“Water” represents the power of emotions and diving a bit deeper. “Water, in Marlen’s elemental system, means getting to know the art and magic of restriction with ropes. With a view of the Atlantic Ocean, and being carried by its sound, you will have the opportunity of diving deeply into the world of bondage.
When your body is tied, your mind can be at rest. Your receptivity, your ability to perceive, is enhanced many times over. When your body is bound, your mind can find peace. Your receptivity, your abilities of perception, will be enhanced many times over. Being tied means feeling held and protected in a special way on the one hand, on the other, you are more exposed, give up parts of your self-control, show yourself. Being held in that experience is one of the magical experiences we can have as human beings.
Marlen has developed a special method of teaching rope bondage. By consistently focusing on your movement and flow while tying, awareness of your own body and that of your partner’s, even beginners can achieve inspiring, effective, and pleasurable results after just a short time. The rope becomes an extension of one’s own energy.
Bondage can be sexy, aesthetic, playful, heart-opening, meditative, scary, technical, raw, or gentle. This workshop is an invitation to discover what you like about it.
Methods of integrating rope-work into tantric massage will also be taught. Depending on the level and the progress of the group, we will also work with the suspension points, in order to expand the game into another dimension. Defying gravity, the bound body expands between heaven & earth.
We will start with basic techniques and will connect these from the very beginning to improvisation and flow, we will practice using our bodies and guiding the rope skillfully, will progress to more complex ties, and finally to the basics of suspension.