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Yoga classes being offered downtown

| March 20, 2014

COSHOCTON – Cindy Kostecki has a passion for Yoga and she wants to share it with the community.

“It can change your life in so many great ways,” she said. “It can help you physically as well as help you with the stress and anxiety that comes with our lifestyles now.”

Kostecki opened Crowtown Yoga March 3, and is amazed by the reception it’s getting.

“The support of the community has been really overwhelming,” she said. “I didn’t know what to expect from a small town and with being new here, but people have been so kind and warm.”

Kostecki moved to Coshocton in July with her family from Edwardsville, Ill., where she taught Yoga for the past three years and completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification. In the future she plans to get her 500 hour certification and bring that program to Coshocton to help get others certified and learn more about practicing Yoga and its history.

“The Yoga Alliance is an international organization that has a huge database of teachers that are certified by their standards,” Kostecki said. “You are really taught to keep people safe.”

Crowtown Yoga offers a variety of classes Monday through Saturday.

“You may come to get help with a physical issue, but after doing Yoga you will start to find you are more comfortable with your whole body and even change your ways of thinking,” Kostecki said. “It’s all about un-sticking the things that are stuck with your body, mind and spirit.”

She also recognized that majority of her students would be beginners so she geared her classes toward all levels.

“I teach the benefits of the practice (Yoga) and then can give people ways to make it more intense or gentle so everyone gets what they need,” Kostecki said. “Some people do Yoga for athletic purposes and others do it for gentle relaxation.”

Music also plays an important part in Kostecki’s classes.

“Music also is a big passion of mine,” she said. “All of my family is musical and my husband and I both play the guitar. I like to practice (Yoga) to rock and roll so I’m hoping the Rock N Roll Yoga class will go over well. It is a fun and very laid back atmosphere.”

No matter which class you choose to take, Kostecki hopes you leave feeling calm, yet more energetic.

“Yoga can give you a stillness of mind and help you realize your full potential,” she said. “You can work on your balance, mental clarity and feel more confident about your body and life.”

Crowtown Yoga is located in the upper level of 237 Main St. For information on class dates and times, e-mail [email protected].

“All you need to bring with you is an open mind, a good attitude and $5,” Kostecki said. “Anyone under 18 also must have a parent sign a waiver.”

Classes are $5 each through March and she would like to keep it that way as long as possible.

“My goal is to keep this super affordable,” Kostecki said. “As a teacher I’d rather someone be able to come in twice a week than once.”

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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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