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Class Descriptions

Private Classes & Workshops

I'm available for private classes and bookings for group workshops. Please contact me for more information:  mail(at)anna-noctuelle.com

"Shapes and Structures" for Fox Den, 01.05.24, More Yoga Cannon St, London

"Shapes and Structures"  is a workshop that blends technical precision with emotional exploration for an unforgettable journey through the art of Japanese rope bondage.

Discover the magic of Shibari as we dive deep into the significance of different shapes and their emotional resonance. 

You'll learn the art of applying safe and structurally sound ties, mastering rope handling techniques, and perfecting fundamental knots. 

We'll also show some bedroom ties designed to add a playful spark to your intimate encounters. Explore new dimensions of pleasure and intimacy as you weave together passion and creativity in the safety of your own space.

By the workshop's end, you'll emerge with a deeper understanding of Shibari's technical intricacies and a newfound confidence to engage in rope play.. So, come join us as we shape emotions, build connections, and unlock the transformative power of Shibari's "Shapes and Structures."

 

Level: All levels

Location: More Yoga Cannon Street

Tickets: 

TIED  - Semenawa Strategies I- 22.05.24, Studio Yukari, London

Tied is an event that centres and deepens the experience of being in rope.

 

In this recurring event, we will explore different topics and concepts about rope bottoming. The class will be divided into two parts, a talk/discussion/Q&A part followed by a practical session with meaningful exercises. We aim to create a safe space to discuss, express individual thoughts and exchange personal experiences. "Tied" actively encourages vulnerability and openness in discussions. The event aims to create a space where individuals feel safe to explore and discuss the intricacies of rope bottoming, knowing that their perspectives are valued and respected.

 

Topics will include both hard and soft skills. Examples of potential topics that will be touched on:

1. Expressions and styles in rope 

2. Safety, exploring risk profiles and vetting

3. Different aspects of communication

4. Growth, self-reflection and scene building

5. Physical health, exploring nerves, joints, back and the most common issues and mistakes

 

Level: All levels

Location: Studio Yukari

Tickets: https://studioyukari.com/upcomingevents/tied20240410

Notation for Shibari - 22.05&23.05.24, Anatomie Studio, London

Have you ever found yourself snapping dozens of photos during a workshop, only to struggle piecing together the precise suspension sequence later? Or felt disheartened by your inability to sketch meaningful stick figures that aid in comprehending a sequence? Perhaps you've been struck with ideas for experimenting in a rope jam during your morning shower, only to forget them entirely by the time you step onto the mat. Have you ever needed to come up with a performance but lacked sufficient time with your tying partner to go through every step, yet also lacked the language to convey it over the phone? Maybe we can help you!

In this class, Anna Noctuelle will present and teach how to use a graphical notation system for Shibari which is akin to choreography notation for dance or musical notation. It was invented to cater to the needs of exploration, documentation, and composition of Shibari sequences, offering both novices and seasoned practitioners an easy and straightforward yet precise method of notation. It serves as a means to document, recall, and construct sequence progressions with ease. Whether swiftly capturing ideas or memorising sequences from workshops or performances, this notation can be of great help. For advanced students, it facilitates the drafting and comprehension of new concepts before trying it out. By establishing a universal language for Shibari notation, it fosters the exchange, preservation, and creation of learning materials, performances, exercises, and ideas for scenes.

This Workshop is divided into two days:

Day 1 sets the stage as we dip our feet into reading and notating sequences. Armed with only your pen, paper, and eraser, you'll learn to notate what you see. It serves as the foundation and you can then use the system for workshop notes and other sources.

On Day 2, we transition from theory to practice. This day invites you get creative, using the system to craft your own sequences and read from the sheet. It will be a hands-on day where you'll be actively composing, tying, and collaborating with others. Bring pen, paper, eraser and a tying partner.

 

The level for this workshop is intermediate to advanced and especially beneficial for those who teach themselves, perform or regularly attend workshops or are aspiring to do so. 

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Location: Anatomie Studio

Tickets: 

TIED - Active vs Passive Styles  -  19.06.24, Studio Yukari, London

Tied is an event that centres and deepens the experience of being in rope.

 

In this recurring event, we will explore different topics and concepts about rope bottoming. The class will be divided into two parts, a talk/discussion/Q&A part followed by a practical session with meaningful exercises. We aim to create a safe space to discuss, express individual thoughts and exchange personal experiences. "Tied" actively encourages vulnerability and openness in discussions. The event aims to create a space where individuals feel safe to explore and discuss the intricacies of rope bottoming, knowing that their perspectives are valued and respected.

 

Topics will include both hard and soft skills. Examples of potential topics that will be touched on:

1. Expressions and styles in rope 

2. Safety, exploring risk profiles and vetting

3. Different aspects of communication

4. Growth, self-reflection and scene building

5. Physical health, exploring nerves, joints, back and the most common issues and mistakes

 

Level: All levels

Location: Studio Yukari

Tickets: https://studioyukari.com/upcomingevents/tied20240410

Intro to Shibari  -  06.07.24, The London School of Tantra,  London

This workshop offers an immersive introduction to the art of Japanese Rope Bondage. Whether you are completely new to Shibari or have some prior knowledge, this workshop will provide you with the fundamental principles and techniques to embark on your Shibari journey.

Throughout the workshop, we will delve into the intricacies of Shibari through a combination of engaging discussions, theoretical exploration, and hands-on practice. You will learn the basics of rope handling and technique and safety aspects. Our supportive environment will encourage you to explore your own boundaries and discover the profound connection between tying partners.

We will touch on the non-verbal language of Shibari and the emotional realm it encompasses. Together, we will navigate the depths of intimacy, trust, and vulnerability, fostering a deeper understanding of the impact Shibari can have on our emotional well-being.

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to seek guidance, share your experiences, and receive valuable feedback. 

If you wish to bring your own rope, we recommend Shibari rope, preferably jute rope of 7-8 meters in length. However, ropes will also be provided for your convenience.

To ensure your comfort throughout the workshop, we suggest wearing comfortable clothing such as yoga attire. It may also be helpful to bring a water bottle and a light snack to keep yourself refreshed and energised.

Please note that attending alone is absolutely welcomed, and you will have the opportunity to find a partner to work with during the class. Consent and personal comfort are highly regarded in this workshop, and you are under no obligation to participate in any activity that does not align with your personal boundaries.

Join us for this transformative experience and unlock the beauty and power of Shibari. Discover how this practice can enhance your intimacy, ignite your creativity, and deepen your self-awareness. We look forward to getting you started on this captivating journey of exploration and self-discovery.

Level: All levels

Location: The London School of Tantra

Tickets: 

Small Group Private, new dates tba

These classes are small group privates and courses with a maximum number of 5 -6 people so you can enjoy learning in a private and calm environment with the focus on your needs where we can afford to go into depth.

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Rope: Wykd Dave, Pic: Clover Brooks

About Anna

Anna Noctuelle is a highly experienced and versatile Shibari practitioner with over 18 years of experience. Her journey with Shibari began as a personal discovery and has since evolved into a multifaceted practice encompassing teaching, modelling and performing. Her dedication to sharing her passion for Shibari has taken her to various rope communities across Europe teaching workshops and captivating audiences with performances since 2016.

Anna’s artistic journey has been deeply influenced by her diverse background. With a foundation in classical dance and breath work practice, she brings grace, elegance, and a keen sense of body awareness to her Shibari practice. Her exploration of Buddhism, tantra and meditation, as well as her commitment to yoga, have shaped her aesthetic and philosophical approach to Shibari, lending it a spiritual depth and tranquility. Being a linguist in her other life she’s constantly exploring the communicative aspects of Shibari. Anna Noctuelle’s blend of skills, knowledge, and experience make her an exceptional practitioner and educator of Shibari who understands what it means create safe and inclusive learning environments which reward inquiry, curiosity, courage, experimentation and playfulness. 

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