T0ne: Long-time St. Louisian, T0ne is a nationally-known Shibari rigger and experienced instructor. He is a veteran of the BDSM community with roots deeply set in D/s and especially M/s relationship dynamics. Practiced in the art of Shibari, T0ne is an expert rigger who also enjoys blade-play, take-downs, edge-play, and a good mindfuck. He is also an entrepreneur, devoted father, hacker, skeptic, and atheist.

T0ne is a popular instructor at events and locations around the country. He brings humor, enthusiasm, and a relaxed teaching style to his classes. With a decade of rope bondage behind him and thousands of suspensions performed, he has experience and knowledge to share with rope enthusiasts of all sorts.

T0ne makes his home in Saint Louis with his lovely slaves and partners: kitten, leafwhistle, and pixie.


Water Bondage (Mizu Shbari)

Water is a primal force of nature. It demands our respect. It haunts our psyche. It evokes our fundamental fear of helplessness and of What Lurks Below. Combining the physical and emotional helplessness of rope bondage with the primal aspect of water is a match made in… well, definitely not Heaven.
In this fun and nerve-wracking workshop, experienced rigger and former Water Safety Instructor, T0ne along with pixie, kitten, and erin, will demonstrate techniques to safely incorporate rope bondage with an aquatic environment.
Learn how different rope materials behave in water – and how to use that to your advantage. Learn how to create truly frightening predicaments. Part demonstration, part interactive workshop, come prepared to tie or be tied and to get wet! This class is not for the faint of heart!

Participants should bring:  Please feel free to bring rope, pool ‘noodles’, and a can-do attitude. All are welcome to observe.
Level:  Any
Format: Demonstration and Hands-On Participation

Covert Bondage

Ready to have fun with rope in an all-new way? Covert bondage is the art of applying secret, under-the-clothes rope ties to your partner – to be worn in public!
Invisible to most others around you, covert bandage can be a titillating and fun way to express control or to tease your partner, as well a creative method of intense and prolonged foreplay!
Learn techniques to use bondage skills to keep your partner’s mind focused right where you want it!
Participants should bring: Rope, if you have it. We will have some to share.
Level:  Any
Format: Demonstration and Hands-On Participation

Rope for Kinksters Who DON'T Do Rope

Do you not ‘get’ rope bondage? Is it too slow for you? Too boring? This is not another shibari class! This is not a class for people who like rope. This is a class for people that want to add a new tool to their kinky toolkit. Learn three simple ways to make a few small pieces of rope an indispensable part of your kink gear. Gain the skills to bind any body to any thing!
Participants should bring: Rope, if you have it. We will have some to share.

Level: Any
Format: Demonstration and Hands-On Participation

The Devil Is In the Details

Tips and techniques to add polish, speed, and efficiency to your tying