About Nervous Apes

We use the tools offered through meditation, breathing practice, and Intentional Communication to help others transcend their limitations and become skillful human beings in all endeavors.

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Meet the creator and lead facilitator!

Trea Drake is certified as a 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor under Krav Maga Houston’s Chief Instructor, CJ Kirk, Krav Maga Worldwide, and the Krav Maga Association of America. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis.  He worked in the field of Behavior Analysis for 17.5 years before becoming a full-time Krav Maga instructor, fitness instructor, breathing coach, and mindfulness instructor. He developed Krav Maga Houston’s Youth Program, and their invite-only Master Program, which is designed to foster in students the 24 VIA character strengths, and an understanding of common cognitive distortions and logical fallacies while also promoting situational awareness, non-violent de-escalation techniques, anti-bully strategies, and the courage to be an upstander rather than a bystander.

Trea began contemplative practice in the mid-1990s, with a primary focus on Vipassana and Metta.  He is passionate about sharing the benefits he has received from mindfulness training and leading others to experience the same life-enhancing outcomes. Trea is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher through Mindful Schools and a Level 2 Mindfulness Coach with Unified Mindfulness.

Trea is a BREATHE Certified Coach with Dr. Belisa Vranich and offers breathing exercises in a scientific, practical way, with the added specialization of working with athletes. The exercises improve posture, oxygen intake, and blood pressure, as well as endurance, strength, precision, and recovery. He has also secured certification in Breathwork with Jon Paul Crimi, and Life Awareness Project.

Trea believes it is by developing the physical body through martial arts, developing the mind through meditation and breath practice, and developing right action through Intentional Communication that one becomes a thriving human being, poised to live up to their unique potential. 

It's not always easy.


The practice of meditation requires consistency. The art of staying with it will undoubtedly transport you to that really special place, that once you experience, you'll know without a doubt. This place can bring profound clarity, healing, perspective, and peace, often exactly what you need when you need it. 

Stay with it friends, it ebbs and flows, comes and goes,  and is always worth it. We have assembled course content that we're certain you'll find massive value in if only to deepen and broaden your practice, it will be worth it.