Farida Sharan ND MH MIr FGNI FBRI MDMA
Farida Sharan says “My naturopathy teachings of purification, regeneration & transformation evolved after healing breast cancer with natural self-healing.
Now I mentor students to become a living example of the laws of living in life and work — wisdom embodiment — and to share the truth as a teacher and guide for those seeking health and healing.”
My first experience with Iridology was when I was told my eyes had turned blue!!! I later learned the cleansing that had healed the cause of the breast cancer had also released the yellow and brown pigments from my iris, and I no longer needed to wear glasses!”
Farida Sharan, ND, is the Founder and Director of the PureHealth School of Natural Medicine, in Boulder, Colorado, an author, educator, natural physician, mystic dancer and yoga teacher, international lecturer and seminar leader. Her training includes Esalen massage, Gestalt Therapy, European Massage & Beauty treatments, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Yoga Teacher Training with Yogi Bhajan, Polarity Therapy, Iridology, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine (MH) with Dr. Raymond Christopher and his the School of Natural Healing, and Iridology with Dr. Bernard Jensen.
Later training also includes lymphatic massage, tai chi, chi gung, essential oils, aromatherapy, Flower Essences and Remedies with Nora Weeks of the Bach Flower Institute in England, Ashtanga yoga, Living Food Teacher Training and Core Synchronicity cranial bodywork.
Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1942, trained as a gymnast, dancer and yogini, Farida moved to California, USA in 1963 where she managed health and beauty spas and trained massage and beauty therapists. After healing breast cancer with natural medicine in the early seventies at an Essene healing center in southern California, she made natural medicine her life work.
From l977 to l988 she lived in Cambridge, England, where as a leader in complementary and alternative natural medicine she founded the British School of Iridology, the British Register of Iridologists (the premier register honored by the Institute of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in London, and the School of Natural Medicine. During this time she hosted symposiums in Cambridge to bring together renowned teachers such as Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dr. Raymond Christopher, Dorothy Hall, Willy Hauser, Harri Wolf and Denny Johnson to present research and create a synthesis of Iridology teachings.
Together with John Morley, she founded Iridology Research and wrote the Iridology Manifesto. She also traveled to Germany to meet with the renowned iridologist, Joseph Deck, and Willy Hauser, and to visit nature cure clinics. In 1986 HarperCollins published her definitive hard back textbook Iridology — a complete guide to diagnosing through the iris and to related forms of treatment.
Farida was appointed a Director of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to represent Iridology, awarded a doctorate (MD) from Medicina Alternativa in Copenhagen, Denmark and appointed a Fellow of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists. For twelve years she worked with hundreds of patients and students, discovering revelations in physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of Iridology and Natural Medicine that she shares in her books, teachings and practice.
During these years Farida traveled to India three times a year to visit and teach at the Institute of Naturopathic & Yogic Sciences, yoga ashrams, Ayurvedic clinics and spiritual colonies. A Natural Physician, Naturopath, Master Herbalist and Iridologist, Farida has been in private practice for twenty-five years, several of which were in a gynecological medical clinic in London, England where client progress was confirmed by medical tests taken before and after treatment. Her associate, Dr. Shirley Bond, commented, “I never knew such tissue changes were possible”. She also worked with the Gerson Cancer Clinic and the Bristol Cancer Clinic, receiving regular referrals.
Farida Sharan developed a new model of the Iridology constitutional types, Transformational Iridology (TI) which she presented to the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists in Regent’s College in London, England in May 2000, at the International Iridology Symposium in Sydney, Australia in March 2001, at the International Iridology Expo in San Marcos California in June 2002 and at the American College of Iridology Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio in October 2002.
Currently residing in Boulder, Colorado, Farida Sharan devotes herself to writing, traveling, seeing clients and teaching selected students who choose to receive the wisdom and experience she has to share. SNM offers Natural Physician training — Master Iridologist (MIr), Naturopathy (ND), Master Herbalist (MH) — mentored Study Materials, Summer School, Clinical Training, Apprenticeship, Graduation Intensives, Self Healing Modules, Living Food Teacher Training, and Healing & Rejuvenation Retreats.
Immensely creative, Farida developed unique mystic yoga and dance processes which include TranscenDance, Elemental Dances of Life, Primal Impulse Yoga, Flowers of Peace, Evolutionary Spiral, and Sacred Geometry Pathways. She presents these transformational Mystic movement processes in the SNM Summer School, and at her Healing Retreats in India, Iceland, Australia, Thailand, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and by invitation to other countries.
Farida Sharan is the author of Iridology — a complete guide to diagnosing through the iris and to related forms of treatment, published by HarperCollins, Creative Menopause — Illuminating Women’s Health & Spirituality, Herbs of Grace – Becoming Independently Healthy, and the Iridology Coloring Book and the Dictionary of Iridology which were co-authored with illustrator, Ghatfan Safi, ND, graduate of the School of Natural Medicine.
Member International Iridology Practioners Association (IIPA), Fellow of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists