Crowtown Yoga carrying on Becky Lowe’s memory

| June 7, 2016

COSHOCTON – Becky Lowe may be gone, but her presence is still felt at Crowtown Yoga thanks to an anonymous donor.

“The anonymous donor came to me and wanted to donate money in honor of Becky, but we didn’t have a definite plan at first,” said Cindy Kostecki, who owns the yoga studio. “Some of the students at the studio and I had been talking about the idea of buying a class and giving a class and this gave us the opportunity to move forward with something.”

The front side of the refrigerator at Crowtown Yoga is now covered with Post-it notes that each stand for a free class.

“If you need a drop in class you can grab a Post-it, stick it on the sign-in sheet with no questions asked,” Kostecki said. “It’s also nice if you are new to yoga or have a friend who wants to try it. The donor wasn’t able to get to class often, but Becky was always telling them to go to yoga. She was just so encouraging.”

Lowe was one of the first people Kostecki met when she moved to Coshocton

“She was a friend and a business mentor,” Kostecki said. “I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for her. This is a nice was to honor her memory. There is always a college student who is broke, someone who just had to replace their water heater or is really strapped at the time and can’t make yoga. Hopefully this takes one more excuse out of their way of coming and hopefully if there is a time they have a little extra, they won’t mind giving to the studio to support this.”

This summer Crowtown Yoga also is offering free classes at 9:30 a.m. Sundays June through August at Lake Park by the picnic tables at the soccer field. Cancelations due to weather will be announced on WTNS or Facebook.

The free classes at Lake Park and the Post-it note program are both examples of what Kostecki said is karma yoga.

“When you are making your living off of another person’s wellness it’s important to give back to your community if possible,” she said.

Anyone wanting more information on Crowtown Yoga or interested in making a $10 donation for a class can call 740-675-2769, e-mail [email protected] or stop by the studio at 403 N. Whitewoman St., just above Medbery Marketplace.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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