Are you aware of the risks involved in rope bondage? Have you heard of nerve damage? Are you aware of your responsibilities as a rope bottom? Do you know how to negotiate a rope scene? Vet potential rope partners and assess a riggers skill level?
Then this short and fun class is for you!
Come take advantage of our many years of experience bottoming in rope and gain the tools, vocabulary and confidence to have amazing rope experiences.
We will teach a mix of soft and hard practical skills you can use in rope:
• Getting to know what you want and how to get it
• Understanding bottoming responsibilities
• Deep quiet submission or loud primal prey? Discover different ways to bottom in ropes
• How to find, vet and assess partners and their rope skills
• What does ‘good safe rope’ look/feel like anyway
• Is this good pain or bad pain?
• What to do when things go wrong?
• Consent in kink, BDSM and ropes – how does this work and how to stay safe
In this class you will have the opportunity to work in pairs and/or groups, there will be exercises involving ropes so can experience being tied.
This class is ideal for beginners, but also open to all levels. You are welcome to come on your own or bring your rigging partner to the class.
We’re happy to say we’re working hard on our online Shibari Store for you – here’s what we’ve been up to:
• We’ve added more rope kits and sets to make choosing ropes and gear even easier,
• We’re also super excited about our new beautiful t-shirt and tank top design commissioned from Chantilly Mace,
• We’ve been working hard to make sure we’re always well stocked up!
• And we’ve streamlined our service to get you faster deliveries
Here are some of the goodies we’ve got in stock for you:
‘Try Me’ Set | Buy 1 Anatomie Rope, 1 t-shirt OR tank top, 1 EMT shears
Super Beginner Set | Buy 2 Anatomie Ropes, 1 EMT shears, 1 tutorial book
Anna Bones runs Anatomie Shibari studio with her partner Fred Hatt.
‘I discovered ropes in 2013 and fell head over heels in love with it.
‘I met my partner at my first ever rope event and we’ve been together ever since. We’ve been teaching and performing internationally since 2014 and opened our own venue in 2015.
‘There’s an ever growing interest in learning shibari.
‘Our mission is primarily education and we’re focused on the teaching of shibari knowledge, with regular workshops from total beginner to advanced skills.
‘Being a female-led space, we seek to empower our audience and students when it comes to their bodies and their sexuality by giving them the vocabulary and tools to work with that go beyond just the ropes.
‘Our clientele ranges from young to old, of all genders and ethnicities and all shapes and sizes. ‘Some come with partners, some alone – it’s very easy to make friends and find partners to tie with during the socials and rope jams.’
For this past week, we’ve had the great pleasure to welcome world renown shibari artist Kinoko Hajime from Japan to our studio! Workshop tickets were released in September and sold out within 38 seconds, establishing a new record for us!
On the last day, participants created a gigantic web of ropes with Kinoko’s guidance and help – a trademark of his workshops and of his work as a rope artist.
Participants were photographed and video’d inside the ropes, looking like a freeze frame of suspended dolls. The scene was wonderful to behold and was the perfect finale to the intense 4 days of classes and performances.
A better more exciting year starts here… Learn Shibari with us in 2018!
In 2018 we have more, better and more diverse classes than ever!
Total newbie? Not sure where to start? We’ve got you! Every Thursday we host a beginners Rope Jam where you can learn the basics and make friends for £10 per person (tea, coffee and ropes included). If you’re looking for structured classes, we have a semi-regular full weekend workshop called Discover Shibari, as well as a myriad of classes open to beginners and all levels.
On a deadline to become an expert? We can help too. We have a set of 3 progressive courses that’ll take you from zero to suspensions and transitions. If the schedule doesn’t work out for you, we occasionally provide private one-on-one tuition.
Just want to watch? That’s possible too! We have a monthly life-drawing evening called Drawn to Rope for the artists out there and regular performance nights for the curious. Our Rope Jams are also a good place to sit back and enjoy the view over a cup of tea (it’s free).
For a complete list of our 2018 events, check out our calendar over here.
For a list of upcoming events and workshops see below!
We are so proud and overwhelmed with the quality and the standards of the shibari performances we witnessed at this year’s annual showcase! All performers – who are either our students and members of our community – went on stage to perform in rope for the first time, and simply blew our minds!
Performances ranged from theatrical, to intimate, they made us laugh, cry, feel things and showed a variety of dynamics, levels of play and intimacy. Just simply WOW.
Here are some of the highlights of the night. Photos by Anna Bones.
DJfet & RESPECT performing with no music and one single rope.
BurgundyRose & Anonymous’ super sexy and playful dynamic performance, complete with flower petal drop!
Our own House Cat ‘knot my name’ performing with Stephani Lythe in floaty dancy fabric.
SLUGS! Need I say more? ‘Slug’ performing a solo self-suspension act.
We are pleased to announce that it is now possible to pre-book (with a £50 deposit, refundable) into our February and March workshops. There is only a limited number of tickets on pre-sales, for those of you who are extra keen or those of you needing to make travel plans.
More tickets will be released when we reopen in January when we start making more of a fuss about the workshops online.
As of 2018 we will try to offer All Levels workshops with our guest presenters so that even those who are new or not super mega advanced can still learn from these amazing people coming to Anatomie Studio. Both Fuoco’s workshop and Barkas’ and Addie’s workshops will include All Levels classes.
We will do the same for Kristina Marlen‘s workshop (there will an All Levels option and also a pre-booking option), which we will announce soon!
Plan your year! Details and tickets will be announced in the coming months, if you want to receive notofications of ticket releases, subscribe to out mailing list by emailing ‘Subcribe’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s some dates for the calendar so you can start planning your year!
We will offer workshops for all levels as well as for the more advanced crowd with each of these presenters. Stay tuned for full details of workshop programs, exact times, pre-requisites and prices!
Event listings will be added in the next month, but for now, note these in your diaries!
Guest: Fuoco (USA)
Bottoming workshop with Fuoco (February 18 1-7pm)
Community Class: ‘Flexibility for Dummies’ (February 21, 7-10:30pm)
Guest: Kristina Marlen (Berlin)
Going Deeper with Kristina Marlen (February 24-25 1-7pm)
Guest: Barkas & Addie (Canada)
Workshop with Barkas & Addie (March 24-25-26 1-7pm)
We have also added dates for our Study Group sessions, which are becoming increasingly popular!
Please note we are raising our prices in 2018:
Weekday rope jams will be £8 per person, except the beginners jam which will go up to £10 per person (or £8 after 9pm – after the class). The Big Jam will be £15 per person and the Study Group £20 per pair/couple. This will greatly help us to maintain the high quality of teaching we have in the studio, especially on beginners nights, as it ensures we can pay our instructors for their time and dedication.