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Shibari Rope Bondage PRIVATE Class
Shibari Rope Bondage PRIVATE Class

Shibari Rope Bondage PRIVATE Class

$675.00
  • Apr 2024 weekday 8-10pm
  • Apr 2024 Saturday 4-6pm
  • Apr 2024 Saturday 7-9pm
  • Apr 2024 Sunday 4-6pm
  • Apr 2024 Sunday 7-9pm
  • May 2024 Week Nights 8-10pm
  • May 2024 Saturday 4-6pm
  • May 2024 Saturday 7-9pm
  • May 2024 Sunday 4-6pm
  • May 2024 Sunday 7-9pm
  • June 2024 Week Nights 8-10pm
  • June 2024 Saturday 4-6pm
  • June 2024 Saturday 7-9pm
  • June 2024 Sunday 4-6pm
  • June 2024 Sunday 7-9pm
  • July 2024 Week Nights 8-10pm
  • July 2024 Saturday 4-6pm
  • July 2024 Saturday 7-9pm
  • July 2024 Sunday 4-6pm
  • July 2024 Sunday 7-9pm
  • Aug 2024 Week Nights 8-10pm
  • Aug 2024 Saturday 4-6pm
  • Aug 2024 Saturday 7-9pm
  • Aug 2024 Sunday 4-6pm
  • Aug 2024 Sunday 7-9pm
  • Sept 2024 Week Nights 8-10pm
  • Sept 2024 Saturday 4-6pm
  • Sept 2024 Saturday 7-9pm
  • Sept 2024 Sunday 4-6pm
  • Sept 2024 Sunday 7-9pm

SHAG's Private Shibari Class experience is exclusively offered to hotel guests at one of our partner hotel properties. 

For the Private Class, please follow these steps:

  1. Coordinate a date for the class with SHAG via email at Connect@WeLoveShag.com. Please let us know what timeframe or dates you have in mind for a private class and we do our best to accommodate you.
  2. Once a class date is confirmed with SHAG, purchase the Private Shibari class on SHAG's website.
  3. Book a hotel room at one of our partner hotels in Brooklyn - The William Vale Hotel or The MOXY Williamsburg Hotel (must choose one of the MOXY's "executive" rooms because the standard rooms are not large enough)
  4. Email your hotel reservation to SHAG & we will attach the class to your reservation at the hotel.

 **NOTE: There are only 2 people allowed in a typical private shibari class BUT if you have a larger group that wants to experience a private group class together, please email SHAG and we will coordinate booking an appropriate room to host you. 

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ROPE & SAFETY SHEAR REQUIREMENTS:
All couples must have a pair safety shears  & an approved rope kit - you can either bring your own (as long as the rope meets our guidelines of two 10ft, one 30ft, and one 50ft pieces) or you can purchase online at SHAG.  Another nice addition to this class is Midori’s Art of Japanese Bondage book.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Payment is requested in advance, and is non-refundable. There is one reschedule allowed, but must be made within a week's notice of the date of the class and will incur a 20% Rescheduling Fee. Please note that our classes are intentionally kept small and intimate, so we count on our attendees to arrive on time. No-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. 

ABOUT SHIBARI:

Shibari is a Japanese term that means “to tie.” It was originally known as Hojo-jutsu, the Japanese martial art of restraining that was used by Samurai in Japan during the 1400s-1700s. Techniques & form evolved and by the late 1800s and early 1900s, the erotic Kinbaku practice emerged, taking on more artistic and spiritual dimensions to become what is now known as Shibari.

The aesthetics of Shibari involve the creation of geometric patterns and shapes with rope, to form sensual contrasts with skin and the natural curves of the human form. The relationship between the person who ties the rope (the “rigger”), and the one being restrained is akin to that of an artist and the canvas -- the rope is both paint and brush. The arrangement of the ropes and knots explores and accentuates the sensuality of both vulnerability as well as strength. More skilled practitioners understand the placement of knots to stimulate pressure points on the body, controlling the flow of energy to produce different states of arousal and pleasure. The complex dynamics of power exchange are capable of creating powerful physiological and psychological experiences, as a component of BDSM play and general sexual enhancement.

ABOUT VALENTINE AMARTEY (the instructor):

Valentine has been teaching SHAG's Shibari classes for over 10 years. With a background in costume and knitwear design, he began making costumes for various downtown performance artists back in the late '90's. During one of these assignments, he was asked to make costumes for a performance that called for rope looks for an underground ballet/burlesque troupe. He discovered the art of Shibari and immediately incorporated the art form into his design work.

After this initial dive into the art form, Valentine took the time to study Shibari with Tyutumi, who received his basic training from Mistress Midori. After years of practice, he was ready to share this knowledge with people of all levels.

“Shibari is a discipline that involves the control of rope, your partner, and ultimately yourself — this I find to be greatly appealing. I’m drawn to the fine balance between something that was designed for punishment and something that is visually stunning. The combination of brutality and beauty is endlessly fascinating to me."

Valentine’s credits to date include providing looks for pop stars such as Shakira, Lady Gaga and Brooke Candy, designing for the Calvin Klein Collection and teaching a BFA knitwear course at The New School.