Lizard & groundbird
RopeLab is excited to bring Lizard back to Central Ohio. Lizard is a noted Rigger and rope educator. She will present a full day intensive on Saturday August 26th, 2016 from 10am-5pm at HighPoint. The intensive is suitable for all skill levels.
She will also do a kinbaku rope performance on Saturday night before UPL/play and attend Ropensapce on Sunday.
Lizard & groundbird
$65 per person for a Weekend Pass for everything all weekend. Includes the Lizard intensive, Friday & Saturday night UPL (play parties, workshops and rope performances) AND Ropenspace on Sunday. Saturday Lunch and Sunday pancakes are also included!
Advance purchase or available at the door, subject to availability.
Lizard is a rope bondage enthusiast, with a lust for mental/emotional sadism, and edge play. She began tying four years ago, at a rope share group known as The Knotting Circle, and since then, has aspired to be a lifelong student of rope. Lizard gathers inspiration and knowledge from teachers, peers, and most notably, from the people that she ties. She is most well known for her innovative, "outside of the box" style of rope, which favors intention and adaptability over traditional aesthetics.
As an educator, Lizard is both informative and entertaining. When teaching, she draws from her experience on both sides of the rope, as well as her career as a healthcare professional. Her passion and sense of humor make for an engaging class while her adaptive approach to rope inspires creativity and encourages problem solving.
Lizard believes in making rope education a collaborative effort between tops and bottoms. As a presenter, she applies this principle by using a co-teaching strategy with her partners. She also encourages active participation and feedback from the people who are tied in her class, so that everyone may learn from varying experiences.
Native to the DC/Baltimore scene, Lizard has taught for local programs such as Krakens AKademy and Black Rose, as well as larger conventions like Dark Odyssey Winter Fire, where her “Bare Bones Bondage” class received high acclaim for making rope bondage “accessible” to everyone.
groundbird is a health coach, a yoga instructor, a rope addict, and a recreational scholar of pain. She has done rope in 13 US states with over 40 rope partners. Bird has taught at a variety of venues both locally and nationally on many topics including pain processing for suspension and yoga conditioning for rope bottoming. Bird plays freely and enjoys being a crash test dummy for new and creative ties.
This Intensive will consist of progressive morning and afternoon sessions will be valuable for riggers and bottoms of all skill levels.
Following Your Rope Path by Murphy Blue- 8:30-9:30pm
When you enter the “Rope Scene,” you sometimes see an amazing rope artist doing their thing and think, “I wanna be just like them!!” But do you really? Is there only one path to rope greatness? This discussion shows some of the different paths that exist in doing rope, as well as the desires of some of the practitioners of those paths. In doing so, you may be able to find what you want out of rope, without getting burnt out by expectations from an undesirable path.
Kinbaku Rope Performance by Murphy and Diamond Blue and Play party follows the workshop
Intensive with Lizard: Doors 9:30am
Identifying mutual intent
Care and storage of rope
Lunch provided - 1-2pm
SATURDAY NIGHT 8/27
Saturday night will begin with another can't-miss Murphy Blue workshop followed by some serious eye-candy: a rope performance by Lizard.
Murphy Blue Saturday night Workshop. In The Lover’s Ropes - 8:30-9:30pm
As an aspect of Self, the Lover can house passion, lust, and an intense commitment to the pleasure of the Beloved. Invoking the Lover can offer the power and focus that comes with setting your energy on a goal: the giving of yourself to generate desire within and pleasure for your partner. The Lover is the architect of the sensual moment; with the raw materials of compassion and a complete devotion to the moment, the Lover's rewards come from the response and reciprocation of their Beloved.
This workshop will focus on invoking the Lover in both the binder and the bound (for it is always more powerful when both are working towards the pleasure of the other) and understanding how much to bring the Lover to the forefront of your interactions. You'll learn some rope ties uses to bind your partner in your passion and let the Lover’s energy linger on them for a while. Please either bring a partner you are willing to explore this with or a willingness to be paired up with someone and at least 25-30 ft of rope.
Lizard Shibari Performance - 9:45pm. UPL/Play party follows until 2am
Ropenspace hosted by Graydancer
Graydancer Pancake breakfast at 10:30am follwoed by Ropenspace until 5pm
Murphy Blue & Lizard will be particpating at Ropenspace
Location: HighPoint (near 315 & Henderson Roads in Columbus, Ohio. Address will be given to registered attendees)
What to Bring: ID and rope/gear. You may also want to bring water, personal snack (like energy bars), food to share (brownies, pie, snacks), blankets, towels, yoga mats, carabineers/rings, and other kinky toys.
Don't bring: Humans under 18, bad attitudes, private investigators, weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, ocelots (or other non-human pets).
Dress: Nude or not, anything goes but dress vanilla until you get in the main room. Please use a barrier to sit on like a blanket or towel if you are nude.
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