SHIBARI ROPE BONDAGE

We are no longer offering the Shibari group classes, but we do offer private lessons in your home. The class is taught by Valentine Amartey, who has been our Shag Shibari instructor for almost ten years.  Intro to Shibari is an intensive workshop that is approximately 2 hours long - you do not need any prior shibari knowledge, and you will learn a lot. We also offer an Intermediate Shibari Workshop, which is customized for each private booking.

There is some additional info about the class below.
We take payment in advance for private classes, so if you are interested in booking, please call us at 347.721.3002 or email connect@weloveshag.com.




Intro to Shibari: Rope Bondage for Beginners

Shibari literally means to tie.

In the 18th Century, Japan rope was used as a form of punishment; different types of binding and different colors of rope were used to identify the kind of crime the prisoner had committed and the social class he belonged to.  During World War II, the Japanese learned the concepts of the West and legacy of the Marquis de Sade. These were added to the ancient art, and the art form we know today as Shibari came into being. 

Today we see Japanese bondage (Kinbaku/Shibari) used for sexual bonding, personal release, and as an artistic expression of beauty.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in exploring the concept of power exchange with rope, and how this plays out physically in the bedroom.  The class will consist of a tutorial of three basic ties and how they can be used singularly or in conjunction with each other to create an erotically charged rope scene.
Learn how to tie elegantly with controlled measured technique.

Participants will be encouraged to tie and be tied in turn to get a fully rounded experience of this ancient art form.

Shibari, at its core, is about the centered control of oneself and one's partner. It can be an incredibly erotic and sensual experience for all concerned, is a rewarding way to add to your sexual skills, and the information learned here can be carried through to many real life situations.  


Materials to bring to class: 
You will need to bring a rope kit made up of two 15ft. pieces and two 30ft. pieces (can be purchased at Shag for $60) or a Shibari Kit.