‘The Power of Rope’ - Intro to Shibari & Power Play with Anatomie Studio

 With Anna Bones and Sophia of Anatomie Studio

This simple object... 'the rope', has an unimaginable impact when used in a delicate and a slightly less delicate way. 'Shibari, can be described as sex and restriction, but it is more than that,  it is partnership, it is trust, it is intimacy.

 

In this session, Anna and Sophia will show you the power of ropes and how ropes can be used to create intense moments of connection with your partner. They will first show you basic shibari techniques how can basic control of the ropes (proper use of tension, flow, speed and handling) can be used to create a universe for your partner.

They will then introduce the topic of Power Exchange within ropes: being able to feel completely vulnerable and challenged but also completely safe at the same time, which can be an extremely powerful experience for the person being tied. It is also an extremely intense experience for the person providing this experience (the’ rigger’ or ‘rope top’). This relies on trust, communication and synchronicity in ‘headspaces’; Anna and Sophia will guide you through a journey of discovery into this form of rope play.

 

In this session Anna and Sophia will also cover sensation play and sensation processing techniques, provide important tips on non-verbal communication (how to read your partner) and rope play negotiations.

We will cover:

- Basic shibari techniques 

- Connecting with your partner in rope

- Introducing power exchange in rope

- Sensation play and sensation processing techniques

- Tips for non-verbal communication in rope play 

- Basic negotiation tips for rope play 

Anna and Sophia are close friends and close tying partners. They also teach and perform together.

 

About Anna & the studio:

 

Anna Bones is the founder and owner of Anatomie Studio - the UK’s first and only Shibari studio. She discovered shibari in 2013 and fell in love with it at first experience. She has since left her academic day job to become a full-time shibari teacher and practitioner. She loves being on both the inside and the outside of rope with the right partners and is passionate about teaching shibari to beginners. In her shibari work, she enjoys challenging the perceptions of what Japanese Rope Bondage (Shibari) can be and the people who practice it. Empowerment, feminism, consent, diversity, partnership, artistic expression and aspects of body representation are common themes in her work and that of her studio.

www.bonesandrope.com

Sophia is a shibari performer/model, nude lady, cat lover and switchy masochist based in London. She has been enthralled by rope since 2014 and has been an integral part of Anatomie Studio’s blossoming and diverse community since it opened. Sophia’s passion for sexual exploration, freedom of expression, and kink/BDSM education have led her to travel to present and perform across Europe and the USA. She is quickly establishing herself as a leading presenter on topics relating to shibari and sexuality, kink, intimacy and power exchange.

Expressing and connecting deeply with her inner desires/ fears and ‘self’  through rope has been one of the most transformational experiences in her life so far, and she is very grateful to continue this journey! She hopes to share and learn more about her passion for sexual empowerment, freedom of expression and love of exploring the different uses of rope with others.

www.sophiaroserope.com

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