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Shibari 101 at Portland Shibari Salon

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

About this event

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

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

  • Consent & Communication
  • 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.

To ensure quality instruction for each student, this workshop is limited to 8 tying pairs.

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. 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.

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.

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 tied together for several years in numerous countries, including Japan. 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.

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