Niko is a certified psycho-spiritual growth coach, entheogenic integration specialist, transformational addiction recovery coach, kambo practitioner, and ceremonialist. In 2019 he attained a certification in crisis prevention intervention, and in 2018 he became a certified kambo practitioner through the international association of kambo practitioners. His extensive experience with entheogens and peak initiatory experiences, along with his devotion to the study of non-ordinary states of consciousness is what shapes his work. Niko holds a space of warmth and certainty for those in the midst of their trials, and he is passionate about helping people connect with their inner wisdom, which knows how to heal the body, mind, and spirit. It is with great joy, gratitude, and humility that he extends his heart and hands to all those who are brought to him through the sincerity of his life and prayer.
From a young age, adults, animals and children have gravitated towards Niko's innate ability to connect with the essence of others in a neutral and non judgmental way. Walking through many years of challenge and confusion in his adolescence, he coped with his sensitivity, lack of identity, and misunderstood spiritual connection like we all do - in the best way we know how. These coping mechanisms manifested as addiction, rebelliousness, and self destruction, and resulted in him being medicated, facing mandatory rehabilitation, and eventually losing the desire to live. By the grace of his guides and teachers he was able to recognize these intense qualities as his greatest gifts and cultivate them into a deep sense of compassion and empathy for others. Part of Niko's medicine is the healing journey he has been on to recover his deep sense of self.
Whether you struggle with substance abuse, spiritual or emotional crisis, or simply feel stagnant in life and are seeking to grow, this is a place for you. Niko's approach is to connect people with their truth and their hearts by meeting them exactly where they are and coaxing them gently into communion with their higher selves. Niko's faith in the process of the unfolding self helps him to maintain a bird's eye view of even the most daunting situations and terrors of being in a body. His calming, steady presence has been welcomed by many in the midst of great passages. Niko believes whole heartedly that in the process of integrating our fragmented parts, we can begin to realize that all of the challenges of the human experience provide the perfect conditions for healing and growth. When we are able to recognize our inner struggles as neglected and under developed parts of the whole, we can begin to cultivate a friendship with our shadows, and in this friendship the shadows are transformed.
Having dedicated himself to a path of self exploration, understanding, and compassion, Niko continually seeks ways to deepen his alignment with his mission to be of service. For the past decade he has worked within earth based practices in order to transform the personal and collective wounds he has experienced. Having spent time visiting and learning from his ceremonial experiences and teachers in Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Canada and the US, Niko weaves what he has learned into a unique and powerful offering. He draws from his training and instruction in the work of plant medicines, prayer, and ceremony received by teachers of the Quichua, Santo Daime, Spiritist, and Lakota traditions. Through these practices and the influence of his inner guidance system, he has been inspired and empowered to offer his gifts to those in need.