“So you want to get tied?” – Introducing a semi-regular class for new rope bottoms & the curious!

So you want to get tied?

So you want to get tied? Great!

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.

Dates: April 18th, May 9th, June 27th.

To book a ticket it’s right over here.

For more information about rope bottoming, read this.

Kinoko Hajime’s first workshop at Anatomie! What a week!

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.

Enjoy!

Photo by Anna Bones.

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.

‘Contemporary Rope Bondage’ – #RopeTalk (FREE) by Iris Ordean – August 2017

#RopeTalk August 2017

Iris is doing a doctoral research projects on Shibari at Durham University and she will be joining us on August 12th to share her thoughts and findings on the subject of ‘contemporary shibari’.

Event listing HERE | More info HERE

“My doctoral project aims to analyse the contemporary cultural practice of rope bondage using a collaborative approach. I am interested in building up a research project focused on the practitioners’ own perspective, looking at how the practice has mutated from Japanese contexts into European contexts, understanding how it is currently evolving, and exploring how those who do rope construct their identities.

“At Anatomie Studio I will talk a little bit about my journey so far, and discuss the findings and frameworks I have come across in (academic) literature. I will explain a little bit what I wish to accomplish by using a collaborative approach, how it works and how I plan to make it happen.”

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

More information here: https://anatomiestudio.com/ropetalk/

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.

#RopeTalk this Saturday June 10th 2-3pm – FREE event, open to ALL

We invite you to join us this Saturday June 10th for our bi-monthly FREE #RopeTalk!

#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).

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June #RopeTalk Topic: ‘How to asses the skill and competence of your rigger/bottom/teacher’

In an ever growing shibari world, there are more and more people tying, bottoming and teaching. However unlike other activities, there are typically no formal accreditations, so how do you know you’re tying or being taught by someone skilled who knows their stuff? What do you look out for, and what questions do you ask to asses this?

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

April 2017

‘How do you learn rope? And rope bottoming?’

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

Shibari Classes and Courses – Round 2 starts in June!

Your journey into rope starts here!

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In 2017 we have introduced the possibility to take our classes as part of courses and to complete the courses you can book the classes individually as you feel ready for them, or as part of a bundle!

Our first round of our shibari courses starts in June.

If you’ve previously taken our Takate Kote then you might want to join our Third Rope class this Sunday June 4th if you’re interested in heading towards suspension, or you might like to join our Shapes class on June 11th if you want explore more rope possibilities on the floor.

If you’re brand new and want to get started at the very beginning, there’s a Discover Shibari class on June 25th which cover all the basics of technique and play.

Neither the Takate Kote or Discover Shibari classes have pre-requisites so you can start on either of our two courses by booking into one of them. There is no rope, no experience required for these two classes and you can book with a partner/friend or book an individual ticket (you’ll be able to pair up with another attendee on the day).

These are the two courses we offer:

• The Basic Shibari Course is comprised of 3 classes:

The Takate Kote
The Third Rope
Fly! Intro to Suspension

The Complete Shibari Course is comprised of 6 classes. You can complete the course by booking the classes individually or as a bundle.

• Discover Shibari
The Takate Kote
Shapes
The Third Rope
Fly! Intro to Suspension
Fly! Suspension & Transitions

For more information and tickets, it’s right over here!

See you soon!

For enquiries and questions, email us at anatomie.studio@gmail.com.

Discover Shibari with us this April!

New or new-ish to rope? Want to learn the fundamentals of shibari? Then Come discover it with us next Sunday April 9th in our bright, positive, friendly environment!

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From its origins and history, to human anatomy and body mechanics, to learning the ABC’s of rope handling and flow, this class is designed to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you body, mind and soul. Learn to connect with your partner in ropes, learn to handle and manipulate the body, and learn to tie all the basic shibari patterns as well as how to freestyle in rope!

No rope. No partner. No experience needed!

Our “Discover Shibari” sessions are full-day hands-on classes taught to you by our Anatomie ‘House Cats’ and are a culmination of over one and a half years of collective experience and learning from teaching beginners during our Thursday beginner rope jams. This class is a true reflection of the spirit and modern approach to rope we have in the studio and the program has a strong influence from the many wonderful presenters that have passed through our doors and also presenters we have learned from abroad.

Our first ever class is taking place on April 9th, and tickets are half gone already.
Information, program, tickets over here.

Shibari meets circus!

This month we have been mixing shibari and circus a lot in the studio with some quite stunning results! Turns out these blend very well together and we are looking forward to continue the interchange. If you are a circus artist or dance and would like to incorporate rope into your project(s), get in touch to collaborate, book a private lesson or book our one of our shibari riggers 🙂

We leave you here with some of our favourite shots from this month’s exchanges with circus artists Amelia Cavallo, Sadiq Ali and Maisy Taylor. The shibari rope rigging is by MnR, Anna Bones and MissEris respectively. Photos by Anna Bones.

What do you think? ❤

Enjoy!

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Rope by MnR | Circus artist Amelia Cavallo
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Rope by Anna Bones | Circus artist Sadiq Ali
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Rope by Miss Eris | Circus artist Maisy Taylor

Shibari Classes – Start your journey into rope this week!

Your journey into rope starts here! 

In 2017 we have introduced the possibility to take our classes as part of courses and to complete the courses you can book the classes individually as you feel ready for them, or as part of a bundle!

Our first round of our shibari courses start this week with our evening Takate Kote class on Wednesday February 15th or with our full-day workshop Discover Shibari on Sunday February 19th!

Neither the Takate Kote or Discover Shibari classes have pre-requisites so you can start on either of our two courses by booking into one of them. There is no rope, no experience required for these two classes and you can book with a partner/friend or book an individual ticket (you’ll be able to pair up with another attendee on the day).

These are the two courses we offer:

• The Basic Shibari Course is comprised of 3 classes:

• The Takate Kote
 The Third Rope
 Fly! Intro to Suspension

• The Complete Shibari Course is comprised of 6 classes:

• Discover Shibari
• The Takate Kote
• Shapes
 The Third Rope
 Fly! Intro to Suspension
• Fly! Suspension & Transitions

For more information and tickets, it’s right over here!

See you soon!

For enquiries and questions, email us at anatomie.studio@gmail.com.