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.


31may(may 31)19:0014jun(jun 14)22:00Tech Dump Series with Addie - Hishi Harnesses are ForeverLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent has startedVirtual Event(May 31) 19:00 - (June 14) 22:00 FacilitatorAddie (she/her)Categoryshibari,tech dump full

01jun19:0021:00Gender Neutral ObjectificationLGBTQIA+ & FriendsEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:00 Facilitatorhua hua (she/her)Categoryshibari

03jun10:3017:30Rope Taster DayLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event10:30 - 17:30 FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

04jun10:3017:30Touch DesiresLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event10:30 - 17:30 FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

10jun(jun 10)11:0011(jun 11)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (11) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

13jun19:0022:00Frictions gonna FrictionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

13jun(jun 13)19:0027(jun 27)21:00Preparing for SuspensionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 (27) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

14jun19:0021:00Spicy Ties for Spicy MoodsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

15jun19:0023:00Rope JamLGBTQIA+ & WOMÊNIn-House Event19:00 - 23:00 Categoryshibari

18jun10:0014:00Introduction to Self-SuspensionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event10:00 - 14:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

28jun19:0022:00Non Verbal Communication for RopeLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari

29jun19:0023:00Rope JamLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 23:00 Categoryshibari

30jun19:0021:00Garden Session: Self-Tying and TouchLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorSophia Rose (she/her)Categoryshibari


02jul11:0017:00Online Dating, Kink and Trauma TinglesLGBTQIA+ & WOMÊNIn-House Event11:00 - 17:00 FacilitatorEmma Steel (she/her)Categoryshibari

02jul18:0021:00Embracing SummerLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event18:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

03jul19:0021:00Rope for Absolute BeginnersLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 Categoryshibari

03jul20:0022:00Open Rope Training for Beginners: First FrictionsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event20:00 - 22:00 Categoryshibari

05jul19:0022:00Why do Suspensions?LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari

06jul19:0023:00Rope JamLGBTQIA+ & WOMÊNIn-House Event19:00 - 23:00 Categoryshibari

08jul(jul 8)11:0009(jul 9)19:00Manifesting IntimacyLGBTQIA+ & WOMÊNIn-House Event11:00 - 19:00 (9) FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

10jul19:0021:00Rope for Absolute BeginnersLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 Categoryshibari

11jul19:0022:00The FAT Lab & JamLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

11jul(jul 11)19:0018(jul 18)21:30Semenawa SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FriendsVirtual Event19:00 - 21:30 (18) Facilitatorhua hua (she/her)Categoryshibari

13jul19:0022:00Rope HangoutLGBTQIA+ & FriendsIn-House Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorKarada HouseCategoryshibari

15jul(jul 15)11:0016(jul 16)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (16) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categoryshibari

17jul19:0021:00Rope for Absolute BeginnersLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 Categoryshibari

17jul20:0022:00Open Rope Training for Beginners: Tying with IntentionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event20:00 - 22:00 Categoryshibari

20jul19:0023:00Rope JamLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 23:00 Categoryshibari

24jul19:0021:00Rope for Absolute BeginnersLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 Categoryshibari

31jul19:0021:00Rope for Absolute Beginners - Safety/Boundaries/ConsentLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 Categoryshibari

31jul20:0022:00Open Rope Training for Beginners: More FrictionsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event20:00 - 22:00 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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