Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Intermediate Shibari Class (Berlin, DE)

The weekly monday classes at Chirohouse will from April onwards take place the first 3 wednesdays of the month.
First week: introduction/absolute beginner
Second week: Beginner with prior experience
Third week: Intermediate level floorwork

This 2h wednesday workshop is suitable for students some prior experience in shibari/kinbaku and a somewhat good understanding of the fundamentals as teached in beginner level classes.
You need to be confident tying a single column tie and using counter tension since I will not guide through this during this workshop but go directly to explaining the ties.
We will be making some floorwork ties and exercises that have a few more steps to keep track of than the content given at beginner classes. Some ties are suitable mostly on the floor and some are building blocks good to learn if one has plans to continue going into suspension work in the future.


It is a safer and queer friendly space with the intention of welcoming and respecting everyone with an interest to learn about Japanese originated rope bondage.

Do I need a partner?

For this class you need to attend as at least two together. You can not attend alone since the ties are more complicated and it is important everyone has a partner to tie with for each part. Switching is possible but not obligatory.

Please bring your own ropes! 4 or more recommended

Price:


30€/person (so 60 per couple)

Please note that beginner clip cards do not apply to this workshop

Where?

The class takes place in a lofty dojo space overlooking the Spree at Chirohouse on the Holzmarkt area. The adress is Holzmarkstrasse 25 which is walking distance from stations Jannowitzbrücke or Ostbahnhof. To get to the room go to the back of the tall building (side facing the river) and look for a gate with a buzzer saying Chirohouse. Call the buzzer to get let in and take lift or stairs to the top floor. The room is on the farthest corner of the building facing Kater Blau. You can enter via the reception or directly the dojo area.
The room is wheelchair accessible but toilets are not.

For further questions tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Shibari Basics - Beginners with prior experience (Berlin, DE)

The weekly monday classes at Chirohouse will from April onwards take place the first 3 wednesdays of the month.
First week: introduction/absolute beginner
Second week: Beginner with prior experience
Third week: Intermediate level floorwork

This 2h wednesday workshop is suitable for students with any prior experience in shibari/kinbaku as well as people who wish to practice the absolute fundamentals.
To partake you should be somewhat familiar already with the single column tie and have attended at least one class before (of mine of another shibari teacher).
In these classes we typically go through basic techniques of wrapping, counter tension, keeping tension and handling rope and body. Unlike the intro class we more often include simpler specific ties and improvisation exercises to apply our techniques onto.

Do I need a partner?

You do not need to come with a partner to this class if you are comfortable asking to tie together with other students attending the class. Keep in mind that we sometimes end up being an odd number which results in tying in threes or taking turns.
Switching is recommended for everyone but obligatory if you attend as a single person, so that everyone has the possibility to practice.

Some ropes are available to borrow but please bring a one or two if you have!

Price:

1st time attending: 20€/person
Normal price:
25€/person
Clip card for attending 4 different intro or beginner classes:
70€/person

Where?

The class takes place in a lofty dojo space overlooking the Spree at Chirohouse on the Holzmarkt area. The adress is Holzmarkstrasse 25 which is walking distance from stations Jannowitzbrücke or Ostbahnhof. To get to the room go to the back of the tall building (side facing the river) and look for a gate with a buzzer saying Chirohouse. Call the buzzer to get let in and take lift or stairs to the top floor. The room is on the farthest corner of the building facing Kater Blau. You can enter via the reception or directly the dojo area.
The room is wheelchair accessible but toilets are not.

For further questions tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Shibari basics - Introduction class (now on wednesdays)

The weekly monday classes at Chirohouse will from April onwards take place the first 3 wednesdays of the month.
First week: introduction/absolute beginner
Second week: Beginner with prior experience
Third week: Intermediate level floorwork

This 2h wednesday workshop is suitable for students with no prior experience in shibari/kinbaku as well as people who wish to practice the absolute fundamentals.
We will go through some basic principles and building blocks such as basic know/single solumn tie, wrapping, counter tension and rope handling.
It is a safer and queer friendly space with the intention of welcoming and respecting everyone with an interest to learn about Japanese originated rope bondage.

Do I need a partner?

You do not need to come with a partner to this class if you are comfortable asking to tie together with other students attending the class. Keep in mind that we sometimes end up being an odd number which results in tying in threes or taking turns.
Switching is recommended for everyone but obligatory if you attend as a single person, so that everyone has the possibility to practice.

Some ropes are available to borrow but please bring a one or two if you have!

Price:

1st time attending: 20€/person
Normal price:
25€/person
Clip card for attending 4 different intro or beginner classes:
70€/person

Where?

The class takes place in a lofty dojo space overlooking the Spree at Chirohouse on the Holzmarkt area. The adress is Holzmarkstrasse 25 which is walking distance from stations Jannowitzbrücke or Ostbahnhof. To get to the room go to the back of the tall building (side facing the river) and look for a gate with a buzzer saying Chirohouse. Call the buzzer to get let in and take lift or stairs to the top floor. The room is on the farthest corner of the building facing Kater Blau. You can enter via the reception or directly the dojo area.
The room is wheelchair accessible but toilets are not.

For further questions tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

Intermediate Shibari Class (Berlin, DE)

-THE CLASS-
This floorwork class is for intermediate level students. The prerequisites below for clarification of what that means in this case!
Advanced students may also attend, chances are you have not encountered the same ties or teaching despite having plenty experience.
During this class which takes place on the fourth monday each month we focus on a different theme each time, all which can be done without suspension points. Topics may include practicing a particular pattern, learning how to make different varieties of the same tie/shape, improvisation techniques and more.

-PREREQUISITES-
To attend you need to be familiar with basic technique and principles to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended at least around 4 of the beginner classes.

Bring at least 3-5 full length (7-8m) ropes and ideally also a couple of shorter rope lengths. Rope should be of the kind intended for shibari (jute of loose twisted kind is most recommended although some people use hemp).
!!You need to attend with at least one other person whom you can tie with to ensure everyone has a partner!!

-RATES-
Per 2h class: 30€/person (in other words 60€ per couple)
Clipcard for 3 classes: 75€/person (150€/couple)
Please note that the beginner class clip card can not be used for the intermediate class since rates are different.
Payment by cash or invoice possible

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions PM Tamandua or email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

shibari basics - Class for beginners with prior experience

-THE CLASS-
Shibari Basics is a drop-in workshop for anyone wanting to get started exploring kinbaku as well as those wanting to go into depth with the fundamentals. The first 2 Mondays of the month suitable for complete beginners and the 3rd Monday of the month for beginners with a bit of prior experience.
We will cover basic concepts and techniques needed to start understanding and playing around with rope. The content always varying a bit to not get boring for those who choose to attend this class to work on their technique on a regular basis.

-PREREQUISITES-
First 2 Mondays of the month you need no prior knowledge.
You can come together with partner/s or also alone if you don't mind coupling up with other students for the exercises.
Bring a couple of ropes meant for shibari if you have (ones to borrow are limited).
The prerequisite to attend the ´beginner with experience´class which is on every 3rd Monday of the month is to at least know how to tie a single column tie. As well as have some personal experience of playing around with rope.

To attend the Intermediate Floorwork Class every 4th Monday of the month you need to be familiar with the basics to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended around 4 of the beginner classes. More advanced students are also welcome since there is no upper level limit. See separate event for further information.

-RATES-
First time tryout: 15€/per person
Per 2h class: 25€/person
Clipcard for 4 classes: 70€/person
Clipcard can be used for any beginner class for the duration of the year. Note that they do not apply for the intermediate class since rates are different.

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions PM Tamandua or email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Shibari Basics Beginner class (Berlin, DE)

Shibari Basics is a drop-in workshop for anyone wanting to get started exploring kinbaku as well as those wanting to go into depth with the fundamentals. The first 2 Mondays of the month suitable for complete beginners and the 3rd Monday of the month for beginners with a bit of prior experience.
We will cover basic concepts and techniques needed to start understanding and playing around with rope. The content always varying a bit to not get boring for those who choose to attend this class to work on their technique on a regular basis.

-PREREQUISITES-
First 2 Mondays of the month you need no prior knowledge.
You can come together with partner/s or also alone if you don't mind coupling up with other students for the exercises.
Bring a couple of ropes meant for shibari if you have (ones to borrow are limited).
The prerequisite to attend the ´beginner with experience´class which is on every 3rd Monday of the month is to at least know how to tie a single column tie. As well as have some personal experience of playing around with rope.

To attend the Intermediate Floorwork Class every 4th Monday of the month you need to be familiar with the basics to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended around 4 of the beginner classes. More advanced students are also welcome since there is no upper level limit. See separate event for further information.

-RATES-
First time tryout: 15€/per person
Per 2h class: 25€/person
Clipcard for 4 classes: 70€/person
Clipcard can be used for any beginner class for the duration of the year. Note that they do not apply for the intermediate class since rates are different.

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Shibari Basics Beginner class (Berlin, DE)

Shibari Basics is a drop-in workshop for anyone wanting to get started exploring kinbaku as well as those wanting to go into depth with the fundamentals. The first 2 Mondays of the month suitable for complete beginners and the 3rd Monday of the month for beginners with a bit of prior experience.
We will cover basic concepts and techniques needed to start understanding and playing around with rope. The content always varying a bit to not get boring for those who choose to attend this class to work on their technique on a regular basis.

-PREREQUISITES-
First 2 Mondays of the month you need no prior knowledge.
You can come together with partner/s or also alone if you don't mind coupling up with other students for the exercises.
Bring a couple of ropes meant for shibari if you have (ones to borrow are limited).
The prerequisite to attend the ´beginner with experience´class which is on every 3rd Monday of the month is to at least know how to tie a single column tie. As well as have some personal experience of playing around with rope.

To attend the Intermediate Floorwork Class every 4th Monday of the month you need to be familiar with the basics to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended around 4 of the beginner classes. More advanced students are also welcome since there is no upper level limit. See separate event for further information.

-RATES-
First time tryout: 15€/per person
Per 2h class: 25€/person
Clipcard for 4 classes: 70€/person
Clipcard can be used for any beginner class for the duration of the year. Note that they do not apply for the intermediate class since rates are different.

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Intermediate Shibari Class (Berlin, DE)

-THE CLASS-
This floorwork class is for intermediate level students. The prerequisites below for clarification of what that means in this case!
Advanced students may also attend, chances are you have not encountered the same ties or teaching despite having plenty experience.
During this class which takes place on the fourth monday each month we focus on a different theme each time, all which can be done without suspension points. Topics may include practicing a particular pattern, learning how to make different varieties of the same tie/shape, improvisation techniques and more.

-PREREQUISITES-
To attend you need to be familiar with basic technique and principles to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended at least around 4 of the beginner classes.

Bring at least 3-5 full length (7-8m) ropes and ideally also a couple of shorter rope lengths. Rope should be of the kind intended for shibari (jute of loose twisted kind is most recommended although some people use hemp).
!!You need to attend with at least one other person whom you can tie with to ensure everyone has a partner!!

-RATES-
Per 2h class: 30€/person (in other words 60€ per couple)
Clipcard for 3 classes: 75€/person (150€/couple)
Please note that the beginner class clip card can not be used for the intermediate class since rates are different.
Payment by cash or invoice possible

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions PM Tamandua or email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Shibari Basics - Class for beginners with prior experience (Berlin, DE)

-THE CLASS-
Shibari Basics is a drop-in workshop for anyone wanting to get started exploring kinbaku as well as those wanting to go into depth with the fundamentals. The first 2 Mondays of the month suitable for complete beginners and the 3rd Monday of the month for beginners with a bit of prior experience.
We will cover basic concepts and techniques needed to start understanding and playing around with rope. The content always varying a bit to not get boring for those who choose to attend this class to work on their technique on a regular basis.

-PREREQUISITES-
First 2 Mondays of the month you need no prior knowledge.
You can come together with partner/s or also alone if you don't mind coupling up with other students for the exercises.
Bring a couple of ropes meant for shibari if you have (ones to borrow are limited).
The prerequisite to attend the ´beginner with experience´class which is on every 3rd Monday of the month is to at least know how to tie a single column tie. As well as have some personal experience of playing around with rope.

To attend the Intermediate Floorwork Class every 4th Monday of the month you need to be familiar with the basics to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended around 4 of the beginner classes. More advanced students are also welcome since there is no upper level limit. See separate event for further information.

-RATES-
First time tryout: 15€/per person
Per 2h class: 25€/person
Clipcard for 4 classes: 70€/person
Clipcard can be used for any beginner class for the duration of the year. Note that they do not apply for the intermediate class since rates are different.

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions PM Tamandua or email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Shibari Basics Beginner class (Berlin, DE)


Shibari Basics is a drop-in workshop for anyone wanting to get started exploring kinbaku as well as those wanting to go into depth with the fundamentals. The first 2 Mondays of the month suitable for complete beginners and the 3rd Monday of the month for beginners with a bit of prior experience.
We will cover basic concepts and techniques needed to start understanding and playing around with rope. The content always varying a bit to not get boring for those who choose to attend this class to work on their technique on a regular basis.

-PREREQUISITES-
First 2 Mondays of the month you need no prior knowledge.
You can come together with partner/s or also alone if you don't mind coupling up with other students for the exercises.
Bring a couple of ropes meant for shibari if you have (ones to borrow are limited).
The prerequisite to attend the ´beginner with experience´class which is on every 3rd Monday of the month is to at least know how to tie a single column tie. As well as have some personal experience of playing around with rope.

To attend the Intermediate Floorwork Class every 4th Monday of the month you need to be familiar with the basics to follow. Rough estimation could be knowledge equivalent of having attended around 4 of the beginner classes. More advanced students are also welcome since there is no upper level limit. See separate event for further information.

-RATES-
First time tryout: 15€/per person
Per 2h class: 25€/person
Clipcard for 4 classes: 70€/person
Clipcard can be used for any beginner class for the duration of the year. Note that they do not apply for the intermediate class since rates are different.

-WHERE-
Chirohouse dojo room overlooking the Holzmarkt area and the Spree. A spacious room built for movement activity.
To reach it go to the backside of one of the main buildings on Holzmarktstr. 25 and look for a metal gate leading to a stairwell. There should be a buzzer named Chirohouse which you need to press to get let in. Then make your way to the top floor and walk to the opposite corner of the building.

For any questions email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

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