1, 2, 3…. Shibari! A better, more exciting year starts here!

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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.

Flying solo? You don’t need a partner to join our Rope Jams and Community ClassesSome workshops have individual tickets on sale too. If you want to find a partner, come to a Rope Jam and get to know your community.

On a budget? Our Community Classes are pay-what-you-can donation based and most of our evening classes cost under £50 (for two). And ourRope Jams cost as little as £8 per person.

Don’t meet the pre-requisites for classes? That’s cool! Most of our workshops in 2018 are open to all levels. Our Community Classes also don’t pre-requisites, neither do our Rope Jams. But if you want to learn the pre-requisites for the advanced classes, you can for as a little as £45.

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!

Rope Jams 2018 - Thursdays
Beginners Rope Jams (with taster class) | Link here.
Shibari By Night Kinoko 2018
Performance Night featuring Hajime Kinoko and Maya Homerton | Ticket link here.
Kinoko Performance WS 2018
Performance Workshop with Hajime Kinoko | Ticket link here.
Takedwon WS Christian Red 2018
Takedown workshop with Christian Red & Entwined Star | Ticket link here.
The Takate Kote 2017 - New
The Takate Kote (Crash Course) | Ticket link here.
Kristina Marlen 2018
Ropes in Motion with Kristina Marlen | Ticket link here.
Fly More! Soptik Noctuelle Augist 2017 copy
Workshop with Barkas and Addie | Ticket link here.

A L C H E M I E – presenting Miss Eris for the element Air

Presenting our second element…

AIR // by Miss Eris

Ticket link at : https://anatomiestudio.com/alchemie/
Event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1915625461990455/

About Miss Eris:

Eris is a multi-skilled performer and Shibari instructor with the great ability of adapt to different audiences, creative and looking for challenge herself and her audience by planting small ideas for big thinkings.
She has an extensive background learning with the big names of Shibari and performing in important events/venues.

‘Breeze’

A gentle wind touches your face and you realise your surroundings. Contemplation and calm. Imagine how this wind has passed through torments, seas, trees, mountains to become a gentle breeze.

This piece is about this travel.

May 5th - Miss Eris - Air

‘How do you learn rope? What about rope bottoming?’ – FREE #RopeTalk meet

#RopeTalk is a FREE lunch-hour monthly meet taking place every other month on Saturday before The Big Jam Rope Social (check our calendar for dates).

RopeTalk April 2017

Next #RopeTalk April 8th 2-3pm
Topic: “How do you learn rope? And bottoming?

We get asked this ALL the time. It sounds like a fairly simple question but… is it?

There are so many different ways in which people absorb knowledge and understand rope/bottoming – do you take notes? do you draw? Are videos helpful or do you learn by doing?

Are you an avid ‘workshopper’ or do you prefer less formal peer learning settings, or one on one sessions? Is there such a thing as ‘learning to be a rope bottom’? Are there resources, techniques, tips, tricks for learning that you find particularly helpful and would like to share?

Come along to this FREE meet, share, listen, ask, let’s discuss!

These sessions are open to the curious, the interested and the veteran alike and welcome everyone regardless of where you see yourself in the rope spectrum.


Past topics

February 2017

‘Shibari Hardware: When the Rope Breaks’

November 2016

‘The Dark Side of Rope: Feelings, Emotions, Taboos’

October 2016

‘A Brief History of Shibari’

September 2016

‘When the rope breaks (and other rope hardware truths)’

July 2016
‘The Neuroscience of Rope’

June 2016
‘Shame and Shibari’

May 2016
‘Japanophilia’

April 2016
‘Rope Tech’ – all you ever wanted to know about jute ropes but were too afraid to ask

March 2016
‘A Brief History of Shibari’

February  2016
‘Meet the gang!’ Q&A for riggers and models

January 2016
‘Rope Bottoming Talk’ with Clover and Wykd Dave

Anatomie’s FredHatt & Anna Bones in Rotterdam!

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Anatomie founders and teachers Fred and Anna will be in Rotterdam this upcoming weekend to teach a shibari workshop!

They will be focusing on exploring the Four Elements (air, water, fire, earth) and teaching ties that evoke those elements in terms of their aesthetics, intentions, feelings.

There will be lots of technical details as well as lots of information for bottoms and details about body in ropes/body management. Fred and Anna’s teaching style is technical, playful and focused on partnership. They can adapt ties to different levels.

More details & full program (including shapes and ties) here.
Ticket link is over here
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‘Bones and Rope’ Hip Harness Video (2016)

In 2014 studio owners Fred and Anna released a video of the first version of the Bones & Rope hip harness. For the last year they have been promising people an updated version of the new hip harness, and finally here it is! The video includes multiple variations of the harness.

About the ‘Bones and Rope’ hip harness

The Bones & Rope hip harness is a modular harness designed for suspension and dynamic transitions.

Its key innovations are:

1) Doubled/reinforced stem and leg ‘branches’ for non-tightening leg loops
2) Modular design that can be adapted to different bodies

About the updated video

In this new video we present updated variations on the Bones & Rope hip harness.

The harness has two components:

– a ‘one rope’ component making up the skeleton of the harness
– a ‘two rope’ component for extra support to the hips.

The ‘one rope’ versions are fast to tie and can be used in suspension, but they give less support than the ‘two rope’ versions.

Disclaimer

This video is not a tutorial, it is a demonstration.

We do not explain how to tie the harness, explain tensioning or frictioning. We also do no explain how to extend ropes, how to deal with left-over ropes or how to attach suspension mainlines.



Please do not attempt suspension rope bondage suspension without in person tuition.

For rope bondage classes in London, please check our studio’s website: www.anatomiestudio.com.

Stay safe and consensual!



Ropey Halloween at Anatomie Studio!

Join us this Friday for a playful evening of ropes with Miss Eris and Maya Homerton a all the way from Spain!

Kinbaku After Dark is our monthly rope play evening (meaning there is no teaching of any kind and the evening is dedicated for playfulness with ropes rather than rope practice).

This month we have the pleasure to host two wonderful ladies who will be putting on two short Halloween themed rope shows to kick start the night! First Miss Eris will be performing with the luscious Maya Homerton, and then Miss Eris will be tying one our (fairly tall and muscular male) regulars at the studio! How does a 5’2 rigger suspend a 6’2 man in the air? Come find out!

Get your tickets here

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Miss Eris and Maya Homerton are also teaching a very fabulous workshop on Saturday (1-7pm) called The Suspended Body where they will be teaching techniques for efficient and intelligent suspensions and suspension transitions. There will be lots of information on body management for both riggers and bottoms in order to achieve comfortable and smooth suspensions.

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Event listing here.
Ticket link here.

Shibari photoshoots at Anatomie Studio

Some times we have some fun with ropes, friends and camera. We leave you here with some of our favourite captures from the last few months 🙂

For more photos, see our personal website here.

The photos are taken by Anna Bones, the rope (unless otherwise stated) is by Fred Hatt and the models are our beautiful friends Soaprose, Gestalta, Clementine Poulain, Tsukio and two Anonymous ladies.

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Model Clementine Poulain // Rope Fred Hatt // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Anonymous // Rope Fred Hatt // Photo Anna Bones
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Model & Rope Soaprose // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Soaprose // Rope & Photo Anna Bones
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Model Soaprose // Rope Fred Hatt // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Tsukio // Rope Kazami Ranki // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Clementine Poulain // Rope Fred Hatt // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Anonymous // Rope MnR // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Clementine Poulain // Rope Fred Hatt // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Anna Bones // Rope Gestalta // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Gestalta // Rope Fred Hatt // Photo Anna Bones
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Model Soaprose // Photo Anna Bones // No rope
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Model Tsukio // Rope Kazami Ranki // Photo Anna Bones

On suspensions in the studio

Hi all,

The level of rope in the studio has been increasing tremendously over the last year and this is really exciting to see. There are so many people doing beautiful, sexy, safe rope, and we can see personal styles and dynamics evolving from week to week. This makes it so rewarding for us to witness, and we’re so proud of this growing community!

As a result, there are now also more people incorporating suspension as part of their rope practice/play in the studio, and some really amazing stuff is happening as a result, only a thimble of this makes its way into photos, so it’s one of those things you just have to witness for yourselves by perving over the balcony at Anatomie Studio 😉

However… we’ve also noticed a bit of a trend lately in people who have not been to classes or with not much rope experience trying their hand at attaching lines and suspending (perhaps they are inspired by the wonderful things they are seeing at the jams?)

Our philosophy on this is very much one of ‘personal responsibility’ – there’s a writing on the wall with a disclaimer and information about suspension, we provide resources and information all over the studio about rope, safety and anatomy, and we put together regular classes and workshops to disseminate information as much as possible – which means we usually keep an eye out at jams but we’re pretty hands off about telling people what they should and shouldn’t be doing. If it looks consensual and isn’t unsafe (even if it looks misguided or isn’t how we would do it/teach it ourselves), we don’t intervene.

But when people who do not know how to suspend start locking off up-lines to points – no matter how innocuous the situation might be – what happens is that those of us who run and help out at the studio have to allocate all of our energy into keeping an eye out, and in being ready to intervene if something does go wrong. This becomes very difficult to do if several people are doing this all at once, and it becomes even harder if some of us are tying/being tied.

As you may have noticed we don’t operate the studio by policing behaviour or scenes, there is not ‘crew’, no hierarchy in the studio. Instead we count on common sense, respect, personal responsibility and consent. We find this creates a positive atmosphere of openness, sharing and community that we absolutely love in the studio.

… And we would really like to keep it that way! ❤

So how can you help? It’s easy : if you have not been to a class or workshop or taken private tuition on how to suspend, please do not suspend in the studio. Go to a class or get some 1-on-1 tuition, getting started towards learning to suspend costs as little at £25 (for a 2 rope TK class).

Picking up a few tricks at rope jams is really awesome and you will learn so much that way, but not regarding how to suspend. The reason we ask people to learn suspension in a class/workshop/private tuition context is because this means your harnesses and lock-off have been (in principle) personally supervised, assessed and checked by a teacher. There are no qualifications in our field, no certifications, no degrees, so asking for this as a minimum requirement for suspending someone else in the space is the best measure we currently have to ensure safety.

We don’t want people to be afraid of suspensions, suspensions are popular for a reason, they’re challenging and also incredibly fun. What we do want is for people to acknowledge that suspension is edge-play, that it can be dangerous, that it can lead to injuries. Therefore it is an activity that should be treated with respect, and that should be learned and practiced.

Unlike many other high risk activities, when you tie, it is not (just) your own physical and emotional well-being that is at stake, but someone else’s – sometimes it’s someone you love, someone it’s someone you barely know.

Anatomie Studio isn’t just a space, its our home, so we care deeply about what happens in the studio – we have invested in insurance for aerial work, we have hired a structural engineer to assess our beams are safe, we do our homework about how to create a space that feels safe. If we have to start telling people they can’t suspend in order to preserve this… we will do it.



But we would really rather not!

Thank you for reading this and thank you in advance for your cooperation ❤

And lest you forget… most of the fun happens on the floor, with a single rope, and with no knots at all… !!