May was born in Hong Kong and came to Australia in 2012 to pursue Media and Communication at QUT.
“As an immigrant in Australia with my parents and family far away from me, I understand the importance of community and neighbourhood,” she said. “Back in Hong Kong, we all live in high rise buildings and most of the time we don’t talk to each other which generates isolation and individualism in society.”
“The idea comes from my home town in Hong Kong where, back in the 50s and 60s, Kung Fu masters practiced with their students on the rooftops and the aim of it was to build a community, improve lifestyles and get healthy together,” May said. “By starting Brisbane Rooftop Yoga, I hope to start a platform to encourage conversations in the building, encourage residents to talk to each other and create a community.”