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My name is Terry Cockburn. I am a wife, mother, yoga instructor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, lover of healthy living and motivator of many.

Fitness has always been a part of my life. Being an avid sports lover, I first became involved in organized sports at age 9, and continued that passion throughout my childhood, teens, twenties and thirties, playing soccer, softball, running road races and tennis.

I became a gym rat at the age of 20, and after being a faithful member of a great gym in Brunswick, Maine, was given the opportunity to teach fitness classes and indoor cycling.

Around my mid-twenties, I was introduced to yoga, and enjoyed incorporating Bryan Kest's Power Yoga VHS tapes into my routine.

After the birth of my two boys in 2002 and 2003, the gym took a back burner and I threw myself into running. Lots of miles on the road and time on my yoga mat was how I relieved my stress. I eventually hung up my Asics and fell into a deeper yoga practice, letting yoga be my only form of exercise. It did amazing things for me mentally and physically, and I couldn't get enough. In 2006 I became certified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga after attending a teacher training with Stephanie Keach of the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina. It was one of the best experiences of my life. So great, I actually went back the following year to complete the same training a second time.

The athlete in me discovered I needed a little more than just yoga (it's all about balance!), and found myself gravitating toward the gym and running and all things competitive. In 2007, I complimented my yoga certification with a personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

I am constantly attending workshops and classes, reading books and articles and staying current with the latest information in the fitness world. This is my passion and my life!

CERTIFICATIONS and TEACHER TRAININGS

-Certified Yoga Instructor, Asheville Yoga Center, Asheville, NC
-Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
-Indoor Cycle Certification, American Fitness Professionals and Associates
-Child Light Yoga Certification
-Anatomy of Yoga Workshop, Paul Grilley
-Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Josh Summers