We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Ault and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I used to think and look at success as how much I would make, the things I could have, and the title of my career; you know let’s not leave out what other peoples opinions of that were too. Noooo, that was ridiculous! As I have gotten older and wiser 😉 I have realized that none of that is the core character of success for me. I continue to educate myself on this matter through books, mentors, and life lessons as it is always evolving. Knowing that the moment you think you have it all figured out, you are the wisest, and have reached the peak of success… is the moment you have actually failed. I think all the hardships, upsets, the WHY me’s are our true success. I can guarantee they have helped me along every path and next decision in my life. In the moment are we grateful for those?? Of course not, but I have never looked back and wasn’t thankful for where the Universe has placed me now. I can choose my NOW moments decision, the only one that matters, so be kind to yourself and let go of the rest it doesn’t serve you. I can say with some life experience where I am now that SUCCESS is: having moments/memories with people dear to you, having a core group of people who will always have your back even when you struggle to have your own, having a job that inspires your passion, and a will to always want to help others.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
What sets Hikyoga Colorado apart from other yoga companies is it’s remoteness. I get to explore and adventure all around Denver. From breweries, parks, trails, theaters… we take these events everywhere. Hikyoga originated in Rochester, NY where I was proud to be apart of the first NY State Yoga Fest. Then Cleveland, OH became the second destination where I was honored with the role as community leader, building a dynamic team, and coordinating the first Cleveland Yoga Fest on the beach of Lake Erie. Since then moving to Denver, CO to represent and grow Hikyoga in this beautiful destination. It’s been a dream! Hosting our first ever Virtual Yoga Fest from Red Rocks streaming all over the US! Yes, Hikyoga has been a dream job for me but let’s look more behind the scenes. When I had started to really seek change for my life I also became more open to letting the Universe & God guide me, because let me tell you what I was trying to control was NOT working. When I allowed myself to grow and be present… life began to present itself. That is when the owner of Hikyoga found me on Instagram and reached out… sounded to good to be true, but from the day we met I knew Nicole would be a special person forever in my life! Starting a business is never easy and there are lots of creeping moments of doubt,,, but that’s when you have to dig deep and allow passion and faith to lead! I have found that with those in your pocket there is only room for success to shine.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Omg when my bestie comes to visit it’s the best! So where do we start…. I love market halls and Denver has plenty of them. They are great for all the variety they offer and each has it’s own vibe and atmosphere… Denver Central Market, Edgewater Market, Broadway Market, Denver Milk Market, Avanti, Improper City, & Number 38! Nature is a must and my go to spots for visitors are: St Mary’s Glacier, Chautauqua Park, a drive up to Mount Evans!
For my extra adventurous friends depending on the season will go white water rafting with me along Clear Creek and then a stop in downtown Idaho Springs for some mountain town feels hits the spot.. must stop at the spice store and pick up a bottle of “Colorado Sunshine”.
And for my artsy beer lovers we head to Rino for the Crush Wall Walk (pull up the map on google) … it is a must see and added bonus is all the breweries along the way!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to:
Mentor: Nicole Kazimer owner & founder of Hikyoga
Book: “I am that Girl” by Alexis Jones
Facebook: Hikyoga Colorado
Other: Email: email@example.com