I’m a private, adaptive yoga teacher; with a focus on therapeutic yoga for families and individuals- kids to grown ups – with complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds.
I snap my neck to any variation of mom, but you can call me Glo.
Through therapeutic, playful yoga
I teach kids and adults how to cultivate self-awareness, regulation, and resilience.
I guide caregivers and educators in creating safe, accessible, and equitable spaces for communication, collaboration, and connection.
I mentor discerning parents, who live on the edge of chaos and exhaustion, in building unshakable confidence in parenting with compassion, intention, and respect.
I curate tools for explicit joy, empowerment, 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 is to guide individuals and families in understanding and experiencing the profound benefits of mind-body practices 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.
I only teach from the path that I have walked.
Gloria Trevino is a play propagandist, interoception alchemist, inclusion and compassion activist, empowerment educator, and the founder and creator of TheraPLAYoga – therapeutic playful yoga for kids and adults with complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds.
She’s a biracial woman with autoimmune disease, chronic pain from severe injuries, and experiences with trauma and chronic stress. Gloria is a solo parent and O.G. homeschool-mom to a child with complex needs and diverse abilities. She’s an advocate/ally, daydream believer, and uncensored writer at LiamAndGlo.com– her lifestyle blog.
As a mom, life-long learner, mindful parent mentor, positive discipline educator, and yoga teacher with training focused on therapeutic approaches, trauma, anxiety, anti-racism, inclusion, and accessibility- Gloria teaches more than bendy poses and breathing.
with playfulness and easeful modifications, yoga- movement, mindfulness, and meditation; can be non-intimidating, accessible, and healing to everyone.
Trainings + Certifications
- 10+ years as Liam’s student (aka Mom)
- 105-hr Yoga Therapy for Youth with Complex Needs
- 95-hr Inclusive Yoga + Mindfulness for Children and Youth with Complex Needs
- 200-hr Yoga + Mindfulness
- 25-hr Therapeutic Sequences + Alignment for Spinal Health, Injury, Pain + Limitations
- 25-hr Integral Yoga + Mindfulness for Children
- Mindful Parent Mentor + Positive Discipline™ Educator
Gloria brings experiential wisdom, compassion, support, whimsy, and humor to the process of deliberate practice. She infuses her proclivity for play, science, and nature into her teaching, mentoring, and writing. Glo believes that with playfulness and easeful modifications, yoga- movement, mindfulness, and meditation; can be non-intimidating, accessible, and healing to everyone.
My Lived Dharma
My life really began when I met my son, Liam.
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, 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 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 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 Yoga, Mindfulness + Meditation with an emphasis on self-love and compassion, anxiety, trauma, anti-racism, and accessibility.
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, trauma, anxiety, depression, motor disorders, and pediatric cancer along with therapeutic uses of aromatherapy, music and sound therapy, and expressive arts.
Areas of Focus + Interest
- Adaptive Yoga
- Sensory Regulation + Sensory Wellness
- Inclusive + Accessible Yoga
- Chair Yoga + Modifications for Wheelchair Users
- Yoga for Beginners
- Therapeutic Sequences for Spinal Health + Pain
- Mindful Parenting + Positive Discipline
- Reparenting + Inner Child Healing
- Domestic Violence + Narcissistic Abuse
- Trauma Healing + Chronic Stress
- Autoimmune Disease + Chronic Pain
- Science-based Research
- Chakras + Energy
- Meditation + Mindset
- Anatomy + Physiology + Alignment
- Music/Sound Therapy + Aromatherapy
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.