Avalon is an Italian-Australian rigger known for his sensual and attentive bondage. Involved in BDSM for over 20 years, he has been fascinated by the intrinsic beauty of Japanese Rope Bondage since seeing a Japanese bondage show in Paris in the late 80s. In his pursuit to improve his skills and knowledge in Japanese Rope Bondage he regularly travels to Japan to study, a student of many renown masters. Avalon has developed his own distinctive style, his floor-work is fluid and sensory, relying on triggers and sensitivities of his model to lull them into a forbidden world. His style keeps faith to traditional Japanese bondage where mind, edge and predicament play are key factors of the tying process.
Avalon is active within the Australian and Italian Japanese Rope Bondage Community, he is a one of the instructors at the Sydney Rope Dojo & has performed in numerous international rope events and regularly conducts Japanese rope workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, New Zealand, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. Avalon performs with Jenna, his partner and rope model, she has a back ground in dance, yoga and personal development, this gives her the perfect core strength and mind set to endure and enjoy Avalon’s demanding ties.
Jenna loves exploring edges and the intimate connection between two people through rope, where the world disappears and what is left is 2 beating hearts. Rope has been a vehicle for Jenna to let go and feel completely free to surrender into the moment with Avalon. Avalon’s rope is geared towards deep connection with one's partner and exploring all sensory aspects of sensual tying, Haruki Yukimura style, the ties are measured to the person being tied, they often include a little mind fucking, which is something that Avalon is particularly good at, with his partners!
NOTES: Bring a yoga mat (or a similar) and a blanket to all classes. Rope will be made available on loan for the workshops and on sale for those that would like to purchase their own.
REQUIRED SKILL SET: “Sensual rope” and “Freedom” workshops can be attended by curious beginners as well as advanced riggers. “ On the Dark side “ workshop will be a restricted class in numbers and for those that have the required skill set, priority will be given to those attending all 3 workshops, or who have advanced skills.
WORKSHOPS AT CELEBRATING SEXUALITY
SENSUAL ROPE WITH AVALON
This workshop is not so much about technique but about why we are tying in the first place, looking at connectivity and methodology of tying, sensual rope is one of the most rewarding styles and one for which Avalon is known for.
In this workshop we will look at rope style, flow, with in detail with great attention placed on the partner, learn to read body language and introduce the various elements of tying into the sessions whilst learning how to tie safely. Learning how to have fun and enjoy rope with your partner from the beginning is what Avalon believes to be the right path to become a good and happy rigger.
THE FREEDOM TO SURRENDER
One of the beautiful aspects of Japanese bondage is the trust building element that allows a partner to fully enjoy the peace and space that occurs when they “let go” entirely, to allow their partner to take control and take them through a "journey". This is only achieved through a deep and connective path where the dominating partner takes full control and with awareness, guides his partner, this is not achieved through any form of violence, but with immense grace and love.
ON THE TIGHT AND DARK SIDE
There is much tough play, much of this is achieved through impact or pain. In this workshop we will be looking at stress and resistance instilled by compression and contortion.
Its a delicate but very effective form of "semenawa" used by great Bakushis such as Kitagawa.
Very subtle, precise and effective to gently push ones partner slowly close to their limit, a beautiful form of "mind fucking".