain Saahib, Moulana Nisaar Ahmed and Hakim Nabi Khan Saahib in Afghanistan. Later, he trained in Herbal Medicine and Osteopathy in the UK, and studied Iridology and Nutrition at the School of Natural Medicine with Farida Sharan and other Iridology teachers featured at SNM conferences, such as Bernard Jensen, Willy Hauser and Dorothy Hall.

Salim is the author of ‘An Introduction to Islamic Medicine,’ and is a popular speaker on health and natural medicine at international conferences.


GRADUATES: JAALA KNOWLTON – USA – Vegan Triathlete Honored as a Women’s Adventure Cyclist by Women’s Adventure Magazine

Jaala Knowlton ND MIr MH graduated as a Naturopath from the School of Natural Medicine in 2000 after healing severe anorexia/bulemia. Jaala has since married, birthed 7 children, raises them vegan, and models a healthy athletic life as she practices the truth of the teachings with her clients and students in Colorado USA.

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Accreditation, Approval & Membership Organisations

Accreditation for Graduates

Graduate Accreditation

Accreditation for Graduates or approval, membership & legality depends upon where students live and their creative choices.

Graduates are living examples and educators guiding seekers of health, wellness, healing and rejuvenation.

Graduates practice respectfully within the law wherever they live.

Graduates use Naturopath, Natural Physician or prefer HealthMaster or Longevity Counsellors or terms legal and familiar where they live.

School of Natural Medicine teaches truth teachings honoring the laws of nature and cause and effect.

Graduates respect practitioners from other paths of study and practice for the benefit of human beings blessed by the gift of life.

Graduate Accreditation

Graduates in the United Kingdom, European Union (EU) & World Wide

School of Natural Medicine flourished worldwide from 1977 in Cambridge, England, and 28 years in Boulder, Colorado, and again in Cambridge, England since 2007. Our consistent standard of excellence draws students from all over the world. Graduate success in England, Malaysia, India, Lebanon, USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Holland, Iceland and other countries proves the quality and integrity of our school and the truth of the teachings.

ICAM now ICNM is the Official Naturopathy Accreditation organisation in England –

Farida Sharan ND has a unique relationship with ICAM now ICNM as her school was approved in the 1980’s during its creation. She also served as an Editor on the prestigious Journal of Alternative Medicine and was a keynote speaker at the first Alternative Medicine Exhibitions in London during the rise of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom in the 1980’s.

Graduate Accreditation

Graduate Accreditation

Accreditation is a question every enquirer wants to understand. Our Diploma graduates qualify for membership to numerous accrediting, approval and regulatory bodies with the understanding that experiencing the healing power of nature is a human right, not one bestowed by individual institutions.

All of the topics covered in our Diploma courses are ones that can be freely practiced within ‘common law’. Some herbs are regulated in the UK and EU, and our Herbal Medicine course may, in the future, require a bridge course if herbal regulations change. All students, from any country, can become a member of the American Herbalist Guild or other world herbal organizations. See below for further details.

The accrediting bodies and associations listed below offer the many benefits of sharing community, supporting each others work, protecting the role of Natural Physicians as a group, reduced insurance rates, conferences for continuing education, sharing of pertinent changes to the profession and access to current clinical studies and research.

In addition to the personal benefits of membership, strength of numbers is vital for the continuing protection of Natural Medicine.

Our graduates have gone onward to success in every field associated with Natural Medicine; creating their own schools, regulatory and accrediting bodies, health clinics and retreats, managing and creating high-end spas, creating their own business, such as herb, tea and herbal drink companies, natural skin and makeup companies, naturopathic equipment companies, teaching workshops and seminars, writing books, becoming herb growers, creating flower essence systems, researching medicinal herbs, hosting talk and radio shows, creating Herbariums for corporations, running integrative medicine clinics, and much more. Dream your vision and create the life you want to live!

Success is not won by a qualification. It is won because you do fine work that draws clients to you because they are appreciative and recommend others to come to you, and because you represent the truth of what you teach and practice as an authentic example. All practice and teaching is accomplished with respect for the laws of where you live.

Graduate Accreditation

Graduates in the USA

Graduate accreditation for School of Natural Medicine International was Approved by the State Board of Higher Education in the USA.

Graduates may apply for membership to numerous accrediting bodies.

SNM approach to Naturopathy is in alignment with international standards of practice based on the more than 2000 year history of Naturopathy and the World Health Organization.

AAMA granted School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation. Both traditional and non-traditional schools and colleges recognise the AAMA as an independent accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions: “Our organisation can assist your Naturopathy graduates with many professional benefits.”

“The AADP has granted the School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation and certification. Your school’s curriculum fully meets our accreditation board’s educational requirements, and should give your students a thorough knowledge of courses set-forth by the Institute. Graduates of your school will be eligible to apply to be board certified holistic health practitioners through the AADP.”

AADP says: *This Organisation Recommends School of Natural Medicine as the best Naturopathy School.”

P O Box 431, Englewood, CO 80151 Fax: 303-798-5499

1434 Fremont Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024 Tel: 650-967-1232
* CSHNP is Part of this Organszation.

717 14th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005

3857 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213


IIPA welcomes SNM Master Iridologists to apply to become members and certified teachers.

Our graduates practice successfully in many countries, run clinics, herbal companies and schools, write books, teach, travel internationally and serve as living examples to guide and inspire clients and students seeking truth and healing.


Since 1977, SNM has graduated hundreds of students who work around the world in practice, teaching, researching, founding schools, spas and businesses, working in the spa and corporate worlds, serving in hospitals and prisons, growing organic herbs and foods in greenhouses and gardens, creating herbal and health products and formulas, and as authors and much more. SNM only lists Diploma Graduates who keep in touch with the school. Search on the web to connect with SNM graduates if you are seeking practitioners.

School of Natural Medicine also graduates students in Certification programs in Reflexology, Essential Oils and Flower Essences, however these graduates are not listed here.

From 2007, all School of Natural Medicine Diplomas and Certifications are Approved by the Colorado State Board of Higher Education Division of Private Occupational Schools trainings. Graduates are also approved by the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom.


Graduates are  featured in our top menu STORIES on our website began from 2014. Click on graduates on the right menu, and meet graduates and learn what they are contributing to the fast growing world of alternative and complementary natural medicine.

Explore for posts from 2007 to 2014.

Not all graduates are listed by USA state or country, just the ones who keep in touch.

Graduate Accreditation


Delfina Rose ND MH MIr; Flagstaff; Jenna Blas, Sedona

Carol Hetzer MIr; Mena; Lorelei Oliver MH MIr

Anahata Katkin MH ND MIr; Los Angeles; Cathy Grinstead ND MH MIr; Fresno; Cezanna Malter ND; San Rafael; Elyshia Gardner-Holliday ND MH MIr; Hanford; Roya Bahari, Santa Barbara; Roy Mulholland MIr; Santa Cruz; Sarah Martel ND; Santa Rosa; Theresa McCall ND; San Anselmo

Alexandra Hamilton ND, Boulder; Beth Dorsey, Reflexology, EO, FE HD, Longmont; Bill Fanning MIr ND MH, Boulder; Bonnie Caruso ND MH MIR, MS, LMT, Advanced Massage Therapy and Energy Bodywork, Littleton; Dani Espinosa, FE HD ES. Reflexology, Denver; Daniel Garza MH; Greely; Daniel Terres ND MH MIr; Crestone; Don Higdon ND; Pueblo; Donna Walter MH ND MIr; Erica Ochs, Reflexologist, Paonia; Ernie Blue, MIr; Manitou Springs; Georgia Norman ND; Fort Collins; Hayley Porter, EO, FE, Reflexology, HD, Boulder; Heidi Jarvis ND MH MIr, Aurora; Indie Kerry Tripp, Colorado; Jaala Manzanares ND MH MIr; Lafayette; Jessica Gremley, HD, Natural Skin Care, Golden; Julie Neway, ND MH MIr, Niwot; June McNees ND; Northglen; Katherine Gomez ND MIr; Pueblo; Kelli Rayburn ND; Boulder; Kristen Samz, HD, Denver; Krystal Voss; ND MH MIR; Denver; Laura Adams MH ND MIr; Boulder; Lisa Lowe ND MH MIr; Lakewood; Maggie Knauer, ND Hd HM IR EO FE Reflexology, Steamboat Springs;Mahisha Doss ND MH MIr; Colorado Springs; Maureen McEntire ND, Boulder; Michelle Ambler ND MH MIr; Grand Junction; Myan Sorensen ND MIr MH; Crestone; Ofelia Espy MH ND Mir; Erie; Patricia Beard MIr; Brighton; Piper Daily MH; Aspen; Radha Shivagiri, EO FE, Denver
Sandra Patterson-Slaydon ND MH MIr, Estes Park, Melina Fritzler, Boulder ND MH MIr

Sonia de Graff ND, Westport

Nicole Watson ND MH; Lake Mary; Robin Noyes ND; North Palm Beach; Tamara Matthews MIr MH ND; Sebastian, Florida; Vicki Huey ND, Miami; Miranda Palmer ND MH MIr

Adele Nelson ND MH; Kauai; Tarah Michelle ND MIr MH; Maui

Betty Sue O’Brian, ND MIr MH; Louisiana; Donna Caire ND MIr MH; Louisiana

Anna Lloyd ND; Fallston; Jose Meija MIr MH; Wheaton

Barbara Pina MH ND MIr;; Marilyn Kugler MH; Leyden; Rosa Cameron ND MIr MH

Mary Finnell, ND MIr MH; Ann Arbor, Michigan

Betty Sue O’Brian MI MH ND; Ocean Springs; Donna Caire ND MH MIr

Louise Harvey ND MH MIr; Missoula

Barbara Rogers Tracy MH MIr ND; Taos; Eva Gaspar MH ND; Clovis; Gwendolyn Griswold MH; Questa; Mahisha Doss ND HM MIr; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Robert Stevens ND; Albuquerque; Sandra Miller MH ND; Cleveland, NM

Christine Devenney Agro ND MH MIR; Brooklyn; Joan McLaughlin ND; New York

Avery Brain MH ND MIr

Anne Denis MH

Anahata Katkin ND MIr MH; Ashland; Nara Rosser ND MIr MH; Ashland

Joan McLaughlin ND; Cranston

Amy Spadafora, ND MIr MH; Hilton Head, South Carolina

Gabriella Betancourt MIr; Salt Lake City; Ian White MH ND MIr; Renelle Krueger ND MH MIr; Midwife; Payson

Laura Cuadras MH; Everett; Mark Sheldon MIr; Pamela Carlson MIr

Gigi Stafne

Mary Finnell ND; Morgantown

Graduate Accreditation


Elsepth Taimre ND MH MIr; Perth, Australia; Gary Jackson ND MH MIr NP; Ellenbrook, Australia

Dorothy Morley, Nanamo; B. C.; Lorraine Coughlan ND, Alberta; Juergen Buche ND; Quebec; Thais Baker ND MH MIr; North Vancouver, Canada; Uwe Eisenhaut ND MH MIr; Vancouver, BC

Rosa Cameron ND MIr MH

Bjorn Vernharthsson MIr; Reykjavik; Gunna Gunnlaugsddottir MIr; Hvolsvollur; Kolbrun Bjornsdottir MIr; Reykjavik; Kristbjorg Eliefhf MIr; Reykjavik; Harpa Eysteins MIr; Reykjavik; Jonina Berg MIr; Rejkholti; Jonina Thorbjarnardottir MIr; Hrisey; Lilja Oddsdottir MIr; Reykjavik; Ragnhilde Sigurthardottir MIr; Selfoss; Rannveig Bjornsdottir MIr; Reykjavik; Thorbjorg Asa Kristinsdottir MIr; Reykjavik

Tom Goss MIr, Feakle, County Clare

Ofelia Espy ND MH MIr; Natalia Gonzales MIr

Anne Emsalem MIr; France; Ghatfan Safi MBRI MH ND MGNI; Lebanon –
(Dictionary of Iridology & Iridology Coloring Book co-authored with Farida Sharan)

Caroline Kooy MIr MH ND

Fang Tuan Seng; Michael Wong; Mohammed Kassim; Paul Koh; Raymond M.K. Chin; Saroja Theavy; Wong Ang Peng MIr ND; Kuala Lumpur; Y. H. Chai

Shanti Smith, Casel Melendy

Leeann Cruz, El Nido, Palawan

Renier Du Toit MIr; Strand, South Africa; Jagoda ND MI

Angela Bradbury, Elizabeth Perry, Harriet Di Luzio, Ivor Perry, Kathryn Meader, Madelene McConomy, Malcolm Simmonds, Martin Ward, Nicola Roche, Peter Enkel, Peter Jackson-Main, Ravi Ponniah, Roger Savage, Rosemary Lomas, Salim Khan, Sarah Bunting, Sarah Hawkins, Shastra Raven, Vicki Pitman, John Tindall MIr, London, James Agnew, Paul Ashburner, Phil Biggerton, Gerry Birch. Loekie Bone, Angela Booth, Geraldine Bullimore, Cam Burridge, Jutta Cardew, Elizabeth Charlwood, Marian Dickenson, Colin Dunwell, Dr. Tim Duerden, Sheila Edwards, Sue Evans, Helen Fletcher, Elizabeth Fraser, Dr. Maryanne Freer, Gregory Gardner, Anthony Ghazal, Diana Grose, Shirley Goddard, Michele Godward,, Susan Goodwin, Thomas Goss, Grace Hall, Estelle Hancock, Ray Hill, Margaret Hockney, Adam Jackson, Ifanca James, Simone Kirk, Peter & Patricia Klein, Jeannette Kozimor, Stella Lamb, Mary Latimer, Jennifer Leslie, Bertram Lewis, Eileen Mackie, Joel Mahabir, Gary Margrove, Peter Morris, Roy Mulholland, Dr. Christine Page, Kerry Pain, Barbara Penny, Sheila Ralph, Anne Shaughnessy, Anne Marie Robinson O’Neill, Maureen Smith Price, Edward Thompson, Jane Thurnell-Read, Chris Timms, Alan Waggett, Ann Wood Wolfe, Brian Woods, Andriana Woodward