OhioSMART

One of Ohio's longest-running BDSM education organizations, OhioSMART was founded in 1995, and hosts munches, demos, play parties and more, every month!  Affordable and open to people of all genders, D/s types, sexual orientations, races, and ages 21+ (some events 19+)... Come join us!

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SMARTies - Binding Intentions: Utilizing Rope in Ritual, Energy Work, and Other Practices

  • Cleveland Playspace Cleveland, OH United States (map)

Location:

Cleveland Playspace
Please email: info@ohiosmart.org if you need the address and directions.   @ map

Cost:

$20.00 at the door

Dress code:

Comfy, casual

Description:

Come join us in April for a special extended format SMARTies class with Traeonna!

Binding Intentions: Utilizing Rope in Ritual, Energy Work, and Other Practices

Rope is an extension of self, a means of communication, and a transformative tool. Through a combination of rope binding and pressure, physical touch, and cultivating an awareness of shared experience, participants will learn techniques that can be used for various types of energy exchange, ritual practice, or to deepen the connection between partners. Participants will explore this tool through discussion, demonstration, hands-on exercises, and ritual practice. No rope skills or previous energy work is assumed or required. Partners are not required, but are encouraged.

Traeonna

Traeonna has been involved with the kink and leather communities for 20+ years. In 1997, she founded Power & Trust (a kinky education and support group) with encouragement from her Leather Mama, Goddess Lakshimi. In 2010, she founded Knotty Knowledge (a rope bondage peer study group). In 2013, she became an honorary beta member of La Fraternitié du Loup-Garou and was the featured presenter at CampOUT Revival 2014. Over the years, she has been a member of several groups and clubs. Traeonna is most known for her Japanese culture-related bondage lecture/workshop called All Tied Up and Back To Basics classes/workshops. Traeonna regularly presents a variety of hands-on workshops, teaches customized classes at private parties and events, and rigs for photo shoots and performances. It has been said she is "the sweetest, most innocent looking sadist you would ever want to meet." When not tying people up, Traeonna loves to sew (especially American 1950s, Victorian, and Japanese Lolita fashion), teach hula hoop fitness/dance/meditation classes/workshops, and is involved with roller derby.

Remember to bring:

  • A good attitude
  • Willingness to learn, share, and be a part of the community
  • Rope, if you have some(we do have some to share)
  • Comfy clothes(or not)
  • Valid, state-issued identification

Since this is a longer event, bringing snacks/food to share are encouraged, but not required. We will have a break or two to refresh, rehydrate, and nosh.

SMARTies meetings are open to anyone 19 and older and no membership is needed. We aim to be an fun, education-based group focused on teaching, sharing, and exploring the fascinating world of rope, open to ALL levels of experience.