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Class Descriptions

Intro to Shibari for Females, 24.05.2023, London

This workshop offers an immersive introduction to the art of Japanese Rope Bondage, designed specifically for women. 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.

Location: Waking Dreams Hackney, London

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Going Deeper Shibari Workshop, 11.05.2023, London

The workshop is led by Nik Yourknots and Anna Noctuelle. They will take you one step further on your shibari journey. The content of the class builds on the previous workshops, "Introduction to Japanese rope bondage" and "Silet shibari". The class aims to deepen your knowledge of rope handling and placement, tension and body manipulation. You will learn some basic patterns and transition sequences that will allow you to enrich your play on the floor. 

Location: London

Info and tickets: Foxden

Towards truthfulness - an emotion-based acting technique for rope, 03.09.2023, Anatomie Studio London

Sanford Meisner was one of the most influential and respected acting teachers of the 20th century. His technique emphasises instincts and spontaneity as well as acting out of the truthfulness of the moment. We feel that this can be of great use in our rope practice and adapted his most iconic exercise for Shibari. In this one-day workshop we’ll introduce exercises inspired by the Meisner technique which will help to achieve greater emotional freedom and versatility, as well as training the participants to stay emotionally connected to each other.

This workshop is open to all levels.

Location: Anatomie Studio, London
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About Anna

Anna Noctuelle is a highly experienced and versatile Shibari practitioner who has dedicated over 15 years to exploring the captivating world of Shibari, the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage. Her journey with Shibari began as a personal discovery and has since evolved into a multifaceted career encompassing modelling, performing, teaching, and designing.

As a valued member of the teaching team at Anatomie Studio London, Anna imparts her knowledge and expertise to eager students. In addition to her work at the studio, she also offers private teaching sessions and collaborates with other renowned Shibari educators for the co-teaching of workshops and private tuitions. Her dedication to sharing her passion for Shibari has taken her to various rope communities across Europe and international festivals, where she has had the privilege of teaching workshops and captivating audiences with performances.

Anna's artistic journey has been deeply influenced by her diverse background. With a foundation in classical dance, she brings grace, elegance, and a keen sense of body awareness to her Shibari practice. Her exploration of Buddhism 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.

Anna Noctuelle's unique blend of skills, knowledge, and experiences 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. Through her artistic expression and teaching, she continues to inspire others, inviting them to discover the profound beauty and transformative power of this practice.

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