Liz Arch is a yoga teacher, martial artist, certified life coach, Under Armour athlete, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga/martial arts fusion class that merges Vinyasa yoga with the artistry of Kung Fu and the grace of Tai Chi into a creative, intelligent and mindful flow.
Liz has over 10 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles including Vinyasa Yoga, traditional Northern-style Kung Fu (empty hand and weapons), Yang-style Tai-Chi, Self-Healing Qi Gong and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She holds a Tai Chi Quan Certification from the Beijing Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy and has competed and won local and national Kung Fu and Tai Chi competitions. She holds multiple yoga certifications, including a SmartFlow 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 the BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release System. In addition to her yogic education, she holds a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University. Liz has trained celebrities, musicians and Olympic athletes, and travels the world leading teacher training programs, workshops and yoga retreats.
Known for her warm and approachable style of teaching that encourages playfulness, innovation, and artistry through movement, she now teaches her own signature class, Primal Yoga®, which combines elements from the various yoga and martial arts styles she has studied into one fluid expression of movement that connects body, mind and spirit. Her classes are creative, athletic and challenging while remaining accessible for students of all levels.
Liz was named one of the "100 Women to Watch in Wellness" in 2015 by MindBodyGreen and has graced the covers of international yoga magazines including Yoga Journal, Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Life Magazine, and Yoga & Wellness Magazine. She has contributed as a health and wellness expert to Self, MindBodyGreen, Haute Living, Vital Juice, The Chalkboard Mag, Elephant Journal, and more. She is one of the featured athletes for Under Armour's Fall 2016 Women's Studio Line campaign and is a health and wellness expert for Under Armour's connected fitness team, which reaches a worldwide audience of over 170 million people.
She is a firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal on both a physical and emotional level. She currently serves as the West Coast Director for The Purple Dot Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that raises awareness about domestic violence by supporting and empowering individuals affected by trauma and abuse through yoga. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member for A Window Between Worlds, a national non-profit organization that uses art as a healing tool to empower and transform the lives of individuals and communities impacted by domestic violence and trauma.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her two rescue dogs Faith and Nalu. When she's not cuddling her pups, you can find her doing handstands on the streets of Los Angeles.