Monday, July 20, 2009

My body goes to...Advanced Fire Play - Come Watch!!!

Greetings Everyone,

As you know all know - it's my BIRTHDAY WEEK. And since once again this year, the Hindu Goddess Kali and I are celebrating our Lunar aligned birthdays, it's time to do something ....HOT!!!

As you all know I like to walk the edge, and this year for my birthday I have volunteered my body (yes, you read that correctly) for a FIRE demo!!!

I would love for you all to attend this class on Saturday, learn something sensuous and new, explore, and have fun!!!

In KALI's world tomorrow night is the beginning of a new LUNAR Calendar.

My wonderful friend, Mistress Shelly Sin, will be hosting this event.
The event is in Downtown LA in a private loft. You will have to email me or Mistress Shae for directions (see information below).
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CLASS INFORMATION

The warm, sensual kiss of the flame.....
How does it feel to receive it....
How does it feel to hold it....

This class will show both the top and bottom the skills to play with fire.

Fire play is a beautiful art form. In this hands on class we will cover all of the basics and some of the beyond.

~Everything you need to know about safety.
~Supplies, where to get and the how to's.
~Advanced play, tools you can use to expand on the physical and visual pleasure.
~What to do in the case of an emergency.

Fire play is what I considered to be the one of the edgiest of edge play. There is much to learn on how to keep your bottom, you and your environment safe. This class will allow you to learn skills, learn how to do it safely and give you the opportunity to have a hands on experience.

~We will have supplies for the attendees to use in the class and will provide hand outs for you to take home.


Light snacks and water provided
$20/pp
July 25th 1:00 - 2:30 pm
(size limited to 40 ppl)

To attend this workshop, please:
1. RSVP to Mistress.Shae@gmail.com (or via the contact form below) with your name and the number of people who would like to attend

Should you not be able to attend please let us know so we can make your space available to others

Upon receipt of your RSVP, your place will be reserved and directions to The Academy will be emailed to you.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rope Dance Class with Midori (Sunday, July 12th)


The fabulous Midori - (international educator of adventurous sex) is coming to LA.

There are a number of classes available.

I will be at the ROPE DANCE on Sunday, July 12th and hope to see you there as well. - This is a very unique class, If you would like more information on this class, feel free to send me an email so I can send you the details.

There is limited room, so sign up now, or pass this along to those fabulously lovelies in your life.

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HERE ARE THE CLASSES, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS ALONG!!!

~ Sat 7/11 Free class! ³Love Bondage for Beginners at the Pleasure Chest.
7733 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046 Tel. 323.650.1022
http://www.thepleasurechest.com/

~ Sun 7/12, 2pm ­ 5pm ³Rope Dance: Dynamic Passionate Movements² at
Stockroom Annex, 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles. CA 90026
Tickets available on line at www.fhp-inc.com/classes.php
$60 / pair in advance or $70 / pair at the door. *Advanced registration
encouraged.

*A hands-on movement class using rope in an entirely new way... Learn to dance, stretch, seduce, power-exchange and connect at a deeper level using the rope in a whole new way. If you think rope bondage is just about tying knots, you're missing the core of rope seduction!

~ Sun 7/12, 7pm ³Fun with the Family Jewels² at Syren, 28091Ž2 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles. CA 90026 Tel: 213-989-0334 Tickets available by phone or at the
door. $25 advance / $30 at door. 7pm ­ 9pm. http://www.syren.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Memorial to Sabrina Belladonna


The Fetish Community is currently mourning the loss of a dear friend and legend in the BDSM community, Sabrina Belladonna.

Sabrina passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2009. We have all felt the very deep shift of loss within our hearts. Her enormous contributions to the BDSM community over the years have been immeasurable.

Sabrina Belladonna was a friend, leader, educator, mentor, a Pro Dom that was well respected and loved in the community. She truly believed in and practiced Sisterhood.

The world and our community has a great void that can never be filled. No words can express the depth of how this will affect us all. She is missed.

With love in our hearts we wish her love, peace and eternal happiness.

Thank you Sabrina Belladonna, for blessing us with the time, well spent, that you gave to us.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Zen Master - New "Power Kundalini" Yoga Class for the Dom/Domme/Top/Mistress/Master

Want to know more.....

This class is not about how far you can bend or stretch.
This class is not about "getting in shape".

Although many of us are able to harness energy, we still become drained.

Using various Kundalini Yoga poses and breathing techniques, you can learn to "re-energize" yourself, harness another's energy and create energetic walls around yourself to block out interference.

-Find the power within, feel less drained.
-Do you need to learn better relaxation techniques to have a clear mind to be more alert?
-Feel better naturally.
-Learn to have better focus, be more receptive, more connected.
-Get in touch with a deeper personal power source.
-Last longer for "play" time.
-Learn to harness inner and outer power sources.

Many people within the BDSM Community can sometimes "get burned out". You know that's when it's time to "take time for yourself" and recharge. But how does one do that....through Kundalini Yoga you can learn techniques to recharge and take that Kink experience to a higher level, opening your creative mind.

Kundalini is your own personal power source. Learn to harness it.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Yoga for Bondage Class - note after the class

Today was the Yoga for Bondage - Class 2 in Downtown Los Angeles at The Academy

It was a wonderful spacious environment, the setting was calm with dark plush red rugs, and light from burning candles casting shadows on the walls.

Items that we addressed during class;
-Breath of Fire
-Root Lock (holding energy into the body)
-Getting rid of nervous energy
-Surrounding our environment with the strength of our aura
-Activating and stretching all areas of the Spine
-Stretching the groin area
-Shoulder girdle stretching
-Squatting to stretch the groin
-Using rope to stretch and lengthen arm flexibility

* It's important to understand that for any physical activity, you really need to have a healthy spine. If your spine is weak, you can strengthen it, if your spine is stiff, you can stretch it.

* If you want to lower your body to the floor in a slave position, you need to lengthen your upper back and increase your flexibility in your groin area.

One of the participants in class mentioned that next time maybe we could do an hour of Yoga and then an hour of Bondage, I am taking that HIGHLY into consideration.

If you have taken one of my classes, feel free to leave positive feedback from the class. If you would like to address particular items, or have suggestions, I would also like to hear your comments.

Graciously,
Lady C~

Friday, April 24, 2009

Kink Friendly Movement Therapists

Before you begin your journey into rope bondage, it's advisable to have your spine checked.

Getting your shoulders and your spine in shape and flexible is very important.

I have taught a lot about this in class, but since I may not currently be in your state teaching, you can watch one of the great kink friendly movement therapists I have found online.

Beatrice Rappaccini

http://www.youtube.com/user/BeatriceRappaccini

Thanks for spreading the word in the community and making healthy stretching for the kink community available online.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Join me on FetLife

I have finally joined FetLife.com

look me up as

Kinkster: YogaforBondage
or
http://fetlife.com/users/155225

Why should I take Yoga for Bondage? What will the YFB class provide for me?

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Why should I take Yoga for Bondage, and what will this class provide for me?

We all need a place we can go and be ourselves, strengthen our bodies, spirit and quiet the mind.

Sometimes that place is not available.

* Physical Strength

Many people that I come into contact with, do not focus on what they really need to keep their bodies strong for the long haul, and slowly the lifestyle wears on them. So very often I hear stories of limitations, because shoulder or back pain has decreased their play time.

For example, often I meet Dom's who have weakness with their main flogging arm.

A sub may go to the gym, yoga class, pilates, etc. but in the vanilla world, explaining to the sports trainer that we need to strengthen our knees because our Master made us kneel all weekend, may be a bit difficult or doesn't always go over real well.

I feel many individuals in the Leather and Kink Community need a place they can go to, be themselves and focus on getting healthier physically. A class that can give them the avenue
where they can get similar or better results than the gym, while expressing their personal lifestyle needs.

* Replenishment of Energy

If you are a glass of water, and you pour your water (energy) into someone else. How do you
replenish that energy?

Yoga for Bondage is this avenue of replenishment.

All of us in the Leather/BDSM community understand energy exchange, but many do not understand how to physically replenish the energy they just spent. This results in burnout.

Through the combination of focused exercises, stretching, and controlled breathe work.
Your mind becomes quiet, your spirit has a time to unwind and your inner self finds that relaxation it craves.

Exercise: Replenishing Energy
  1. Take 20 minutes out of your schedule today.
  2. Clear a space in your home or office.
  3. Take off your shoes and socks.
  4. Spread a blanket out or towel out on the ground.
  5. Stand straight and tall, arms at your sides.
  6. Take a deep breathe in, HOLD IT, and then slowly let it out.
  7. Begin jumping straight up and down, quickly as possible.
  8. KEEP jumping until you are worn out, then take a breathe and start again.
  9. Do this until you feel exhausted (about 2 minutes).
  10. Then lie down on the blanket, put your hands on your belly and taking deep breathes, breathe very slowly. Lie quietly for approximately 5 minutes.
  11. Then turn onto your right side, curl up into the fetal position and lie quietly, breathing slowly and deeply.
  12. Slowly raise yourself up and go about your day.
  13. Try NOT to talk to anyone for about 10 to 20 minutes after you do this exercise.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

What does Yoga for Bondage mean...

May of you may have been to Yoga class.

Chanting, twisting and turning, stretching beyond your daily grind.
Trying to release your mind to another plateau....sometimes it happens,
sometimes it doesn't.

Many times, an individual doesn't really "understand" the form of Yoga they are participating in. Is it Anasura, Hatha, Astanga??? I do suggest that before you deliver yourself into a full practice of yoga, that you take a moment to do a bit of research. The word Yoga is actually term for a broad avenue of spiritual paths.

  • Bhakti yoga - The path of pure spiritual devotion to the divine. The fostering of loving devotion to God through the channeling of emotional energy into one's spiritual practice.
  • Jnana yoga - This is the Yoga of Knowledge, otherwise known as the path of wisdom. A philosophical approach to unveiling the illusions of the world by freeing one's body and mind from deluded perceptions.
  • Karma yoga - The focus of "duty" - giving of oneself without expecting any reward. One can experience the love of God by performing their duties in an unselfish manner for the pleasure of the Supreme.
  • Rhaja yoga - The focus of concentration and mind control. By disciplining yourself to balance your mind, soul and emotions, you may then connect with your individual spirit, which is in turn part of the Supreme Universal Spirit.
Personally, I feel that Leather/BDSM Lifestyle is another form of Spirituality. It's foundation and approach aligns with the yoga philosophy. Those who's life embraces the S&M path, or accepts life on the edge of it, know this to be true.

In my personal Yoga path, I have had the privilege of using "breathe" to take me deeper into my journey and fly higher.

In Yoga for Bondage, I will teach you this as well.

Yoga for Bondage Class Ad for The Academy

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why I started Yoga for Bondage.

How many times have you gone to Yoga class, the gym, Pilate's, or any of the other "exercise" classes having some idea of a goal, maybe to lose weight, strengthen you body, clear your mind....but when you got home, there was that little piece of your life that didn't quite connect with society's idea of "trying to get healthy" or "trying to find inner peace".

Find it difficult to raise your arm in Yoga class to ask if there is a particular breathing technique to help you through the long held poses, while being tied up by your Dom.

Did you ever find it uncomfortable explaining to your Massage Therapist that your shoulder hurts from a previous night of flogging? Have you ever wondered who to ask on how to strengthen your "flogging arm"?

Most of the world is vanilla, and if you aren't....it can sometimes be frustrating and utterly boring.

There are moments in classes that I wished could ask questions, and when I did, the face of the instructor crinkled up (and the others around me in class just snickered).

So I decided that it is important to give those in the BDSM Community a place to EXERCISE freely, grow stronger, and where everyone around knows you're part of a KINKY community,
and....no body cares, they just accept you just the way you are, and you can go on stretching without judgement.