Niika Q

Niika Quistgard

SARADA Mentor • Trainer • Speaker • Consultant

 “People aren’t looking for the MEANING of Life.
It’s the EXPERIENCE of Life we’re all hungry for.”

––Joseph Campbell, world mythologist

Nature’s ways are reliably universal, while our circumstances as individuals, place-based communities and organizations must respond to–hopefully evolve through–conditions of constant, sometimes unexpectedly radical, change.

When the enormity, longevity or intensity of change upsets balance so much that we’re knocked out of sync with the system we rely on for sustenance and support, a critical moment has arrived.

We can go into denial. We can adopt the advice of experts, or try to build out cherished fantasies fueled by a false idea of belonging based on aesthetics or philosophies or a “tribe.”

We can go into all forms of fight, flight or freeze reactions, including avoidances like consuming material objects, working too hard or abusing substances.

OR, we can allow ourselves to fall all the way down, take Nature’s support more directly, discover a new stability, uncover a natural clarity and move forward into a fresh start toward a more practical, enjoyable, fulfilling and positively-powerful direction than imagined before.

Niika’s path to revival and “re-pointing”–the Sense Affinity Revival And Design Approach (SARADA)–is a simple, powerful synthesis of ancient rejuvenation techniques for healing and sustaining vitality, and design thinking to achieve vital aims. This approach (SARADA) develops sensory engagement and intelligence, systems/contexual awareness, and conscious, outcome-driven choice-making to re-enliven and restore imbalanced, disconnected, traumatized, unhappy and ineffective people, places and organizations, while promoting resilience, courage, creativity, beauty, joy and nimble responsiveness to all the future will bring.

Niika was the Founder and Director of  Rasa Ayurveda Traditional Healing Center for Women in Kerala, India, a residential hospital and training center for women from all over the world.

She created The Muthashi Project, created to uphold the knowledge and practice of indigenous herbal medicine in South India.

Niika’s unique mentorship program for women moving forward after complicated depletion or loss–Juicy Revival–applies a simple, yet powerful method that relies on universal natural principles to attain stability, enjoyment, clarity, and valuable fulfillment.

Niika is the founder of the Vital Revival Institute, dedicated to helping us embrace the value of human technology. When we “come to our senses” we recognize how to care for and rely on our true natural capacities and resources. This is the foundation of making our own lives and organizations–and the lives of others–more stable, functional, balanced enjoyable and fruitful, all in harmony with Nature.

Niika also writes, makes places and photographs, and is the mother of a remarkable son.

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Where one stumbles, there lies the treasure.

– J. Campbell