Trained Podcast: Embody the Self With Branden Collinsworth


Yoga is an exploration of the self. This Nike Trainer tells us why focusing on our flow can bring out our best—in sport and in life.

Last updated: 21 June 2022
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Nike Trainer Branden Collinsworth on Why Yoga Improves Performance

Trained is a podcast exploring the cutting edge of holistic fitness.

Yoga teacher and human-performance coach Branden Collinsworth knows what it means to push your potential. Through his journey with movement, he unlocked the perseverance to escape poverty, the tenacity to achieve an Ivy League master's degree in psychology and the capacity to connect to the self. Now the Nike Trainer is showing us how the skills learnt through yoga can help us transcend our own limits. On this episode, he joins host Jaclyn Byrer to tell us why yoga is a missing link in sport performance and how it bridges the gap between the internal and the external. He also gives us simple steps for turning a flow into a daily habit.

"It's not a yoga perfect, it's a yoga practice. And you've got to practise, you've got to show up. I always say, the work works, but you've got to do the work".

Branden Collinsworth
Nike Trainer and founder of Warrior Retreats

Have a question about mindset, movement, nutrition, recovery or sleep? Have a suggestion for a guest or topic? Email Jaclyn at and she'll see what she can do.

Originally published: 30 June 2022

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