Saturday, December 14 2019
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Knotty Nights Singles Rope Workshop [Santa Cruz]

Come make a new rope friend! This workshop will be designed for singles to meet other people interested in rope play. Couples are welcome, too! Come with a friend, a date, a lover, or by yourself and enjoy an evening of rope exploration and community gathering.

Knot Love is about tying hearts to hearts though the playful and sensual use of rope together with presence and awareness. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, gender, or sexual orientation.

The evening will begin with short open-hearted movement and meditation exercises to help you relax your body, open your heart. and gather Qi (or life energy) from all around you. This provides a foundation for building presence, awareness, and intimacy resulting in a more connected rope play experience.

We will discuss rope safety fundamentals, consent, boundaries, and other considerations for rope tops and bottoms. You will learn how to stay aware and communicate with a partner during the entire rope experience. This helps ensure that everyone feel safe, respected, and heard.

Throughout the evening you will have an opportunity to meet and practice on a variety of partners. However, you are free to stay with the person you came with for the entire evening, and all exercises are totally voluntary. You may participate or just watch.

I will first show fun "no knot" techniques that have a lot of possibilities with no need for technical knowledge. We will explore how the rope is simply a physical extension of the energy and connection that exists between you and your partner.

You will then learn several ties and knots that can be used as a foundation for many rope possibilities. This will include wrist and arm ties, body harnesses, rope collars and leashes, ties for delicious positions, and more! We will continue to focus on maintaining and nurturing the connection that exists between you and your partner.

This singles workshop isn’t just about rope typing techniques. It’s about learning how to stay connected to someone, read their desires and needs, and build a scene together that cultivates trust, passion, and connection. It’s also about learning to embody relaxation, confidence, and awareness inside yourself.

No prior experience with rope is necessary. An atmosphere of consent and communication will be followed at all times.

This workshop is located in the Santa Cruz mountains at a quiet, private studio nestled in redwoods near downtown Felton. Actual address given to paid attendees. Please scroll down in the Eventbrite confirmation email to see the instructions.

Hand-made & hand-conditioned jute rope & safety shears available for sale. $20 for an 8m length.

Cost: $20-30 (sliding scale)

Tickets available:

Fetlife: @Samuhara

Have concerns about attending a rope workshop? Please visit my Knot Love page to watch this video where I talk about what this class is like:

What people are saying about Knot Love workshops:

"Edward was a very relaxing guide throughout the entire workshop, which quickly allowed me to get over the initial social anxiety. The level of emphasis put toward the intimacy and connection between partners was THE selling point for me. I, without a doubt, will be attending his other events in the near future!" Doug, Santa Cruz, CA

"I can’t recommend Edward’s class highly enough. He is such a loving, patient, passionate, grounded, knowledgeable teacher who brings so much heart and soul to his work." S.H., Aptos, CA

“The energy at all of Edward’s events calms me and allows me to learn new knots without fear or judgment. When meeting him at my first class, all my anxiety melted away." Jen C. - Scott's Valley, CA

"My partner and I absolutely loved our introductory session with Edward! He holds space beautifully and is an extraordinary teacher and human. Can't recommend highly enough! -Sky, Oakland, CA

"Favorite rope class ever." K.T. - Santa Cruz, CA

"The private Knot Love session with Edward was unique, heart-centered and transformational. I left feeling grounded in my body, connected to my partner, and turned on to the infinite possibilities of peace, pleasure and play in my life." J.K. - Oakland, CA

"The best event we have been to! Thank you so much for creating a unique class that is about much more than tying knots! " E.R. - San Jose, CA

"Edward has been teaching at Pure Pleasure for quite some time now and I have no hesitation in referring both new learners and experienced rope enthusiasts to his classes & workshops.” Koko - Santa Cruz, CA

"What you offer is unique, I hope more people can learn from you." C.M. - Monterey, CA

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