Liz Arch is an international yoga teacher, martial artist, author, mom, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic fusion of yoga and martial arts focused on empowerment and self-healing. She is also a certified Domestic Violence Counselor Advocate and currently serves as the West Coast director of the nonprofit organization Purple Dot Yoga Project, which uses yoga as a healing tool to help individuals overcome the trauma of domestic violence. She leads transformative teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world.
Liz has a diverse background in several different martial arts styles including traditional Northern-style Kung Fu, Yang-style Tai Chi, Self-Healing Qigong, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She holds a Tai Chi Quan Certification from the Beijing Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy located in Santa Monica, CA and has competed and medaled in local and national Kung Fu and Tai Chi competitions. She holds multiple yoga certifications, including a Smart Flow Yoga certification from Annie Carpenter, a Yoga Tune Up® certification from Jill Miller, and a Trauma-Informed Yoga certification from Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund. She is also trained in Yoga Nidra and breath-work for trauma release. In addition to her movement background, she holds a plant-based nutrition certificate from Cornell’s T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
Liz has appeared on the covers of international magazines including Yoga Journal, Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Life Magazine, and Yoga & Wellness Magazine. She has also been featured in national ad campaigns for Under Armour and contributes as a health and wellness expert for MyFitnessPal, the world’s most popular health and fitness app.
She is a firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal on a physical and emotional level and is passionate about helping people step into their greatest strength, personal empowerment, and resiliency.