Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

10 years +


Austin TX 78704 - United States



Additional Expertise

Marriage/Couples Counselor, Sex Coach, Sex Educator, Speaker/Presenter, Wellness Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

Pleasure is a discipline, put it on the agenda...and thrive.

About Charla Hathaway

I am a mature woman, comfortable and wise in my body…

As a sex and intimacy coach, I help people enjoy juicier relationships by showing them new ways to touch, talk and play.  I guide women, men, and couples into erotically awake and nourishing relationships.  I believe erotic education is a basic human right and positive, accurate sex information can change your life.

Through my studies at the Body Electric School I am a certified Sacred Intimate and a Certified Sexological Bodyworker from The Institute for the Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality.  My books on enhancing intimate relationships, 8 Erotic Nights and Erotic Massage, have been translated into nine languages.  My erotic massage class is featured on the Discovery Channel.  A frequent radio guest, I lead intimacy retreats and speak to groups and conferences on sexual wellness and wisdom.

Trained in Tantra, Esalen massage and Sensual Massage, I’m a classical violinist who now plays the instrument of the Body Electric. I’ve lived abroad, love languages, practice yoga on a sheepskin, enjoy life drawing and improvisational dance.  Mom taught me to travel in a small backpack whether it’s for two days or two years, and Dad taught me to play the piano by ear and love Broadway tunes.

I’m grateful for the gifts aging brings to our bodies and relationships. I feel more pleasure, curiosity, aliveness, and sensation in my body now than in any previous time. I love sharing with you what I’ve learned to make my mature years the most sensual and loving years ever.  Men are ready to slow up and want more intimacy; Women are ready to stop apologizing for their innate eroticism and express their erotic truth.

I have worked with thousands of people in astonishing intimate ways. You, my friends, clients  and students serve as a reflection to my own healing, enlightenment and erotic wonderment. I counsel all seeking BodyJoy to reclaim relationships that are vulnerable, open-hearted, safe and joyful.  I invite you to reclaim your birthright to pleasure and the body’s natural potential for ecstasy, health and joy.