Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Resides: Bristol, UK
Years Practising/Teaching: 10/5

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"'
-AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


  • Owner of Trika Yoga, Bristol
  • Resident yogi writer for In The Moment Magazine
  • 400hr Yoga Certification

‘Love with all your heart; not tomorrow, yesterday, but right now..’

I started practicing as a way to exercise. It was an activity I could do at the time, me being not a very physically active person till that point! The more I did, the more I enjoyed the feeling it gave me - freedom in my body to move which subsequently really changed my mind's outlook, and strength both in body and mind.

‘Yoga is a practice that has helped me grow as a person, helped me through really tough times and continues to change my life till this day. It is also wonderfully intelligent and adaptable practice that you can carry on till you're older!’


A turning point in my practice was when my father passed away. That is when the practice became a little more important than a physical activity - for me, the physical strength of the practice that I was developing started to translate to mental strength and it completely helped pull me through that time of my life (and still does). It is a passion to share this with others this practice that has the ability to be such a rock in my life.

‘Yoga changed my life. It is also a practice that keeps you moving, breathing and meditating in all manner of ways that keeps both body and mind supple, strong, yet at ease and reminds you to live in the present moment.’

Charlene's yoga secret:

I do enjoy giving much thought, time and attention to mobilise, strengthen and activate areas I'm stuck in, using repetitions of yoga drills and freeing up those areas and release tightness with tennis ball massages and long Yin stretches.