Intro to Shibari: Workshop and Private Tuition

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​Variation on 'Takate-kote' tie with Tanty Lovell - Adelaide 2015 (photo Gavin Bell)

​Shibari (also known as Kinbaku) has it’s roots deep in Japanese culture and history, being inspired and influenced by the martial art of ‘hojojutsu’, Kabuki theatre plus Ukiyo-e (‘pictures from the floating world’) and Shunga (‘Spring pictures’) art.

Osaka, Sadamitsu 2nd (Sadamitsu Hasegawa) Picture, Yao Yoshitaka

Princess Chujo tied under a cold snowstorm by Itoh Seiyu

​Shibari is sometimes described in the west as the Japanese Art of Erotic Rope Bondage (and could also be described as something like ‘passionate tango in rope’…) … This has evolved over the last 70 or so years on both sides of the Pacific and around the world, in both exploration of tying styles and printed form, with varying degrees of acceptance and censorship in Japan, The US and elsewhere.

​'Bedroom Bondage' with Jeyda Miller - UK 2014 (photo Mo Latin)

​This fascinating and beautiful art form has grown massively in popularity in just the last few years into a worldwide passion in practice, play and performance, with people all over the globe forming communities, running workshops, creating art, giving live performances and more.

​Couple tying at a Shibari Class - South Australia, 2016 (photo Mo Latin)

​In this one day workshop, discover the interconnectedness of how Japans’ centuries-old traditional and deeply cultural entanglement with rope, tying, punishment and eroticism has evolved into today’s exploration and expression of Shibari.

​'Strappado' suspension with Sarah T - Adelaide, 2016 (photo Mo Latin)

4 Fundamentals: Click on each tab to view

  • 1. History.Culture.Evolution
  • 2. Tools & Rules
  • 3x3 Essentials
  • 4. Practice & Play

​Exploring Shibari together.

  • The Journey: Tying. Untying.
  • Letting Go: Control & Surrender
  • Aftercare

​'Sensual Shibari' with Electric Leech - London, 2014 (photo Elena Isaac)

  • 1. History.Culture.Evolution
  • 2. Tools & Rules
  • ​3 x 3 Essentials
  • 4. Practice & Play

Learn the parts these play in how Shibari came to be.

  • Warfare, Art and Theatre​
  • ​Cultural Shame & Humiliation
  • SM, Sexuality and Erotica

Artwork by Ozuma Kaname (小妻要, 1939 - 2011)

​'Geisha theme' with Artemis Fauna - UK, 2015 (photo Mo Latin)


Shibari Workshop

​'Anticipation' with Toria - Melbourne, 2017 (photo Mo Latin)

Learn, practice and explore the many different dynamics in this beautiful art form.

  • We keep it simple – complete beginners welcome
  • A creative and playful way to deepen connection and trust with a partner
  • Suitable for both singles and couples (let us know in advance)
  • Non-sexual environment with clear workshop rules

What to bring:

  • Wear layers of clothing similar to gym or yoga (non-slippery fabric is better)
  • Bring water, snacks and maybe a small blanket or wrap
  • Practice rope supplied or can be ordered for purchase

 

If you have any questions just get in touch.

Click here for contact details.