Certified Yoga Teacher, certified Domestic Violence Counselor Advocate, and Trauma Specialist
Liz Arch is an international yoga teacher, martial artist, [author](https://www.lizarch.com/shop), mom, and the founder of Primal Mvmnt™ (formally Primal Yoga), a fiercely empowering, fully embodied movement experience that combines yoga asana, martial arts, and primal movement to help people physically release stress, awaken their animal instincts, and reclaim their self-healing potential.
Liz is a certified Domestic Violence Advocate Counselor and also the current West Coast Director of the nonprofit organization [Purple Dot Yoga Project](https://www.instagram.com/purpledotyogaproject/?hl=en), which uses trauma-informed yoga as a healing tool to support individuals impacted by domestic violence and trauma.
In 2020, Liz expanded her trauma-healing work and began teaching TRE® (Tension, Stress and Trauma Release). She also became a Tiny Habits® coach and created the Primal Alchemy Method, which incorporates the best of the healing modalities she's learned, lived and embodied over the past decade with the science of behavior change to help people triumph over trauma and create #HealingHabits that lead to lasting change.
> __*“I believe in hope. I believe in transformation. I believe that our biggest breakdowns can lead to our biggest breakthroughs and if we allow it, our pain can guide us to our purpose. Above all, I believe that we are our own greatest teachers and healers and our job is to simply remember to look within.”* - Liz Arch__
Her healing path started when she discovered yoga almost 20 years ago. She has had the privilege of learning from Annie Carpenter, Jill Miller, Hala Khouri, Kyra Haglund, and Richard Miller among others and has completed multiple yoga and breathwork certifications.
Liz also 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.
Today, Liz lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner, Adam, their son, Skye, and her two rescue dogs, Nalu and Faith.
Follow Liz on [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/lizarch/) or learn more about her offerings [here](https://www.lizarch.com/).
__Specialties: Primal Mvmnt™ (formerly Primal Yoga), Vinyasa Flow, Meditation, Hatha, Restorative__