February, 2022

25feb16:0018:00Virtual EventGestalta & René de SansTransition Ideas16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time Facilitator: Gestalta (they/them) Category:Day 3,Queerope 2022Format:conference


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.


  • René de Sans (she/her)

    René de Sans (she/her)


(Friday) 16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time



Event Details

This class is a demonstration of two variations of transition sequence ideas. Participants are free to follow along, or just to watch to take ideas.



Format: hands-on workshop/demonstration

Minimum Knowledge Level: If you want to follow along you will need to be confident with suspension and/or partial suspension.

What to Bring: Ropes. Gestalta will be working on bamboo, which will be easier, but participants are free to adapt to whatever equipment they have available.

Solo or Partnered: partnered, if you want to tie along

Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.




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