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Go from zero to hero in just 4 weeks time with our uopcoming Autumn course!
– Single and double column ties
– Rope flow. movement & sensation
– ‘One-rope’ freestyle techniques for play and restriction
– Introduction to frictions, joining ropes & creative tying
– A variety of one and two rope structural harnesses (bunny ears, tengu, arm binder, gote, futomomo)
– Introduction to the Takate Kote
– Playing on the floor & bedroom bondage ties
Back to School!
Fall in love with rope with us this Autumn!
We offer a welcoming, inclusive and relaxed atmosphere with dedicated and passionate instructors. Whether you are solo, on a budget, have no experience or are simply curious about what it’s all about, we have a range of events and classes to suit you.
We also offer a range of workshops for those who wish to progress onto more advanced techniques. Join our foundation courses (there is a t0tal of 4) and progress from the very basics all the way up to dynamic suspensions and transitions.
Come be a part of our healthy and thriving community of shibari enthusiasts!
Good news! Our August rope deal is here and we’re offering amazing prices on sets of 4 and 8 4mm jute rope (Ogawa ropes from Japan for the aficionados).
Go to our online store here to take advantage of this deal while it lasts!
“Gone” by Charli XCX ft Christine and the Queens is out! Rope work by Anna Bones and Petite Pretzel!
When people are tying, whether solo or with others, give them plenty of space for their ‘scene.’ If you would like to watch, keep to a reasonable distance and be unintrusive. In particular do not interrupt a scene to ask questions, touch people or their equipment (rope included).
Give and receive enthusiastic, active consent for activities and any kind of touching. We call these conversations ‘negotiation’.
Here are some tips:
– Both parties must be informed of the activity’s risks before consenting
– Ask what is okay and not okay
– Clearly state what you like and dislike
– When in doubt, don’t do the thing
– Respect “no” (“no” is a complete sentence). Silence is not consent, freezing is not consent.
– Mixed messages mean “no.”
Use of the points is reserved for experienced people. If you see people suspending, they have very likely completed our courses or have received tuition here or elsewhere. Suspension is edge play. It is risky. Do not endanger yourself or others by suspending before you are ready. Respect when the owners or staff ask you to stop suspending. Come ask us about classes if you’d like to learn!
Consent is clear, communicated, enthusiastic, the initiator’s responsibility and can be renegotiated or withheld at any time.
This means listening to each other, respecting each other and being mindful of all our interactions. Practicing consent is an important step in creating a culture we want to live in; a culture in which people are respected and have the autonomy to decide what is best for them.
We support and encourage folks to explore rope in safe, exciting, consensual ways. While doing this it is incredibly important to discuss safety, boundaries and care. Everyone deserves boundaries and safety when and if they choose to engage in rope. Your first partner is you. Knowing and exploring our boundaries is a lifelong conversation with ourselves.
No one is responsible for fulfilling our wants but ourselves. Wants consist of the things that we enjoy doing and give us pleasure (in the broadest sense of the word). While it can be exciting and empowering to share these things with others, other people are never responsible for fulfilling your wants.
Consent is not a contract; people can change their minds.
Listen and pay attention to words, feelings, and context. Respect indecision (it is not a yes). Mixed messages mean “no.”
The person wishing to initiate an act or change an act is responsible for initiating the conversation about consent. This might include initiating a rope scene, touching different body parts, or transitioning from tying to touching.
Is your partner enthusiastic verbally and physically? Check in. If you have doubts, don’t proceed.
Especially when transitioning from one activity to another, consent can be renegotiated or withheld at any time. Check in every step of the way.
We are delighted to announce that Fuoco is back in town for her annual February visit and she will be teaching 3 short evening classes on rope bottoming! Most of the classes are suitable for newbies as well as all levels. And some do not require a partner at all!
For information on class content, dates, prices and to book tickets, please see below!
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Your Body In Ropes – With Fuoco (body awareness for rope) – ticket link here.
Vetting Your Rigger – With Fuoco – ticket link here.
Listen Up: Exploring communication in rope for better rope scenes – ticket here.
Have you missed the boat on our Discover Shibari course this year? Don’t sweat, we’re bringing it back in 2019 and have announced the dates well in advance.
The workshop description and ticket links are all posted online over here.
We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment as this course usually books months in advance!