Hey I’m Via, an Asian-American living in Australia. Like many, that means I am bilingual (probably quadrilingual if you count the dialects we speak at home!).
As a kid, my parents refused to speak English in our house. So I remember being ignored while chasing them around, asking for milk. I was upset then but looking back, I’m forever grateful.
Growing up for me also meant mental health wasn't a priority—it's still not seen that way today. I think that's why my journey to yoga and self-love has been this wild and beautiful experience.
This is exactly why I’m so excited to share my journey, both the language and the yoga, with you.
I’m a mother, a dedicated wife, loving daughter, big sister, and loyal friend.
Back then, I never saw anyone who looked like me in the things I watched or stuff I read. Now as a woman of colour working in the corporate world, I still often find myself in situations where I'm the token Asian, or the only woman in the room.
I want to change that for my kids, for your kids, and for everyone else’s. I will do my bit and I will make sure all the materials we create represent every kid, not just the majority. We can only be what we see.
ABOUT METTA PLAY
Metta translates to loving kindness and is the ongoing practice of compassion. It is our vision to instil this practise, even just a little, in everyday life. Not only for ourselves, but for each other, for the Earth, and for the generations to come.
To do that, we make sure all our products are:
Created in two languages, helping kids learn their mother tongue or a new language – promoting empathy, cultural awareness, and tolerance
Accessible for every kid – from babies to teenagers, there’s something in it for everyone
Designed, printed, and packed in Australia by conscious and mindful suppliers – supporting local businesses and reducing our carbon footprint
Lovingly hand-illustrated to represent a diverse range of kids – fostering an inclusive mindset
Giving back - donating 10% of profits to helping improve the education and future of children in need
May we be happy. May we be safe. May we be healthy. May we be compassionate — Metta Practice