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Shibari.ph Saturdays

Shibari.ph Saturdays are modest gatherings for rope lovers where you can learn new rope skills, hone existing ones, or enjoy the company of friends.

Photo during a private practice. Photo © Dee

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Public registration will begin on August 5, 2019 (Monday)!

WHAT FOLKS HAVE TO SAY

  • No rope yet? New attendees to the Intro to Shibari will receive one (1) piece of synthetic bondage rope!

Overview

Shibari.ph Saturdays (Shibari Saturdays) are modest skillsharing events and casual practice sessions for local bondage practitioners, enthusiasts, and curious audiences. 

For those seeking to socialize, you can tie with friends, watch others practice, or just hang out with new rope-loving acquaintances!

Our next event schedule is on Aug 10th, 2019

Event Breakdown

1-5PM: Skillsharing Sessions

During our Intro to Shibari, Dee shares his personal approach to Japanese style rope bondage as influenced by the teachers, partners, and experiences he was lucky to learn from here and during his travels.

Our doors are open to complete newbies and people seeking a refresher on the basics. We’ll help you understand where it came from, its risks and rewards today, and where you can take this art form in the future.

In the intro skillshare, we’ll explore:

  • Shibari’s history & origins
  • Bondage risks & safety guidelines
  • Equipment types, parts, & maintenance
  • Basic techniques & applications
  • Aftercare & other post-session practices
  • and more!

During our Rope Study Group, we’ll be engaging you in discussions and hands-on exercises every month that cycle through four (4) important topics to help you reflect on rope bondage and the partners we play with. 

Using Dee’s personal approach to Shibari, we’ll help you escape the pattern trap, develop confidence, understand your partner better, and more—while carefully balancing creativity and the risks.

In our study group sessions, we’ll share and reflect on:

  • Fluency: How to Touch Hearts & Tell Stories
    (Feb, Jun, Oct)
  • Flow: How To Tie with Finesse & Fluidity
    (Mar, July, Nov)
  • Function: How to Design for Bodies in Bondage
    (Apr, Aug, Dec)
  • Form: How to Tame & Troubleshoot Tension
    (May, Sept, Jan)
Attend the RSG sessions regularly to keep honing your understanding and practice of rope bondage—bringing you closer to your own unique approach that you and your partner/s could enjoy.

Note: To join the Rope Study Group, you need to attend our Intro to Shibari (or equivalent) for the bondage safety orientation.

5-9PM: Rope Jam

During our Rope Jams, folks are invited to share in the space to tie with friends, watch other practitioners, or just hang out with a warm, accepting, and kink-friendly crowd. These are casual practice sessions—not classes with a fixed curriculum. That said, you might still learn a thing or two from the more experienced practitioners who are present.

If you’re interested in just watching without getting involved, this would be a good event for you to attend too! 

Event Details

WHERE: The PARC (Performing Arts and Recreation Center) Foundation
494 Lt. Artiaga, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila
WHEN: Every 2nd Saturday of the month
SCHEDULE: Skillsharing Sessions (1-5pm), Rope Jam (5-9pm)

Ticket Prices

1-Day Pass
(2nd Sat)

₱1500
500 per attendee
  • Join the Intro to Shibari skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam on the 2nd Saturday (5-9PM)

1-DAY PASS
(4th Sat)

₱1500
500 per attendee
  • Join the Rope Study Group session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam on the 4th Saturday (5-9PM)

Monthly Pass
(August)

₱3000
950 per attendee
  • Join both weekends for the Intro to Shibari and RSG skillsharing sessions (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jams on both weekends (5-9PM)
  • 20% Discount on rope products or sessions (demo, coaching, photoshoot, etc.) for that month!
Best Choice

1-Day Pass

₱1500
500 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)

Monthly Pass

₱3000
950 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)
  • Unlimited access to SPH Saturdays for that month!
  • 20% Discount on rope or services (coaching, photoshoot demo, etc.) for that month!
Best Choice

1-Day Pass

₱1500
500 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)

Monthly Pass

₱3000
950 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)
  • Unlimited access to SPH Saturdays for that month!
  • 20% Discount on rope or services (coaching, photoshoot demo, etc.) for that month!
Best Choice

1-Day Pass

₱1500
500 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)
  • 10% Discount on all offers for that month

Monthly Pass

₱3000
1000 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)
  • Unlimited access to SPH Saturdays for that month!
  • 20% Discount on all SPH offers for that month
Best Choice

Patron Pass

2500 per attendee
  • Join the Intro or RSG skillsharing session (1-5PM)
  • Join the Rope Jam (5-9PM)
  • Unlimited access to SPH Saturdays for that month!
  • 50% Discount on all SPH offers for that month
  • Chance to win unlimited access to all SPH Saturdays throughout 2019!*

Thanks to our peers, we’re now able to offer our flagship skillsharing event—Learning the Ropes: Intro to Shibari (originally Php 1500)—at significantly discounted rates! 

Tremendous thanks go to the following friends for making this possible:

  • TillySincarne & Nadiya
  • Sam & Partner
  • Sun & Earth

From the series The Butterfly Effect  © Deck Mara

Reminders:

  1. No previous experience necessary.
  2. Bring an open mind and a coachable attitude.
  3. Comfortable gym, yoga, or tight-fitting sports attire are recommended.
  4. Partners are recommended by not required.
  5. Solo attendees seeking partners during the event should be prepared to switch roles if their partner requests it.
  6. Alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dee Sapalo is a rope artist from Makati who promotes kink-, sex-, and body-positivity and practices a gentler domination style with Japanese rope bondage. He joined Manila’s rope scene in 2013 and has since pursued studies in Shibari locally and abroad.

Believing that our communities can become more respectful, empathic, and inclusive by practicing kink—he takes a break from designing websites for SMEs and runs the Shibari.ph resource blog. There, he curates relevant resources and hosts events where enthusiasts of all ages, genders, and body types can explore bondage in a safer, more supportive, and accepting environment.

You can message him to ask questions or say hello at dee@shibari.ph.

Yes! If for some reason you are unable to afford our regular rates, kindly message us on Facebook or via email with your situation and we’ll look for a mutually awesome arrangement.

Artists and struggling professionals are also welcome to apply.

Our Shibari.ph Saturdays are currently being hosted at the premises of The Performing Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Filipino artists, based in San Juan City.

The venue is Google Maps-, Waze-, and Uber-friendly.

Need directions for traveling without a car? You can find commuting instructions here!

Attending as a pair/couple isn’t required but it comes highly recommended if you want to maximize the event.

Some of the exercises will require a partner and we can’t guarantee that another solo attendee will be available or willing to partner with you.

We encourage sports, yoga, or any exercise attire as long as they aren’t too baggy. Bras with underwires are discouraged since chest-related bondage might give you a harder time breathing, deform the underwire, or accidentally stab you.

MEDICATION: Please remember to bring medication if you need any— especially for emergencies (asthma inhalers, insulin, etc.).

CLOTHES: If you reckon you’ll perspire a lot, bring small towels and a change of clothes. There’s a water dispenser for you to stay hydrated and a comfort room nearby where you can get changed too.

NOTES: Bring a pen and paper so you can take notes! You can ask us questions anytime throughout the workshop. 🙂

ROPE: At least one (1) piece of 8m long bondage rope (synthetic or jute are recommended). Although, if you have none yet, you may borrow or buy synthetic rope from us on the day of the event! 

EMT/SAFETY SHEARS: We use a special kind of scissors for bondage—the kind used by paramedics for emergency situations which has a blunt tip.

We’ll have shears available for borrowing at the event but you can check out this resource when getting your own set for personal use.

We’re happy to notice that attendees of our Shibari.ph events tend to be comfortable enough to not use codenames anymore. However, the Philippines still faces some stigma when it comes to the practice of activities under BDSM.

To protect your privacy, we highly encourage the use of code names and aliases during the workshops (especially if you plan to join the local kink community).

Note: Anyone caught harassing other attendees for personal details will be reprimanded or sent out. Repeat offenders will be blacklisted from future events and reported to the other local kink groups.

As an added level of security, we won’t be allowing photographs to be taken by anyone other than the group’s official/authorized photographer.

They are specifically instructed to creatively crop personally identifiable features from view and, in cases where it’s unavoidable, to blur them long before publishing.

Exception: We might dedicate a photo-safe zone and allow pictures if all the attendees agree to it.

Drinks and light snacks are allowed at the venue so feel free to bring some along or order from the store below. Alternatively, you may have stuff delivered as well.

We offer private coaching for couples and small groups in case you can’t attend the regularly scheduled workshops or if you need to keep your interest in kinks discreet.

If you have questions, shoot us an email at dee@shibari.ph or message us through the Shibari.ph Facebook Page!

CONTACT US

Got questions?

Send us an email at dee@shibari.ph or message us through the Shibari.ph Facebook Page.

Happy tying!