Undogmatic Rope with Felix Ruckert

Felix Class 2017

Discover Felix Ruckert‘s unconventional style of rope bondage. Move beyond patterns and learn to compose with body, rope, time and space in unpredictable ways!

Note: this workshop is taught by a guest presenter. Tickets for classes with guest presenters will be released to the mailing list first. Subscribe to our mailing list to avoid disappointment! Details here.

Where can I find the full class program?
Right over here.

When will tickets be released? Tickets will be released to the mailing list Wednesday September 20th. Tickets for the general public will be available Thursday September 21st at 8pm.

Ticket link coming soon.

Who can come to this class? This class has pre-requisites for riggers and rope bottoms/models – please make sure you meet these before booking to avoid disappointment on the day:

• Riggers must know at the absolute minimum how to comfortably tie and suspend from a structural two rope Takate Kote taught to you in a class, workshop or private tuition. Ideally riggers should know how to suspend using a three rope Takate Kote and be comfortable/proficient with suspension line management.

• Rope bottoms should at the absolute minimum be comfortable being suspended in a Takate Kote and familiar with the differences between nerve and circulation impingement. Ideally rope bottoms should have some experience with suspension and with body management in suspension.

What should I bring and what do I wear? We have a communal kitchenette, fridge and microwave. Tea and coffee are free but you should bring your food and snacks (we have plates and cutlery you can use). People usually wear comfortable clothing like yoga or dance attire. We advise against loose fitting clothing and also jeans can sometimes feel a bit restrictive to move around in and difficult to tie on.

You are welcome to bring your own ropes but we also communal ropes for use. If you would like to buy ropes we sell them in the studio or online at www.shibaristore.com.

When does it take place? This is an evening class. It takes place on Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd 1-7pm.

What is the class like? We know it can be intimidating to step into a rope bondage class so the classes we host have been created to make you feel welcome, accepted and comfortable. Anatomie Studio is an inclusive female-friendly, kink-friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly space welcome of people of all colours, genders, orientations and background. Our events are friendly, welcoming and educational. For more information about our philosophy and values, see here, and for resources about getting tied, tying and rope in general, see here.

Who teaches this class?

This class is taught by Felix Ruckert:
“I discovered Shibari or Kinbaku – Japanese Rope Bondage – in 1999 and I studied with some of the most renowned japanese and western masters. Amongst my first teachers were Matthias T.J. Grimme, Midori, Shadow, Bruce Esinem and Osada Steve.“When I opened schwelle7 in 2007 it quickly became an important hub for the international Shibari Community. For nine years I regularily invited masters from Japan and therefore had also the chance to learn from Arisue Go, Nawashi Kanna, Hajime Kinoko, Akira Naka, Otonaya Otonawa and Ren Yagami.

“By programming Shibari at my venue schwelle7 I played a significant role in popularizing the practice in Berlin and throughout Europe. I also created several performances for the stage that integrated elements of Japanese Rope Bondage: STILLEN (2000), DIE FARM (2006), DRYADE – A DARK FAIRY (2011) and ZERO GRAVITY ZONE (2012).

“Currently I organize twice a year the EURIX (European Rigger&Model Exchange) in Berlin, which is one of the most popular international meetings for rope artists who engage in the development of Kinbaku as an art form. More -> EURIX

“My personal approach is unconventional and does not follow any particular style. My ties adapt individually to each partner and each situation, I compose with body, rope, time and space in unpredictable ways. At the moment I call it UNDOGMATIC ROPE or BERLIN BONDAGE.”

More about Felix Ruckert here:


How much does this cost? £175 per couple/pair, £155 for Early Birds or you can use our ‘Fexible Finance’ scheme by paying a £50 non-refundable deposit and paying the rest on the day of the workshop.

Where do I book tickets? The ticket link will be released to the mailing list first (see here for details). To sign up to the mailing list, email ‘Subscribe’ to anatomie.studio@gmail.com.

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