Over four years and more than 3500 hours ago, ShesANatural’s journey began innocently in a sex club, suspended over an orgy bed, tied in a box tie, hip harness, and futomomo. It was her first time feeling rope touch her skin and it was the beginning of her love affair with Shibari.
Many hours of classroom instruction, numerous cons, intensives and privates from wonderful educators have added to who she is in rope, which describes is a blend of styles yet faithful to the Japanese origins.
As a top, ShesANatural brings her experiences as a bottom to influence her tying. Her partners are fortunate enough to know that she will never tie them into something that hasn’t been tied on to her at least once.
One could say that ShesANatural is a fanatic about rope with a strong desire for community building and bottoming education. She has performed at various events and attended NARIX (North American Rope Innovation Exchange). ShesANatural has taught with organizations such as Hitchin Bitches – PDX Chapter, Portland Rope Arts Group, Portland Leather Alliance, Close-In Munch Education and Acro Shibari. She has taught her classes and given private bottom coaching in Oregon, Washington, California, and Mexico. Conroy- and ShesANatural have also turned their home into a rope space for gatherings, classes, workshops, and intensives. The two of them, together with their rope family, give their combined experiences to the rope community, sharing their knowledge and sparking a passion for rope in those around them. She believes that if she can do this rope thing, then anyone can do this rope thing.
MisterBacon is a switch from Los Angeles. He began his rope education in 2013. He is an active member of the Devil Mask Society rope family. He currently teaches a monthly introductory rope bondage class in Culver City, CA, and has been privileged to be able to teach in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, CA. Additionally, he has performed in Los Angeles and at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.
Known primarily for being a jerk with rope and for his elaborate negotiation style, MisterBacon strives to create scenes and classes that will allow others to feel his enjoyment of rope. Using his experience as a rope top and bottom, he aims to help people empathize with their partner as a way to improve their rope experience. Scenes are only as good as the interplay between all involved parties, so MisterBacon wants his partners and students to see the importance of getting to know the person they’re tying with beyond just their list of dos and don’ts. He has been described as a “gleeful sadist”.
Flowing floor work helps to maintain intent in rope, keeping both partners focused on each other. This class is structured for and with rope bottoms. In this class, basic body mechanics, safety, and terminology will be covered to assist you to create the type of experience you are wanting as you are being tied.
Moving On To Partials – By knowing how the body moves naturally, it makes it easier to keep the rope flowing and grow connection during a scene. It can even help to re-establish connection after situations that may pull you out of your rope space. In this class, I have focused the information for rope bottoms. I will be sharing tricks and shortcuts on sustaining specific ties through body awareness, positioning (such as “jazz hands”) and breathing.
Partials And Static Suspensions – This class is focused for and with rope bottoms. The information shared in this class will cover weight distribution, adjustment, and management so you can stay in control of your own body even when you are tied up. Sharing tricks and shortcuts on muscle control and breathing to improve sustainability.
Dynamic Transitions – This class is for all skill levels. It breaks those known barriers and invites attendees to walk up to intrude within the boundaries of the scene. Allowing open conversation about what hurts, where pressures are and how to stay in control of muscle movements and breathing in order to “go to your happy place” even during difficult ties and positions. MisterBacon- will put ShesANatural into some tough spots and she will teach through being in those ties so that attendees can hear just how difficult things are in her breathing and voice inflection. This class has a lab section after demos, for those with vetted skill levels, where ShesANatural can try to assist bottoms as they work through ties that they feel that they are failing at, so they may be able to find a new level of love and success for those ties that suck just a little too much.