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Farida Sharan ND lives in Boulder, Colorado where she directs and teaches in the School of Natural Medicine International. Students travel from all over the world to train in approved Colorado State Board of Higher Educational Private Occupational school courses to become naturopaths, master iridologists, master herbalists, reflexologists, and become certified as essential oil, flower essence and healing diet counsellors. The school is based on self healing.
Sharan is the author of The Old Man and His Soul, Iridology – a Complete Guide; Herbs of Grace - Becoming Independently Healthy; and Creative Menopause - Illuminating Women's Health & Spirituality & Flower Child and Flower Child in the Summer of Love.
In recent years Farida developed transformational movement processes to accompany purification and regeneration programs, and unique teaching methods that activate joy and enthusiasm in professional training programs. Sharan visited naturopathic clinics in many countries to research traditional programs and has guided annual group purification retreats at the Institute of Naturopathic & Yogic Sciences in Bangalore, India, Tao Garden in Thailand, Private Island Retreat in the Philippines and the Ann Wigmore Living Foods Institute in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Farida has been invited to teach in South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Iceland, Canada, Puerto Rico, India and Grand Cayman. She is a Fellow of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists, Professional Member of the American Herbalists Guild, a Certified Massage Therapists and a Certified Yoga Instructor.
After attending the University of British Columbia, Farida was a scholarship student at Santa Monica College, specializing in child development and psychology. While raising three children she became a yoga teacher and licensed massage and beauty therapist, eventually managing the Canyon Golf & Racquet Club Spa in Palm Springs. During summer breaks she studied living and raw food healing processes and developed a teaching based on purification, regeneration and transformation after healing breast cancer naturally.
During twelve years in Cambridge England in the seventies and eighties, Farida received her Master Herbalist diploma from Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing and her Naturopathy diploma from the British Register & Council. During this time she founded the British School of Iridology and the School of Natural Medicine and played a major role in teaching Iridology in England, bringing all the world teachers for seminars and conferences.
She had a private practice in Cambridge, England and a part time practice with Dr. Shirley Bond MD of Harley Street, and worked closely with the Bristol Cancer Clinic and the Gerson Cancer Center, receiving many referrals. During the time she was awarded a Doctorate (MD) from Medicina Alternativa in Copenhagen and became a Fellow of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists. Sharan founded the British Register of Iridologists which is still regarded as the premier register by the Institute of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in London. She also served as a Director of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.