Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Stretching for Bondage

Date & Time: Sunday, March 18, 2012 · 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location
The Erotic Heritage Museum
3275 Industrial Road Las Vegas, Nevada
89109 (702) 369-6442
Cost: $20 in advance.
Dress code:  Loose fitting clothing like you would wear to a yoga class or to work out. 


Stretching for Bondage
15 minutes per day to a more flexible you.

Many people look at the Japanese style box-tie and dismiss any possibility of achieving this beautiful combination of bondage and yoga asana. In my own class “Building the Perfect Hug” I have shown how the box-tie can be modified by folding the hands in front, or adapting rope handcuffs to fit folks with less flexible shoulders.

This worked but I felt there had to be a better answer.

Flash-forward to ShibariCon 2011. My sciatica was acting up after sitting for class so I moved off to the side to began running through a gravity yoga routine that I have been using to keep that injury under control.

While I stretched I overheard one person tell their partner, “Wow, that guy is flexible.”
I thought to myself, “I didn’t use to be…”, and then the fireworks went off. People could use this simple collection of poses to achieve their dream of being tied into that box-tie they admire so much.

Here was something I could bring to the table that would help people do better, longer lasting, safer bondage. And best yet you only have to devote 15 minutes a day, 5 days per week to meet your goals.

Not Just for Bondage Bottoms
In addition to better bondage, there are benefits that will spill over into regular life as well.
Benefits such as:
• Increased Range of Motion
• Better Sleep
• Relief from Lower Back Pain
• Injury Prevention
• Increased Flexibility
• Better Sleep
• Better Circulation
• Better Posture
• Relief from Nervous Tension
Do you practice yoga? These stretches are designed to improve your practice by opening up your shoulders, hips, lower back, and legs.

Have you practiced martial arts for a few years? Are you feeling a little pain under your right shoulder blade? How about your elbow, and just under your thumb?

Flexibility is your whole world my friend. These stretches will help you continue to enjoy your art form for years to come.

In this class I will lead you through a 10 min pre-bondage warm up routine, followed by simple, powerful, and effective stretches that will give you fast results and are suitable for all levels.

What to Bring:
• Loose fitting comfortable clothes like you wear to a yoga class or to the gym.
• Yoga mats and a blanket, we will be on the floor for much of the class.
• Yoga Blocks, or Towels that we will use as props.
• Water and post class snacks to give you the energy to get home.

Due to the room limitations this class will be limited to 12 people.

Click Here to be taken to the fetlife event page.

This class will be RSVP only. Please contact me (Mateo) at nwmateo@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Peace

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reverse Tensionz Newsletter !!Extra Edition!!

Contents:
  • 1.  Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!
  • 2.  Reverse Tensionz Featured on Greydancer's Ropecast
  • 3.  Rope Dojo Registration
  • 4.  ShibariCon Registration

1. Extra! Extra!
Hey gang!  A couple of things have developed that I thought you might want to know about.  Thus the extra edition of the newsletter.

First a big thank you to everyone that came out to the November focus group.  
To quote Willow:
What a fantastic meet-up that was! A smaller group, but no less lively than usual. Quite a few new faces (Welcome-welcome HUGS) and some familiar favorites! On a personal note, my suspending-someone-other-than-me cherry was popped! Still needs much practice, but my 2 victi...er volunteers were making happy noises and seemed to have a good time. :D OH! And the mini-pies! sigh Thank you, Miss Rachael. grin We made a nice donation to the EHM as a group, as well! Thank you all for coming out and having fun with us. Until next time, fair winds!

The next focus group is set for Sunday December 11th.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

2. Reverse Tensionz Featured on Graydancer's Ropecast
Did ya know that we got featured on Graydancer's Ropecast?  Yup, it's true Gray was in town for the Erotic Author's Association Conference and took time away from his busy schedule to visit our September focus group.

Gray interview's several familiar folks including Dorian Gomez, the curator of the Erotic Heritage Museum.  All the while you can hear the happy sounds of a typical rope focus group in progress.  Thank you Graydancer for such a positive look at what we have happening here in Las Vegas!

Follow the link to be taken to Graydancer's Ropecast and give it a listen, you can also find the Ropecast on iTunes.
If you like it be sure to head over to iTunes and toss Gray a good rating as well as a comment.  He showed us some love, let's return the favor!  


I was really moved while listening to this.  Once again I have been blown away with what a fantastic bunch of people make up Reverse Tensionz, and just how much progress we have made over the past few years.  

I am amazingly proud of you!  It is truly a privilege to rope with you guys!

3. Midori's Rope Bondage Dojo® Registration Opens Dec. 1st!
I just received word from Midori that registration for the next Rope Bondage Dojo® will open on December 1st at 8am Pacific time.  This is my favorite rope event of them all and I highly recommend this intensive weekend to any ropester that wants to take his or her rope-work to the next level.

The next Dojo will be held Jan. 14th - 15th 2012 at the Citadel in San Francisco.
Catch all the details by following the link below.

I hope to see you there!

4. Shibaricon Registration Open Already!
Its twue!  Its twue!  It is twue what they say!  The granddaddy of all rope events is accepting registrations as we speak!

About Shibiricon:
Shibaricon is the world's premier annual exhibition and conference that focuses on education and information exchange among lovers of Japanese rope bondage. The goal of Shibaricon is simple; to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for the exchange of ideas, education, friendship and community. Since its inception in 2004, Shibaricon has become a treasured retreat where rope lovers from all over the world come together as a supportive community, learn new skills, and experience the joy of using those new skills to enhance relationships, both new and old. 
Shibaricon is produced by lovers of rope, for lovers of rope. We welcome you to join us to experience the magic created when so many rope lovers come together. Attendee, sponsor, vendor, presenter, volunteer or staff each one of you brings something special and necessary to the success of the event. Please join us in 2012 and make the 8th Annual Shibaricon the best yet!

Get all the scoop by clicking the link below.  Again, I hope to see you there!  A Vegas morning coffee group would be soooo cool before classes begin.

Monday, November 7, 2011

November's Newsletter

Reverse Tensionz Newsletter
November 7, 2011

Greetings! You are receiving this letter because you signed up to receive more information about the erotic rope focus group Reverse Tensionz and the local BDSM scene in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thank you for giving us permission to send you our newsletter. We promise never to share your e-mail address with anyone without your permission. If you feel you are receiving this notice in error, please reply with REMOVE placed in the subject field. We will promptly remove you from the mailing list.

Without the people on this list Reverse Tensionz wouldn’t exist, you are living proof that there is a vibrant scene here in Las Vegas and never let anyone tell you different.

Contents:
  • 1. The Reboot
  • 2. November Rope Focus Group
  • 3. Private Play Party & Food Drive at the EHM
  • 4. About Reverse Tensionz
  • 5. Friends of Reverse Tensionz

1. The Reboot
Holy Catz can you believe it has been well over a year since I put out a newsletter?  Well hold onto your hats as I am going to try to bring you a little rope news each month.  The goal, as was before, will be to inform local ropesters about significant developments in rope news, and keep people up on events.

Thank you again,
Mateo

2. November Rope Focus Group
Our next focus group will be meeting at the Erotic Heritage Museum on Sunday November 13h at 4 p.m. 

Thanksgiving is this month, how about a "food" theme?  Have at it!!  I hear rumors of pie coming in from Arizona.

Did you meet us at a party or demonstration? This is the best way to meet the local rope community in a relaxed and controlled setting. Our focus group is a peer to peer educational event where people practice their rope skills, share their knowledge, meet new people, and reconnect with old friends.

Rope bottoms come meet and get tied up by rope tops. Here is your chance to share your insights with tops and other rope submissives and switches.
Rope Tops come share your knowledge and tie up some rope bottoms!
Click Here to be taken to the event page on Fetlife.com
  • Event: Erotic Rope Focus Group
  • Date: Sunday November 13th.
  • Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Who is invited: Members of the Reverse Tensionz Erotic Rope Enthusiast Group.
  • Cost: By donation, $1 to $20 whatever you care to donate.  The money will be given to the Museum as a donation from the group as a whole at the end of the event.


3. Erotic Heritage Museum 1st Ever Private Play Party

The Museum's first private play party!  This event goes along with Mr. Dark's canned food drive; I Like it in the Can!

We have our special exhibit equipment graciously on loan from gracious local kinksters.  Feel free to bring your own equipment.  Definitely bring your towys.  

This is a private event so you MUST RSVP!  Only those on the list will be admitted.

Potluck
Water, juice, ets. will be available at the EHM's cash bar.

We need volunteers for the following:
Dungeon Monitors
Cleaning Help
Security

More info on the way.

  • Event: Erotic Heritage Museum's 1st Play Party
  • Place: Erotic Heritage Museum  2275 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas NV 89109 (702) 369-6442
  • Date: Saturday November 12, 2011
  • Time: 10:00pm to 2:00am
  • Who is invited: RSVP ONLY!
  • Cost: Suggested $5 donation AND minimum 1 canned food item.
  • Dress Code: Fetish & Fun

4. About Reverse Tensionz
Reverse Tensionz is a Las Vegas based Pan Sexual, Pan Orientation BDSM group with an emphasis on erotic rope bondage. We welcome all who enjoy the BDSM lifestyle whether you are an experienced rigger, lifestyle rope bottom or just discovering an interest in rope. How you identify yourself is up to you, what brings us together is an interest in erotic ropes, whether it’s a minor kink or a full on fetish.

Here is a list of links where you can find us online:

Nawa Yoi Event Calendar: http://www.nawayoi.info/

5. Friends of Reverse Tensionz
Being a group founded and based in the larger Las Vegas BDSM community you can find us at many of the local munches and venues attending classes, shopping, or just hanging out with like minded people.

Here is a list of local hangouts where you can find members of Reverse Tensionz:

The Erotic Heritage Museum:
3275 Industrial Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 369-6442
The EHM is host to our quarterly event, The Las Vegas Rope Social & Potluck, as well as a monthly Erotic Rope Focus Group. We also hold classes here.

The Power Exchange Las Vegas:
3610 South Highland Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 255-4739
The Power Exchange is a local club that has two play areas dedicated to the BDSM groups here in town. The Power Exchange also plays host to many of the classes sponsored by Reverse Tensionz. It’s a good bet that you can find a few of us here on a Sunday evening having a good time.

Local Munches:
There are many munches in the Las Vegas area. Those listed here are the groups dedicated to hosting all within the BDSM lifestyle regardless of orientation or sexuality. These munches are the ones that the B.O.D. of Reverse Tensionz attend, as well as the leaders and the members of other more specialized focus groups.

SinCity D/s Network:
  • When: Every Friday night 8-10PM
  • Where: The "PT's PUB" in the Sahara Pavilion Shopping Center at Sahara and Decatur (minimum age 21)

Las Vegas Fetish Stores and Vendors:
Are you new to the scene and wondering about leather and latex fashions, or gear? How about some new toys for you and your significant other? Here is a list of fetish shops in Las Vegas that are friendly to Reverse Tensionz.

Look for our event listings at these stores and let them know you found out about them from us.

Lady C Leather – Nevada’s Premier Fetish Company
4037 W. Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 641-3834

The Fetish Boutique & P.E.S.- Innovating Human Sexuality Since 1986
1509 West Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
1-800-339-6953 or (702) 474-2991

The Rack of Las Vegas - Alternative clothing, streetwear, clubwear, novelty gifts and accessories
953 E Sahara Ave, #16b
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 732-7225

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thanks Again...

..for an awesome Sunday afternoon.

Once more this group has made me very proud of the Las Vegas Community!

The Rope Focus Group met again yesterday and I would like to thank everyone that came out. I met some new people, saw a wide range of rope styles and even heard some giggling (and maybe even some spanking).

...gasp...

Thanks to your generosity the group raised close to $125.00. We donated $100 to the Erotic Heritage Museum and our treasurer Willow will be hanging onto the remainder to be used for the group's benefit.

I would also like to thank Graydancer for taking the time to visit and I am looking forward to hearing some of the interviews taken for his kinky podcast:Graydancer's Ropecast.

Safe travels my friend!

Don't forget that RedheadWithRope will be teaching his class Going Beyond the Rope this coming Wednesday. This should be a great class on a topic that is close to my heart. Come on out and have some fun and show Redhead support as only we can!

If we do, maybe he will teach another...hint, hint.

C-y'all next month!

Peace,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Las Vegas Rope Focus Group Meets Sunday March 13th

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!

Hey, hey all you party people! The time has come once again to grab your gear and head on down to the Erotic Heritage Museum for a little Sunday afternoon fun.

Click Here to go to the Fetlife event page.

Click Here for the Rope Focus Group web page.

Last month we had a spectacular group, and y'all raised just over $125 to donate to the EHM. I am always floored by how generous this group can be, you make me proud.

Also, there was some bonus fun last time around. The members of the Shibari group were kind enough to donate their old bondage equipment to the museum to fill the hole that Gord left when he pulled out of the EHM project. Thank you Baron & Co. for making that possible!

With a little supervision we were able to open up the display area and make use of the gear. I am hoping we will be able to do so again.*

*That of course is up to the museum staff, and subject to change at any time.

Can't wait to see everyone there!

Peace,
Mateo

Friday, January 21, 2011

Next Rope Focus Group: Feb 13th, 2011

Hey all,
Mark your calendars, the next Rope Focus Group will be on Sunday Feb 13th.

(We had scheduled it for Feb 6th, however that is Super Bowl Sunday.)

Click Here to go to the Fetlife event page, or Click Here for the blog page describing the event.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. I am also contemplating demonstrating how to tie a Swiss Seat for those interested. The Swiss Seat is a sit harness good for suspension.

Peace,
Mateo

Friday, January 7, 2011

Erotic Rope Focue Group This Sunday January 9th

Hey all,

I just got off the phone with the EHM and we are all set to have the first Erotic Rope Focus group of the year!!

Once again it is time for kinky rope loving people to get together and have an afternoon hoot-n-any (that's a technical term).

Click Here for the event page.

Don't forget to bring some water and a snack for after play recovery. Also blankets and yoga mats are a good idea in case there isn't room on one of the carpets.

Peace,
Mateo