Wellness Entrepreneur Q&A with Nikki Curry, founder of Nishati Earth

Nikki Curry, owner of Nishati Earth, at her office in Laurel, MD.

When I met Nikki Curry at Perfect Office in September, I knew she was the real deal. She told me all about her plans to turn her passion for natural healing into a business. Nishati Earth, her holistic company, promotes balance and well-being…no matter your situation. She helps her clients feel refreshed, relaxed and find their inner zen. Reiki , energy therapy and yoga are just a few of her specialties, as she’s always broadening her horizons.

Take us back to the moment when you decided to start Nishati Earth.

Nishati Earth came to me one morning while I was meditating. I’ve been open almost a month now, being a new reiki practitioner. Meditation and self reiki put me in a place where I am always healing and staying positive.

What made you choose the name? It’s catchy.

I chose the name Nishati because I wanted something different that represents me and what I do as a holistic practitioner and because what I do comes naturally. Nishati in Swahili means “energy healing” . Earth is home, where we can breathe that fresh air and take in nature. So, I put both together and Nishati Earth was born.

What’s your location and hours?

My location is at 8101 Sandy Spring Dr., Suite 300 in Laurel, MD. My hours vary from week to week per clientele. Eventually, I would like to run my business full time. I really love Laurel and am establishing clients and rapport in the community.

What services do you offer? What’s your favorite one?

The services I provide are: reiki, crystal healing, vibrational sound therapy, yoga and meditation classes. My favorite one is meditation for the reason that I have found is that it is important to stop and breathe, to connect the mind, to center yourself, to be more present for your family and loved ones.

Tell us about your product line. How can people order?

I’m currently working on my product line of tees, herbs and sage sprays that will be available online soon to purchase on nishatiearth.com

Essential oils are all the rage right now. What are your top 5?

My favorite 5 everyday essential oils are Lavender, vetiver,frankincense, chamomile and cedarwood.

What are healing crystals?

Crystal Healing is a non-invasive vibrational healing based system of healing treating the whole person it is therapeutic and deeply relaxing. Crystals are placed on the whole body and surrounding area to create a wonderful sense of calm,stillness and well being. Sensations such as tingling and temperature change in the body can sometimes be felt as the body gently aligns.

Sound Therapy is one of the many unique holistic services offered by Nishati Earth.

How do you balance having your own business with being a RN?

Balancing is definitely the key with everything being in the medical field. My schedule is a little more flexible to where I can make my own schedule and still run a successful business.

Any time management tips for entrepreneurs that also have full-time jobs?

When it comes to time management, having time for yourself first is very important, so that one can be more present for those around. I separate business and personal time, so that I may still have time for my family and myself. Business time is for learning, growing and connecting with others. Personal time for decompressing, quieting my mind and enjoying things I love to do.

What’s your morning routine? Are you a morning person or do you have to get warmed up?

I wake up at 5 a.m. and say my gratitude affirmations. Then, I go into my den to meditate. It is known that the first 20 seconds of your rising you have then to set your tone for the day of how it’s going to be. Most wake up to check emails and social media and miss that moment.

What are some ways to get your zen on the go?

Today’s stressors can contribute to many health conditions. There is power in BREATHE just taking a deep breathe whether you’re driving, at the store, hanging out at home or getting through your to do list at work. Being in a physical sacred space all the time is not possible, but you can create one within and carry it wherever you go. Even 5–10 minutes of deep breathing heightens or put you in a complete state of awareness while remaining present. Feel the moment, come to your senses.

What’s the the holistic health industry like?

The Holistic Industry is finally being recognized, so people are turning to Holistic and alternative health. There are natural remedies in herbs and even the food we eat, that have healing priorities. They have been here all along.

Where can we find you on social media?

Nishati Earth can be found on Instagram @nishati_earth. Soon, I’ll be on Twitter and Facebook.

Any advice for people who want to start their own holistic business?

The advice I would give for those that want to start their own holistic business is find your passion. Some people are in the industry for financial gain and it’s becoming popular. Don’t be like them. Be passionate and truly believe in that way of healing the body naturally of different diseases.

Where do you want to take Nishati Earth?

In the future, I will take Nishati Earth and turn it into a spa and offer other holistic and alternative services. I’m currently studying and learning different natural healing treatments that will help my clients get healthier.

Any upcoming events?

I will be hosting monthly yoga and meditation events starting January 2019. Check the website for updates: nishatiearth.com