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Satomi returns for another series of shibari classes. Seize your chance to begin or improve your skills in the world of shibari - Japanese bondage, in her only visit to New Zealand this year.

Workshops are approximately 2.5 hours long, and in a unique intimate format we have developed with Satomi to maximize your learning experience.

Workshops will give you a little bit of history of shibari, and why its so hot for hentai ("kinky" in japanese) play. We also cover types of rope and safety issues, and then we are into it.

You’ll develop skills that are immediately useful, and we will show you ways of incorporating shibari into your play, regardless of your level.

It is traditional teaching, the way an apprentice learns from a master (nawashi). You learn the basics, and master them. From there, you can process to the next level in your personal learning journey.

You will leave each class with new skills, an understanding of safety, and have discovered for yourself the inner rope imp in your soul.

  • class sizes are limited so you can get the best possible tutoring.
  • attendees will be paired off and should plan on both learning ties and modeling ties as is our teaching tradition.
satomi rope

These workshops are exclusive to Tawse Manor - nowhere else in New Zealand can you learn from a lady that has lived the life of an apprentice and graduated to the honoured level of nawashi.

  • level 1 - the basics
  • level 2 - more intricate work - requires level 1 or equivalent

One on one tuition also available at $150/hour

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