Nick Walker

Nick Walker, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor's Completion Program

Nick Walker, MA, earned his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and his M.A. in Somatic Psychology at CIIS. He holds a 6th degree black belt in aikido, and is the founder and senior instructor of Aikido Shusekai, an independent aikido dojo in Berkeley. Nick is a speaker, author, educator, and consultant on a wide array of topics, including neurodiversity, autism, somatics, embodiment, creativity, transformative learning, diversity work, shadow work, and integral practice. He is a longtime social justice activist, particularly in the areas of neurodiversity, cognitive liberty, autistic rights, and disability rights. Since 1996, he has been a core member of the experimental physical theatre group Paratheatrical Research.

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