-Adaptive Yoga Teacher in Lansing MI
Gloria Trevino is an inclusion and compassion activist, registered yoga teacher for children, teens, and adults, and the owner of TheraPLAYoga- a mobile yoga studio bringing therapeutic, playful yoga to individuals and families in the greater Lansing area.
Gloria offers yoga and mindfulness as non-intimidating and accessible tools for wellness- to people who think they “can’t” do yoga.
With experiential wisdom and training, Gloria helps overwhelmed caregivers, educators, and people who experience physical and developmental disabilities, neurodiversity, pain and limitations, health conditions, and trauma- safely and effectively manage stress and relieve chronic pain with custom-built workshops, multi-week series, one-time classes, events, and video series.
Gloria is the ONLY Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) within 40 miles of Lansing! She’s also the first (currently only) 200 hour certified teacher of therapeutic yoga for individuals who experience autism and neurodiversity, cerebral palsy and movement disorders, physical and developmental disabilities, and pediatric cancer in the Greater Lansing area.
Qualifications + Trainings
- 10+ Years as Liam’s Student (aka Mom)
- Lived Experiences
- 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
With experiential wisdom, education, 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, teens, and adults- to regulate and connect through mind-body practices.
I snap my neck to any variation of mom, but you can call me Glo.
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. However, I’m working on being vulnerable enough to share. I love books, views of the sky, and I’m semi-obsessed with how the brain works; especially sensory processing, nervous system regulation, and trauma response.
You’re most likely to catch me doin’ mom stuff, yoga things, nature adventures, or riding a Target cart like a scooter.
I’m also an adaptive yoga teacher, mindful parenting coach, and positive discipline educator; with a focus on therapeutic yoga and mindfulness for families and individuals with complex needs, diverse abilities, and backgrounds.
Adaptive yoga is my thang! That’s why you’re here, right?
Adaptive Yoga Teacher
Through therapeutic, playful yoga I ….
- teach kids teens, and adults how to cultivate self-awareness, regulation, and resilience.
- help people safely and effectively manage stress and relieve chronic pain, who experience physical and developmental disabilities, neurodiversity, pain and limitations, and health conditions
- 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.
- teach doable yoga and mindfulness to folx who think they can’t.
- offer non-intimidating and accessible tools for explicit joy, empowerment, resilience, and healing– and share them through group experiences, one on one, written articles, and social platforms.
I am the creator and founder of a sensory wellness and trauma healing modality called TheraPLAYoga.
As an adaptive yoga teacher and mindful parenting coach, my mission is to guide individuals and families in understanding and experiencing the profound benefits of mind-body practices; through easeful movement, stillness, play, and unabashed dialogue. Meanwhile, discovering ways to reflect, engage, regulate, and connect more [play] fully in their lives.
Above all, empowering my students- kids, teens, and adults- 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 a neurodivergent child with developmental disabilities, health conditions, and trauma; a neurodivergent woman with physical disabilities, traumatic experiences, chronic pain, and health conditions like epilepsy and autoimmune disease- I know what it’s like to live on the edge of chaos and exhaustion.
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation 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. Psst… I offer free consultations. Let’s chat.
I am committed to creating a yoga community that is inclusive, compassionate, diverse, body positive, and accessible. I believe that with playfulness, compassion, and easeful modifications- yoga can be non-intimidating 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 and integrity, to complete my trainings to become a radically inclusive, adaptive yoga teacher for people 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!
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 spine and hip injuries. He was born with a rare extra chromosome anomaly called Trisomy 13 or Patau Syndrome and Autism. These 2 diagnoses bring about many others including- fine and gross motor challenges, speech, language and processing challenges, and physical health issues. He has been my greatest and most valuable teacher. TheraPLAYoga was inspired by my experiences with him.
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.