Hi! I’m Terry Cockburn, mother, Yin Yoga and Qi Gong teacher, studio owner, trainer, author, movement advocate, Nature lover and runner.
I am passionate about embodied movement practices that train our bodies – our foundation of being – for vitality and thriving. Early on, I began on the Yang-side of the spectrum: I played all manner of sports; I hiked and marathoned; I was an avid outdoor adventure seeker. But when I added Yin Yoga to my practice, I knew I had discovered the missing piece for balancing my active life. Through deepening my studies in Yin Yoga, I have found rich inspiration in the sacred dimensions of Taoism – especially with its energy cultivation of Qi Gong. Together, Yin Yoga and Qi Gong are two incredibly accessible and highly powerful ways for people to harmonize their Qi, and, by extension, to harmonize their lives.
Professionally, for thirty years, I have worked in the fitness and yoga industry as a trainer to individuals, teams and yoga schools. And for nine special years, I owned and directed a vibrant community-based yoga studio: Freeport Yoga Company. With the lifequake of the pandemic, my studio, like so many others, was forced to close. Although a very painful loss, I am forever grateful for the studio’s community, and I am also grateful to have been able to reimagine life with my Yin-mate, Josh, where we now support an online practice community from our home in Maine.
Through teaching, I love connecting with students of all backgrounds and walks of life. I love discovering common ground through the connection of practice. And I especially love when students share their “light bulb” epiphanies and eureka “ah-ha’s.” Nothing gratifies me more than to see people enjoy and thrive in their bodies.
I am also a very proud sports mom of two sons who continue to play baseball at the collegiate level.
Trainings & Publications
In 2006 I earned my certification to teach vinyasa yoga through Stephanie Keach of Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, North Caroline. I have spent the last 15+ years training extensively with Josh Summers, as well as many other senior teachers in yoga and meditation, including Nikki Costello, Sage Rountree, Paul Grilley, and Linda Modaro. As a certified running coach (RRCA), and a certified personal trainer (NASM), I have been fortunate to work with many individual athletes and teams at the high school, collegiate, and elite levels.
After enjoying a personal Qigong practice for over five years, in 2021, I completed a 200hr Qigong training with John Munro of Long White Cloud Qigong.
- The Yin of Yoga, Trail Runner Magazine, June 2018
- Real Slow: Body Shop, Runner’s World, July 2017
- Five Stress-Relieving Yoga Moves, Runner’s World Online, June 2017
- The Seasonal Runner: Leaping into Spring and Summer, Activity Maine, Spring/Summer 2017
- Yin Yoga: An Essential Practice for Runners, Activity Maine, Winter/Spring 2017
- One Pose – Three Ways, YogaCity NYC, February 2016