Martha Gordon | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa


Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor


  • Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 2006-current
  • Certified Hot Yoga Barkan Method Teacher, 2006-current
  • Personal Trainer, ACE, since 2001-current
  • Group Exercise Instructor, ACE, 1997-current
  • Teaching group exercise and personal training at the University of Iowa since 1997 and 1999 respectively.  Teaching yoga since 2000.  Also have worked at two private health clubs in Iowa City as personal trainer and Group Exercise teacher.  Currently teaching group exercise and yoga at one private club.  
  • Assistant teacher to Jimmy Barkan (owner and founder of The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, Bishnu Gosh lineage) at annual Level II/III trainings


  • MA/W (Non-Fiction Iowa Writer’s Workshop) University of Iowa, graduated 1994
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, Eastwinds School of Massage, graduated 2005
  • Barkan Method Hot Yoga, graduated 2006, and continued training every year to current; Level I, II, III


  • Yoga
  • Working out
  • Hot yoga
  • Reading
  • Cinema
  • My Pomeranian dog
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Meeting new people
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Aesthetics