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What: Shibari Bondage Basics Intensive | March 2024 | Embodiment Rope Space

When:

Shibari Bondage Basics Intensive | March 2024 | Embodiment Rope Space

Description

Learning the RopesWant to discover the art of shibari and rope bondage? This course is for you! Suitable for couples or singles (if you are willing to be paired up), we will take you through the fundamentals over a single-day 6-hour session (with a lunch break!) on Saturday, 2 March 2024.
A partner is required for the last part of the workshop, but if you're not attending with a partner, you can pair with someone over the course of the day. Please bring something for the snack table to share, but if you need any food specific to your dietary requirements, please bring that for yourself. There is no lunch, but the shared table is always packed with a variety of food to munch on.
This is a technical rope and shibari workshop for people serious about nailing the basics. This class (or equivalent private tuition) is a pre-requisite for our other intermediate classes and non-beginner rope jams.
Embodiment Rope Space is a welcoming and safe(r) space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. We practice rope communally and host occasional workshops for upskilling the community. Rope is never safe, there are only ways to do it more safely.
- We will cover -
1: Fundamentals of Safety:Physical SafetyEmotional SafetyRelational SafetyIntroduction to Communication in RopesNavigating UncertaintyIntention in ropeBasics of Rope Handling
2: Fundamentals of Tying:The single-column tieSingle column variationsSingle column placementCreative single-column applicationThe Inline cuffWraps and FrictionsYuki Knot (quick release)
3: Fundamentals of Body Handling:Transitioning the body on the floorMoving with the breathIchinawa (one rope ties) with intention
Please study the FAQ and Ethos of our space on our website, www.embodimentropespace.co.za, before attending.
Important Information:Please wear something you can comfortably sit in / move around in. Leggings > sweatpants > jeans.If you have rope, bring it along. Otherwise, you are welcome to use our class rope.Please adhere to the ethos of our space.ROARPlease note this is an alcohol-free space
Ropey things for sale:We have limited treated rope from Sudo Jute (variable prices: R400 - R500 per 8m hank) and safety shears for sale.
About your educators:RopeFu (at_rope.fu) has loved knots since being a kid making bows and arrows, snares, and natural rope from plants. The sensations and emotions that rope creates are just as important to him as the beauty and artistry of the tie. He seeks to create the feeling of being bound and held at the same time.
Kay (at_faeriebunnyrope) enjoys free-flowing with rope to see the journey it will take her on.She will hold space for anyone around her. Her approach to life is to treat everyone with care & mindfulness.

About UsEmbodiment Rope Space is the love child of a group of volunteers from different walks of life coming together to actualize something we think the world needs: a queer safe(r) space for exploring kink as a healing, connective force. 
You can follow us on Instagram here: at_embodiment_ct at_faeriebunnyrope (she/her)at_rope.fu (he/him)at_hotsqueak (they/them)at_wavybeanbaby (she/her)at_gr_en.trapta (they/them)at_creaturale (they/them)at_charliefrench_za (she/her)at_desirelinesbondage (she/they)at_vroeteldier.kinbaku (she/they)
Rules Don’t be late.Respect the space. Leave no trace - whatever you bring, take it back with you. Ego has no place here. Learn and share with humility. Ask for people’s pronouns and use the ones you are given. No shoes. Keep underwear on at public events. Nipples may be free. Do not make unsolicited comments about anyone else's body.Do not take any photos of anyone in attendance without consent. Do not post photos without the consent of EVERYONE in the photo. Do not reveal the identity of anyone you meet in the space once you leave. Many people prefer anonymity.  Be mindful of making noise in the space when others are tying around you, this includes loud talking and laughing. Be discrete when moving through other parts of the premises. Clothes are optional in the space but not outside the door.Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.This is a sober space. Please do not use any recreational drugs or alcohol before coming or while on site. Acknowledge and accept that you are participating in high-risk behavior at your own risk.No suspension is allowed unless you have been given permission, please message us beforehand via Instagram DM to tell us about the suspension you would like to do
FAQWhat is Shibari/Kinbaku/Bondage? The art of binding the body of a consenting adult. 
Is rope always sexual?Rope has many benefits and practitioners outside of the sexual paradigm. For some, it is about pushing their bodies not unlike engaging in strenuous exercise or extreme sports. For some, it is a way to reclaim their agency after trauma. For some, it is a way to experience a connection with others without the scripts and expectations associated with genital contact. As long as what you are doing is consensual and intentional, we consider it healthy and valid.
What should I wear?This is a friendly learning environment, not a sexual one, so crotches are to remain covered. Other than that, you are free to wear whatever you like. We find that it is easier to tie with minimal clothing or clothing that you can move in easily (leggings, shorts, etc.).

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100 Voortrekker Rd, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925 , Western Cape

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