On Sunday January 21st, don’t miss the chance to embark on an enthralling journey into the world of sensual rope play with the talented Marie Sauvage.
In her exclusive workshop – Sensual Rope for Beginners, participants will have the unique opportunity to delve into the art of erotic rope bondage, exploring the depths of sensuality, surrender, and profound connections that can be woven through the artful use of restraint.
The workshop will take place from 14u00 to 18u00, allowing ample time for a comprehensive exploration of the intricacies and techniques of sensual rope play. Whether you are a curious newcomer or have some prior experience, Marie will skillfully guide you through the fundamentals, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all. As an added delight, a delectable lunch spread will be provided to ensure you stay energized and refreshed throughout the afternoon.
As an enticing bonus, the workshop will be co-hosted by Conor Aphilia. This presents a rare opportunity to receive guidance from not just one, but two experts immersed in the sensuous world of rope.
Don’t miss out—seize this unique chance!
The Teacher: Marie Sauvage
Shibari is an practice of aesthetically binding people with rope, with centuries of history dating from the samurai era of feudalist Japan. Shibari can be practiced with various intentions: meditation on sensuality and connection, practicing vulnerability, exploring dominant and submissive roles, and creating aesthetic body forms. This class will focus on exploring the senses through the process of rope binding. Rope play is heavily focused on touch and feel, and this class will teach you to communicate with your partner by expanding your vocabulary of rope tying, body handling, and physical touch. – Marie Sauvage
Marie Sauvage is a boundary-breaking artist known for her unique approach to Shibari, a Japanese art form involving rope tying. Studying art and finding inspiration in live drawing classes, she embraces the beauty of the human form in her performances.
With a feminine perspective, she has made Shibari more accessible and intriguing to a broader audience, going beyond traditional SM culture to emphasize mutual trust and vulnerability. Marie’s authentic and sensual performances create a mesmerizing experience that celebrates the intimate connection between the rigger, muse, and audience.– Read more here
Guest Teacher: Conor Aphilia
“I have studied the techniques, emotions and aesthetics of the Japanese masters and, from their knowledge, developed an adaptive and inclusive style that is open to everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, size or flexibility. My background in design has given me a unique approach to Rope, a constantly evolving blend of Western & Eastern aesthetics & perspectives.” – Read more here
The doors open at 14u00 and close at 14u15, please be on time. Class starts at 14u30 and ends at 18u. Drinks and Snacks will be served during the afternoon.
14u – 14u30 Welcome drink
14u30 – 16u Class
16u – 16u30 Snack break
16u30 – 18u Class
18u End of afternoon
For the workshop it is best to wear something light and comfortable. When in ropes we advise to wear something figure hugging, this will enable the rigger to position his/her ropes precisely and safely on the body. Please note you are more than welcome to wear anything in which you feel most comfortable.
It is pleasantly warm in our playroom because of the floor heating. The focus during the workshop is on transferring information and ‘learning’ techniques. Please note, this is not an erotic workshop!
Who can attend?
This workshop is limited to 7 couples, ensuring an intimate and focused experience for all participants. When we say “couples,” we embrace a wide definition, recognizing that a duo can consist of any two individuals who share a mutual interest in rope tying, regardless of their relationship or gender identity. This is a beginners workshop, no previous experience required.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own ropes if available, For those who may need ropes or wish to expand their collection, fret not! High-quality ropes will be available for purchase at the studio before the workshop begins. Or be prepared & Purchase your set here
For those arriving by car, there is a chance to find street parking or nearby options. Alternatively, a larger paying parking (Pidpa) lot is available just a 7-minute walk from the studio. If you prefer public transport, Antwerp South station is conveniently situated within a 10-minute walk from the studio.
During the workshop, you are more than welcome to take pictures. To ensure everyone’s comfort, please ensure that no one else is inadvertently captured in your frames without their explicit permission.