Location

Sanctuary Studios LAX
0914 S La Cienega Blvd, Lennox, CA 90304
Category

More Info

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Date

Nov 22 2016

Time

06:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Cost

$10.00

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Classes

SoCal Shibari Rope Class & Social

SoCal Shibari Rope Class & Social run from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary Studios LAX. We are both Class and Social because we feel a social element is important to develop community, and an atmosphere that allows people to have fun doing bondage.

Who Can Come?
People of all identification and levels of skill are welcome here.
If you are new and wondering if this is the class for you the answer is yes. So Cal Shibari was created as a gateway social and educational group for those interested or curious about Rope Bondage. Our make-up includes many identifications of gender, race, and other identification.

We are not accepting of discrimination or lack of respect for others. We are able to meet the needs of a diverse group by creating a safer environment to learn, share rope in, and establish social connections (read friendships). This creates an environment for peer mentoring as well as more traditional instruction. We are a Consent Counts Group and require affirmative consent in play.

From around 7: 30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. we do “get to know” and simple review and introduction to allow people time to get to the studio. Around 8:00 p.m. the instructional section of our class starts and our main activities stop around 9:30ish.

This class will use the first section to emphasize learning for beginners and work toward intermediate skills as we go. We do have more experienced people in the group who are happy to help with review and practice. In most of our programs we discuss the subject and often aspects of both pleasure and challenge. Your input definitely influences our offerings.

What kind of rope do I need and how much?
We are open to many forms of rope and make evaluations based on what best fulfills intent and the needs of the people involved. Generally we use natural fiber (hemp or jute) rope of 7 or 8 meters, or 30 ft. in length and most often 6mm in diameter.

If you do not have rope: we offer loaner rope for the class period, and also have rope for sale. Bring what works for you and we will help you if adaptations need to be made. If you have not explored what is the best for your individual needs, please wait to buy rope and we can help you select what is right for you.

Dress or Undress:
As this is a private event there are less restrictions concerning dress. Many people feel that the feel of rope on skin is a large part of the bondage experience and others feel that modesty and many forms of dress can enhance the experience. We want you to feel comfortable and respected in your choices, so dress or undress is fine.

As this is a bondage event we do suggest that closer fitting wardrobe that does not bunch or interfere with the caress and feel of rope will give you the best experience, and for ladies underwire foundation garments can be problematic, both for feel and safety as wires can break in the process.

We are inspired by the techniques and philosophy of Nawa Shibari, or Kinbaku, the Erotic Rope Art of Japan. However we do not limit ourselves to that and often discuss western forms and the exchange between the West and Japan.

 

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