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We recommend in-person education whenever possible. We endorse the following instructors and groups as providing excellent information that is welcoming and supports our ethics and ideals.



Midori offers a wide array of rope bondage, kink, and pleasure centric workshops, with the Rope Dojo being one of our favorites.

Midori is a San Francisco based sexuality educator and champion for sensual living. She provides fun practical classes for all people. We are proud to offer two rope kits specially curated by Midori, as well as her book The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage. 





Twisted Windows includes BondageSafety.com, an invaluable resource for rope safety information. We proudly include their Quick Tips For Bottoms & Tops // Know Your Nerves educational cards with every Twisted Monk order.

Twisted Windows also includes classes (by Shay & Stefanos), rope labs, and renowned performance events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond



Full Circle Kink is a Seattle-based kink education group known for high-quality classes on a wide range of topics. Their classes span the spectrum from beginner topics to deep dives on highly technical subjects. Regardless of the topic, their expert instructors combine deep subject matter expertise with a relentless focus on teaching practical, real-world skills.

All of Full Circle’s class handouts and other content are available free online at https://fullcirclekink.com.



Author of the popular Shibari You Can Use and More Shibari You Can Use, Lee is an internationally known educator, artist, and author. Lee co-wrote Playing Well With Others, a guide to the kink and BDSM communities, and was anthology editor for Rope, Bondage, and Power.

Lee has been traveling the globe (Seattle to Sydney, Berlin to Boston), teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith and desire, and believes you deserve passion and connection in your life. A passion instigator, academic, adult film performer, world class sexual adventurer, outspoken philosopher, and kink/bondage expert, he has been blogging about sex and spirit since 1998.



Hitchin' Bitches is a group for female riggers and rope tops that started in late 2011 in London. It began to create a safe space for women who are into to rope, a space to learn and to share in. Despite ropes getting more and popular, it is common to see mostly men tying women and not so much of the female rope tops. Hitchin' Bitches founders did not feel this reflected the reality in which we live- where women tie, have skills and knowledge, and where men are tied by women, and so on. 

Hitchin' Bitches chapters, which are worldwide, welcome all women who live full time as women and FTM, genderqueer and intersexed persons who feel that they still have links to women's communities.