Come, attend and learn new skills in our workshops! 

Coming up:

Beginner workshop 27.8. at 13-16

Kristina Marlen: Rope makes sense 2.9. at 15-18 @ TAFF

Frictions 10.9. at 13-17

Beginner workshop 17.9. at 13-17

Single column tie self suspensions 1.10. at 13-17

FULL Hedwig (SWE): Going partial 14.10.

Tifereth (CAN) 11.-12.11.

Gestalta & Kristina Marlen (Berlin) 24.-26.11.


 

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Beginner workshop - basics of shibari 27.8 at 13-16

Shibari can be an art form, it can be a way to communicate and deepen your relationship, it can be just a lot of fun and play or you can leave it as a play only played in your bedroom. What ever your motivation to learn rope is this is the place to start!

In this workshop you will learn basic communication skills, negotiation, some basics of rope handling and the larks head knot. Please note we're doing all the exercises in pairs.  

Participant requirements: No earlier experience needed and no need to have your own ropes. You can borrow and buy ropes from this workshop.

Teacher: Amy May
Price: 15 e/person
Venue: Eskus, Sali III
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Kristina Marlen (GER): Rope makes sense - Introduction 2.9. at 15-18 @ TAFF

Shibari is the art of Japanese rope bondage, an erotic and ritualized way of tying. A form of art is is for sure, since highly complex ties seem to be reserved for experts. With due respect to Japanese tradition this workshop aims to enable participants to develop a rather anarchic approach to rope leading to inspiring, effective and sensual results within a short period of time.

We use elements of Bodywork, Contact Improvisation and BDSM play to deepen and enrich our rope practice. We open the understanding of restraining and restricting. We explore body mechanics and -movement, understand our own kinaesthetic and sensual body. We sensitize for touch, rhytm and echo in our partners and ourselves while we tie.

The most important point here is to stay connected to one's own body as well as with the body of the rope partner since at the end the end of the day rope is just an extension of the rigger's energy.

Open for about 20 people, any gender and sexual orientation. Bring your own ropes if you have, a limited amount will be provided for borrowing. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

 

Teacher: Kristina Marlen (GER)
Price: 40 e/person
Venue: VillaVintti 1, Kehräsaari, Tampere
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frictions

Frictions 10.9. at 13-17

Frictions are the building blocks of any tie, be it a pattern or just freestyle. They make the structure and safety of a tie. In this workshop you will learn the basic frictions and how they function: ladder, direction changer, munter hitch, x-friction and half moon. Learning frictions will make it easier to understand patterns and inventing your own ties.

Participant requirements: One column tie that you can make even with your eyes closed, and a basic knowledge of rope handling. No physeical requirements for bottoms. It is possible to switch or tie simultaneously in this workshop.

Teacher: Ceci Ferox
Price: 20 e/person, ask for possibility of discounted price
Venue: Eskus, Sali III
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Beginner workshop - basic knots; one column tie and double column tie 17.9. at 13-17

Interested in shibari and learning some techniques? In this workshop you will learn two basic knots; one column tie and double column tie. We’ll focus on the technique and learn few examples on how to improvise. You’ll also learn how to extend a rope with another rope. 

Note that you don’t need a partner for this workshop! 

Participant requirements: Basic knowledge of negotiation and communication, some knowledge of rope handling. Models know how to negotiate and communicate their limits and needs.

Teachers: Amy May
Price: 20 e/person
Venue: Eskus, Sali III
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Single column tie self suspensions 1.10. at 13-17

It's like masturbation, but with tying.

Self suspension is a very dynamic artform. Not only can you transition by moving the ropes, but you also transition by moving your body in the ropes. You can create interesting shapes and sensations, explore how moving affects your center of gravity, your weight in the ropes, and sense even small differences in your tying immediately. You can explore where ropes feel good or bad, and where they feel bad in a good way. You find which parts of your body are strong.

In this workshop, we will use single column ties in different ways to explore suspending ourself.

Participant requirements: Solid understanding of the single column tie learned at peer rope or in a workshop (we will not spend time on teaching it), basic rope handling skills, experience with suspension line management. You don't need a partner for this workshop, but we will work as pairs.

Teachers: Ceci Ferox & Nana
Price: 20 e/person, ask for possibility of discounted price
Venue: Eskus, Sali III
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FULL Hedwig (SWE): Going partial 14.10.

​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​different​ ​partial​ ​suspension​ ​workshop​ ​that​ ​will​ ​ask​ ​one​ ​simple​ ​question;​ ​what​ ​are you​ ​seeing​ ​and​ ​how​ ​are​ ​you​ ​being​ ​seen?

We will approach this workshop through the sense of sight and touch and through approaching partials through movement and shapes connected to our mutual desires instead of set ties and shapes we can find new ways of connecting with rope. This workshop will push you towards expanding what is possible to see and feel.

This class will also include suspension line management drills. We will look at gear, what to use and how to use it as well as foundations of securing suspensionlines.

Participant requirements: Participants must be comfortable with one and two column ties, and have some experience securing suspension lines, as well as being able to recognise the difference between circulation & nerve impingement & communicate this.

Time: 14.10. 12-16
Teacher
: Hedwig
Price: 30 e/person, ask for possibility of discounted price
Venue: Eskus
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Hedwig is passionate about communication, rope bondage, safer sex and consent culture, about redressing notions of power, physical sensations, vulnerability, dominance and submission, gender and communities working together.

She hopes to bring rope bondage to a larger audience as a way to gain more body awareness, work on interpersonal communication and offer different routes to pleasure and surrender.

 

Tifereth (CAN) 11.-12.11.

Tifereth's introduction to rope bondage (and the fetish community) came 5 years ago in the form of a surprisingly enjoyable futomomo tsuri. Since then she's drawn on her backgrounds of high-performance athletics and figurative painting to push herself physically and aesthetically on both ends of the rope.

As an educator Tifereth brings her passion for personal responsibility to empower and inspire those who attend her classes. Her teaching and performing credits include Shibaricon, Bondage Expo Dallas, Bound in Boston, Dark Odyssey, and many more.

More info TBA

Venue: Eskus
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Gestalta & Kristina Marlen (Berlin) 24.-26.11.

More info TBA

Venue: Eskus
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