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What is Shibari? There seems to be a good deal of confusion on what is and isn’t shibari an even what the word means. Is it the right word? Is it a legitimate usage? Should I use Kinbaku instead?
I was reminded recently about a bottoming class I taught at the start of lockdown 1.0 and as we enter lockdown 3.0 I’m wondering; will I ever feel that confident in my bottoming abilities again? Because right now I certainly don’t. Inactivity, insomnia, naps, furlough, too many snacks, lack of routine and socialisation, have meant that the great intentions I had to use the time at home to tie more with my partner went out the window. Neither of us quite feeling it at any give time. The adage ‘tomorrow never comes’ comes to mind.
This is a quick video showing the progress of the studio during it's transformation into the space you see today. We've come a long way. Many thanks to everyone who's helped us to get this far. We couldn't have done it without you!
If you want to know where we are we have now published our 'Finding us' page to give you that information. Please remember we're not open yet but we're hoping to be soon. We've also included information about surrounding amenities, transport, accommodation and food. See where Studio Kokoro is located here.
Kokoro (Japanese: 心) and means 'heart', 'mind', 'emotion', 'spirit', 'soul', we feel is a good sentiment for our studio. Studio Kokoro is something of a dream for us but one we're now making reality. Like everything in our life this is a partnership and a shared dream to which we bring complimentary skills and ambitions. [...]