Shibari 101: Rope Bondage for Everyone

Sat, May 25 at 10am

  • 18+
Tying Pair (Admits 2 People)
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Tying Pair (Admits Two People)
$100.00
plus fees
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Japanese-style rope bondage is hot, beautiful, and intense. Come learn the basics in a fun, supportive environment with Seattle Shibari

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.

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.

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.


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