– Adaptive Yoga Teacher in Lansing, MI.
Gloria Trevino is a play propagandist, interoception alchemist, inclusion and compassion activist, empowerment educator, and the founder and creator of TheraPLAYoga– a mobile yoga studio in Lansing, MI offering therapeutic playful yoga for children and and adults with complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds.
Gloria is the only Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher within 40 miles of Lansing! She’s also the first (currently only) 200 hour certified teacher of therapeutic yoga for autism, special needs, developmental disabilities, and pediatric cancer in the Greater Lansing area.
Trainings + Certifications
- 10+ years as Liam’s student (aka Mom)
- 200 hr Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth with Complex Needs (Yoga Alliance RCYT)
- 200 hr Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga (Yoga Alliance RYT)
- 25 hr Therapeutic Sequences and Alignment for Spinal Health, Injury, Pain and Limitations
- 25 hr Integral Yoga and Mindfulness for Children
- Certified Positive Discipline Educator and Mindful Parenting Mentor
- Excelled in Anatomy and Physiology as pre-med student (pre-motherhood)
With education, experiential wisdom, compassion, and playfulness- Gloria teaches more than bendy poses and breathing.
She infuses her proclivity for play, science, and nature into her teaching, mentoring, and writing. Gloria empowers families and individuals- kids to seniors- to build connection, resilience, and regulate sensory wellness through adaptive yoga.
I snap my neck to any variation of mom, but you can call me Glo. I live in downtown Lansing, Michigan with my son and our old man doggo; we call Bubba Howard. If you’d like to get to know us on a more personal level, I invite you to visit my semi-uncensored lifestyle blog called, Liam And Glo.
I’m a private, adaptive yoga teacher; with a focus on therapeutic yoga for complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds.
Through therapeutic, playful yoga I ….
- teach kids and adults how to cultivate self-awareness, regulation, and resilience.
- guide caregivers and educators in creating safe, accessible, and equitable spaces for communication, collaboration, and connection.
- mentor discerning parents, who live on the edge of chaos and exhaustion, in building unshakable confidence in parenting with compassion, intention, and respect.
- curate tools for explicit joy, empowerment, resilience, and healing– and share them through group experiences, one on one, this blog and social platforms.
I am the creator and founder of an interoception and sensory wellness modality called TheraPLAYoga.
My mission, as an adaptive yoga teacher, is to guide individuals and families in understanding and experiencing the profound benefits of mind-body practices; achieving sensory awareness and wellness through easeful movement, play, and unabashed dialogue.
Above all, empowering my students- kids and adults- to practice yoga with confidence and curiosity. Meanwhile, discovering ways to reflect, engage, regulate, and connect more [play] fully in their lives.
A Bit of Background
I only teach from the path that I have walked.
As a solo parent and O.G. homeschool mom to a child with complex needs and diverse abilities, a woman with traumatic experiences, chronic stress, chronic pain, and autoimmune disease; I know what it’s like to live on the edge of chaos and exhaustion.
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation have supported us through a lot of challenges and changes the past several years (and still is). With intention and deliberate practice, I took my table-for-2 family from that edge to a safe place within ourselves to heal and grow.
I understand and KNOW- first hand- how yoga, mindfulness, and meditation can regulate, heal, empower, and connect us to ourselves and others. I believe that with playfulness and easeful modifications, yoga- movement, mindfulness, and meditation; can be non-intimidating, accessible, and healing to everyone.
That’s why it was important to me to seek out the best resources while I self-taught throughout my personal practice. It’s also why I chose teachers who aligned with my intentions to complete my trainings to become a radically inclusive, adaptive yoga teacher for people with complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds.
My Lived Dharma
My life really began when I met my son, Liam, just over a year after being in a serious car accident and sustaining disabling injuries.
Pre-Liam-Me was studying medicine (genetics), psychology and child development; with a strong interest in philosophy and writing. Since I was a child, I knew I wanted a life of helping others function well physically, mentally, and emotionally.
It wasn’t until mom life began to unfold that I realized the path I was on, was no longer meant for who I was becoming. Embracing my role as Liam’s mom and nursing my exacerbated injuries, I turned back to practicing yoga and teaching it to him.
I looked back at all our growth and development; and decided I needed to learn more and share what we did (and do) to help others like us.
Mindful Parenting + Positive Discipline™
I’m a mindful parenting coach and a positive discipline educator. This not only gives me the opportunity to coach parents independently but also, hold seminars and workshops for those who seek peaceful and long-lasting resolutions to conflicts and behavior challenges. This includes parents, grandparents, sitters, caregivers, teachers, and anyone who is responsible for the care of youth- specifically youth with special needs.
I not only implement these methods in parenting my child but in working with students.
Yoga Farm Ithaca™ Radiant Warrior
I completed 200-hour Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teacher training with the combined wisdom, experience, and expertise of director/educators of Radiant Warrior at Yoga Farm Ithaca™; Christopher Ananda, Daniela Hess, and Jeannie O’Neill. I earned certification in Vinyasa Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness + Meditation with an emphasis on self-love and compassion, anxiety, trauma, anti-racism, and accessibility. Certification qualified me to be a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200).
Asanas for Autism and Special Needs™ Level 2
I completed 75-hr, level 2 training of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs™ with founder/creator, author, and yoga therapist- Shawnee Thorton Hardy. This training, coupled with level 1, earned my 95-hr certification in children’s yoga with an emphasis on making yoga inclusive and accessible to children with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Yoga for a Happy Back™
I completed 25-hr Yoga for a Happy Back™ training with Physical Therapist/ERYT 500, author, founder/director of Embody Physical Therapy and Yoga™, and creator of Yoga for a Happy Back™, Rachel Krentzman. With an emphasis on the biomechanics and functional anatomy of the spine, hips, pelvis, sacrum, and shoulders. I earned certification in therapeutic sequences and alignment to support spinal health for students with injuries, pain, and limitations.
Yoga Therapy for Youth
I completed 100-hr training in Yoga Therapy for Youth™, Level 3 of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs, with author, yoga therapist, and founder/director- Shawnee Thorton Hardy (and contributing faculty). I earned certification in therapeutic approaches to yoga and mindfulness for youth with neurodiversity, developmental disabilities, trauma, anxiety, depression, and pediatric cancer along with therapeutic uses of aromatherapy, music and sound therapy, and expressive arts.
Articles by Glo
Gloria is available to write articles on yoga, wellness, and lifestyle topics within her expertise and experiential wisdom.
Interviews with Glo
Gloria is available to be a guest on your podcast, social platform, or written publication to discuss topics within her expertise and experiential wisdom.