Learn the stunning Japanese art of Shibari with one of the world's leading experts, Gestalta.
Explore trust, power dynamics, sensuality, tension and relaxation in this one day workshop.
During the course of the day, you will gain an introduction to the practices and techniques of Japanese rope bondage, a practice that is gaining in popularity. You will learn how to apply these skills in exploring and deepening connection with a partner.
Tickets are sold as pairs, you must come with a partner you trust. This doesn't need to be a romantic partner, it can also be a friend.
Gestalta is a British shibari teacher and performance artist. They were first introduced to shibari in 2007 and have been immersed in it ever since.
Their approach to shibari teaching has evolved as the result of over a decade of practice on both sides of the ropes and a broad range of influences which they appropriate, mix and develop in their own practice. This has shaped their teaching style into one that seeks to reflect the experience of both tying partners on a deep level. They 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. Their 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.
They absorbed most of their technical style a natural process of observation and experience from inside the ropes of the people they were tied by as a model.
To date, they have performed and/or taught around Japan, Australia, and many European cities including London, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Athens, Prague, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Helsinki and Lyon.
£149 per pair
Doors at 9:30am
Workshop begins 10:00am
There will be teas and sweet snacks available to buy on the night. We're a sustainable venue and no longer use disposable cups for our events so bring a refillable water bottle or coffee cup for drinks. Alternatively we have reusable cups you can purchase from our tuck shop.