Portland Shibari Salon Presents Shibari: Hishi TK for Floorplay & Suspension
An evening workshop with Jonathan & Sappho

Tue, Aug 27 at 6:30pm

  • 18+
Tying Pair (Admits 2 People)
$100.00
plus fees
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The Hishi Gote Shibari (Diamond TK/Box Tie) is beautiful, restraining, highly versatile, and is reliably used in both floor & suspension bondage. Come explore it with Jonathan & Sappho~

In this 2-hour hour workshop at the Portland Shibari Salon, we'll learn two beautiful & functional Hishi TK , examining:

  • anatomy considerations and nerve safety
  • proper rope tension
  • bottoming in the gote 
  • precise rope positioning
  • several types of frictions
  • aesthetics

We'll also discuss consent & negotiation associated with rope bondage, and learn tips & tricks for tying fluidly.

Prerequisite: Tying Participants should be able to easily and reliably tie a secure, non-collapsing single-column tie and a TK/Box Tie quickly and without difficulty (9 minutes or less). Participants being tied should feel comfortable communicating about rope tightness or discomfort with your partner, and be able to have your hands tied behind your back for extended periods of time.Due to the pacing of this class, while you will not have time to switch tying roles. Therefore, it is optimal to have one person tie.

Please bring:

  • (3-4) 26'-30' lengths of soft rope, about 5-6mm in diameter. .
  • (1-2) 12—15' lengths of soft rope, about 5-6mm in diameter. 

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

This workshop will be limited to 4 tying pairs. Due to the limited size, early registration is recommended. 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 Shibari worldwide. He has taught & performed for sold-out audiences in 13 countries and 23 cities, including Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Barcelona, London, Shanghai, Los Angeles, & many more. 

He has been deeply involved in Japanese cultural arts for more than 40 years, and holds a high-level teaching license awarded to him by Kinoko Hajime of Tokyo, Japan. Jonathan’s personal style of rope combines his knowledge of body movement principles, psychology, and rope art to create his distinctive style of tying. His website is 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

For Jonathan & Sappho, rope is more than a beautiful & sensual art form; it is the invisible connection between two people made visible.

 


Portland Shibari Salon

Address Provided Upon Ticket Purchase
Portland, OR 97201