an experience

In both practices & simultaneously, we, as humans connecting in a moment of experience, strive to understand, support, respect, & honor each other.

Rope Yoga "Bottoming"

As bottoms, we echo the postures previously examined in our yoga asana practice as we echo & deepen the forms in our rope groundwork practice. As we dance with our tying partner in any given scene, the breath becomes of crucial importance. 

As rope bottoms, capitalizing on the expansion of the body on the inhale of the breath & the natural deflation of the body on the exhale of the breath, we not only find fluidity in our practice but are more readily open to receiving the many gifts & pleasures of subspace (a meditative state in which pain & pleasure continue to fuel & nurture each other). 

As bottoms, by incorporating anatomical knowledge & understanding into our practice, we are better able to understand the integration of our bodies by first differentiating their various “parts”. In expressing & communicating this Svadhyaya, or self-knowledge, to our rope tops, we create a more informed, safe, & enjoyable experience for both parties.

Rope Yoga "Topping"

As tops, we study the forms & patterns of the rope ties as we strive to develop fluency through consistency in our technique. This fluidity, as developed through dedicated practice, not only invites a sense of top space (a meditative state of deep concentration) but also spurs a trusted sense of spontaneous creativity based on foundational knowledge of our skills. 

In developing a working knowledge of the anatomical body, we invite a sense of confidence in our skills & abilities. We become comfortable with scene considerations such as where to place the tie, how tight the rope should be, optimal placement on our bottom, how to guide, direct, & communicate with our bottom(s), & thresholds for comfort or discomfort.

This mastery of rope creates a two-way allegiance of trust between ourselves & our bottom(s) as we are better able to facilitate a present, safe, & attentive experience for both ourselves & rope bottom.

Rope Bondage

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Through focused concentration at various areas of the body, we are able to cultivate an internal conscious awareness & intuitive intelligence through our nervous system at a cellular level, no longer impeded or restricted by disruptions or blockages in the energy channels of our body, thereby strengthening our mind-body connection.

"What is more difficult? To trust another so completely? Or to honor the responsibility to never betray such a trust once given?" 

Patricia A. Knight

the erotic side of nature

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Nature is textural & raw. Our photos demonstrate the interconnectivity of what it means to exist as a spiritual being living in a physical world.  We explore this exchange of raw sensual energy in a visual representation of modern sexuality that symbolizes the binds of attachment that hurt, heal, & unite each & every one of us. It is through the aesthetics of rope that I aim to symbolize not only our unity with but also our reliance on, nature.