Saturday, April 14 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

VoxBody Studio presents A Weekend with Pedro Cordas & Sophia Rose

Our brains have just about recovered from last year's intensive with Pedro Cordas & Sophia Rose so we figure it's time for MORE! VoxBody is THRILLED to welcome back the top-notch bad-ass duo for another weekend of advanced rope exploration and technique!

TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE ONLY! (only two spots left!)
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Schedule

SAT & SUN 10-5. Both days will start at 10am, with pauses between each exercise and a one hour lunch break.

Saturday:
3-4 Suspensions exercises in which we will be challenged with multiple transitions, at least one of these exercises will have bamboo attached to the body.
Exercise #1 TK based transition sequence
Exercise #2 Strappado based transition sequence
Exercise #3 & #4 TK based and/or Waki Sarashi transition sequence

Sunday:
3-4 Partials/Playful ties in which we will use similar harnesses from previous day and use them on the floor to create ties that can be used for play, at least one of these exercises will have bamboo attached to the body.
Exercise #5 TK based sequence
Exercise #6 Irregular Structure sequence
Exercise #7 & #8 Waki Sarashi sequence and/or Strappado based sequence

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON INSTRUCTOR DISCRETION AND THE SKILL LEVEL/NEEDS OF THE GROUP
THIS WILL BE A VERY CHALLENGING WEEKEND AND WE SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE MANAGE THEIR PACE.

This class has pre-requisites for all students.
Students Tying:
-Proficiency in a NON-collapsible single and double column tie
-a solid stem-based 3TK (such as Kanna, Kinoko, Kazami, etc. - or equivalent chest harness)
-knowledge of locking off lines, suspension and up-line management experience
Students Being Tied:
-Body awareness regarding Nerves/Circulation/Placements/Communication
-experience with suspensions

Tools for the workshop
- suggested minimum of 12 ropes (8 meters)
- suggested 1 to 4 pieces of short ropes
- suggested tenugui, blindfold
- mandatory cutting tools
- mandatory ring or carabiners and sling(s). Although the intensive can be done with ring technique, students tying should be aware that Pedro usually uses carabiners, he carries 8 oval carabiners and 1 carabiner and/or rigging plate as main hard point.

In this workshop there is a NON-PHOTO / NON-VIDEO Policy.
Students are ONLY allowed to photograph/video-graph their OWN work, without capturing any persons in the background to avoid invading others privacy, this includes the teachers.

Students should be aware that the ties that Pedro Cordas and Sophia Rose will demonstrate might have Hair Rope, Head Rope, Face Rope, Neck Rope, Crotch Rope and elements of Seme Nawa. Students are encouraged to adapt the ties to their risk profile, Pedro will be available to help them finding solutions or alternatives within reason.

PLEASE READ THE EVENT LINK THOROUGHLY FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE PRESENTERS AND GLOSSARY OF TERMS.

Pedro Cordas

My decade-plus obsession with rope started in November 2003 in Tokyo. In 2004, a new journey began when I took classes with Nawashi Akechi Denki Sensei. After the Sensei’s death (2005-07-17), I continued to study with Nawashi Kanna (formerly Akechi Kanna) - both of whom remain strong influences on my style today. I frequently travel to Japan to keep alive my passion for rope, studies and research. Since there are so many rope salons in Tokyo, with so many talented rope people, if one keeps one’s heart and eyes open, one will definitely learn a lot about Japan and its rope culture. This amazing odyssey in kinbaku has allowed me to meet/see/learn from so many great people; such as Yukimura Haruki, Nureki Chimuo, Naka Akira, Randa Mai, Miura Takumi, Hajime Kinoko to name a few… Recently I started to look more closely at Naka Akira’s style, especially after the workshop he presented at Berlin's "Schwelle 7" in January 2014. In addition, I have investigated a number of Hojojutsu patterns, as well as its history.

Over the years I have performed mainly in Portugal (residing in Lisbon), but also have made appearances across Europe (including the famed "London Festival of the Art of Japanese Bondage”), U.S. (including the famed "Bondage Expo Dallas”) and Japan. I’ve been teaching for several years now in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Czech Republic, U.K., U.S.A., Canada and Australia. The topics I teach are vast, I usually adjust my classes to the level of the participants – from beginner to experienced.

Sophia Rose

I am rope model, performer and creative nude tattooed femme based in London but traveling often! I have am passionate about freedom of expression, exploration of sexuality, and allowing myself/encouraging others to feel connected to body, mind, fears and desires inside and outside of rope.

I discovered rope in the end of 2013 and have been bottoming for the last 4 years, performing/modelling for around the last 2 years. I have learned so much about myself physically, mentally and emotionally – it is a beautiful journey which I continue to explore and grow from.

Rope has led me to be able to travel to visit places such as Russia, Japan and the USA for performances, workshops and festivals. I am inspired by the wonderful people I have met along the way and always grateful for the amazing rope community and friends around me.

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VoxBody Studio is located in Oakland. Address to be emailed to students the week of the event.

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