September, 2021

09sep20:4522:15Event OverIn-House EventFeaturedRope Basics: Learning Tension with Hojo CuffsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:45 - 22:15 Facilitator: Gestalta Category:shibariFormat:workshop

Facilitator

Gestalta

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.

Time

(Thursday) 20:45 - 22:15

Event Details

 

Tension is one of the trickiest, yet one of the most rewarding and important principles of tying. It takes time, skills, and knowledge to be able to tie with great rope tension. A great way to go deeper into learning good tension are hojo cuffs.

In this course, Gestalta will show you how to create cuffs and help you understand how to handle your ropes in a way that your tension is ace and your rope partner very, very happy.

 

Event Details

Date & Time:  September 9th, 2021, 8.45 pm – 10.15 pm

Format: workshop

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: all skill levels, solid understanding, and experience of tying the single column tie, ability to communicate and negotiate with your partner.

What to Bring:  ropes, towel, or blanket (we can provide workshop ropes if you have none, you can also buy ropes from us)

Solo or Partnered: partnered is preferred (everyone needs a ticket), solo is possible if you are okay with partnering up with another participant

 

Safety Concept

You need to bring proof of testing (not older than 24 hours), or proof of vaccination in order to be let inside.

Hand disinfectant provided in multiple places. All surfaces are disinfected and will be disinfected in between use.

Space is limited to give more space for everyone.

We frequently air the space and also use fans for more circulation.

You must wear a mask at all times.

 

Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid,

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgment to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.

Photo: Mamana

language

English/German

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Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized

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