I am Carisa Holmes
Performer of the Healing Arts, Author, Artist and Creative Power Coach
My mission is to facilitate the birth of creative power and to promote the acknowledgment and recognition of the creative arts as vehicles for self-expression, healing, and evolution.
I help artists, aspiring artists, and wise entrepreneurs of all types to tap into their creative power, release blocks, and step into being more of who they really are.
Polarity Therapy Practitioner
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner
Certified Massage Practitioner
Certified Holistic Health Advisor
6 years classical and jazz voice study
9 years classical flute study
13 years of coaching and healing arts experience
45+ yeas of creating a colorful life as a human being
I have always been drawn to all things creative. From sketching images of my horse with charcoal to writing poems for speech contests at school, my primary outlet for self-expression has always been art.
I was introduced to music study at an early age as a soloist and member of a gospel choir under the direction of my father, who was the Minister of Music at our church.
I began playing the flute in elementary school and then auditioned for and was accepted at the Stivers Music Magnet Junior High. I then moved on to audition for and attend the Colonel White High School for the Arts, where I studied flute and voice privately and was the co-captain of the dance team. It was there that I discovered my natural gift for songwriting and crafting short stories, and began working in recording studios.
While attending Colonel White, I was featured in principal roles in operettas and musicals and received a voice scholarship from the Dayton Opera Guild. I was also chosen to represent the state of Ohio at the ACT-SO NAACP National Talent Competition in Los Angeles, California.
Upon graduation, I was the named recipient of the Leon Bates Scholarship for voice to the Wright State University and worked with major label recording artists in pop and R&B while attending college, honing my songwriting and recording skills.
When I was in my late 20’s, my mother died of cancer, and soon after I experienced a major health crisis and healing journey. I then took a deep dive into holistic healing, first as owner-operator of an organic spa room at Harmony House Wellness Center (2004-2007), and then as an independent Holistic Health Coach.
Over the years, my healing practice expanded and evolved as I did, and become influenced by and integrated with my love for the creative arts. Over and again, I have witnessed and experienced the healing power of the arts, and my practice is now focused on facilitating the birth of that power in others.
With my long years of study, training and experience in music, holistic health, energy work, bodywork and human psychology, I have created a unique method that is both practical and open to magic and mystery.
I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my partner in art and life, Joel Whittaker, his two daughters, our crazy cool cat, and an ever-growing collection of air plants.
I am steadily incorporating permaculture and sustainable living practices into my life, and ever and always opening to the mystery that is life.
I look forward to witnessing the power of art transform our world, one artist at a time.
Are you ready to bloom?