Teaching &Selling Rope

Teaching Rope

We teach Japanese-inspired rope, also called shibari or kinbaku. We adhere to no specific style.

We love to teach fundamental principles that are based on grounded techniques, adaptive patterns, understanding of bodies, anatomy, and health & safety. Our main interest in teaching and researching lies in finding the intentions for tying, in finding flow, connection, and a common language for the people practicing rope together.

We are equally interested in floor work as well as suspension work.

Caritia (no pronouns)

My journey into Japanese-inspired rope (shibari/kinbaku) began over 10 years ago, over that time I have learned from a broad range of European and Japan-based teachers. My tying style is centered around the ritual of floorwork, movement, and playful present attention to the person I am tying. Minimalist ties for maximum effect with some partial suspension play sprinkled in is what I aspire to create. For me – moving and being moved in every sense (of the word) are my reasons to tie or be tied.

When teaching I aim to offer access to different learning styles, there is no one size fits all when it comes to rope (or anything else). I thrive on serious fun and intentional boundary-communicated space.

Ceci Ferox (they/them)

Ceci teaches Japanese rope bondage from top, bottom, and switch perspectives. Their tying is influenced by traditional Japanese styles as well as contemporary western organic and artistic tying. They like to focus on elements of technique and communication rather than patterns and sequences. Their tying is created in the moment, inspired by each situation and partner.

“Rope for me is a medium for meditation, empowerment, intimacy, and sexy times. It is also about continuous learning and wonder.”

When teaching and organizing events, they draw on their expertise as a community educator to bring people together.

“My goal is to create safer spaces for people to communicate through rope.”

Read more about Ceci in our interview.

Website: https://www.ceciferox.fi/

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 which 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.

Website: http://gestalta.co.uk/

Note: As we are currently looking for a new permanent physical space, this teaching system is currently interrupted. But we are still offering rope classes. Please have a look in our event calender. 

Our class system tries to offer you possibilities to choose your own way of learning all of these fundamental principles.

We start with our ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class which we run every Thursday. If you wish to invest more and regular time, feel free to join our 5-week-beginner course that runs every Wednesday.

After you have learned the absolute basics, we offer beginner courses with lots of different topics every Thursday. We will cycle through lots of topics like tension, patterns, communication, health & safety, psychology, etc. every week.

We also offer a ROPE HANGOUT twice a month. The rope hangout is an open space to meet new people, practice and tie, and get some help from others and/or one of our teachers. This is your communal practice space, designed mostly for beginners but also open to other people wishing to practice. After the rope hangout, we extend the space into a rope jam which allows time to practice and tie without a dedicated teaching space.

Twice a month on weekends we will offer classes that build upon these topics and go more into depth. These classes are designed to move from a beginner level to intermediate and advanced levels.

You can also always take private lessons with our teachers if you wish to get an intensive study session tailored to you. We also offer rope jams as an open space to practice, tie and get to know other people every other week.

And: We invite international guest teachers on a regular basis for intensive weekend workshops so you can extend your knowledge and try out different styles of tying.


03mar(mar 3)19:0031(mar 31)22:00Rope Basics: 5 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSSold Out!In-House EventFeatured19:00 - 22:00 (31) FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

06mar18:0019:30Guided Self-Tying SessionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event18:00 - 19:30 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

08mar(mar 8)19:0009(mar 9)21:00Ceci’s Arms Front Chest Harness SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:00 (9) FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categorykink,shibari

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

15mar(mar 15)19:0029(mar 29)22:00Tech Dump Series with Addie - Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent has startedVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 (29) FacilitatorAddie (she/her)Categoryshibari,tech dump full

16mar19:0021:00Face RopeLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

20mar18:0019:30Guided Self-Tying SessionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event18:00 - 19:30 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

21mar(mar 21)19:0011apr(apr 11)21:30Safety in Ropes SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent has startedVirtual Event19:00 - (April 11) 21:30 FacilitatorSophia Rose (she/her)Categoryshibari

23mar19:0021:30Rope Basics: Absolute Beginner LevelLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:30 FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

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


21mar(mar 21)19:0011apr(apr 11)21:30Safety in Ropes SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent has startedVirtual Event19:00 - (April 11) 21:30 FacilitatorSophia Rose (she/her)Categoryshibari

01apr11:0008(apr 8)14:00Practical Super Basics of Kanna StyleLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event11:00 - 14:00 (8) FacilitatorAkechi Kanna & Akechi KaguraCategoryshibari

04apr19:0021:00Uplines 101LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

05apr19:0021:30Brutalist/Baroque Self-Tie ExtravaganzaLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event19:00 - 21:30 FacilitatorAddie (she/her)Cegregia (she/her)Categoryshibari

07apr(apr 7)19:0028(apr 28)22:00Rope Basics: 4 Week Rope IntroductionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House EventFeatured19:00 - 22:00 (28) FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

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

10apr18:0019:30Guided Self-Tying SessionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event18:00 - 19:30 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

16apr11:0014:30Creative Ties for Floor PlayLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House EventFeatured11:00 - 14:30 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

16apr16:0018:00Spicy Ties for Spicy MoodsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House EventFeatured16:00 - 18:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

22apr(apr 22)11:0023(apr 23)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House EventFeatured11:00 - 18:00 (23) FacilitatorRené de Sans (she/her)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

Selling Rope

We sell jute rope from two different manufacturers. Our organic jute rope comes from a manufacturer in Spain and our jute rope comes from Japan. Both of them are fully suitable for Japanese-inspired rope bondage and are treated for comfortable and immediate usage.

Jute is a natural fiber that is very light and allows fluid motions, but it needs some care for long-lasting usage.

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