Adaptive and Accessible Yoga Teacher in Lansing MI
Gloria Treviño (she/her) is solo-mom, inclusion and compassion activist, accessibility advocate, adaptive yoga teacher, and heart-led entrepreneur; called to create radically inclusive yoga spaces for diverse bodies and brains.
She is the owner of TheraPLAYoga- a socially conscious virtual and mobile yoga studio offering therapeutic, playful yoga to people with complex needs, diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Gloria specializes in empowering children and youth; who experience autism and other neuro-diversities, physical, mental, and developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorder, health conditions, and trauma- safely and autonomously explore interoceptive awareness, sensory and self regulation, and social emotional resilience. As well as guide caregivers in tending to their nervous systems and exploring a peaceful pathway to parenting with compassion, intention and respect.
Gloria is the first Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) in Lansing. She’s also the first (currently only) 200+ hour certified teacher of therapeutic yoga for individuals who’s experiences include: autism , ADHD, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy and movement disorders, physical mental and developmental disabilities, and pediatric cancer in the Greater Lansing area.
Qualifications + Trainings
- 10+ Years as Liam’s Student (aka Mom)
- Lived Experiences from her social location
- Excellence in Collegiate Anatomy, Physiology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Psychology
- 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
- 35 hr Yoga for Accessible and Socially-Conscious Yoga for All People
- 30 hr Accessible Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga
- 25 hr Integral Yoga and Mindfulness for Children
- Certified Positive Discipline Educator
In addition to teaching private group and one-on-one sessions, Gloria offers workshops centered around mindful parenting and positive discipline, sensory processing and integration, trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), chronic pain and limitations.
She also offers mentorships to other yoga teachers who want to deepen their understanding of trauma, inclusion, and accessibility.
I snap my neck to any variation of mom, but you can call me Glo. My pronouns are she/her. I hold space for personal growth and social change.
I am a mindful parenting and caregiver co-regualtion coach, positive discipline educator, and an adaptive yoga teacher with a focus on therapeutic yoga for children and youth who experience physical, mental, and developmental disabilities, autism and other neuro-diversities, health conditions, and trauma.
Fun Facts About Your Girl
I live with my son, Liam, and our doggo, Gambit (aka Bubba Howard) on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Peoples, now known as the capital city- Lansing, Michigan.
My favorite color is glitter. Hot tamales with coffee is my comfort food. Writing has been my therapy for as long as I could scribble. I love books, naps, views of the sky, and I’m semi-obsessed with how the brain works; especially sensory processing, nervous system regulation, and trauma response.
I’m embracing new and expansive ways to uphold the things I value and contribute to dismantling social inequities and gatekeeping in the yoga industry and my local community. As well as promote inclusion and compassion. My work towards this shows up in different ways.
As a yoga teacher, I promote equity and inclusion in the yoga industry as a registered Yoga Alliance member and Accessible Yoga Ambassador. I collaborate with nonprofits; who serve underprivileged and marginalized individuals and families in the greater Lansing area.
As a community member, I serve on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Support (MDHHS-OCS) Advisory Council, which guides efforts of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and meaningful change. I also serve as a brand new board member for the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which provides marginalized people with equitable access to the justice system through direct legal help and works toward systemic solutions. I also serve as a parent mentor for The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center), which is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS); designed to help parent-caregivers emotional support and resources.
You’re most likely to catch me doin’ mom stuff, yoga things, nature adventures, or riding a shopping cart like a scooter.
My mission is to guide individuals and families with complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds- in understanding and experiencing the profound benefits of mind-body practices; through easeful movement, stillness, and play. Meanwhile, discovering ways to reflect, engage, regulate, and connect more [play] fully in their lives and communities.
Above all, empowering my students to practice yoga and mindfulness, off the mat; with confidence, curiosity, and relentless compassion.
A Bit of Background
I teach from the path that I have walked.
As a full-time, solo parent and O.G. homeschool mom to an autistic child with developmental disabilities, health conditions, and adverse experiences; a neurodivergent, mixed-race woman with invisible physical disabilities, adverse experiences, chronic pain, and autoimmune disease- I know what it’s like to live on the edge of chaos and exhaustion.
I empowered my liberation from domestic violence and followed my intuition through uncertainty to purpose. I leaned into healing, wholeness, and service.
Yoga and mindfulness have supported me and my son 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 regulate and build resilience.
I understand and KNOW- first hand- how movement (and stillness), mindfulness, meditation, and play can regulate, empower, heal, and connect us to ourselves and others. I also understand the handful of reasons why you may be hesitant to try yoga- or try yoga again. Nevertheless, I invite you to join me in group or private practice. Psst… I offer free 15 minute consultations. Let’s chat.
At My Heart-
I believe that with playfulness, compassion, and easeful pose possibilities- yoga can be non-intimidating and empowering to every body and brain.
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 and integrity, to complete my trainings to become a radically inclusive, accessible, adaptive yoga teacher for children, youth, and adults with complex needs, diverse abilities and backgrounds. I teach from the path that I have walked and I’m thrilled to share my heart’s work with you!
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.