Charla Truesdale

Cedar Hill, TX 75104-7837

The premise behind Warrior Spirit Project is that a broken spirit can be more harmful than a broken body. We take a holistic, evidence-based approach to help veterans and first responders transform traumatic experiences into personal health and well-being. As a specially-trained registered yoga teacher, I use a trauma-sensitive approach to yoga and meditation that focuses on somatosensory awareness and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (turning "fight, flight, or freeze" to the OFF position). I have the utmost respect for the unique past and present experiences of each student and aim to provide each of them with the ability to move forward in confidence and with a new sense of ease.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Health Education and Health Promotion, East Carolina University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE - Certified Health Coach
ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Schwinn Cycling - Schwinn Cycling Certification
Agency Unavailable
SilverSneakers - Healthways Accreditation for Group Exercise
Pending Verification
SilverSneakers - YogaStretch
Pending Verification
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Pending Verification
Living Yoga Program - 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Agency Unavailable
NCHEC - Health Education Specialist Certification
Agency Unavailable
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

EMS Safety

AED Certified

EMS Safety

Liability Insurance

  • Yoga Plus

Charla's Locations

Cedar Hill Recreation Center

310 E. Parkerville Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, FREE for Veterans and First Responders

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • IDEA Master Personal Trainer

Languages Spoken




3 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Elizabeth Willis about 4 hours ago

    I found Charla through the Ace Professionals website. Her profile included several different certifications in health and wellness, but I was specifically drawn to the trauma sensitive yoga she offered through Warrior Spirit Project. Since connecting with Charla, I have had the opportunity to be a student in several of her Steady Warriors Yoga classes. The therapeutic yoga and meditation she offers has helped immensely in my personal journey toward wholeness. She is incredibly mindful of individual goals and very knowledgeable in her field.
    As a USMC veteran I have found healing where other healthcare was lacking. I recommend beginning or strengthening your yoga practice with Charla.

  • by Connie Cook on Jul 19, 2011

    I am Connie Cook, and do not seem to be able to figure out how to take "Anonymous" off! I came to Charla seeking an evaluation because I have muscolskeletal issues. I was seeking improvement of my daily life, as I suspected that I had some biomechanical defects, and in fact Charla helped me discover them. She helped me define goals and gave me a targeted plan, tailored for me. She is incredibly patient, a very clear teacher, good humored, insightful, supportive, with concrete goals in mind. I really don't want to stop seeing her, as I have received very clear and concrete benefits. Sleeping through the night, increased endurance for busy days, easier activities of daily living with better flexibility and strength, reduced pain and stiffness, improved mood...I could probably go on and on. I cannot commend her enough to those with joint issues. Do not be afaid! If you can smile you can do yoga, as Charla says!!

  • by Jennifer Boudreau Cope on Jul 18, 2011

    I thoroughly enjoy my weekly yoga class with Charla. The class is at Main Street Gym and the size of the class varies week to week. Regardless of the size, Charla provides one on one help if she sees incorrect postures, etc. She is very knowledgeable and confident in her teaching.