David Truesdale, RYT
iRest© Teacher-in-Training Level 1
Co-founder, Treasurer and Chief Liaison Officer
David is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Certified Warriors at Ease teacher, with additional training in Integrative Restoration (iRest) meditation. He grew up in a U.S. Marine Corps family, and spent 27 and a half years with the Department of the Navy as a Special Agent with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
As part of his NCIS duties, David deployed to Iraq as a Counterintelligence team leader in 2004 and to Afghanistan in 2011/2012 as an Individual Augmentee to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He has received numerous awards and commendations, including the U.S. Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, the U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, DoD Counter Intelligence Team Award, and a Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from CPA Administrator Paul Bremmer.
David is a member of Save a Warrior (SAW) Cohort 063 and feels compelled to continue supporting U.S. military personnel whether they are still active duty or post service. He is a Founding Board Member of the nonprofit Warrior Spirit Project (WSP) and is a dedicated WSP volunteer, providing FREE trauma-informed yoga and iRest meditation to veterans and first responders in the Dallas, TX area.