Path of The Master
My path as a Soul Shibari master started with Aikido and with Tribal Dancing
Aikido is a Japanese martial art with a philosophy which is close to me: “Strength and energy are directed against each other” In Shibari the strength and energy of the tied up person is fully directed to its own comfort and relaxation. Why? He completely or partially loses control over the situation, voluntarily transfers it to the one who ties him up. He does not need to fight any more, he just has to relax and have a deep look inside himself.
From the martial art, I took the spirit of perseverance, confidence and total concentration. Some positions and techniques of Shibari were captured from Aikido and are actively used in practice.
I felt a lack of manifestation of female energy. The desire to turn from the images of a “strong warrior” into a “seductive priestess” led me to start Tribal dance. When I was dancing, I moved like a snake in a beautiful, light snake scale. I learned the plasticity of movements with the whole body, down to the tips of my fingers. In this dance I could feel the legacy of ritual movements, the mystery of the female essence.
A mixture of severity and plasticity of the movements left a mark on my style of binding. Playing on contrasts, sweet tenderness in one second is replaced by painful rigidity – the one in ropes never knows what will happen next. It overwhelms absolutely opposite emotions: fear and anticipation. That’s what I’m trying to achieve during the sessions.
Tribal and Aikido were the beginning of my journey to Soul Shibari, but I’m constantly looking for something new. The knowledge of other practices are small rivers flowing into an endless sea, which is a reflection of me and of what I create.
Shibari Master сhronology and auxiliary practices
|2010-2014||East Tribal dance|
|Since 2010||The Shibari practice started with video lessons of American bondage players “Two crazy boys”|
|June 2013||Took part in the Rope Fest festival in 2013 (St. Petersburg). Famous shibari masters such as Esinem (Great Britain) and Riccardo Sergnese "Wildties" (Italy) were invited to create workshops|
|October 2013||Organized and attended the seminars in Kiev of the master PhilipAnn (France), who had been a student of the Japanese master Haruki Yukimura|
|December 2013||Workshop of PhilipAnn (France) in Minsk|
|January 2014||Organized and participated in the workshop in Kiev of the master Boris Mosafir (Russia)|
|January-June 2014||Studied shibari and was a model on a permanent basis of PhilipAnn (France) in Paris|
|April 2014||Visited the workshop of the master Akira Naka (Japan) as part of the Moscow Knot festival (Moscow)|
|October 2014||Participant of the Rope Fest festival (St. Petersburg)|
|March 2015||Organized shibari event with the participation of foreign masters in Kiev. Masters such as Maxim Kalahari (Russia) and Mikhail Balabanchik (Belarus)|
|Since april 2015||Creating a community Shibari Projects Ukraine in Facebook and Vkontakte. Development of the author's intensive course "Shibari from A to Z" and holding regular seminars for groups of different levels|
|November 2015||Participant of a theme party Fetish faculty and international festival Rope Fest 2015 (St. Petersburg)|
|November 2015||Organizer and participant of the first international shibari festival in Kiev "Shi Fest Ukraine 2015". There were invited such masters as Nicolas Arnoys (France), Maxim Kalahari (Russia) and Mikhail Balabanchik (Belarus)|
|January-March 2016||Conducted seminars, performances, participated in photo projects, was a shibari model from the master Bodhi Zapha (Great Britain) in Koh Phangan (Thailand)|
|July 016||Studied at the seminars with the master Andrea Rope (Italy) in Kharkov|
|August 2016||The organizer and participant of the first international shibari festival Shi Fest Ukraine 2016 in Kiev
Tatyana organized and participated in the Maxim Kalahari workshop (Russia) and the Bodhi Zakha seminars (Great Britain)
|September 2016||Organized and participated in the seminars of the master Nicolas Arnoys (France) in Kiev, performed at the Sakura theme party with master Nicolas Arnoys|
|October 2016||Participant of the shibari show for the famous Ukrainian fashion designer Ivan Frolov within the framework of Ukrainian Fashion Week|
|April 2017||Workshop and shibari seminar in the center of spiritual development of the ‘Tree of Life’ in Moscow|
|May 2017||Made workshops “Shibari basics” as a Shibari Travel project in Ko Phangan (Thailand)|
|August-October 2017||Opening of the first Shibari Theater in Bali. Shibari workshops|
|March-April 2018||Private lessons from Naka Akira и Kinoko Hajime in Tokyo|
|August 2018||The main organizer of ShiFest Ukraine 2018 In Kyiv|
|February 2019||Perfomance at "Yada.Kinbaku studio" in Bangkok|
|April 2019||Private lessons from Naka Akira, Ren Yagami и в IchiNawa school Tokio|
|May 2019||Perfomance at anti-art patrty "Ebinnae" in Venice|