Portland Shibari Salon Presents Shibari & Neuro-Anatomy: TK, Strappado, and Tengu
a workshop with Jonathan & Sappho

Sat, Dec 17 from 2pm - 5pm

  • 18+
Tying Pair (Admits Two People)
$100.00
$108.19 with fees
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Strappados, TKs, and Tengu Ties are both beautiful and restrictive. All of them have distinct neuro-anatomy considerations to factor in when tying them. Come learn to tie them with confidence with Jonathan & Sappho!

In this three-hour workshop, we'll:

  • Take a detailed look at these 3 ties,focusing on various arm positions, precise rope placement and tension, & several types of frictions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate various potential neuro-anatomy issues with each tie, associated safety issues, and suggestions for mitigating them.
  • Learn tips & tricks for tying fluidly & with connection.
  • Look at some of the possibilities around 'using up' the remaining rope in decorative ways (kazari).

Prerequisite: This will be a fast-paced and detail-oriented class. You should come to this course able to tie single column ties, hojo cuffs, and basic ties such as chest harnesses in a timely and accurate fashion. 

To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 8 tying pairs. Due to the small class size, early registration is strongly recommended.All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations and identifications are most welcome!

Clothing & Equipment: please bring 3-4 25'-30' pieces of bondage rope, 5-6mm in diameter, and a blanket or yoga mat to sit & tie on. You should wear clothing comfortable to tie in.

Hemp or Jute rope is recommended. Its also helpful to have some shorter lengths of rope in your kit. 

Need Rope? We have high-quality jute bondage rope kits available for sale that can be delivered to you at start of the workshop. Please contact us for details.

About the Educators:

International rope artist Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) performs on stage, ties for photoshoots, and teaches the art of Japanese-style rope bondage. Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches & performs internationally. He holds a teaching license awarded to him by Kinoko Hajime of Tokyo, Japan, and works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art via his website, SeattleShibari.com. For Jonathan, Shibari is fundamentally 'the connection between two spirits made visible.'

Sappho is an unabashed lover of rope who holds advanced degrees and certifications involving human neuroanatomy, and works professionally in the field. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented on neuroanatomy-related topics at national-level conferences. She and Jonathan have taught & performed together in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 

Please note that proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. You will show proof to Jonathan or Sappho during check-in before the start of the workshop. No refunds or credit will be issued within 7 days of the event.


Portland Shibari Salon

Address Provided Upon Ticket Purchase
Portland, OR 97201

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