Trea Drake 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, an understanding of common cognitive distortions and logical fallacies, and promotes 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. He is currently in a two-year program to secure certification under Jack Kornfield and Tara Broch.
Trea is a BREATHE Certified Coach with Dr. Belisa Vranich, and with Life Awareness Project. He 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 with Breathework by Jon Paul Crimi, explored the Wim Hoff method, and is in the process of certifying with Breatheology, and The Oxygen Advantage.
Trea is an instructor with Intentional Communication by Cynthia Kane. His journey began after he recognized that communication is the foundation upon which our relationships are built, including our relationship with ourselves. He is passionate about helping others transcend conditioned communication patterns that are no longer serving them and witnessing the development of newfound courage and sense of freedom that results from Intentional Communication.
Trea believes it is by developing the physical body through martial arts, developing the mind through meditation and breathing practices, and developing the right action through intentional communication that one becomes a thriving human being, poised to live up to one unique potential.