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I teach regularly in different formats:

* ROPE STUDY-GROUPS. Two or three separate groups running parallell during the year. Typically five couples meet for six or seven consecutive Sundays, four hours each time, with a curriculum attentive to four dimensions of development: (1) Personal, (2) Relational, (3) Technical, and (4) Historical.

* ONE YEAR STUDY-GROUP. Four couples meet twice a month for a full year – one full day with new material, and one evening for a re-cap.

* WORKSHOPS. Typically four hours long. Sometimes at our studio, sometimes travelling. I typically offer at least one workshop each semester entitled ”BEGINNERS MIND”. Once a year, I offer a longer course that include an INTRODUCTION TO SUSPENSION PLAY.  In 2019 I am also offering a series of workshops I have called ”My Favorite Things”.

* KINBAKU SALON. A series of historical presentations of the pioneers of Kinbaku, based on material presented on my blog Kinbaku Books, but also on unpublished materials. I sometimes travel with these lectures as well – in 2019 I am making a presentation in Copenhagen again, three presentations at Prague Shibari Festival, as well as offering full weekends with lectures in Torino, Berlin, Paris and Nottingham.

* ROPE PRACTICE. Regular Thursday evenings at Studio Kokoro offering a space to practice under my supervision.


In addition to a decade of extended travelling to take lessons with some of the world’s finest rope-teachers, I am studying the Japanese tradition of rope-bondage based on a large collection of Kinbaku-materials (some presented on the blog Kinbaku Books). I have a background in martial arts and contact improvisation, but also a long academic history of teaching, supervising and of teacher-training. Enjoying switch dynamics, I am interested in a double perspective, both from the tying-role and in the role of being tied (see also some of the feedback from earlier students: Voices).

Together with sansblague I have organized and taught a number of ”non-rigger-centric” workshops in Stockholm, and also at EURIX in Berlin, at Shibaricamp outside Göteborg, on Kinbaku Weekend in Helsinki, at London Festival of Rope Art and multiple times at Stockholm Shibari Weekend. During Spring 2016 we gave a number of workshops at the International Rope Weekend in Utrecht.

During Summer 2016, we visited Japan for private lessons, but also to do some research for a larger project about Kinbaku. We came home with 30 hours of recorded interviews with some 13 key figures in different fields of Kinbaku-culture.