29 August – 5 September 2017

 Come and meet like-minded couples on an week long shibari retreat

Shibari Retreat.

Shibari4beginners are excited to announce the first date and details for our Summer Shibari Retreat 2017 on a glorious Mediterranean island.

 Learn the Japanese art of erotic rope play  in a safe, consensual and stress free environment with DJ Fet and Gary & Simon from S4B.

Join us on a stunning Mediterranean island, develop your shibari skills, build your knowledge and  increase your confidence with rope.
Relax and have fun in the sun with other like-minded souls in our super stylish villa at this fabulous shibari retreat.

Intensive workshops, personalised instruction and plenty of free time to play, practice, swim, dive, go horse-riding, take a boat trip, dine out, and experience all the delights the Island has to offer.

Places are limited to 8 couples – Early booking is extremely advisable – Secure your place with a deposit now.

The Schedule

After a relaxed first day when we welcome you to our exquisite villa and allow you to settle in with some fun activities, the professional instruction will begin the following morning.

Each day begins with a yoga and exercise session by the pool to warm up and stretch out your muscles.
Followed by 2 shibari workshops a day and time for individual tuition and rope play sessions. The tuition will cover all aspects from beginner to advanced ropework.

We will cover

  • Ichinawa
  • Frictions and lock offs
  • Model movement and take down
  • Crotch ropes & hip harnesses
  • Semenawa
  • Neck ropes & Gags
  • Quick and elegant shackles

You have every opportunity to progress in your shibari techniques and proficiency with optional one to one work with instructors each afternoon.

Or you can take advantage of our location and contacts to pursue your own interests with free time to explore the island.

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Shibari Retreat

The Teachers

We have three teachers who are all able to give individualised instruction.

DJ Fet is our most experienced and advanced rigger and teacher. She has a passion for the aesthetics and psychology of rope bondage and will lead our advanced instruction. She has taught at various places around the UK including London, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Brighton and the London Festival of Rope Art. In her words:”rope is all about communication; like a dance, two people connecting at a non verbal, physical, emotional level; going on a journey that only the pair of them will experience as every journey is different. I understand that people come to rope from so many different directions and some people go on to understand the spiritual aspects of rope and why it absorbs people at that level – these are the reasons I am so looking forward with excitement to this shibari retreat”.

 

Gary has been teaching shibari for a number of years in the UK and Russia. He has a lot of experience introducing people to the world of shibari and demonstrating binds and the aesthetic art of rope bondage at fetish and other events on the south coast.
He is regularly asked to teach in private and intimate sessions with couples throughout the South of England and is involved in and available for photo shoots and demos.

Simon is an experienced model with a background in performance and kink. He has enjoyed being tied by both Gary and DJFet and is able to easily switch his experiences into carrying out and teaching rope work giving invaluable insights from both perspectives. Simon is very much looking forward to the shibari retreat.

Kitten Skye of FILTH infamy is our other regular and experienced model bottom and bunny.

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Shibari Retreat
Shibari Retreat
Shibari Retreat
Price and Booking

The price includes:

  • Shibari tuition – All workshops as shown above.
  • individual and bespoke tuition time – As needed according to your level, confidence and desires.
  • Accommodation – Room subsidies apply for upgraded rooms, (see below)*.
  • Half board (breakfast and working lunch) – prepared for you each day by our personal, professional chef.
    (She is a specialist in raw foods & vegan cookery but we offer a full range of choices. Karen will also cook your evening meals if you wish, but you will have use of kitchen for your self catering needs).
  • Island Guide Services – For when you want to explore the many attractions of the island during  your plentiful free time. We can show you how and where to go for the very best experiences.

£450 per person

(remember this workshop is for couples only).

Terms & Conditions.
  • Interest is high. Book now and put down a £60 per person (non returnable) deposit to avoid disappointment.
  • Balance is due in full no later than 6th June 2017.
  • NB: If cancelled by us for any reason all monies will be returned minus small admin fee.
  • NB: If cancelled by you before the 6th May 2017 all monies will be returned minus your deposit (see above).
    If cancelled after that date but before July 1st 2017 half your monies will be returned. After this date no returns will be possible.

We will vet all prospective attendees before we accept your final booking.
You should note well we firmly believe in NO discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, culture or nationality. If this is a problem for you please find another retreat.

We celebrate safe, consensual and loving rope bondagebut we play hard sometimes. We insist everyone in our groups acts with this in mind at all times and respects our staff, their fellow guests and all housemates. Obviously.

Premium Rooms

All rooms are stylish, simple, clean, comfortable and have WiFi and en-suite or adjoining personal bathrooms. However two of the rooms are exceptionally nice…


The Penthouse Pad

The Penthouse Pad is almost a  self contained apartment & leads onto the roof decks with BBQ area and amazing views over all the island. This is where the owner stays when she is here.
Sunny double bedroom.
French windows onto West facing balcony.
En-suite  bathroom with bidet,
Adjoining small sitting room.
Double bed.
Air Con.
Super-fast internet port.

Add £80 per person to price above.


The WOW Double

Couples get the ‘wow’ factor with a lovely room and a very large balcony overlooking the pool and with spectacular views over most of the island.
En-suite with walk in shower.
Air Con.
WiFi.

Add £70 per person to price above.

Not Included in price

The price above does NOT include flights, airport transfers or insurance.

Or rope! Please bring your own.
(We can arrange to send you some beautiful hemp or jute rope at anytime. Just let us know).

It is up to you to pay for your travel to and from the island.
Prices can be very cheap if booked sensibly and well in advance.
We will send you flight info, travel tips and location details upon you booking.


To book your place simply contact us here and we will provide full details of how to reserve your place.

Accommodation

We have the use of an exquisite villa and the adjoining villa next door.

The villa has a pool and roof terrace with fantastic views over the whole island. The house is situated in a tranquil village minutes from stunning clifftops, close to two beaches and with good connections to the rest of the island.

There are great little bars and restaurants just a short stroll down the street and a local supermarket with good priced beer/wine/spirits.

Built in traditional limestone with timber beams the space is simple, stylish, clean and private. Ideal for learning shibari!

It is cool and airy with A/C and WiFi and all the rooms have clean comfortable beds and an en-suite or adjoining bathroom.

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Shibari Retreat
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Riggers:
DJ Fet
Gary S4B

Photos:
Digital Dave
Niki Monyok

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