About Arc Yoga & Massage
Himanshu Kapoor (Hari) created Arc Yoga & Massage in 2014 as an organic product of his lifelong dedication to yoga and holistic healing. Himanshu is a second-generation yoga and meditation teacher, a holistic health practitioner, and a licensed massage therapist. At Arc Yoga & Massage, we offer a variety of restorative services including private yoga classes, therapeutic massages, yoga retreats, and cooking classes. We specialize in Ayurvedic “healing from within” practices that empower and promote the balanced well-being of our clients. Each client receives the wholehearted attention and care that they deserve as a valued member of the Arc Yoga & Massage family.
By closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the West, Swami Vishnu-devananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of yoga into five basic principles that can easily be incorporated into our own lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that the activities at the Arc Yoga & Massage are based.
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HIS HOLINESS SWAMI SIVANANDA (1887-1963)
One of the great sages of modern times is the inspiration behind our organization. Swami Sivananda’s teachings are a synthesis of all the formal doctrines of Yoga.
Although he rarely left the little town of Rishikesh (with only 2 India tours and no visits abroad) Swami Sivananda’s teachings spread quickly throughout our entire planet. He personally wrote more than 200 books on topics connected to Yoga and Philosophy. He wrote in a style that is very direct and bursting with dynamic, spiritual energy. As a result many who read his books felt their lives deeply touched and transformed and so came from all of India, all of the world, to learn from him directly, and to bask in his holy presence.
He trained many exceptional disciples in Yoga Vedanta -among them, Swami Vishnudevananda, whom he sent to spread the practice of Yoga in the West.
His motto Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate and Realize summarizes his teachings.
SWAMI VISHNUDEVANANDA (1927-1993)
Swami Vishnudevananda was a devout disciple of Swami Sivananda and the founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He was the first yoga master to journey West in order to spread the traditions of Sivananda yoga and develop a comprehensive training program for yoga teachers. He is a world-renowned spiritual leader on Hatha and Raja yoga and the author of the bestselling book, The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga. Swami was also known as the “Flying Swami” for his Samaritan characteristics and his various accomplished peace missions around the world. His mantra is “Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.”
Prakash Chand Kapoor is Himanshu Kapoor’s beloved father, a true Karma yogi who has dedicated his life to the service of his masters Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. He has been a great inspiration and guidance throughout Himanshu’s life. He is a senior yoga teacher at Sivananda Yoga Center in New Delhi and has guided many individuals through the path of yoga for many of years.