The Raja Yoga Meditation Association has been offering educational programmes in Seychelles since 1995. The Association offers a variety of “self empowerment” courses and programs. The most popular courses offered in the last few years have been, the Raja Yoga Meditation Course, Stress-Free Living, Building Self esteem and Positive Thinking. People that have benefitted from those courses have come from all walks of life. Some have been particularly in need, such as prison inmates, young people, busy professionals and people with health related problems.
The Raja Yoga Meditation Association have also offered some values based leadership seminars for various local management and government institutions with the aim of integrating ethics and spiritual awareness into work life. People that have benefited from the courses say that it has helped them to be more centered and peaceful with themselves and also more tolerant towards others. The local center actively participates in both national and international projects and programs, and of these, the most recent, Just-a-minute campaign held in 2006, proved to be very popular. This campaign invited people to observe a minute of silence, on the hour, every hour, to restore balance and inner well-being.
In order to make the services of the Association more accessible, the Association has opened a Spiritual Resource Centre at The Seychelles Community Training Institute, Roche Caiman. As much as possible most of the courses and talks are provided free of charge so as to make the services of the Association available to as many people as possible.