“As a burned-out licensed professional counselor, I knew that traditional talk therapy and/or medication would not help me; I had been there and done that a few times and so I reached out to Niko, desperate to try something new. After just a couple sessions with Niko, I had regained hope, broke through core issues stemming from unresolved trauma, and I felt I was on my way to true healing and transformation. For his part, I find Niko to be a deeply compassionate person who offers person-centered attentiveness to a degree which I have rarely experienced from clinical mental health professionals - many of whom are caught in the systemic trap of the medical model of just treating symptoms. Most importantly, I felt safe and cared for during sessions with Niko, and his knowledge of plant medicines and shamanic techniques are intuitively beneficial. I do not hesitate to recommend Niko to anyone interested in receiving guided support augmented by traditional rituals and ceremonial practices, to help you on your own healing journey.”
-Michael Portland, OR __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"My inner journey with Niko was profound. Niko has a genuine air about himself that is trustworthy and welcoming. He created a physically safe and energetically secure space that assisted me in surrendering fully into the ceremony. I was given an incredible multidimensional experience that has me feeling less fear and more unconditional love for myself and others. Niko’s amazing journey across continents supports his sacred purpose. He has followed his soul's calling and now sits as a modern-day medicine man sharing his gift with humanity."
- Sequoia Vancouver, WA __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"I can't recommend him enough, Niko helped me accept that I can trust myself, that the voice within is a divine presence and that it will never lead me astray."
"There is something about Niko that you can feel right from the get go working one-on-one with him. There’s a sense of safety and care coupled with humility. I got into quite a vulnerable and tender space in my session and he was so attuned with me I just barely croaked out the first couple notes of a song that I needed and he began to sing it, weaving the strands of song to strengthen and nourish the medicine container. Gentle and focused might be the best words I have to describe how that felt. I can feel that there is more to explore alongside him and I really recommend his work to anyone interested in disentangling the heart, regardless of whether that’s supported with medicines or not.”
"I met Niko almost a year ago when I was in search of a “trip sitter” to be with me during my first psychedelic session. My hope for using plant medicines was to gain deeper insight into my subconscious to aid in choosing a new direction in several key areas of my life. Niko proved to be so much more than a companion by my side; he was and still is a dynamic, principled, and devoted spiritual guide. As we’re all learning, the use of plants to alter our state of consciousness can take shape as a clinical event, a form of entertainment, or in my case, metaphysical healing that is ongoing today and has evolved into a soul-awakening practice. Niko brings to bear his personal soul-centered experience with South American indigenous peoples. His years of experience and apprenticeships with medicine healers and shamans guide his approach to assisting others including, if so desired, healing through the mindful use of plant medicine combined with prayer, song, and rhythmic instruments. Niko’s work with me, which continues to this day, centers on healing personal relationships and increasing self-actualization (me, knowing and being, me), though he is fast becoming well-known for healing work in many health-affirming stages in our personal journies including healing pain from the past, and supporting improvements in depression, physical ailments, and addiction. I consider my work with Niko to be a personal blessing and am forever grateful for his talent and skill in the healing arts of plant medicine."