WARRIOR SPIRIT PROJECT

Yoga, Dogs, and Dirt

Mount Vernon, TX   |  https://warriorspiritproject.org

Mission

Our mission is to bolster purpose and strengthen the spirit of Veterans and First Responders (Warriors) through Yoga, Dogs and Dirt, offering tools for resilience, growth and meaningful community engagement. We envision healing, community connection, and positive personal transformation for EVERY warrior seeking continuous growth and purpose.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Charla Truesdale

Main address

P.O. Box 1386

Mount Vernon, TX 75457 USA

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EIN

81-2400363

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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WSP Yoga

Trauma-informed yoga and meditation classes are provided at no cost to Warriors of all ages, capabilities, status (active duty, discharged, retired, reserve) and service histories. The yoga is focused on activating the parasympathetic nervous system for a relaxation response and on broadening the participant's window of tolerance for stressful events. The primary, but not exclusive, form of meditation is Integrative Restoration (iRest), an evidence-based guided meditation initially developed for combat wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The WSP Yoga program also includes special workshops and seminars for resilience and a 200-hour peer-based trauma-informed yoga teacher training. WSP Yoga offers transformative opportunities for continuous healing and growth in a safe community of peers.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders
Caregivers
Widows and widowers
Military personnel

Recognizing the emotional benefits of companion animals, this program provides no-cost opportunities for warriors to learn and practice positive behavioral training with adoptable rescued dogs in local animal shelters. All breeds are included, and adoption assistance may be available. Participatory training and bonding with these dogs opens the door to connection and awareness. In addition, opportunities are provided for therapeutic interaction with other animals in collaboration with partner nonprofits who provide these services. This includes yoga in the presence of therapy horses.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders

WSP Dirt is a gardening program that provides avenues for nurturing a sense of purpose and that inspires meaningful interaction with nature and with other people. Participants are supported in developing their own kitchen or backyard organic gardens, neighborhood garden co-ops, or in assisting with local community gardens and small farms. They may also opt to share their harvest with others by donating to individuals or food banks, or by selling at local farmers markets. The many benefits of this type of "dirt therapy" include continuous learning, shared purpose, integration into broader social engagement, and healthy nutrition for the participant and the community.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders
Families
Military personnel

The Warrior Spirit Project 200-hour Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Training Program is a uniquely integrated system for preparing veterans, first responders, and warrior family members and supporters to lead safe and accessible yoga and meditation sessions that are trauma-informed and adaptive to the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the participant. This program provides the essential competencies needed to teach in any setting, while providing additional instruction in the unique approach of teaching effectively to the warrior community. In addition, participants learn about the healing power of human-animal connection and how to facilitate yoga in the company of therapy horses. As a year-long program, this training provides participants with an opportunity for their own personal growth and positive transformation as they learn more about themselves while learning how to serve their peers.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Widows and widowers
Caregivers

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Financials

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WARRIOR SPIRIT PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2022
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Board chair

Charla Truesdale

David Truesdale

NCIS (Retired)

Gene Morrissey

Lockheed Martin (Retired)

Organizational demographics

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