We started to tie in 2013 and have since developed together in this wonderful universe. We started tying at Peer Rope SMIL Århus and since Klub Nawa in Århus opened its doors have been tying there, where we have occasionally also taught. Over the years, we have participated in a number of workshops both at home and abroad to develop our rope skills and acquire new knowledge.
Rigger: I am an empathetic, present man in his early 60s who finds great joy in tying. For me, it is crucial to give the model a good experience, which is why I am always very aware of the signals and feedback my models give me.
On a daily basis, I work with management, so tying gives my brain a break and lets me use the more sensitive and mental side of myself.
My interest in tying started when I was very young and thought it was exciting to tie my girlfriend’s hands together. Back then it wasn’t so common to play with rope and there weren’t that many opportunities to learn the technique, so the idea was put away for a number of years. However, the interest revived at a more mature age when I became more self-aware of my interests and desires and where the opportunity to learn how to tie became more available.
I have helped build club Nawa’s current venue and we have both been very committed to the club for many years.
Another of my great interests besides tying is photographing ropes. I have been photographing ropes for a few years now and have been trained by 2 different very skilled photographers who specialize in rope photography. I have been on both sides of the camera several times both being taken pictures of doing a tying session and taking pictures of other couples tying.
Model: I am a humorous, helpful, “control freak” in my late 40s who finds great pleasure in being tied. Rope gives me peace, relaxation, immersion, presence. For me, rope is a beautiful and present way of collaborating on a common experience. I am very aware of the signals my body sends me and work a lot with both the mental and physical part of being on ropes. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share and pass on my experiences to other models about how they can both physically and mentally get the best experience in ropes and how they themself as a model can have an influence on their experience.
Ropes gives me a mental break from everyday life and the opportunity to feel my body and immerse myself mentaly.
Once a year at Pinse (May/June) MyShibari holds a workshop with a foreign instructor and in August the Danish Shibari Festival is held with many different instructors from home and abroad. Events take place on a private venue in Central Jutland, where both indoor and outdoor tying stations have been set up for the purpose. There is also the option of tying outside in the forest, by the lake or in an 11m high tower. Stay informed about when the next big event will be held here.
MyShibari also holds smaller workshops where classes are on at different levels in small groups where there is time for everyone to get the guidance and help they need. You can find information about the workshops here. If you want more intensive tuition that is aimed directly at your level and needs, MyShibari also offers private tuition by arrangement.
Tuition is perhaps a bit “nerdy” as a lot of effort is put into passing on the small tips and tricks on how to improve your ties and adapt them to your own model. Safety in ropes is very important here, so it is also mentioned often in the lessons.
There is also a private tying room on the venue in Sønder Felding, a place where you can immerse yourself and where the outside world is shut out so that the sense of time and place disappears completely.