Farida Sharan ND lives and teaches multinationally between England, the United States of America and other countires.
She has travelled to teach in many countries including Iceland, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Cayman Islands and Canada. Also students travel from all over the world to attend trainings to become Naturopaths, Iridologists, Herbalists, Reflexologists, Essential Oils and Flower Essence practitioners and Healing Diets Coaches & Educators. The school is based on Self Healing so that all graduates embody the teachings and become living examples, inspiration and authentic guides for those seeking health, wellness and 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. She 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 is a Fellow of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists, Professional Member of the American Herbalists Guild, a Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Yoga Instructor. Sharan founded the British Register of Iridologists which is still regarded as the premier register by the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in London.
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, and the Manager of the Women's Spa at the prestigious Canyon Golf & Racquet Club Spa in Palm Springs where she developed signature treatments based on aloe vera for sunburn and beauty products supplied by her mentor Edmund Bordeaux Szekeley, translater of the Essene Sea Scrolls.. 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. Read Dance With Cancer and the bio section at the end of Herbs of Grace to read her self-healing achievments.
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 such as Dr. Raymond Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dorthy Hall, Denny Johnson, Willy Hauser and Harri Wolf for seminars and conferences to Cambridge University.
In todays world in 2022, Farida works with selected clients by email, phone, Skype and personal visits. Self Healing with dedicated students brings the best results as they learn, discover, practice, embody and create a longevity lifestyle with life skills to create healthy nourishment and release cultural, social, emotional and mental life traumas.
During the 1980's, Farida enjoyed seeing clients in London in Dame Dr. Shirley Bond MD Kensington and Harley Street practice, and worked closely with the Bristol Cancer Clinic and the Gerson Cancer Center, receiving many referrals. She was awarded a Doctorate (MD) from Medicina Alternativa in Copenhagen and became a Fellow of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists. She also served as a Director and Editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in London, England.