Respect Your Universe Announces Liz Arch as National Spokesperson

Primal Yoga® Creator Will Be Face of Performance Lifestyle Apparel Brand's Marketing and Design Efforts

Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Respect Your Universe, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB: RYUN), a performance lifestyle apparel brand, is pleased to announce Liz Arch as its spokesperson. Best known as the creator of Primal Yoga®, Arch will be the face of all marketing efforts and will be available for media opportunities. She will also consult with Respect Your Universe's design team to help the company create the most functional and stylish performance apparel products.

"As a yoga teacher and martial artist, I put a lot of physical demands on my body. Respect Your Universe perfectly understands an athlete's needs and has created high-performance wear that stands up to my rigorous teaching and training schedule," said Arch. "The company builds functional, fashionable and sustainable gear with the athlete in mind, and -- most importantly -- does so with integrity and heart. I am honored to be part of the Respect Your Universe family."

Primal Yoga is a dynamic fusion of yoga and martial arts designed to explore the body's full range of motion while cultivating precision, alignment, balance, flexibility, grace, power and strength. Arch has more than 10 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles. She has traveled the world leading teacher training programs, workshops, yoga retreats and master classes. Arch has been featured in publications including,, ELLE à table, The Chalkboard and Haute Living, and contributes to MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal.

"Liz is a truly inspiring individual, from her devotion to the art of yoga fusion to her dedication to survivors of domestic violence," said Kofi Brown, Respect Your Universe chief marketing officer. "We could not be more pleased to have her join our team and help further strengthen the characteristics that infuse our brand: focus, adventure, respect, optimism and fearlessness."

Celebrities, musicians, Olympic athletes and business executives are among her private clientele, but Arch finds the most joy in introducing yoga to people who don't have extensive financial means or access to yoga on a daily basis. She teaches free yoga to women who are survivors of domestic violence and is a firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal on both a physical and emotional level. She donates her time to causes that touch her heart and is a proud advocate for A Window Between Worlds, a nonprofit organization in Venice, Calif., that uses art as a healing tool for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.

For more information about Respect Your Universe and its products, visit

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About Respect Your Universe
Respect Your Universe, Inc., is a performance lifestyle apparel brand focused on the needs of the athlete. The men's and women's activewear lines are designed for an athletic consumer and suited for a performance lifestyle. The Respect Your Universe brand is based on respect, strength, honor and sustainability. Crafted from organic and/or recycled materials, the products are focused on performance, comfort and style, but also designed with respect toward maintaining the health of our environment. For more information, visit

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