Sensual Shibari Workshop: Meditative Rope Bondage Meets Acroyoga

Samstag, 29. Januar 2022, 14-16 Uhr
Saturday, 29 January 2022, 2p.m. – 4p.m.
25€ per person / 40€ per duo

Learn about and practice the Japanese art of meditative rope bondage. Sensual Shibari was developed by Mark Scherer as a mix of rope work, yoga, partner dance and other elements. The main focus and intention here is to leverage the energy between two people — one active (leading), the other passive (following) — to create a figurative dance in ropes. And in this workshop for the acroyoga community, there will of course be some crossover into acroyoga! We will work in pairs on a platonic, non-sexual level, with spotters as necessary.

After this workshop, you as rigger will be able to do basic ties that can put someone into a state of meditative relaxation and comfort. As a riggee (passive part), you will be able to enjoy the feeling of complete trust in someone else and a deep relaxation that cannot be found from anywhere else.

  • No prior knowledge necessary in shibari; ability to base and fly basic acroyoga poses (bird, straddle bat, etc.) recommended
  • We will only do basics on the floor (no suspension) so everyone can do it
  • You will work in pairs as rigger and riggee (gender does not matter), but you join on your own and team up spontaneously at the workshop
  • Comfortable yoga-style clothing recommended
  • You can and should bring your own rope, but there will be extra ones available.

Please be on time! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes earlier to check and settle in.

About the Instructor

Mark is from Berlin and has been doing bondage for 15+ years. Influenced by a background in partner dancing, he developed Sensual Shibari as a more absolute “lead and be led”, leveraging the energy and connection to create a dance way beyond the physical level. He teaches beginners and shows that all of this is possible without the immediate sexual or intimate contact, and can be a very deeply relaxing and mind-opening experience between friends just as much as between couples.