Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment and kinky adventures. Her reputation as authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique andentertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self actualization, shame reduction, acceptance and justice. Her writing is extensive, ranging from numerous articles, columns, works of fiction, to instructional books. She is the author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, Wild Side Sex, and Master Han's Daughter. She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Passionate Bonds: Creating Effective D/s Protocol. When she's not traveling and teaching, she's creating provocative and haunting art and performances.

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Midori's Workshops

Auntie Midori’s Advice for New Femme Doms

Are you new to exploring your femme top or femme dom side? Nervous about that upcoming scene and need some targeted advice? Auntie Midori is here for you! Founder of ForteFemme Women’s Dominance Intensive, and the ForteFemme Society, she’s got the practical tips and guidance to help you enjoy and thrive in your new adventure of erotic power. Bring your questions, come with an open mind and note taking tools. All genders and orientations welcome!

Type of workshop: Lecture, Discussion

How to Create Amazing Scenes: Get into Their Heads

Want to create mind-blowing scenes that leave you and your partner in a state of bliss and pleasure? Do you want to feel confident in knowing what to do next in a scene? Feeling like you might be missing the mark on full satisfaction with your play? Come to this class to find out what's between the lines and under the skin, the anatomy of a truly hot experience. There's so much more to amazing scenes than just knowing how to use the tools. Whether you are a seasoned top, experienced bottom, novice to topping or new to bottoming, this class will share with you what you can do before the scene to maximize scene success and increase confidence.Learn about the 5 essential questions the top should ask the bottom. Find out the 5 questions the bottoms should ask the top to prepare for a great scene. For all levels of experience, orientation, gender and relationship status. Bring note taking material and your questions!

Type of workshop: Lecture, Discussion

Rope Bondage: Speed & Flow Drills

Increase your speed, flow, confidence & connection in your rope bondage play!**
Whether you're an expert or have only taken one rope bondage class, this experience will help to make your rope play more confident, smoother and intuitive. This class concentrates on an method of essential structured drill set to build your fluid, effective and graceful motion in tying. Great flow and speed skills add to dynamic scenes with powerful emotional and play potential, increases confidence, allows for more intuitive creative process, and connection with your partner. After the initial discussion, the students will break into pairs for series of unique timed challenges. These are non-competitive exercises are designed to increase your speed and confidence while identifying areas to improve. Along the way Midori will work with each attendee to help in your skills growth. Each exercise has purpose and philosophy behind it to deepen your play, whether you cast rope, receive rope or enjoy all sides of the rope in your private play. Everyone is expected to do the exercises, which in turn will enhance your personal play.
This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
Minimum - Basic two-column ties. This is for ALL ATTENDEES. If you don't know a two column tie, come at 6:30pm and you'll get a quick lesson.
Pair attendance is highly encouraged. You don't need to be a couple. It's just easier to bring a practice buddy with you. If attending as a solo student, you'll be paired with another solo student.
This method was developed by Midori in the early days of Rope Dojo with the explicit purpose of moving people to tie and play from a deeper sensory and intuitive place ~ and to leave behiind awkwardness and uncertainty. This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo® philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the "wax on, wax off" if you will...You do not have to be a Rope Dojo graduate to attend. If you've not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. If you are a graduate, it's designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.
- Several ropes of varying lengths. (Think about how you normally like to play, and what kinds of rope you use. Then bring these, plus extras. If you're not sure, bring several 15' to 20' lengths. if you don't have ropes, here are great ones Midori recommends: 1) [Cotton rope from Stockroom][http://fhp-inc.stockroom.com/product1.aspx?product_id=3081] is soft, practical and budget conscious. 2) Or go for the lux hemp sets from [Twisted Monk ][https://www.twistedmonk.com/?rfsn=264649.d9eeca]. They also offer gorgeous bamboo, electro transmitting rope and hand spun cotton.
- Safety scissors or safe cutting device
### WEAR
- Comfy exercise clothes. Think yoga or gym class.
- Scarf or blindfold.
- Blanket, beach towel or yoga mat for the floor

Type of workshop: Hands-On

The Exquisite Whip: Hands-On Flogging

Whether you’re a total novice or already confident with the whip, there’s plenty for you in this unique and very active class. Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your finesse and precision to create the desired sensual, sexual and emotional effects. Midori shares with you a uniquely connected “California” style of whip use.
You’ll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type. Bring your floggers. The more the merrier! If you don’t have any, pick some up at the vendor area with the fine whip makers there!

Type of workshop: Lecture, Demo, Hands-On