Portland Shibari Salon Presents Shibari 101: Rope Bondage for Everyone
a workshop with Jonathan & Sappho

Sun, Mar 24 at 10am

  • 18+
Tying Pair (Admits 2 People)
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Tying Pair (Admits 2 People)
$150.00
plus fees
This workshop is sold out, but you still get tickets to 4/21 by clicking the link at the top of the page!

This workshop is sold out—but you can click here for tickets to 4/21!

Japanese-style rope bondage is hot, beautiful, and intense. Come learn the basics in a fun, supportive environment at Portland Shibari Salon

In this three-hour workshop, we'll explore the fundamentals of Shibari. Expect quality instruction in:

  • Consent, Communication, and Safety
  • Rope Handling Skills
  • Foundational Shibari Ties and Knots
  • Ideas for Rope Play

We'll also examine anatomy & safety issues associated with rope bondage, and learn tips & tricks for tying your partner smoothly. Each duo/couple will receive a handout to accompany the workshop.

Prerequisite: None. This workshop is appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types.

Please bring:

  • (2) 26'-30' lengths of soft rope, about 6mm/1/4" in diameter
  • (2) 13'-15' lengths of soft rope, about 6mm/1/4" in diameter

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.

Please note that proof of vaccination is required to attend this event.

This workshop is limited to 4 tying pairs.

No refunds or credit will be issued within 7 days of the event.

About the Educators:

International rope artist Jonathan Ryan (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 high-level 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.

Sappho is an unabashed lover of rope who brings expertise in Latin dance forms and a spirit of sensual inquiry to her kinbaku. She and Jonathan have taught & performed together in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Sappho combines a methodical analysis of physical movement with a deep knowledge of neuro-anatomy in her approach to rope bottoming, and loves to share this knowledge with others. Together with Jonathan, she directs activities at the Portland Shibari Salon


Portland Shibari Salon

Address Provided Upon Ticket Purchase
Portland, OR 97201