Full Day Intensives

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EdgePlay: Dive into the Darkside

Description

Do you dare to step into the place where sunlight becomes shadow, delve into the darkness until your adrenaline races, heart pounds, and palms tingle with excitement? This is what EDGE PLAY is about. In this hands-on intensive we explore this form of play that challenges our limits and boundaries – physical or psychological – creating a juxtaposition of fear, intensity and pleasure. Come and immerse yourself with this type of play and expand your BDSM skills.This full-day hands-on intensive is for individuals, couples, and groups who would like to develop their edge play skills and advance their BDSM knowledge. We focus on areas of an intermediate-advanced level for participants that have a basic foundation of BDSM and previous play experience.

In this intensive, we cover topics such as:

  • Safety for bottoms and tops
  • Consent, limits, and boundaries
  • Subspace and topspace
  • Understanding how we process and enjoy pain
  • The physical vs. psychological sides of BDSM
  • Heavy consensual BDSM, ratcheting and layering techniques
  • Mind fucks and interrogation techniques for play scenes
  • Rope punishment and torture (Semenawa)

You can attend alone or with your partners. The intensive is open to all genders, orientations and identifications.

Note: Participants should have good practical knowledge and previous hands-on experience with BDSM.

Registered workshop participants will be provided with a list of toys to bring to the intensive. We guarantee an educational, intense and awesome time!

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 7 hours
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: will be sent out prior to the intensive

 

Fundamentals of Mastery: A One Day Seminar for Masters

Description

This one day seminar is offered through the Master/slave Development Center (see also our Fetlife group) and is open to anyone, regardless of gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, sexual identification, etc. who lives as a Master, or who believes that they are called to follow the path of Mastery.The Seminar consists of the following four workshops presented by a teaching staff of Masters representing a broad spectrum of experience and perspectives on Master/slave relationships and dynamics:

  • The decision to be
  • Creating identity
  • Building skills and acquiring tools
  • Bringing it all together

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: one day
  • Class level: open to everyone who lives as a Master, or who believes that they are called to follow the path of Mastery
  • Support materials: flip chart, an easel, and some markers

 

KinkWorks: Creating and Living Positive BDSM Lifestyle Relationships

Description

This workshop is for individuals, couples and families who identify with a kinky or BDSM lifestyle and wish to incorporate it into their daily lives – irrespective of gender identity, sexuality or kink interests. It is intended for anyone who wants to start a new relationship, take an existing one to the next level, or simply wants to learn more about alternative lifestyle relationships.

Major topics covered during the workshop include:

  • Finding unique and exciting partners
  • Establishing “strong-bond” relationship habits
  • Identifying the particular advantages/responsibilities that lead to the greatest likelihood of long-term success
  • Maintaining and deepening mutual interest in your current healthy lifestyle relationships using BDSM, sex, and kink
  • Utilizing effective communication tools and skills to address problem resolution, powerful emotions and other complicated BDSM-related concerns as they arise

The series culminates with a “without-a-safety-net” Q&A panel discussion featuring several proven lifestyle couples/families in various relationship structures.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 1 day
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: flip chart, an easel, and some markers

 

Not Just Whips and Chains: An Immersive Introduction to the BDSM Lifestyle- A One-Day Workshop

Description

Beyond the fantasy of leather, chain, whips, moans of pleasure-pain, and beautifully bound submissives on their knees is the daunting and perplexing reality of how one goes about doing all of that. How can we make our fantasies reality and share them in a way that brings us closer to our partners, takes us to deeper levels, and fulfills our kinky curiosity? What’s the deal with power play & pain and what do we do with it when we discover it turns us on? How can we possibly do this safely?Whether you’ve been exploring S&M in the bedroom and are looking to go further, are just mildly curious, been relentlessly playing kinky scenes out in your head, or are aching to feel the intensity – our one-day workshop is perfect for the S&M and kink-inclined that are ready to learn and experience more.Our workshop is immersive, hands-on, educational, candid, and most importantly, fun! You’ll learn S&M basics – from terminology, safety, how to get started, to getting to check out kinky gear and watching some hot demos. We’ll talk about where and how to meet compatible partners, and how to incorporate S&M into your existing relationships in a healthy and connected way.While not a requirement, participants are encouraged to bring a “toybag” with some of their favorites, or to find a few things that you already have that might have some potential (we like to call these “pervertibles” – scarves, wooden hairbrushes, belts, that captivating spatula you keep eyeing, for example).

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 1 day
  • Class level: beginner to intermediate
  • Support materials: flip chart, an easel, and some markers

 

PlaySpace: Get Dirty in S & M

Description

You have explored BDSM play in all its common dimensions. You are competent with your toys, confident in your chosen dynamic(s), and can role-play with the best of them. You are wondering how you can improve the intensity and skill level of your play, thinking about ways to add creativity and connection to your scenes. Sound familiar?This all-day hands-on intensive is for individuals, couples, and groups who would like to further develop their BDSM skills and play connections. We focus on areas of an intermediate-advanced level for participants that have a basic foundation of BDSM and previous play experience.

Topics covered include:

  • Foundational concepts of BDSM and refresher of standard techniques and safety
  • Building deeper physical and psychological connection and rapport in scenes
  • Scene construction: beginning, building and closing scenes
  • Scene communication for tops and bottoms
  • Different forms of play and dynamics: bondage, S&M, D/s, and BDSM play
  • Being organic and going with the flow
  • Creativity, dialectical forces and improvisation
  • Taking impact play and S&M to the next level
  • Dynamic (rope) bondage, from light to heavy

You can attend alone or with your partners. The intensive is open to all genders, orientations and identifications.

Note: Participants should have good practical knowledge and previous hands-on experience with BDSM.

Registered workshop participants will be provided with a list of toys to bring to the intensive. We guarantee an educational, intense and awesome time!

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 7 hours
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: will be sent out prior to the intensive

 

ROPESCAPE

Description

Are curious about rope? Or do you have experience with rope and want to take it to the next level? Then you will much enjoy this all-day hands-on rope intensive where we will be covering topics including:

  • Foundational concepts of rope and rope safety
  • Building blocks of rope bondage: Single and double column ties, hitches and wraps
  • Floor work ties: Crab ties, crotch rope, hog ties, and strappado
  • Rope bondage for sex
  • Rope punishment and torture (semenawa)
  • Making untying interesting and dynamic
  • One-rope ties and asymmetrical rope bondage
  • Playing with rope: Building connection, being organic and going with the flow
  • Rope improvisation and creativity

Practicing tying is an essential part of this intensive. Everyone attending will be doing a lot of tying, untying and/or getting tied. You can attend alone or with your partners. The intensive is open to all genders, orientations and identifications.

Note: This is a hands-on intensive with A LOT of tying. While some experience with rope is great, it is not a requirement. For some of the educational modules and exercises participants will be divided into groups based on experience level with rope (beginner/intermediate).

Registered workshop participants will be provided with a list of what to bring to the intensive. We guarantee an educational, intense and awesome time!

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 7 hours
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: will be sent out prior to the intensive

 

ROPESCAPE 2: Beginning Suspension

Description

“Beginning Suspension” is a special invite-only event on Sunday, April 19, offered by Eric Pride the day after “ROPESCAPE.” The event is limited to six couples. This intensive is for more advanced rope players with a good background and previous experience with rope bondage. You should already be fully fluent in rope handling, ties and techniques.

In this intensive, we cover topics such as:

  • Achieving correct positioning and tension in your TK (box tie)
  • Basic hip harness for suspension
  • Fundamental concepts and safety for partial and full suspensions
  • The main suspension line and support lines
  • Going from the ground into the air: Full suspensions
  • If time allows, Eric will also teach advanced TK (box tie) and hip harness techniques

This intensive is open to a limited number of couples. The intensive is open to all genders, orientations and identifications.

Note: Note: This is a hands-on intensive with A LOT of tying. Good previous rope experience is a requirement. You should be comfortable with basic ties such as single and double ties, arm and leg binders, futomomos, and a 2-rope chest harness. If you fully mastered the materials from ROPESCAPE, you should be prepared for ROPESCAPE 2 – Beginning Suspension.

What you need for this intensive:

  • Safety scissors or shears
  • 10 pieces of rope, each about 5-6 mm thick and 26-30 feet long (preferably natural fiber rope such as jute or hemp) 4-6 carabiners (fully weight bearing / climbing gear)
  • Useful: A rope suspension ring, and nylon runner / sling to attach and adjust the height of your suspension ring
  • Refillable water bottle

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 6 1/2 hours
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: will be sent out prior to the intensive

 

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