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The art of conscious bondage online course
Curious about the world of Conscious Kink and Tantric BDSM?
Shibari is one of the most versatile mediums to explore the art of surrender, devotional domination, sensory play and erotic communication. This artform has taken off around the world in the recent years for it's power to facilitate intimacy, explore polarity and provide some deeply embodied experiences of release.
It's also a great place to learn conscious communication, space holding and explore forms of intimacy that don't need to include genital stimulation.
And if you're kinky, it's a space to play with power dynamics, pleasure and pain in a beautiful way. It can envelop so many parts of BDSM depending on how you decide to play.
Really, rope can be a lot of things... it's a tool that can be nothing or everything.
The Sensual Ropes online course is created to give you a comprehensive beginners education around Shibari/Kinbaku and Conscious Kink so that you can create beautiful intimate rope experiences with lovers and friends.
I created this course after exploring Shibari for over 5 years and finding my own style through learning with various teachers- both traditional Shibari styles and contemporary. I often found a lot of workshops and tutorials focused on the ties and patterns- an important part of the skill but not necessarily the most important part if your goal is to create a deep and intimate experience. This course combines my years of exploring various styles and modalities, combined with my work in tantra and conscious sexuality.
Communication, consent and creating a safe container for exploration are key focuses in my teaching as I have found this to be one of the most important parts of having a really powerful experience. Through shibari we can learn how to speak our desires, boundaries and even learn the subtleties of non-verbal communication and reading body language. I include trauma-awareness and a lot of safety information in my course because I find that almost everyone has some degree of trauma around intimacy and sexuality, some more than others. I wanted to create a course that covered a strong foundation of rope skills, communication skills, sensual play and emotional depth, and after teaching a lot of Sensual Rope Temple workshops around the world I decided to develop this online version so that no matter where you are in the world you can learn!
This whole course is floor-based Shibari and designed for people who want to tie from a sensual perspective. There are a lot of ways to explore rope- some more technical and traditional, some more kinky and sadomasochistic, some more playful, some more artistic- this is one perspective that I specialize in. With this foundation you can also explore different styles and take your education further to things like suspension work and intricate designs, and I think having a good base of knowledge that includes how to create a safe and deep scene will serve any rope-lover no matter what style they use.
The Sensual Rope Ritual
This course builds up to creating a 'Sensual Rope Ritual' - A beautiful experience you can create for your lover/friend/partner/client/beautiful stranger.
The Rope Ritual involves creating a safe container, setting intentions, connecting with your partner then moving into the bondage scene mixed with 5 senses activation, before coming into the un-tie and aftercare of the scene. I give you a video example and guided audio that you can use for your own at-home ritual experience.
So what is in the course?
Introduction- History, safety, communication, check-ins, empowered submission, embodied yes/no
Preparation- Rope types, rope meditation, connecting exercises, moving bodies, aftercare, movements in rope, bundling the rope and mid-play check ins.
Solo rope drills - (to practice on yourself!) Single column, double column, nodome, futomomo, quick release tie, hishi harness, diamond tie
Partner rope- Single column, double column, intuitive tying, box tie, futomomo, hishi leg tie.
Rope Ritual- Preparation, example and guided ritual.
Additional talks- Shibari and tantra, trauma aware kink play
+ more being added all the time!
Starting in 2020 there will be a live call/session once a month with a different theme, sometimes with feature teachers or other guests. You can suggest additional bonus material you'd like to see added!
Australian born and word travelling nomad, Luna has been working between the adult industry and the spiritual communities for 8 years. Her passion is fusing the conscious communities and the kink and sex positive spaces. Luna has been doing yoga, tantra, meditations and all kinds of spiritual healing modalities over the years, getting certified as a Yoga instructor in 2016 and is currently studying at the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality. She has been practicing shibari for 4 years, mostly studying in Berlin with the contemporary rope scene as well as at dojos and with various amazing teachers around the world. She has developed her own person style of Sensual Ropes and rope rituals- selling out workshops regularly.