We had the good fortune of connecting with Courtney Jay Higgins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Courtney Jay, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
At the beginning of 2020, I wrote out my “risk story” with the help of my life coach. The goal was to look at the times in my life that I took a risk and in return gained a reward. It was amazing to see that throughout my life the times I’ve taken a risk were the most impactful and brought me to amazing people and opportunities. I highly recommend this exercise for anyone feeling the fear of taking a risk or experiencing a lot of change in life. My theory now is that without risk we are not taking the leap into growth. When we take a risk we are telling the universe “I’m ready to grow and I trust that everything will fall into place just the way it is meant to.”
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
For years, I felt like my identity was split—style in one corner, yoga in another, conscious living in another. I had dreams of merging elements of dance and fashion with yoga, of making sustainable living easy and fun, and of establishing a forum to explore spirituality. So I created Coincide as a hub to pool my passions, to integrate these individual parts of myself into a whole. These elements that make up a holistic lifestyle seem to be looked at as separate entities, within Coincide, I’m merging all of these modalities into one. As a Coincide Yoga Member, you are able to enter the library of yoga classes for any level or mood. Classes that help to awaken, restore, and move the body. Coincide acts as a landing place to move the body and connect to your inner wisdom. While also learning about sustainable yogawear, fashion, ancient wisdom, and conscious living. Going through my 200 YTT through Shivakali Yoga is what propelled me to create Coincide. It began as a simple blog where I wrote about all of my passions and practices in Yoga. I was teaching yoga, writing for Coincide, and an online magazine for about 3.5 years. I knew that I wanted Coincide to be more. But it wasn’t until COVID hit and we all went into stay-at-home orders. Something sparked within me to start teaching yoga online and share my teachings in a larger capacity. That’s when my husband Cole became my business partner and we relaunched Coincide as a membership platform in the fall of 2020. It’s been the most beautiful journey of following my heart and passions. Taking a risk and a deep look at how I can truly help people—especially in these times of uncertainty. We need to connect to our bodies, minds, and spirits on a deeper level than we maybe ever have before. Coincide offers the opportunity to do just that. Through dedicated programs and classes that keep you connected to your yoga practices and it’s ancient teachings.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Living in Evergreen Colorado, I would start by sharing all that Evergreen has to offer. Starting with a hike to Brothers Lookout then having lunch and a local beer from Revival Brews on Mainstreet. From there, I would take them ice skating or kayaking (depending on the season) on Everygreen Lake. We would then spend the weekend driving to Summit County. See Dillon Lake, then Frisco to stop for lunch at Prost on Frisco Mainstreet. After lunch, we would explore Frisco Emporium for antiques and walk down the street to my favorite vintage shop, Funky Trunk. From there we would head off to one of my favorite places in Colorado—Strawberry Hot Springs located in the precious town of Steamboat Springs. The drive to get there from Summit County is breathtaking and I love the town of Steamboat. St wberry Hot Springs is one of the most beautiful and well preserved natural hot springs set in the woods surrounded by the mountains of Colorado. It’s a must when visiting! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I started working with a life coach, Rebekah Nanfria at the beginning of 2020. She helped me get deeply clear on my journey and what I was trying to achieve in my life. With her help, I’ve stepped into my role as a founder and entrepreneur with grace and excitement instead of fear. I highly recommend working with her or any life coach if you are struggling to feel fully empowered to step into your Dharma (life purpose). The time is now to move swiftly into your goals and dreams. Aside from Rebekah, my husband and business partner Cole has literally held my hand every step of starting a business. He is the reason so many of my ideas turn into reality. He is the most patient, creative, loving, and encouraging person in my life and I’m so grateful for his energy and excitement to create our dream life together.
Picture of me sitting in front of the green door: Nicole Gomes Picture wearing yellow: @photobymemry