Adapting to Change in Polyamory – Mir

Change is inevitable. And, as with most things, in a poly lifestyle change often comes in multiples. mir facilitates this discussion on the transitional periods that affect poly dynamics — new relationships, endings, status changes — and the ways to navigate them that create more joy and growth instead of stagnation and fear. Whether you are poly or poly-curious, this class will give you solid ideas of the unique challenges faced in poly dynamics and how to handle them when they arise. Please come share your experiences and challenges as we all look together for solutions.

Submission 101 – Dear1

So you picked up a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey and got an excited tingle in your belly when you read about Ana. Or maybe you were the one who wanted to be tied up when you played Pirates or Cowboys & Indians as a child. But whatever your path, you’ve arrived at a point where you feel you would be a good submissive in a Dominant/submissive relationship and want to know more about it. Join us as we discuss various facets of what it means to be a submissive and learn how to separate the facts from the fictions.

Flogging 101 – Sindarian & slave ciara

Introduction to Flogging. Feel the need to beat your partner?
Here is how to do it!
Our class will begin with some safety tips and warnings then a brief history of flogging, followed by an explanation of the parts that make up a flogger and their purpose. From there we will cover the various materials that make up the falls of a flogger, their design and effects. Then we venture into geekdom, break out your pocket protectors folks; we will cover the physics that makes those floggers hurt so good. Then we get down to it and show you how to do those fancy throws you see all the Domly Dom’s do in the dungeon. Lastly we will cover music and the importance of the beat and how to pull it all together to make your partner soar. Last but not least, some helpful hints on aftercare.

Advanced Bondage – TyeLykos & Brigid Macaulay

For those who are ready for high bondage. The advanced class will demonstrate intricate techniques for full body bondage such as the rope cage and suspension. By the end of the class, Brigid will be suspended in the shelter. This class is presented during demo time to account for the length and difficulty of the instruction.

Boi Kris

International Power Exchange 2012

Boi Kris, with his powerhouse attitude and a passion for teaching and service, draws on his own experiences and his ongoing research into a variety of topics to entertain, educate and empower others. He has been a part of the BDSM community since the early 1990s, including a year serving as half of the International Power Exchange 2012.   He has produced the successful and innovative High Shine Indy, Body Spirit Mind and Trick Her Treat events, and has raised thousands of dollars for charities throughout the country.  A spirited switch, he loves challenging people’s expectations, topping for heavy impact play, and sharing his vision and enthusiasm for service, regardless of roles.  Boi Kris has hundreds of workshops, discussions and presentations under his belt, and is constantly adding new classes to meet the needs of the community. Together with his wife Sarah, Boi Kris brings an animated and approachable energy to the wide variety of BDSM lifestyle topics he shares with audiences all over the country.  And, as a certified Laughter Yoga leader (including his own variant, Kinky Laughter Yoga!), he’ll show you that laughter really is the best medicine!

Boi Kris has presented nationally for groups of all sizes and interests! You may have seen him at Winter Wickedness, Beat Me in St Louis, Spanksgiving, Southwest Leather Conference, GLLA, Twisted Tryst, Kinky Kollege, SINergy, La Fortress, The Fringe, Bluegrass Leather Pride, Just Play, OhioSMART, Power eXchange Summit, Beyond The Love, LRA, regional MAsT groups and a host of others.