Introduction to Shibari – 4 week course!

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

And more!

Info & tickets here.

Intro to Shibari Course 2019

Back to School! Fall in love with rope with us this Autumn…

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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.

Start your journey with us on a Thursday during our beginners evenings, and discover the ropes in a social and relaxed environment where you can make friends and learn.

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!

 

Etiquette & Consent practices at Anatomie

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1 – Giving Space

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).

2 – Touching

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.”

3 – Using the Suspension Points

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 practices in the studio

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.

>> Consent C.A.R.E.S. <<

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.

Cannot be held to a pre­determined agreement

Consent is not a contract; people can change their minds.

Agreement that is mutually communicated

Listen and pay attention to words, feelings, and context. Respect indecision (it is not a yes). Mixed messages mean “no.”

Responsibility of the initiator

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.

Enthusiasm

Is your partner enthusiastic verbally and physically? Check in. If you have doubts, don’t proceed.

Step-by-step (ongoing)

Especially when transitioning from one activity to another, consent can be renegotiated or withheld at any time. Check in every step of the way.

January 2019 Update

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.

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Listen Up: Exploring communication in rope for better rope scenes – ticket here.

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Student review – “Learning the Ropes, Kink Classes at Anatomie Studio”

Wonderful review of our last ‘So You Want To Get Tied?’ class by one of the attendees! Read the full writing here!

“The workshop was described as being for beginners (but open to others with greater levels of experience also) so in the interactive discussions that followed we heard from many different perspectives – I’d expected the attendees to be mostly bottoms and submissives but there were several switches present, as well as some tops/riggers who wanted to explore the other side of the dynamic to inform their rigging approach or for their own personal journeys.

Anna was a very engaging presenter, whose own experience as a rope bottom and lately a rigger, allowed her to bring the material to life with anecdotes and experiences she was generous about sharing.”

“There were few firm ‘do’ and ‘don’t’ lessons – rather than saying “never do this”, the focus was on educating ourselves to be able to make informed decisions about our own appetite for risk and respecting the boundaries of others.”

Full article here.

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Upcoming workshops: floor work, hands free chest harnesses, bottoming 101, and intro to suspension… coming in September!

It’s a complete ‘back to school’ month for us at Anatomie! Take advantage of our workshops catering to a variety of levels and interests. Our full list of workshops coming in September can be found below, some have pre-requisites, some don’t, some are suitable for folks coming on their own, some require a partnership. Check it out!

Click on the photos to read the full descriptions and pre-requites!

Intro to suspension

Discover the pleasure of air time in this weekend intensive with studio owners Fred and Anna! Tickets here.

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Rope bottoming

Come take advantage of our many years of experience bottoming in rope and gain the tools, vocabulary and confidence to have amazing rope experiences. Tickets here.

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Special Workshops (with guest presenters)

Our special workshops (by guest presenters) are very popular and sometimes tickets sell out within minutes so if you’re not on the mailing list you risk not being able to get a ticket. If you wish to be added to our mailing list send us an email to anatomie.studio@gmail.com with the subject header ‘Subscribe’.

Upcoming workshops:

Weekend Intensive with FredRx  – tickets here.

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Hands Up! Hands free chest harnesses for suspension with Anna Bones – tickets here.

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“Floored” exploring floor work with Anatomie’s own MnR and GoddessInRope – tickets here.

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