Liz Arch is a yoga teacher, martial artist, speaker, certified life coach, Under Armour ambassador, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga and martial arts fusion class designed to create balance, strength and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies. She has over 10 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles including Vinyasa Yoga, Kung Fu, Tai-Chi, Self Healing Qi Gong and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She holds multiple certifications in yoga and healing arts including a SmartFlow certification from Annie Carpenter, Yoga Tune Up® certification from Jill Miller, and a Trauma-informed Yoga certification from Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund.
Liz has trained celebrities, musicians and Olympic athletes, and travels the world leading teacher training programs, workshops, and sold-out yoga retreats. She was named one of the “100 Women to Watch in Wellness” in 2015 by MindBodyGreen and is a health and wellness expert for Under Armour’s Connected Fitness Team, which reaches a worldwide audience of over 169 million people.
She has graced the covers of international yoga magazines including Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Life Magazine, and Yoga & Wellness Magazine; has been featured in Well+Good, Elle A Table Magazine, and Yoga Journal Russia; and has contributed as an online health and wellness expert to Self Magazine, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and more.
She believes in the capacity of yoga to heal on both a physical and emotional level and draws upon her personal experience overcoming trauma and intimate partner violence to help others find support, empowerment and healing. She currently serves as the West Coast Director for The Purple Dot Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that raises awareness for domestic violence by supporting and empowering individuals affected by trauma and abuse through one-on-one yoga as well as trauma-informed yoga workshops and programs.