Elisha Clark Halpin is a healer, dancer, choreographer, teacher, community leader, embodied specialist, spiritual mentor, and life coach. Elisha holds an MFA from the Ohio State University and certifications in Warrior Goddess Training, Mindfulness Dancing, Life Coaching, and Hatha Yoga. She is also trained with certifications in energy healing, women's group facilitating, and Celtic Shamanism. She is also an Associate Professor at Penn State University, where she serves as the Associate Director for Instruction in the School of Theatre. At Penn State, she leads courses in movement, somatics, and contemporary dance. She is an embedded researcher in Penn State's Arts Design Research Incubator (ADRI), where she is creating an embodied mindfulness technique that eases and releases trauma stored in the body.
In her coaching and facilitation she creates frameworks for transformative change by helping women step out of self-loathing and guilt, and into love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Through the use of tools such as; daily rituals, embodied practice, breath work, journaling, connecting to divine feminine power, neuro-repatterning, and energy healing, Elisha leads women in a re-birthing of their wild, free, and whole Self. Through the work, women create a connection with their deep selves, are empowered to create lives they love while maintaining a balance between internal and external demands, and stay out of burnout by filling their cup first. Elisha is a featured summit speaker on self-love and women's empowerment and runs the online sister group The Radiant Tribe.
Elisha's dance research centers on consciousness, mindful movement, embodied practices, the sacred, memory, trauma, and place. She has created performances for traditional and non-traditional spaces, as well as works site-specifically and dance films. Elisha’s creative work has been presented throughout the US and Internationally.