Dear Kinbaku Enthusiasts,
In accordance with the Berlin law regulations, all public events in our studio, including the Intro-event on 01.April, are cancelled. We are very sorry for the inconveniences caused, but we believe it is better in this situation to do all we can to avoid spreading the virus.
As soon as the situation improve, we will announce the upcoming events on our website.
In a meanwhile for those who are interested, we are still available for the private classes via Skype coaching.
Natasha & Alexander
We offer workshops, private training and performances for enthusiastic people who would like to discover Kinbaku.
Guests & Events in Studio 6×6, Berlin
We welcome back Berg Borg for another deep dive into the pioneer years of Kinbaku. Historical materials such as artworks, books, magazines, films and original texts translated from Japanese serve starting points for reflection and inspiration. This time, special attention will be given to Tsujimura, Osada Eikichi, Akechi Denki, including quite a lot of material from the “models” perspective, giving a profile for example of one of the pioneers who worked with Tsujimura in the 1950s, named Kawabata Tanako.
On the road: 1 Quarter 2020
We offer a teaching system for Kinbaku, so that you learn to tie safely and with focus on the shared experience as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the most important principle – practice yourself a lot! – we cannot take you from the shoulders. What we can offer is a system to learn the necessary technical principles quickly and consecutively building on each other. For this we have developed a method to combine technique and non-technique, theory and practice in catchy exercises. Our goal is to give you good tools for your play. ==> Read more
If you are already advanced, want to “change” from other styles, or are generally unsure, talk to us, so we can decide together what is the right level for you to get started.
This is the best and most effective way to discover Kinbaku. You will notice: the private lessons is the turbo to tie faster, more safe and thus really focussed on your partner’s emotions. For the people in the rope, we provide valuable tips on breathing, body tension and stress management. Only in private lessons we can respond individually to your wishes. Depending on your current level, we give you exactly the input you need to get to a new level in your bondage. It does not matter where you stand on your path to Kinbaku. ==> Details & Booking
Intro Evening: for everyone interested in Rope Bondage
This 2.5 hour introductory workshop is for all people who are interested in Bondage and want to learn about how to get started. We will cover some important topics about intentions, consent and safety. But most of all: you will lern your first tie! Come as you are – you don’t need rope nor a partner. You can partner up with another enthusiastic person at the workshop. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing. ==> Details & Booking
Discover Kinbaku: “From Zero to Patterns & Play” – Weekend Workshop in Kinbaku for absolute beginners (Level 0)
This is the workshop for enthusiastic beginners who want to explore Kinbaku (Japanese-inspired bondage). We address both partners who take an active, albeit different, role. After a brief introduction to safety, you will explore qualities of contact through the rope. We will introduce a few basic principles and you will learn how to combine them, developing “real” patterns for play with your partner. We will emphasize movement, control, non-verbal communication, intention-based consent. The goal is to be able to create beautiful shared moments in ropes. ==> Details & Booking
Discover Kinbaku: “More Patterns for Play” – Weekend Workshop in Kinbaku for advanced beginners (Level 1)
This is the workshop for advanced beginners who want to expand their exploration into Kinbaku (Japanese-inspired bondage). We address both partners who take an active, albeit different, role. We will repeat and expand on the known basic principles and introduce new ones. You will learn how to combine them, developing “real” patterns for play with your partner. We will emphasize movement, control, (non-verbal) communication, emotional and physical limits, as well as intention based consent. The goal is for you to be able to create beautiful shared moments in ropes ==> Details & Booking
Earth: Establishing a Ground – Evening Courses in Seme-Nawa, Intermediate Level
With this series of evening classes we provide an opportunity to establish the ground for Seme-nawa on a regular basis. We will deepen already familiar principles and patterns and learn to apply them to create new ones forming the tied body into aesthetic and challenging positions. Playfully and gradually, we will progress from the ground into partials and first full suspensions. In doing so, we do not deal with the techniques as stand alone, but repeatedly ask for the intentions and give impulses to the rope-bottoms to bring their attention to their feelings and sensations… ==> Details & Booking
Water: Rasing Up – Evening Courses in Seme-Nawa, Intermediate Level
This series of regular evening classes in Seme-nawa is the next level after „EARTH”. After first patterns and routines are established, we are raising up and getting more fluid. In WATER we are dealing with fluid management of (semi) suspension techniques and suspension with torsion. Rope-Bottoms learn the somatic skills to master more challenging positions in a healthy and enjoyable way. In doing so, we deepen our understanding of Seme-nawa, scrutinise our intentions and learn strategies how to create a scene. ==> Details & Booking
Fire: Touching the Core – Evening Courses in Seme-Nawa, Advanced Level
In this advanced Kinbaku course, we use the Gyaku-ebi position to teach techniques that go deeper into the somatic body of the tied person. Increasingly we focus on intention and emotion. The rope and the physical-mental challenge it creates are means to an end to push into emotional depths. The process of tying is slow and the generated figures are static. Rope on rope increases the challenge. The goal is to move the tied partner to surrendering and show her in all her beauty. ==> Details & Booking
Air: Learning to Fly – Evening Courses in Seme-Nawa, Advanced Level
In the element air we are dealing on the basis of the so far learned with technically more complex positions and the transitions between them. This requires a lot of routine and good communication between the partners. We address flow and dynamics, but also ideas how to develop a “scene”. We show elements and principles of the Kinbaku that we tie “for us.” In doing so, we pick up positions from the water or fire elements, and develop paths of transformation between them. The result is images that are aesthetically reminiscent of calligraphy or ikebana. ==> Details & Booking
Somatics for Rope Bottoms: Regular Study Group
In this workshop we will put aside rope for a moment and focus on the soma or “the body as perceived from within.” We will learn to feel ourselves in the moment and to contain our experiences without freezing or running away. We will learn to pay attention to what is happening in the moment. We will reconnect to our sense of safety. We will learn to verbalize our desires and choices and recognize when it doesn’t feel good anymore. Increased somatic awareness and access to the wisdom of your body will lead naturally to deepening your bottoming experiences and making it more internal, conscious and safe. ==> Details & Booking
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