Virtue Café is a gathering of youth and young professionals aged 18 to 35 years focused on self-improvement. Through lively engagement with each other in a positive environment, the youth explore, express, and exchange ideas and experiences with the help of experienced facilitators on self-development using creative and conversational tools.
Raja Yoga Center provides the platform for them to better understand the self in relation to others, the community, and the world we live in by promoting intrinsic values as the foundation to a bright future. For several years now, Virtue Café has been happening at the Raja Yoga Center and in 2020, we launched our monthly online café meet designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere to connect, converse, and collaborate.
Some of the topics we have featured include ‘An Antidote to Uncertain Times’, ‘Creating My New Normal’, ‘Nurturing Self Love’, and ‘Art of Self Mastery’ to name a few. The Virtue Café youth also actively participate in community events through the Raja Yoga Environment Initiative, which launched the first Local Conference of Youth on Climate Change in the UAE, with the support of YOUNGO under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
They also initiate cleanup campaigns and outdoor meditation programs, as well as get involved in Raja Yoga Center’s social events and regular programs.