Embodied Sexuality & Intimacy Specialist
Relationship, sexuality, body issues
Adult Individuals, Couples, Groups
Complimentary 30-Minute Consultation
"Melissa Walker is one of the most influential people I've worked with. Her blend of education, language, humor, skill and care are some of the most supportive tools as we unpack our sexual selves. I recommend Melissa without a doubt to anyone who is hoping to explore their sexuality and their relationship to their body." - Alicia Patterson, MA, LPC, R-DMT
"Melissa Walker has enormously expanded the field of sex therapy by integrating her work in dance movement therapy. She provides body-centered sexual healing for individuals and couples, facilitating brain and body healing and growth. It is my pleasure and honor to call Melissa my dear friend and colleague, and to experience her compassion and brilliance with groups as we co-host couples retreats together." -Jenni Skyler, PhD, LMFT, CST
Director of The Intimacy Institute, Boulder, CO
"Melissa Walker presented a dynamic class on body-centered sexuality for a course on The Art of Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University. Melissa is thoroughly knowledgeable of the subject matter and fielded questions with self assurance and aplomb. The students were highly responsive to her presentation and requested that she present again and again on intimacy, love, and sexuality for future classes." - Janneli Chapin, Faculty, Graduate School of Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University
8774 Yates Drive, Suite 305A
Westminster, CO 80031
What does Embodied Relationship Intelligence mean?
First of all, this is not a place of arrival but is a practice to integrate into your daily life. Like mindfulness or movement practices, they are refined over years and years of intentional focus.
To be embodied in relationship is to share a story while feeling it vs. telling a story from the mind. Embodiment is not in the details – it is in the essence.
To be embodied in relationships is to listen to others from the whole self – the heart, mind, and pelvis – vs. thinking of what to say when the other person stops talking or translating/interpreting/fixing their experience.
To be embodied in relationship is to know when to share a part of the self and when to breathe and hold parts of the self sacred.
To be embodied in relationship is to find that place of integrity – alignment of mind, heart, and pelvis – in times of joy as well as in times of conflict.
To be embodied in relationship is to be awake in both pleasure and pain. To lean into challenges and to know the somatic (body sensation) markers of the “yes” the “no” and the “maybe.”
Again, these are a practice not a place of arrival. Join us for an experiential, skill-building practice group.
Mondays, April 18th – May 23rd
6 pm – 8:30 pm