June 21 - Bonds of Love: An Introduction to the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage

An exciting, hands-on introductory workshop on the sensual and artistic world of Japanese Rope Bondage also called Shibari!

Explore reasons for wanting to tie or be tied up, the safety factors involved, how to choose the right ropes and lengths. We teach foundational ties, and some intriguing variations, as well as explore a dynamic use of bondage from the sensual to the artistic.

No previous rope experience is necessary!
A couple notes about the class:
• We provide the rope for you to practice with.
• You should come dressed comfortably, to tie and be tied.
• Those who will be tied should wear tight fitting, comfortable clothes (loose stuff gets in the way!) People often wear yoga or workout apparel. 
• If you have a yoga mat, please bring one.
• This is a couple or paired workshop so, bring a friend!

Time: 7-10 pm

Price: $75 per couple

Location: Mango Dome Community Center in SOMA District of S.F.

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May 10 - Ties That Bind: Sensual Bondage for the Bedroom

In this class, I will introduce participants to sensual and functional ties that show how to use rope to restrain the arms and legs. We will explore creative ways to play with bondage to create a deeper, more satisfying and sexy experience in the bedroom.

A couple notes about the class:

  • This class should be attended in pairs.
  • We provide the rope for people to practice with.
  • People should come dressed comfortably, to tie and be tied.
  • Those who will be tied should wear tight fitting, comfortable clothes (loose stuff gets in the way!)
  • Attendees will have the option to purchase lengths of rope after class.

*No previous rope experience is necessary.

Time: 7-9 pm

Price: $75 per couple

Location: Mango Dome Community Center, SOMA District, S.F.

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May 11 - Advanced Suspension Study Group (presented by Kanso)

Topics for Thurs, May 11 class:
- Exploring Teppou (rifle tie) chest harness and suspension
- Upline technique practice
- Continued exploration/dissection of a dynamic suspension sequence, transitions and variations
- Studying proper tension, efficiency and rhythm in your suspension rope flow
- Ample and safe suspension practice time with support from the instructors

Requirements:
- knowledge of basic suspension bondage transitions or completed the "Intro to Suspension class series at the Armory
-all your own rigging equipment, rope, caribiners, ring, climbing straps, safety shears or hook
-a solid, basic competence and experience in suspension
-a proper, suspension-worthy boxtie/TK/chest harness

Time: 7-10 pm

Price: $85 per person

Location: Little Boxes Theater, S.F.

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May 31 - Erotic Restraints: More Sexy Bondage for the Bedroom

Kanso presents a new series of erotic ties for the bedroom!

Join us for an evening of fun as we learn how to restrain and capture our partner in rope using a new set of ties that will help advance your sexy time in the bedroom. We will also be reviewing safety and demonstrating how to tie our partners to different objects such as bedpost and chairs.

Ties will be demonstrated and then taught thoroughly in a hands-on, step-by-step manner. As always, I will also be going around and giving plenty of one on one feedback and attention.

* We always have rope to loan out and to purchase if needed for this class; however, it is best that students bring and practice with their own rope if they have it.

* We recommend jute or hemp, at 6mm diameter and approx. 8m length.Anything much larger in diameter does not work for the ties/style we teach. For this particular class, students will need 3 lengths of rope at 8m length.

 

*No previous rope experience is necessary.

Time: 7-9 pm

Price: $75 per couple

Location: Mango Dome Community Center, SOMA District, S.F.

RSVP HERE: EVENTBRITE

 


DEC 15 - Bonds of Love - Exploration in the Art of Shibari (presented by Kanso and Blue)

San Rafael. 7-9pm. Our beginner class: this is where you dive in!!

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DEC 17 - Women Tying Women: To Tie is to Embrace (presented by Blue) 

SFArmory. 5-7pm. The third in a three part beginners series for female and female identifying students!

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JAN 5 - Beauty in Rope - The Art of Weaving and Embracing (presented by Kanso)

SFArmory. 7-9pm. The fourth of four in an introductory series! 

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JAN 7 - Introduction to the Art of Japanese Rope Suspension - pt. 3 (presented by Kanso and Blue)

SFArmory. 1-6pm. The third in our suspension series--for advanced students only!

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