Rope and Massage with Peter Banki, Ph.D. and Natalia Je (4:30-6pm)

Rope and Massage with Peter Banki, Ph.D. and Natalia Je (4:30-6pm)

In this workshop, we will teach some basic principles of both Kinbaku and massage, leading a suggested sequence of touch and ties - with ample time for play. We will build our sense of connection, trust, confidence and surrender. We will explore how we touch with our hands, our bodies and through our rope. We will explore how the rope can be an extension of our own bodies through connecting physical touch and binding with rope. All experience levels in bondage are welcome. Experience with attentive touch, breathwork and tantra is advantageous.

Yoga For Ropes with Chris Johns (9:30-11am)

Yoga For Ropes with Chris Johns (9:30-11am)

If you wish to get a little deeper into stretches and preparation/conditioning of your body before ropes,  this yoga inspire session is exactly what you need!  This yoga sequence is designed to cover the basics for shoulders, back and hips. It is a start to get into your body and bring space and awareness to the areas you need and use during rope sessions.

Uncontrolled Rope Play (Unshibari) with Peter Banki and Natalia Je (4:30-6pm)

Uncontrolled Rope Play (Unshibari) with Peter Banki and Natalia Je (4:30-6pm)

We invite you to tie with the seriousness of a child at play with the ropes and other materials, to get into the space of childlike curiosity and imagination, which is probably the origin of all creativity. Messy bondage brings up emotions quite different from that of normal bondage. It calls and responds to different thoughts in our psyche. It is not an anti-aesthetic, but a different aesthetic to conventional bondage. It combines structure and unpredictability. It is also a chance to learn new unshibari techniques, performance skills, as well as body and spacial awareness.