Martha-Carole Cotten - GYROTONIC trainer and owner of Mindful Movement of Maui

Martha-Carole Cotten

Studio Owner and Teacher Trainer

GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Trainer
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Licensed Esthetician & Esthetician Instructor

Martha holds a Bachelors of Education with Honors from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (1997), and a Masters of Education with Honors, from Rollins College of Winter Park, Florida (2003).

She was previously an elementary school teacher until receiving her Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification in Spring of 2002. She has taught Bikram Yoga nationally, as well as locally in Kahului, Maui. She placed second in the State of Hawaii for the International Yoga Asana Championships in 2004, and went on to compete in Los Angeles with students/teachers from all over the world.



Martha’s true passion lies in the infinite work and expansion of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods.  She is a certified Level I GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor, as well as a Level I GYROTONIC® PreTrainer.  Additionally, she has taken the GYROTONIC® Level 2 Pre-Training, as well as the Specialized Equipment Courses for the GYROTONIC® Archway, Leg Extension Unit, Gyrotoner, and the Jumping Stretching Board Certifications.

She has also attending Specialized Breathing Workshops such as the 3-day Breathing Intensive in NYC, and the 12-day Rejuvenation Course in Munstertal, Germany. She has completed the Applications for the Shoulder Girdle in NYC, as well as Applications for Breast Cancer Survivors and Applications for Pre & Post-Natal in Germany.

She has studied GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Methods with founder Juliu Horvath in Gemany, as well as numerous Master trainers such as Abel Horvath (Bad Krozingen, Germany), Leda Franklin (Eaglesnest–Munstertal, Germany), Angela Crowley (Coral Gables, FL), Uwe Herbstreit (GYROTONIC® Eaglesnest–Munstertal, Germany & NYC), Cori Doetzer (Albany, NY & Springfield, MI), Karen Mullen (Seattle, WA, Maui, HI, & Kapaa, HI), Mari Kasich (Miami Beach, FL), Barbara Schwartz (Los Angeles, CA), Jackson Kellog (NYC), Sebastian Plattenberg (NYC), Erika Hassaan (Los Angeles, CA, NYC, & Miami Beach, FL), Elena Spaziani (GYROTONIC® Eagles Nest–Munstertal, Germany), & Virginia Holte (Makawao, HI).

Martha is also an ITT Pilates Certified (A Body of Work, San Francisco, CA 2005-2008) Instructor in Reformer, Cadillac, Auxillary & Mat. She has studied with renowned Master teachers from the Bay Area during her Integrated Teacher Training program for Pilates such as Jean Sullivan (A Body of Work San Francisco), Joerg Chobowsky (The Working Body in Oakland), Margaret Tappan (A Body of Work, San Francisco), and Madeline Black (Studio M in Sonoma). She has completed additional coursework, such as Sole to Spine & Sacrum in Motion with Madeline Black, and has also studied with Brian Avery of the Hawaii Institute of Anatomy doing Human Cadaver Dissection courses on the shoulder girdle. She has taught Pilates and GYROTONIC® Methods at ON CORE Studio, formerly in Makawao, Maui; Matworkz Pilates Studio in Winter Park, Florida; and from her own business The Mindful Movement Center of Maui, Hawaii, LLC & GYROTONIC® 808.



Martha has gained experience since 2003 working as an esthetician at top Maui spas such as Spa Grande at the world renowned Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, the 5 Star Waihua Spa at the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua, Maui, and The Natural Touch of Winter Park, a full-service elite Day Spa in upscale Winter Park, Florida. She is also a licensed Esthetician Instructor, and has taught for several years at Spa Luna School for Aestheticians formerly in Haiku, Maui. She was also previously appointed the position of Hawaii Regional Trainer for the Hawaiian Islands for Epicuren Discovery® Skin Care.

Martha is dedicated to assist you in your healing process in many aspects. She continues to study and dedicate her life to helping others achieve their goals through movement, precision, integrity, and breath. She enjoys staying updated on current trends of education and development, and pursues the best and most accurate knowledge in order to serve the community with the highest and most integrated approach. Martha is dedicated to the healing arts and the benefits of daily movement in our lives. She is happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Additionally, she is the proud mother of her son, who was born in May 2009. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful family & friends, traveling the world, dancing, breathing, writing, boning up on Anatomy, reading hand held books, laughing hysterically, telling terrible jokes, and enjoying the awe of nature.



-Bachelors of Elementary Education (Univ. of South Florida) (1997)
-Masters of Education (Rollins College), with Honors 4.0 GPA (2003)
-Certified GYROTONIC® Level I (2010) & GYROKINESIS® Level I Movement Instructor (2011)
-Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 PreTrainer (2014)
-Certified on all GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment: Archway Level I, Leg Extension Unit, Jumping Stretching Board & Gyrotoner
-Completion of GYROTONIC® Level 2 PreTraining (2011)
-Completion of GYROKINESIS® Rejuvenation Courses in Germany with Juliu Horvath
-Completion of GYROKINESIS® 3 Day Breathing Intensive with Erika Hassaan (2013)
-Completion of Applications for the Shoulder Girdle with Uwe Herbstreit (2013)
-Completion of Applications for Breast Cancer Survivors with Leda Franklin (2015)
-Completion of Applications for Pre & Post-Natal with Leda Franklin (2015)
-Certified ITT Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Auxillary & Mat Instructor (2005-2008)
-Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor (2002)
-Hawaii Institute of Anatomy Human Cadaver Course (2007)
-Sole to Spine with Madeline Black (2012)
-Sacrum in Motion with Madeline Black (2015)
-Hawaii State Licensed Aesthetician & Aesthetician Instructor (2003-Current)
-Hawaii Regional Trainer for Epicuren Discovery® Skin Care (2011-2013)

-DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) Level I Training from the Prague Institute of Rehabilitation

VIDEO: Martha on the Jumping Stretching Board