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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.

Explore School News Blog to meet our Graduates & Students immersed in their classes, Online Courses & Self Healing

Scroll below for the list of graduates worldwide.

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“It is my joy to support each student’s awakening of health, healing and the creation of an authentic life.

Mutual commitment honors laughter, tears, and profound sharing as each student gains confidence, wisdom and compassion.

Professional training is balanced by Self Healing and the embodiment of the teachings in the student’s life.

Whether you wish to ‘Become Independently Healthy’, serve your family and friends, or create work that you love,

School of Natural Medicine supports your emergence with personal mentoring and a caring network of students and graduates.”  Farida Sharan

. . . become a living example, an inspiration and an authentic guide for others

Graduate Stories & Accomplishments - click here

Diplomas Certifications Graduates of School of Natural Medicine since 1977 have  succeeded in every field associated with Natural Medicine and healthy living lifestyles.

BETTY SUE O’BRIAN – USA – President of International Iridology Practitioner’s Association
diplomas-certifications-graduates-betty-sue-o'brianBetty Sue O’Brien, from the New Orleans area, was elected President of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association in 2013. A former University Dean, Betty Sue graduated as a Naturopath, Master Iridologist & Master Herbalist in 2000. She attended classes & clinical training, completed all Online Courses with research, assignments & case studies.Betty Sue joined the school Naturopathy purification and regeneration retreat with a group of fellow students at the Wigmore Institute in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Betty Sue was an ideal student who has gone far in just a few years as a creative innovator in her field. Head of a university department, she was an academic as well as a dedicated Self Healing practitioner, committed to living the path. As she progressed toward academic retirement, she built a practice, lectured, went on the radio, attended further trainings & conferences. She co-authored a book on Iridology & added “GOING GREEN – the Smoothie Way!” to her list of books.


SHANTI – NEW ZEALAND – Founder of the Golden Bay Alternative Healing Fair and Divine Herbals
diplomas-certifications-graduates-betty-shanti-new-zealandShanti graduated from the School of Natural Medicine Naturopathy program in 2003 & moved to New Zealand where, over the years, she has 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.

After hosting the first Golden Bay Alternative Healing Fair and brainstorming with the community, Shanti decided that the best idea for all would be to spearhead and create an Oasis of Healing Holidays on South Island, co-creating programs with local healers with all participating with individual clients. Wonderful idea! As Shanti is already uniquely respected at fairs and festivals in New Zealand, due to her work with Iridology and Natural Healing, she decided to bring quality colonics to the healing community in Golden Bay, as those seeking colonics have to travel a far distance. In support of this vision, Shanti returned to Boulder, Colorado to study colonics, with School of Natural Medicine teacher, Madeline Angelis and her partner James in their colonic practice and school in Boulder.


NOELLA ROSELENA – USA – Creator of Synergy Essences
diplomas-certifications-graduates-noella-Roselena-alchemyNoella Roselena was a delightful creative and heart song presence in the School of Natural Medicine Flower Essence and Essential oils trainings in 2006. Sheattended the advanced SNM Naturopathy Purification Regeneration Retreat led by Farida Sharan at the Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico. During her time at SNM, she grounded her amazing sensitivity to plants and flowers into creating her Synergy Essences company. Noella grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California, and is blessed with many siblings and a family tree with many branches. Her papa, Leo Baldonado, inspired her connection with nature at a young age through camping, hiking and swimming in the mountains. Her mama, Ellen Jasmer, CNM, influenced and inspired Noella by using natural medicine in her midwifery practice and everyday life.

Noella had her first powerful experience with flower essences as a teenager. Years later she re-discovered essences, and their subtle yet powerful healing ways, from Patricia Gleason, of Patricia’s Transitions, in Hilo, Hawaii. Patricia mentored Noella, encouraging her to make essences and Noella began listening to the Nature Spirits guiding her to make the essences that are now called Synergy Essences.

In 2006 Noella moved to Boulder, Colorado and studied in the School of Natural Medicine Naturopathy program and became certified as a Flower Essence Practitioner and Essential Oil Therapist. She also worked with one of the SNM herbal teachers, Marco Lam, developing Earthstar Farm Flower Essences. Noella writes songs, sings, plays the guitar and other instruments, under the name of “Shaela Noella” that encompasses the sound of the ocean water meeting the sandy earth, a name given to her by the spirit of Hawaii. Noella often brought her guitar to classes and everyone enjoyed her beautiful voice and original lyrics. Noella recently returned to the West Coast of California and plans Synergy Essence workshops and musical performance tours.

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.


diplomas-certifications-graduates–kolbrun-icelandKOLBRUN GRASALAEKNIR – ICELAND – Owner/Creator of Kolbrun Jurta Apotek in Reykjavik
diplomas-certifications-graduates-kolbrun-iceland-pharmacyKolbrun Grasalaeknir’s Jurta Apotek (Herbal Apothecary) stands strong at the corner of the two main shopping high streets in Reykjavik. Kolbrun was in my first training beginning in 1997 in Reykjavik and graduated in the School of Natural Medicine Master Iridologist & Natural Medicine diploma program, along with eleven other students. Her employee apprentices were students in School of Natural Medicine trainings in the HealthMaster school before it closed due to the collapse of banks in Iceland.

Kolbrun also has a separate herbal workshop that receives the Icelandic wildcrafted herbs like Birch, Angelica, Horsetail and also pallets of herbals ordered from America to supply her ever increasing orders from health food stores like Yggrasil and HealthHusth around Iceland.The Icelandic Flower Essences created by another SNM Icelandic graduate, Kristbjorg Kristmundsdottir, are on display as well as essential oils.

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The apotek is pristine and well organized with tinctures, herbal teas, and other health products. Kolbrun has a consulting room and sees clients daily, using her Iridology as a part of every consultation. She is dedicated to working with clients who make the effort to change their diet and life habits and also is becoming a yoga teacher.Kolbrun is seeking and teaching Icelanders to harvest wildcrafted herbs to meet the ever-increasing interest in creating health and wellness.

A beautiful new book, well illustrated, with information on the digestive system, herbs, and diet is Kolbrun’s latest project. Her vision for the future is to expand on the high street, Laugavethur, to include a space for classes and yoga, and have the herbal workshop at the same location as the dispensary, pharmacy and consulting rooms.


KRISTBJORG KRISTMUNDSDOTTIR – ICELAND – Creator of Icelandic Nature Essences
diplomas-certifications-graduates-kristbjorg-kristmundsottir-iceland-icelandic-nature-essencesKristbjorg 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 as well as retreats in India.

Kristbjorg created the most profoundly beautiful line of flower and nature essences, the Icelandic Nature Essences, featured in the Reykjavik airport, Wholefoods in the USA, 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.

Bonny Casel offers an in-depth exploration of the Icelandic Nature Essences in the Natural Physician training in the UK and includes them in the Flower Essence Online course to be offered in 2015.


HAKIM M SALIM KHAN – UK – President of Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International
diplomas-certifications-graduates-kolbrun-salim-khan-united-kingdomThe distinguished Hakim Salim Khan, a School of Natural Medicine graduate, is the new president of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists (GNI) in the United Kingdom. With SNM graduate, Betty Sue O’Brian, president of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) in the USA, our graduates feature in prominent positions.

Hakim M Salim Khan, 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. Over 35 years, he has successfully treated many thousands of patients from different walks of life and communities. Some of the unique formulations developed at Mohsin Clinic are available through Mohsin Health Products.

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,’ a systematic study of Islamic Medicine as a living tradition, and is a popular speaker on health and natural medicine at international conferences. He also regularly offers seminars in the UK.

The President of The Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists
Council Member of The International Register of Consultant Herbalists
Founding Member of The International Association of Natural Medicine


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

Jaala graduated as a Naturopath from the School of Natural Medicine in 2000 after

LIST OF WORLDWIDE DIPLOMA GRADUATES - CLICK HERE

DIPLOMA GRADUATE LIST
NATUROPATHY (ND), HEALING DIETS (HD) IRIDOLOGY (MIr) & HERBAL MEDICINE (MH)

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. Previously, graduates were approved by the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom.

DISCOVER OUR GRADUATES: Explore www.independentlyhealthy.typepad.com for posts from 2007 to 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. Our School Blog on our website begins in 2014.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DIPLOMA GRADUATES

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

ARKANSAS
Carol Hetzer MIr; Mena
Lorelei Oliver MH MIr

CALIFORNIA
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

COLORADO
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, CO 720-255-5100

Dani Espinosa, FE HD ES. Reflexology, Denver

Daniel Garza MH; Greeley

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

CONNECTICUT
Sonia de Graff ND, Westport

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

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

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS
Barbara Pina MH ND MIr; Www.rahealing.com
Marilyn Kugler MH; Leyden
Rosa Cameron ND MIr MH

MICHIGAN
Mary Finnell, ND MIr MH; Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

MONTANA
Louise Harvey ND MH MIr; Missoula

NEW MEXICO
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

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

NORTH CAROLINA
Avery Brain MH ND MIr

OKLAHOMA
Anne Denis MH

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

RHODE ISLAND
Joan McLaughlin ND; Cranston

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

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

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

WISCONSIN
Gigi Stafne

WEST VIRGINA
Mary Finnell ND; Morgantown

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AUSTRALIA
Elsepth Taimre ND MH MIr; Perth, Australia
Gary Jackson ND MH MIr NP; Ellenbrook, Australia
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CANADA
Dorothy Morley, Nanamo; B. C.
Lorraine Coughlan ND, St. Albert, Alberta; 403-963-0240
Juergen Buche ND; Quebec
Thais Baker ND MH MIr; North Vancouver, Canada
Uwe Eisenhaut ND MH MIr; Vancouver, C. C.
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HONDURAS
Rosa Cameron ND MIr MH
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ICELAND
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
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IRELAND
Tom Goss MIr, Feakle, County Clare
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MEXICO
Ofelia Espy ND MH MIr
Natalia Gonzales MIr
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NEPAL
Bonny Casel Melendy ND MIr MH; Director SNM UK; Kathmandu
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EUROPE
Anne Emsalem MIr; France
Ghatfan Safi MBRI MH ND MGNI; Lebanon – www.ghatfan.org
(Dictionary of Iridology & Iridology Coloring Book co-authored with Farida Sharan)
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CHINA
Caroline Kooy MIr MH ND
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MALAYSIA
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
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NEW ZEALAND
Shanti Smith ND MIr MH; Golden Bay
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PHILIPPINES
Leeann Cruz, Palawan
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SOUTH AFRICA
Renier Du Toit MIr; Strand, South Africa
Jagoda ND MIr
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UNITED KINGDOM MIr GRADUATES
Angela Bradbury MIr DHom. MBRI FGNI ND MAMH, London
Elizabeth Perry MIr; Cambridge
Harriet Di Luzio MIr MBRI MGNI
Ivor Perry MIr; Cambridge
John Tindall MIr, London
Kathryn Meader, MIr RSHom LCH MBRI MGNI Billericay, Essex
Madelene McConony MIr MBRI FGNI NIRA IIST Seasalter, Kent CT5 4SS
Malcolm Simmonds MIr; Sussex
Martin Ward MIr MBRI; Derbyshire
Peter Enkel MIr MBRI
Peter Jackson-Main MIr MBRI MGNI; Cambridge
Ravi Ponniah MIr; London
Roger Savage MA MIr RSHom, FSHom MBRI; Saffron Walden
Rosemary Lomas MIr FGNI; Harrow
Salim Khan MIr MD(MA) DO FGNI; Leicester
Sarah Bunting MIr; Totnes, Devon
Sarah Hawkins MIr; MBRI MGNI; Stratford-upon-Avon
Shastra Raven BSc MIr MBRI MGNI MH; Norwich, Norfolk
Vicki Pitman, MIr MH MBRI FGNI, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
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OTHER UNITED KINGDOM IRIDOLOGY (MIr) GRADUATES
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, London
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, Ireland
Brian Woods
Andreina Woodward

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