Soptik & Sansei– Announcing presenter
Soptik is a bondage teacher and event organizer. He created his first educational website with information on rope bondage in 2000. After ten years of self-education, had met Kinoko Hajime who became his first teacher of Japanese bondage. Afterwards, his tying was shaped by Osada Steve and Kanna; however, Kinoko Ryu is still his first choice for most of his rope partners. A year later, he started teaching regular bondage workshops and have kept this hobby till today.
In the meantime, he met two other teachers who influenced him greatly. The first was Yoroi Nicolas who taught him movement, intimacy, and simplicity in ropes. The second and the most influential was Riccardo Wildties. He introduced Naka Ryu to him. The more he studies with Riccardo and Naka Akira, the more he falls in love with this style.
You can find out more about his workshops at www.soptikshibari.com.
Sansei is enjoying ropes as a rope bottom since 2017. Her approach to ropes is defined by her devotion to her rigger. She started to eplore rigger’s side of tying recently. Her prefered style is Naka ryu in both roles.
Head Ties and Hair Ties
(Workshop level: L1-3)
Tying the head doesn’t make sense at first glance because there’s not much to tie there. It’s just the opposite. The head is a place full of senses, every touch or squeak of the rope will be perceived much more strongly than anywhere else. And what could be more powerful than tying your partner’s mind?
In this workshop you will learn what can be tied on the head and how to work with the rope while doing so as we have to be more subtle than anywhere else. Additionally, you will learn how to tie your hair using different methods according to your partner and functional or esthetical needs.
Ashi Shibari – from Mermaid to Gyaku Ebi
(Workshop level: L3)
Ashi shibari is an unfairly overlooked tie. This strong leg harness can be used in many different ways, provides support with reasonable comfort and is easily tied.
In this workshop you will learn how to tie Ashi shibari and how to use it in partial and full suspensions.
Shame and exposure
(Workshop level: L3)
These two terms sound similar, they use similar tools, but there is a difference.
Open, revealing positions don’t always have to be sexually explicit. The human body offers many possibilities to expose us, to expose us in all our nakedness, even though we are fully clothed. Combined with the loss of control over our bodies through the ropes, not only do less common sensations occur, but also a unique dynamic of power or authority exchange is created.
Shame is a strange feeling that we may not want to experience in our daily lives, but it has its own magic when played with willingly and consensually. It is using more subtle methods that will aim to make your partner blush through less explicit techniques. Let’s not confuse it with humiliation, where someone else diminishes our worth or dignity. Shame and pleasant feelings of embarrassment come from within. Feelings of inadequacy or embarrassment must come from within us. But Rigger can support it – set the stage with the help of ropes. To trap us in our feelings. Feelings of shame.
Come discover the subtle possibilities of creating exposure and shame in the ropes.