Gestalta (they/them)

My approach to shibari has evolved as the result of over a decade of practice on both sides of the ropes and a broad range of influences that I appropriate, mix and develop in my own practice. This has shaped my teaching style into one that seeks to reflect the experience of both tying partners on a deep level. I have a strong belief that shibari should not be prescriptive and encourage students to explore it as a flexible set of tools; adapting each tie to the body of the tied partner, and to their needs and desires within each individual situation. My teaching process aims to enable this by giving students a framework of the fundamental principles behind shibari; including safety efficiency and fluency, but also body awareness, communication, and conscious consideration of their own experiences and motivations.

I absorbed most of my technical rigging style a natural process of observation and experience from inside the ropes of the people I was tied by as a model. In this respect, I have been lucky to have had a broad range of influences.

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11mar(mar 11)11:0012(mar 12)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend - Next Steps on your JourneyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House EventFeatured11:00 - 18:00 (12) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

25mar(mar 25)11:0026(mar 26)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent has startedIn-House EventFeatured11:00 - 18:00 (26) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari


08apr(apr 8)11:0009(apr 9)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House EventFeatured11:00 - 18:00 (9) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

29apr(apr 29)11:0030(apr 30)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend - Next Steps on your JourneyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House EventFeatured11:00 - 18:00 (30) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

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