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Rope Dojo® in San Francisco CA, August 2014Midori is presenting her fantastic weekend intensive rope bondage trainingin San Francisco, August 2nd-3rd.
People of all skill levels will receive concentrated and multifacetedinstruction in rope play, including Japanese style of rope, Shibari.Midori and her co-presenter, DeLano of DeLano Bound, will be joined by theteam of trained Dojo Cadre instructors. Learn solid skills, efficiency,fluidity and style. Gain speed and confidence. Dive into psychologicalnuance and discover how to design amazing scenes that make your pulserace.  Discover the heart and soul of the rope pleasures. There will besignificant sections on better bottoming skills and the bottom experience.Curriculum if this concentrated weekend workshop is built upon theShin-Tou-Shu-Dou method. It includes 17+ hours of instruction with lots ofhands-on practice, and a Saturday night social / play / practice time.I thoroughly recommend the Dojo to anyone who wants to know about rope inkinky play. Trevor H. Jacques; author and kink researcher.http://WholeSM.comAttendance is limitedFor info and to register: www.RopeDojo.com

Rope Dojo® in San Francisco CA, August 2014

Midori is presenting her fantastic weekend intensive rope bondage training
in San Francisco, August 2nd-3rd.


People of all skill levels will receive concentrated and multifaceted
instruction in rope play, including Japanese style of rope, Shibari.
Midori and her co-presenter, DeLano of DeLano Bound, will be joined by the
team of trained Dojo Cadre instructors. Learn solid skills, efficiency,
fluidity and style. Gain speed and confidence. Dive into psychological
nuance and discover how to design amazing scenes that make your pulse
race.  Discover the heart and soul of the rope pleasures. There will be
significant sections on better bottoming skills and the bottom experience.
Curriculum if this concentrated weekend workshop is built upon the
Shin-Tou-Shu-Dou method. It includes 17+ hours of instruction with lots of
hands-on practice, and a Saturday night social / play / practice time.

I thoroughly recommend the Dojo to anyone who wants to know about rope in
kinky play. Trevor H. Jacques; author and kink researcher.
http://WholeSM.com

Attendance is limited

For info and to register: www.RopeDojo.com

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Control & Dominance Moves: Kinesthetic Rope 201 with Midori (Rope Dojo Elective)

August 20

Doors 7pm

Class 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ticket: $25/per person. Advance ticket sales only.

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.
Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!

No experience necessary.
You do not need to have taken Kinesthetic Rope 1 or graduated from Rope Dojo ® - but if you have, this will enhance your continuing education.

Bring: Two or three length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow.
Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional

Wear: Comfortable clothing.

Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.
More info: www.RopeDojo.com

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"Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Play" 
with Midori & special instructor Whitney Moses, specialist in healthy body care, Pilates instructor and massage therapist
Sunday Feb 9th. Doors open at 1pm. Instruction from 1:30pm to 5pm.
Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St (between 9th & 10th St.), San Francisco CA 94103
Cost: $35/solo. $60 pair  (Coming with a buddy, playmate, lover or partner encouraged)
Learn the foundation and secret of truly hot rope bondage play through this ingenious and unusual class.
What it looks like : Couples touching, sighing, connecting, laughing, tossing each other around passionately and having a great time. Like yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational movement, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club!
What it really is: Making your rope play hotter, sexier and more intense.The absolute foundation of amazing rope bondage play. Learn to seduce, connect, move, power-exchange, become present and play at a deeper level using the rope to transform your play.
This is part of the foundation skills for creating truly sexy and evocative rope scenes. A hands-on class using rope in a entirely new way… If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you’re missing the core of the seduction and connection. You will also learn stretching techniques to help you and your partner better achieve head-space, be mindful, eliminate distractions, reduce injuries and solid ergonomics of effective body handling.
Many of the skills learned will help both the top and bottom prepare for play, last longer in play, reduce potential of injuries, move effortlessly and explore sweet head space.
This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo® philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…
No rope experience necessary, however if you have rope experience this will boost your current skill.  Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.
Pair and solos welcome. Pair attendance encouraged, but if you come solo, you’ll exercise and drill with other solo attendees. 
This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.  If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.
What to bring:
One rope per person. 15’ to 25’
Wear yoga-type clothing that’s easy to move in. We recommend floor gripping indoor footwear or go barefoot.
Bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or large blanket if you have one
Open to all genders, orientation, experience levels
18+

"Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Play" 

with Midori & special instructor Whitney Moses, specialist in healthy body care, Pilates instructor and massage therapist

  • Sunday Feb 9th. Doors open at 1pm. Instruction from 1:30pm to 5pm.
  • Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St (between 9th & 10th St.), San Francisco CA 94103
  • Cost: $35/solo. $60 pair  (Coming with a buddy, playmate, lover or partner encouraged)

Learn the foundation and secret of truly hot rope bondage play through this ingenious and unusual class.

What it looks like : Couples touching, sighing, connecting, laughing, tossing each other around passionately and having a great time. Like yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational movement, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club!

What it really is: Making your rope play hotter, sexier and more intense.The absolute foundation of amazing rope bondage play. Learn to seduce, connect, move, power-exchange, become present and play at a deeper level using the rope to transform your play.

This is part of the foundation skills for creating truly sexy and evocative rope scenes. A hands-on class using rope in a entirely new way… If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you’re missing the core of the seduction and connection. You will also learn stretching techniques to help you and your partner better achieve head-space, be mindful, eliminate distractions, reduce injuries and solid ergonomics of effective body handling.

Many of the skills learned will help both the top and bottom prepare for play, last longer in play, reduce potential of injuries, move effortlessly and explore sweet head space.

This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo® philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…

No rope experience necessary, however if you have rope experience this will boost your current skill.  Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.

Pair and solos welcome. Pair attendance encouraged, but if you come solo, you’ll exercise and drill with other solo attendees. 

This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.  If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.

What to bring:

One rope per person. 15’ to 25’

Wear yoga-type clothing that’s easy to move in. We recommend floor gripping indoor footwear or go barefoot.

Bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or large blanket if you have one

Open to all genders, orientation, experience levels

18+

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Nautical Night: A Sea-Loving Play Party

When: Saturday January 19th 8pm to 1am

Ticket purchase: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/312574

Where: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.)
Please note that Mission St has parking restrictions so please follow all posted signs.
This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.

Calling all sailors, merfolk, beach babes, pirates, and creatures at sea! A nautical play party is underway! So grab your booty and come aboard to the Center for Sex & Culture for some kinky fun. January may be cold, but under the sea and on the beach it is always hot! Dress in your swimsuit, sailor outfit, fish tail, or fins and come meet, mingle, play and fuck with the Bay’s sexiest perverts.

Nautical Night welcomes land and sea creatures of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, bodies, preferences, and play! This party is in conjunction with Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo ®- so if you are so inclined, bring your rope and grab an open rafter. Maybe you’ll spot a student learning the ropes and practicing their knots.

Proceeds from Nautical Night goes to the amazing work of the Center for Sex & Culture.

Tunes brought to you by A. Lowe!

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Have some buried treasure? Donate more to support the community.

Crewmates and volunteers are most welcome here for full comp. We need crew for set up, clean up, DM duty, and door watch. Please email Avianswers@gmail.com for more details.

Anchors aweigh!

About A. Lowe: A. Lowe is an Oakland based DJ/Producer. Genres include glitch hop, dubstep, bass music, breaks, pop, hip hop, IDM and whatever else moves the dance floor. Get updates and free downloads here:

https://soundcloud.com/alowe
https://www.facebook.com/alowemusic

About Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo®: A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience. For more please visit ropedojo.com

About the Center for Sex & Culture: The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

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Rope Bondage: Speed & Flow with Midori
Wednesday April 30, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Increase your speed, flow, and confidence in your rope bondage play!



Whether you’re an expert or have only taken one rope bondage class, this experience will help to make your rope play more confident, smooth and intuitive.This class will cover essential skills for fluid, effective and graceful motion in tying. Great flow and speed skills add to dynamic scenes with power emotional and play potential, increases confidence, allows for greater creative thinking and connection with your partner.After the initial discussion, the students will break into pairs for series of unique timed drills and challenges. These are non-competitive exercises designed to increase your speed and confidence while identifying areas to improve. Everyone will be expected to do the exercises - and each exercize has purspose and philosophy behind it to deepend your play, whether you cast rope, receive rope or enjoy all sides of the rope in your private play.This method is rooted in theRope Dojo®philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.
Where:The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94103 (Between 9th & 10th street on the south side of Mission StreetWhen:Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.Doors open at 6:30pm. Instructions start promtly at 7pm.Cost: $20 per pair. (That’s $10 a person) Advenced ticket purchase suggested. Space limited to 15 pairs. Tickets may be available at the door based on availability.
BRING:
REQUIRED
Please come with an exercise buddy. They don’t have to be your play partner or lover… If they are it’s great, but a buddy is totally great.
Several ropes of varying lengths. (Think about how you normally like to play, and what kinds of rope you use. Then bring these, plus extras. If you’re not sure, bring several 15’ to 20’ lengths. if you don’t have ropes, here are great ones Midori recommends:
Cotton rope from Stockroomis soft, practical and budget conscious.
Or go for the lux helmp sets fromTwisted Monk’s Midori Kits.

Safety scissors.
WEARComfy exercise clothes. Think yoga or gym class. No nudity during class but we’re fine if you shed a layer or two
OPTIONAL & NICE TO HAVE
Scarf or blindfold.
Blanket, beach towel or yoga mat for the floor
REQUISITE SKILLS FOR ALL ATTENDING:
Minimum - Basic two-column ties
About Midori
Globe-trotting sexuality educator and writer. She’s back home in San Francisco after a long absence. After this class she’ll be in town to lead the D/s Protocol Weekend intensive,Passionate Bonds, with the acclaimed educator and author,Laura Antoniou.Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on amping up sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Originally from Japan, now based in San Francisco, she travels far and wide, teaching passionate bedroom skills.She wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”. In 2001 she foundedRope Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and still leads many Dojos each year. Later she formedhttp://www.fortefemme.com">ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive. Learn more about her atwww.FHP-inc.com
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:30





 

Rope Bondage: Speed & Flow with Midori

Wednesday April 30, 7 pm-9:30 pm

Increase your speed, flow, and confidence in your rope bondage play!

Whether you’re an expert or have only taken one rope bondage class, this experience will help to make your rope play more confident, smooth and intuitive.
This class will cover essential skills for fluid, effective and graceful motion in tying. Great flow and speed skills add to dynamic scenes with power emotional and play potential, increases confidence, allows for greater creative thinking and connection with your partner.
After the initial discussion, the students will break into pairs for series of unique timed drills and challenges. These are non-competitive exercises designed to increase your speed and confidence while identifying areas to improve. Everyone will be expected to do the exercises - and each exercize has purspose and philosophy behind it to deepend your play, whether you cast rope, receive rope or enjoy all sides of the rope in your private play.
This method is rooted in theRope Dojo®philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…
This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.

Where:The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94103 (Between 9th & 10th street on the south side of Mission Street
When:Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.Doors open at 6:30pm. Instructions start promtly at 7pm.
Cost: $20 per pair. (That’s $10 a person) Advenced ticket purchase suggested. Space limited to 15 pairs. Tickets may be available at the door based on availability.

BRING:

REQUIRED

  • Please come with an exercise buddy. They don’t have to be your play partner or lover… If they are it’s great, but a buddy is totally great.
  • Several ropes of varying lengths. (Think about how you normally like to play, and what kinds of rope you use. Then bring these, plus extras. If you’re not sure, bring several 15’ to 20’ lengths. if you don’t have ropes, here are great ones Midori recommends:
  • Safety scissors.

WEAR
Comfy exercise clothes. Think yoga or gym class. No nudity during class but we’re fine if you shed a layer or two

OPTIONAL & NICE TO HAVE

  • Scarf or blindfold.
  • Blanket, beach towel or yoga mat for the floor

REQUISITE SKILLS FOR ALL ATTENDING:

  • Minimum - Basic two-column ties

About Midori

Globe-trotting sexuality educator and writer. She’s back home in San Francisco after a long absence. After this class she’ll be in town to lead the D/s Protocol Weekend intensive,Passionate Bonds, with the acclaimed educator and author,Laura Antoniou.
Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on amping up sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Originally from Japan, now based in San Francisco, she travels far and wide, teaching passionate bedroom skills.
She wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”. In 2001 she foundedRope Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and still leads many Dojos each year. Later she formedhttp://www.fortefemme.com">ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive. Learn more about her atwww.FHP-inc.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:30
 
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