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ZAMIL in NYC! Mindfulness in Rope Intensive

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


TES Member Participating Couple $395
Non-Member Participating Couple $485
TES Member Observer, per person $90
Non Member Observer, per person $110
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Individual day tickets on sale Tuesday, April 18th.
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Doors open at 9:30 am for check-in.
Class begins promptly at 10:00 am. 
Doors will close to latecomers who must wait for a break in order to enter.

This class is for the experienced to advanced student, observers welcome at all levels.


I just love those moments when two souls melt together, the moments in which time just stops and goes some place else, the moments of rope touching skin, guiding my partner into places and spaces maybe unknown or not experienced before, the moments when I fully take care of her, knowing that she’s giving in completely, knowing that no harm will come towards her because I take care of her.

Rope is a wonderful tool. But it is a tool, not an end in itself. What you put in, you get out and sometimes, if everything falls into place at the right time, you get even more out of it than you ever expected.

In this class, we will walk the way together to get there and to achieve those moments.


  • How your mindset and emotions reflect on your rope work and how to use that
  • Ways to feel the current state of mind of you partner
  • How to guide your partner’s state of mind and how to synchronize
  • How to reach “the moment” and how to stay in it
  • And while you are learning all that, you will learn various TK, Futomomo, Organic-Shibari-Pattern and rope-handling


  • Lots of rope (min 8 length of 8m jute or hemp (jute’s better!, MFP will be burned!)
  • A partner (washed, hugged and freshly squeezed. Important: choose someone you will enjoy to touch a lot, because you will touch them a lot!)
  • A Tengui (or any other soft fabric to use as a blindfold but please NO blindfolds)
  • A metronome* (just one, or a professional drummer with his kit will do too)
    *don’t worry, I have one… that will be enough for the whole class


Zamil was born and raised in Berlin. He has been performing on stage since before he turned twenty and has always enjoyed the lights of the stage. Becoming active in the lifestyle in 1999, he began doing BDSM shows since 2003 and became the founder of ArtSensual project (ArtSensual.com) with his former partner maliZ. ArtSensual has become world renown as an established name for high class bondage performances, and has had their work shown in fetish magazines, the daily press and radio stations as well as TV, magazines and podcasts. They have been voted “Best Performer” in 2008 by the international audience at BoundCon.

A teacher by heart, Zamil has spent years as an educator at the college level. In 2004 he traveled to Japan to study traditional kinbaku techniques at its source, he became student to Osada Steve. His patience, focus and fun delivering those traditions and new styles of rope art from Japan has become well known.

Zamil became teacher of the Osada Ryu in 2007, teaching contemporary Kinbaku techniques to the interested student. He finished his study of the Osada Ryu in 2009. In the same year he became editor-in-chief of the German Bondage Magazine.

Zamil sees himself first as a live bondage performance artist, bondage trainer and author. He’s very traditional in terms of bondage. This means for him that he takes Shibari and the Japanese tying tradition seriously. Shibari for him is not only a tie, but a special bondage, following certain aesthetic rules in visual and application.


Limited number of Private Lessons with Zamil Available May 1st.
For more information, please write Gigi@TES.org with subject heading : Zamil Private Sessions


April 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Bondage Group