Massage Night Goes On Hiatus

We are very sad to announce that tomorrow night’s Erotic Massage Night is cancelled.  Club Sapphire can no longer host this event on the second Sundays. This monthly event will go on hiatus until a new venue can be found.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to when we can begin holding this event again. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Consent Fest 2018

The Consent Academy Presents:

Consent Fest 2018: #ConsentIsEssential!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at the Optimism Brewery
1158 Broadway Seattle WA 98122
6:00 – 9:00pm

It’s 2018 and a lot has happened. We’ve had thousands of women stand up and join the #metoo movement, significant political controversy, and more discussion about consent than we have seen, maybe ever.

So what’s next? How do you and the people around you practice consent in this climate? What can we do to #dobetter?

Please join the Consent Academy, the Foundation, and other organizations, for this FREE all-ages community festival celebrating Consent Culture and exploring these questions. We recognize your work in promoting a more Consensual world and are extending a very special invitation to YOU!

The Consent Academy is a collective of consent educators and experts. We are committed to building Consent Culture across the country through classes, workshops, and consultations for groups of all sizes; businesses, organizations, and individuals.

The event is being held at the Optimism Brewery. This is an all ages brewery that focuses on community. It’s even dog friendly. Signature brews will be available for purchase.

The night will include an opening welcome and introduction to consent culture. Our partners in consent will have a chance to speak if they so choose. Then we’ll have time for people to visit the tables and stations set up. And will cap off the night with a raffle and prizes.

We would love for you to come and help us promote Consent Culture. There are a variety of ways you can do that:

  • Partner in Consent: Join us “On Stage” to welcome people and talk a little bit about your organization’s commitment to consent.

  • Outreach: Set up a table for your organization to give out information about you and about consent and/or consent culture.

  • Consensual Support: Show up and support consent culture.

  • Spread the Word: Let people in your organization know about the event, encourage them to come, and talk about it on your social media and in your newsletters.

  • Spread Consent Culture: Talk about building a Consent Culture as a way to move through the troubling and difficult times we’re all facing.

Please contact the us at the Consent Academy by Wednesday, January 16th, as we have a spot reserved for you, but we need your consent to move forward. #ConsentIsEssential! .

If you have any questions, or need more information, please email the Consent Academy directly.

 

Hedwig visits Seattle in February!

Seattle has a burgeoning and active bondage community and we are always excited to be able to bring an educator to the area with special skills and new view points. We are pleased to announce that we have made arrangements with Hedwig, an bondage educator from Sweden, who teach internationally!

Hedwig is passionate about communication, rope bondage, safer sex and consent culture, about redressing notions of power, physical sensations, vulnerability, dominance and submission, gender and communities working together. She hopes to bring rope bondage to a larger audience as a way to gain more body awareness, work on interpersonal communication and offer different routes to pleasure and surrender. You can learn more about them at senseshibari.com.

Both of Hedwig’s classes have limited space and we expect to sell out, so we suggest you get your tickets early. Mark your calendars and join us and Hedwig the first weekend in February 2018!

Friday, February 2 — 7:30pm
Let’s Teppou – Exploring Asymmetrical​ Bondage Ties ~Educator: Hedwig
Ballard: $90 (duo) Advance: $80 (duo)

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​class​ ​in​ ​which​ ​you​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​a​ ​structured​ ​asymmetrical​ ​tie,​ ​where​ ​you can​ ​look​ ​at​ ​both​ ​the​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​aesthetic​ ​elements.​ We can look at various ways to use the tie, both for floor work, partials and if time allows, a few considerations regarding suspending & transitioning with this tie. The fascinating thing about working around a teppou is that we can explore more elements of asymmetry and ways of playing with balance. This is a class suitable for those who are able to tie a standard 3 rope TK/gote and are confident in their suspension practices. As a rope partner you need to be able to recognize the difference between circulation and nerve impingement & communicate this.

 

Saturday, February 3 — 1:00pm
Free Form Floorwork ~Educator: Hedwig
Club Sapphire: $45 (solo)  Advance: $35 (solo) and $65 (duo)

A​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​class​ ​which​ ​seek​s ​to​ ​inspire​ ​the​ ​participants​ ​to​ ​fluidity​ ​in​ ​freestyle​ ​floorwork.​ ​By working​ ​through​ ​various​ ​exercises​ ​we​ ​will​ ​look​ ​at​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​breaking​ ​out​ ​of​ ​our​ ​habits,​ ​how​ ​we can​ ​give,​ ​receive​ ​&​ ​read​ ​feedback​, ​&​ ​how​ ​to​ ​incorporate​ ​freedom​ ​in​ ​restraint.​ ​Freestyle flowing from a basic single column tie gives plenty of opportunity to work not through patterns but letting rope react to those involved; rope is about who you are in rope. Besides from a few simple principles of rope friction and basic ways of shaping movement & body you will be given plenty of time for experimentation and fun.Suitable for those comfortable with a one column tie, participants should be prepared to be physically close to their partner.