TK Lab

19feb11:0018:00TK LabLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSSold Out!In-House EventFeatured11:00 - 18:00 FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized

language

English

Event Details

Takate Kote (or Gote, also referred to as Box Tie) is one of the classic staples of Japanese-inspired rope bondage.

In this one-day workshop, Gestalta will dive deep into the principles of TK ties and give participants not only lots of knowledge of HOW to tie TK’s in a safe(r) and comfortable way but also WHY they are tied in this specific way. This lab is not only designed for people tying but will also provide information and time to lab & trial and error TK’s for the person in ropes.

 

Event Details

Date & Time: February 19th, 2022, 11 am – 6 pm (one-hour lunch break)

Format: workshop & lab

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: single column ties, basic knots & frictions, basic knowledge about tension

What to Bring: 3-5 ropes, safety equipment

Solo or Partnered:  partnered

Ticket: Price is per pair

 

Mandatory Covid-19 rules

All visitors and participants must wear an FFP2 mask at all times.

If you would like to inform yourself about other safety measures we have in place, please consult our Covid-19 measurements here.

 

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 acknowledgement 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.

Facilitator

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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