Educator Profiles

The BSPC is committed to providing quality education opportunities in our local community on a variety of subjects. Below, you will find profiles and informational links for past and future educators who have presented at the BSPC.  Visit our Workshops & Classes page for descriptions of the various educational events we’ve hosted.  If you have an idea for an education event, or a specific topic you’d like to see covered, please let us know!

If you are an educator and are interested in presenting at the BSPC, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out our educator application, and our education coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.

 

Barkas & Addie

Presented at the BSPC: Ranboo (January 2016)

I am a bondage educator, performance artist, writer and event organizer.  I became an Osada Ryu instructor in 2011 when I opened the Shibari Dojo Vienna. Since then I am one of the 4 licensed Osada Ryu instructors of the world. In 2015 I got a “given name“ by Yukimura Haruki Sensei. Harutsuyu. This honor allows me to teach Yukimura Ryu as well. Another huge influence is the friendship with Nawashi Kanna Sensei and Kagura San, which started I co-organized their first tour outside of Japan in 2013. As a product of this high level education, I developed my own, very specific style called “Ranboo”, which is a highly dynamical and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku.

I co-organized the annual Viennese Rope Festival and other events such as the “A night full of Kinbaku”. Within my work as a Kinbaku teacher and performer, I cooperate with different artists and arts institutions, such as the Zafraan ensemble, the Viennese Tanzquartier, the photographer Tom Hofmann and others.

A special focus of me is the implementation of various philosophical, sociological, physical, mathematical and historical ideas into my approach. A recent development of me is the metaphor of tying as an interview – a certain mind-set that can help to perfect one’s own style. Intellectuality and emotionality don’t contradict each other. „To fill the techniques with life and personality“. I don’t tie people, I tie with them.

Performances and Workshops all over the world, such as at Shibaricon (‘14 & ‘15) in Chicago, at Moscow knot, at Kannawa Kai in Tokyo, at West Coast Bound in Vancouver and many other events and occasions made has made me a well-known and demanded Kinbaku artist. View his class list and more by visiting his website.

About Addie

Addie stumbled into rope several years ago as a bottom and it has been bringing her immense joy ever since. She loves losing herself in the melt, twitch, exhale, pull, hold, gasp, attack, touch, sink, sigh, float… there’s nothing else like it. She discovered her inner switch when she dove into tying and self-suspension as alternate methods of practicing and experiencing rope, and found that she likes being on that end of the rope too. She also has a soft spot for creative sadism, and for giggling while ouching people. She helps run the Vancouver chapter of Hitchin Bitches.

Addie has had the immense good fortune of sharing time with some wonderful people on her rope journey. Her current path has her travelling, performing, and co-teaching with Barkas on his global adventures. Highlights thus far include Prague, New York, Vienna, Chicago, and Paris. She is curious to see where this journey takes her next.

 

DaddyCrone

Presented at the BSPC: Whips Intensive (May 2016, July 2017)

Smiling Sadist DaddyCrone Leenie is a long-term body worker / energy runner and has been in the leather world since early 90’s. Leenie began Dancing with whips in 1998 and has not stopped. Starting in Boston as a member of MOB (Massachusetts Orgasmic Bitches). S/he has taught/presented for MDG in Asheville, the Women’s Winter Bash in Atlanta, MBK in Myrtle Beach, SELF, DESIRE, Mayhem Vancouver BC, Wicked Women, The Conservatory in PDX, Sagacity in Victoria BC, Threshold in LA, Lupercallia Edmonton, Alberta, West Coast Bound Vancouver, B.C., Apex in Phoenix, Conception, Victoria, BC, Behind Closed Doors, Tucson AZ, Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) and the land of Woo SWLC.

In workshops Leenie shares her style, which s/he gleaned from various whip enthusiasts such as, Bob Deegan, Boomer, Sebastian, Roger, Stan and special nod to Wayne of Atlanta. Thank you all for sharing your passion!

This Dance is of spirit, body and mind for Leenie, who revels in the intentions created. Keep Dancing !

 

DeGiotto

Presented at the BSPC: Rope Workshop (December 2016)

Giotto has been in the public scene for 6 years and has played at home for more than 14. 6 years ago he found a passion for rope and set out to master it. He has an obsession with making the finest quality bondage rope in the world. His mottos in rope are: “Rope Bondage is Easy and Fun” and “The basics of rope bondage are not edge play.”

Outside of BDSM he is a Knight in the SCA where he practiced and taught sword fighting for over 20 years. His experiences give him a unique intensity and focus in all of his BDSM play. Some would consider Giotto’s sadism extreme, but really it’s just the adult version of pulling the hair of a girl he likes on the playground to get her attention.

Teaching Experience
Giotto has a passion for teaching beginners. He prides himself on his ability to breakdown a tie or skill into small digestible parts and not leaving any student behind. He loves to see his students quickly progress and share what they learn with others.

Giotto has been teaching Rope and BDSM Skills for 6 years, and has taught sword fighting for 22. More than 5 years ago he formed his own BDSM education group, Giotto’s Open House, where he taught between 2 and 8 classes a month. Additionally he held a weekly rope class in Central New York before moving back to Texas. Now, he teaches rope classes weekly at his dojo in Houston, TX in addition to teaching at conventions and local groups around the country.

He has taught at Bound in Boston, Bondage Expo Dallas, ShibariCon, TES Fest, KinkyCon, Austin GRUE, Wicked Ithaca, Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, Rochester Kink Society, Porter Square Rope Night, September Surrender, Giotto’s Open House, numerous small local groups around NY and TX.

 

Elwood

Presented at the BSPC: Spirituality, Pain & Fun (November 2015), Piercing Intensive (April 2016)

Elwood is a professionally trained and certified body piercer and body brander, scarification and suspension artist, and photographer. He was trained in San Francisco, California by Fakir Musafar, the father of the Modern Primitive and the man credited with bringing body piercing to the western world.  As an educator and body modification practitioner, Elwood is known for educating audiences on a variety of topics while displaying his humorous personality. He is acknowledged for his vast knowledge of the history of body modification and practical safety.

Elwood has presented numerous workshops surrounding body modification and alternative lifestyle topics around the globe. His commitment to advanced safety within the body mod industry has also led him to becoming an educator to the Simon Fraser Health Authority, Coastal Health Authority, The Canadian Institute of Professional Health Inspectors, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Elwood has also been featured on Television with appearances on Shaw’s “Urban Rush”, Discovery Channel’s “Skin Deep”, TLC’s “Human Canvas: Sacred Skin” and on MTV Canada’s “Select”. Elwood has also been featured in various print mediums and radio interviews.

Elwood is also the Executive Director of Edgewalkers, a non-profit organization centered around the practice and provision of body based ritual in a tribal and community setting. For more information about Edgewalkers, contact Elwood directly. He is always happy to answer any questions or concerns about any body modification topic at: elwood.reid@me.com or by calling or texting 604.836.5013.

 

FredRx

Presented at the BSPC: Rope Intensive (October2016)

FredRx began tying several years ago, using a variety of Eastern and Western techniques to enhance his BDSM scenes. He quickly developed an independent passion for rope, and began learning rope for its own sake. This passion led him to seek out teachers and workshops around the States and eventually, abroad, where he focused on learning as many styles and techniques as he could find. He then worked to integrate this knowledge back into his own primal and intuitive style of play, which has allowed him to combine complex rope and improvisational scenes in a completely unique manner. He now teaches his own style of primal rope, but always encourages students to manipulate and expand his methods to fit their own needs.

 

Frozen Mersault

Presented at the BSPC: Caning 101 & 102 (October 2015)

Frozen Mersault is a paramedic and educator by day, dominant sadist and educator by night. He loves to make pretty women cry and teach others how to safely do the same. His classes are informed heavily based on his emergency medicine experience and his successes and failures in kink.

Some of the events Frozen Meursault has presented at nationally are DO: Winter Fire, DO: Fusion, DO: Surrender, DO: SummerFest, Paradise Unbound, Bound in Boston, The Floating World, and TES Fest. He routinely travels throughout the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada to present, but is available for engagements elsewhere as well. He has taken his love of teaching in to other circles through his training development and consulting business.

Connect with Frozen Meursault through FrozenMeursault.com, on Twitter via @FrozenMeursault, or through e-mail via FM@FrozenMeursault.com. Comments, questions, concerns, criticisms, and apple rhubarb pie recipes are always welcome.

 

Allena Gabosch

Presented at the BSPC: Sex, Intimacy & Relationships (July 2015, June 2016)

Allena Gabosch, Executive Director of both the Center For Sex Positive Culture and Foundation for Sex Positive Culture from their creation until retiring January 1, 2015, has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its inception; producing educational and social events for the sex-positive community since 1990. She is currently the Development Director for the Center and on the Foundation board, as she can’t quite let herself leave either organization. She is a frequent speaker on many sexuality related subjects at colleges and conferences around the US and Canada, with an emphasis on Sexuality, Relationships, BDSM and Polyamory. She is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television as an expert on sexuality and has been in numerous documentaries. She has been quoted in many articles on-line and even once in People Magazine, thanks to the popularity of the 50 Shades of Grey.

She was a former Producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and a former commissioner with the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. She is currently working on several books, including one for parents on raising children without sexual shame.

She is a kinky sapiosexual, polyamorous switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”.

Her Sex Positive Blog is www.allenagabosch.wordpress.com/

Her coaching website is: www.eroticcoaching.com

Follow her on Twitter @Ladysun33

 

Charlie Glickman

Presented at the BSPC: Awesome Anal Sex (February 2016), How to Get Freaky without Being Creepy & Pussy Massage (September 2016)

Charlie Glickman PhD is a sex & relationship coach, a sexuality educator, a sexological bodyworker, and an internationally-acclaimed speaker. He’s been working in this field for over 25 years, and some of his areas of focus include sex & shame, sex-positivity, queer issues, masculinity & gender, communities of erotic affiliation, and many sexual & relationship practices. Charlie is also the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and Their Partners. Find out more about him on his website or on Twitter (@charlieglickman) and Facebook/charlie.glickman. For Charlie’s sex coaching and sexological bodywork services, visit MakeSexEasy.com.

 

Glorious

Presented at the BSPC: Bootblacking Basics & Beyond (December 2015), Consent Workshop (Monthly)

Jo (Glorious) is an independent queer, non-binary, kinky, polyamorous, blood and needle top, Leather Person and Dominant.  They’ve been part of the greater Seattle kink community since 2013, have been advocating for survivors of sexual violence since 1996, and educating kinksters about consent from the moment they realized that such a dangerous void existed within the kink community.  They’re an active leader in the Leather community with Seattle Women in Leather (SWL) and Everett Leather Alliance (ELA) as well as an Education Coordinator at the Bellingham Sex Positive Center (BSPC).

From the first exposure to needle play, Jo was driven to create art in wretched, gorgeous ways. They’ve been blessed with a support network which has continued to facilitate their passion, and they’ve had volunteers who have provided both canvas and imagination for continued inspiration.  The visceral, primal aspects of blood – the proximity to the edge of life and death – never ceases to impress and titillate them.  So much so that they are compelled to share their kink in local classes on artistic needleplay.  They’ve played music upon strings of pain and given flight to a friend’s journey.

Their passion for consent is imperfect.  They understand how quickly and completely consent can be violated from personal experience, and uses that knowledge to help others navigate terrifying waters of consent violations (on both sides), incorporate ideas on how to negotiate satisfying scenes that respect consent, and understand fundamentals of consent language.

They are committed to assisting the kink community in making consent and negotiation workshops available and engaging for all community members, sharing decades of experience and knowledge to improve safety and support for those in the kink community.  They are also happy to share knowledge and passion for artistic needles with other blood fiends with hands on workshops and performance demonstrations.

Loom

Presented at the BSPC: BSPC Rope Workshop (ongoing), Weekend Rope Intensive (September 2017)

J. L00M is a pacific northwest rope artist, bondage performer and photographer who has created his own unique take on ropecentric art. A passionately committed student, L00M continues to further his education and expand his knowledge base through the private instruction of some of the art form’s most talented individuals. As a performer he’s been known to show up in places like La Nuit des Cordes in Montreal, NARIX in Los Angeles, BeachBind in Jamaica, MBE in San Francisco, plus various other burner, fetish and rope related events. Additionally when he’s not in the studio or on stage – as an educator he continues to give back to his rope community by teaching bi-monthly rope labs, various intensives and rope shares throughout the West Coast.

 

M0co & Beemo

Presented at the BSPC: Rope Intensive (April 2016)

M0co and Beemo hail from Baltimore’s blossoming rope scene. Having found one another in late 2010, this duo has been honing their skills as Rope Top and bottom together. Both M0co and Beemo have a passion for dynamic and challenging rope work as well as the connection between the Top, bottom, and rope. Although M0co is mainly known for his beautiful handmade jute, he and Beemo also created the Baltimore Guerrilla Suspension Crew in mid-2011 with the sole intention of creating artistic pieces among the urban decay. They have since then branched out into more intricate photo-shoots, including the well-known shot of ‘The Awakening’ at The National Harbor, MD.

Aside from work with BGSC, M0co and Beemo throw Rope Mecca, a rope-centric educational event and play party. They have also worked as as house riggers for DXS Rapture and Hedone’s Zap and Whap events, teach at DC TNG, Bondage Club Baltimore, DC Rope and co-hosted Dirty Things. These Krakens also throw the infamous monthly play party, The Kraken’s Lair.

 

Olivia Lyon

Presented at the BSPC: BSPC Rope Workshop(ongoing), Weekend Rope Intensive (September 2017)

Liv is a Vancouver (Canada) based rope bottom, rigger, and all around rope lover! First introduced to the world of rope in 2007, she started out as a bondage model and rope bottom. This gave Liv a great foundation of experience that has grown into her truest passion and consumed pretty much all her free time. Liv now ties, creates rope art in multiple mediums, and strives to spread knowledge through community education. Constant personal growth, or what’s the point?

 

Panderus

Presented at the BSPC: Staring into the Face of Thunder: Full Frontal Single-Tailing (August 2016)

Panderus has been in the lifestyle for more than a quarter of a century, and has taught workshops and coached people in both Canada and the U.S.A. He has presented workshops on floggers and single tailed whips as well as classes on rope play and suspensions. He has been an edge player and identifies as a sadist. He has also been invited by BDSM venues to introduce people to various forms of play. His mantra is that technique is only the beginning of in BDSM play. Once you learn how to do something, you must then elevate it to both an artistic and spiritual experience.

 

Polar

Presented at the BSPC: Spirituality, Pain & Fun (November 2015), Why So Serious and S&M 101 (May 2016)

Polar has been in the lifestyle for over 14 years and a member of the Victoria community for over 14 years and has taught workshops across western Canada. He is a creative and sadistic top who is known for his sense of humour. His workshops lean towards an edgy style of play with a focus on knives, blood, bare handed impact, rough body play, and fire. Polar currently resides in Victoria, BC. View Polar’s available workshops list here.

 

River Dark

Presented at the BSPC: Cock Sucking & Face Fucking: Getting the Most Out of Your Member, The Edge of Madness: Fear & Terror Play (November 2016)

River Dark was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a poly dyke Top/switch, a writer and an educator. She loves to think about and talk about Leather & kink – and to share her ideas and skills with others. Trained as an actor, she currently expresses herself artistically by writing and reading porn, teaching workshops, and by creating scenes. Her SM erotica can be found in a variety of anthologies and she is currently working on a book of essays and short stories.

River has been out as a pervert for 25 years (but thinking about it all of her life). For the past 11 of those she has presented her workshops to rave reviews across Canada, the US, and recently London, England.

While some of her workshops teach physical skills, she is most interested in the mind as the seat of power, so many of her workshops explore the psychological aspects of play. As a presenter she gathers her information from her experiences both bottoming and Topping, the people in her life, the scene she has been exposed to, and the many workshops she has attended over the years.

A great deal of research goes into each of River’s workshops to create an engaging, fact-filled and thought-provoking experience. It is her intention that every workshop brings something new to each participant, no matter what their level of experience is – whether it be a new way of looking at play or simply a creative idea that they have never considered. Her goal is for every workshop to be dense with information, supportive of the participants, and fun to attend.

domenique has been River Dark’s property for over 5 years, and was in training with her for the year and a half prior to that. She came out into kink when she was 19 and immediately embraced it with mind, body and soul. She spends a great deal of her time running around in her own head, and enjoys sharing those thoughts with a wider audience.

 

Roughinamorato

Presented at the BSPC: Working on Your Swing (December 2015)

Roughinamorato is a charmingly sadistic bastard who firmly believes that kink should be fun; just because you’re beating or torturing someone doesn’t mean you can’t both have a good laugh between the screams. He’s been presenting and teaching in the vanilla world as a software geek for over 15 years, and active and presenting in the BDSM scene since 2006.

He runs Rough Crowd, a monthly rough body play workshop in Chicago, and takes that knowledge on the road with the Rough Crowd Road Trip, a rough body play intensive weekend that has made appearances in Detroit, Boston, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Columbus. He has taught at events across the country including Shibaricon, Dark Odyssey (Fusion and Winter Fire), Winter Wickedness, Rope Camp, and the Fetish Flea, and has run rough body play intensive weekends at The Center for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle and NELA. He also runs Cigar Chicago, a monthly-ish smoker.

His journey of self-discovery into kink and BDSM – things that have really always been there, deep inside for him – has led him to want to share that joy and pain with others, through classes about BDSM, kink, and sexual expression, both physically-oriented and mentally-focused.

For more you can find him on FetLife, follow him on Twitter @roughinamorato, or visit his website for a class list.

 

Rowan

Presented at the BSPC:   Spirituality, Pain & Fun (November 2015)

Rowan is a powerful business woman by day, that learned early on that the only way to survive is to spend her free time delving into the fun, and sometimes dark sides of kink, spirituality, and body modification. She has taught many classes on sacred body rituals and rites of passage (dedicating the flesh), exploring our dark sides, and learning how to enjoy and grow through body sensations. She is also ridiculous enough to occasionally offer to stunt bottom for some very specific presenters and presentations, and as a pesky switch you can sometimes see her teach as a top. She avoids societal labels and enjoys the confusion she often creates. Her purpose in life is to experience all that life has to offer in the superficial world, as well as in play and body rites. In doing this she hopes to bring the meaning of Tribe to communities.

 

Safrika Morgan

Presented at the BSPC: Rope Intensive (July 2016)

SarifkaMorgan discovered her passion for rope bondage instantly, and never looked back. An outgoing submissive by nature, she has been afforded the opportunity to bottom for some incredibly talented rope tops, domestically and abroad. Now an emerging rope top in her own right, Morgan is eager to share her experiences with others through her passions for education and teaching.
Whether it’s demo-bottoming, photo-shoots, tying up friends, performing, scening with play partners or being tied for “science,” she is nearly always immersed in her passion.

 

Dr. Elisabeth Scheff

Presented at the BSPC: Issues in Polyamorous Parenting (October 2016)

Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is the foremost academic and legal expert on polyamory in the United States, and the worldwide expert on polyamorous families with children. Sheff’s research has focused on sexual minorities and their families, and her book “The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families” explains the findings from her 15-year study of polyamorous families with children. Her new book, “When Someone You Love is Polyamorous,” answers common questions people have and tools to help them support polyamorous loved ones. You can find her polyamory blogs on the Psychology Today website at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door and a wider range of topics on the blog at her personal website, as well as her academic publications, at http://elisabethsheff.com/.

Eli has a Ph.D. in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005), 15 years of teaching and research experience at three major US universities, and certifications as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (Fulton County Juvenile Court, Georgia), Sexuality Educator (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists), and massage therapist (Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, 1988).

An expert witness, educational consultant, and public speaker, Sheff is the CEO and Director of Legal Services at Sheff Consulting Group (SCG), a think-tank of experts providing legal and educational services for members of diverse subcultures and and those who need to know about them. From transgender or non-monogamous folks to clinical herbalism and home-birth, SCG consultants provide educational and legal consultation regarding unconventional or underserved populations.

 

Nekole Shapiro

Presented at the BSPC: Sex, Intimacy & Relationships (June 2016), Increasing Intimacy (September 2016)

Nekole Shapiro helps you dive into your body to find your own best expert for your own best life. With her roots firmly in Tantra, she weaves her lifetime of body-work experience together with her Columbia University pre-medical and cultural anthropology studies to create ground breaking education experiences for parents, birth pros, sex educators, activists and countless others searching to bring the human back to humanity. Her “almost indescribable” approach is catching on and changing lives!You can learn more about Nekole at http://www.nekole.com

 

Silverleather & slave shayna

Presented at the BSPC: The Intimate Dance of Protocol & Rituals (August 2017)

Silverleather and slave shayna are a Master/slave couple from the Kitsap County area of Washington State. They have been in a power exchange relationship since 2011, evolving from a Sir/pet dynamic into the M/s dynamic they are in now. Active members of their Kink and Leather community, Silverleather founded Kitsap ACES so that those on the “other side of the water” could have a safe place to play, fellowship and be their authentic selves. This dynamic couple also run several munches in their local community including Kitsap Topic Social, Kitsap Novice and Newcomers, and Kitsap submissives, as well as being 2 of the 17 founding members of the South Sound Leather Alliance.

 

Team Fluffy

Presented at the BSPC: Spirituality, Pain & Fun (November 2015)

Stormmy and his girl, Nichole, live a 24/7, M/s life. While it isn’t always easy, it is definitely interesting. Stormmy is a Native American of the Tulalip tribe and is a leader in his spiritual community; with his girl by his side he runs a weekly sweat lodge that has been going on for more than 20 years. They are both members of Edgewalkers, a group that practices and facilitates body based rituals such as hook pulls, hook suspensions, and fire walks. Stormmy is the President of the Edge Riders Evergreen Chapter a BDSM motorcycle riding club based on the principles of a leather family and community service.

Together they are devoted to their family, friends and community. They were the Executive Producers of a 6 day kinky campout called Paradise Unbound for 3 years. Now they have started Producing Renegades Rendezvous, a 4 day BDSM/kinky campout. Education is important to them and they can often be found teaching classes locally and at many national conferences. They teach a wide variety of classes from technical to relationship to spiritual. A full listing of their classes can be found on their Fetlife profile.

Known for his edge play, Stormmy can often be found in a dungeon; knife, scalpel or barbedwire flogger in hand. His motto is “I give and give until it hurts.” View Team Fluffy’s master list of classes here.

 

Tho4ns

Presented at the BSPC: Rope Intensive (July 2016)

Tho4ns (ThoRns) has been practicing rope bondage as well as bondage photography since early 2003. While these are very much a lifelong pursuits for him, his focus is on the more traditional Japanese aspects of rope bondage which are echoed in his tying style. As a rigger his passion remains un-satiated for bringing to the surface the more engaging and connected aspects of rope bondage. There is an inexplicable beauty in confining the body, and through this, freeing the mind and the heart. It is the journey of getting there and back, however which is the most captivating. Especially how this, sometimes winding road, is interpreted by and through one’s partner by way of the complex and creative language of rope.  Images are the best effort to capture moments of this story. To evoke and pull on the same strings but they can never truly represent the depth which comes through the exchange. As a photographer Tho4ns is drawn to getting as close as possible to capturing the emotions of rope bondage and sparking intrigue. His work has been published in magazines, books and online publications worldwide including on his own blog at http://tho4ns.com/

 

-Tris-

Presented at the BSPC: Bootblacking Basics & Beyond (December 2015)

-Tris- happened to find the Seattle, Washington Leather community and immediately knew that it was her home. Tris is service-oriented and enjoys rough body play; fear play and is up for a challenge of (just about) any kind. She embraces the traditions of honor, integrity, respect and service in Leather as the cornerstones to her daily life. Tris is an analytical self-starter, social media junkie and innovative community leader; and a founding member of Seattle girls of Leather, Seattle Women in Leather and the Edge Riders Evergreen Chapter Riding Club; Center for Sex Positive Culture member and volunteer and served as Washington State Ms Leather 2014.

 

Louise Van Duuren

Presented at the BSPC: Spirituality, Pain & Fun (November 2015), The Beast Within (October 2016)

Louise Van Duuren exported herself from Amsterdam, where she was active in the women’s BDSM community, in 2000. As a Vancouver resident, she has volunteered for the Vancouver DM Team, as well as whatever the leatherdyke community threw her way.  As a lifelong leatherdyke, she has given workshops on a variety of topics for several different organisations such as BIO, MVK, Sagacity, Indiegio, Cornucopia Lupercalia, Vancouver Women in Leather, Wild Side (NL), Desire (California), and the Vancouver School Board.

Louise has been trained as a body piercer by Elwood of Elwood’s Body Modification. She has completed the Fakir Intensives Basic Piercing course, and has co-facilitated/pierced for hook pulls and hook suspension rituals in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Phoenix (AZ), Seattle and more.

She prefers to do hands on, informal workshops with plenty of laughter and audience participation but does not shy away from addressing serious issues or a different presentation style Having been in the leather lifestyle her whole adult life has left her with some knowledge and plenty of questions still to be answered. If you want to know about her and the stuff she does, just walk up and ask her – but be ready to get your brain picked in return!

Louise might not be picky in her play style but she loves to play hard.

 

Dr. Brenden Witte

Presented at the BSPC: Unlocking the Secrets of Sexual Desire: Medical Insights to Live More Passionately (July 2016)

Dr. Witte is the founder of both Cedar Male Medical & Maidenhair Hormone Clinic for Women in Bellingham. He is a Naturopathic physician, public lecturer, physician educator, patient advocate, father of three and new puppy owner. Dr. Witte has dedicated his life to helping patients by using a wholistic approach for optimizing hormones to improve the health and well-being of thousands of patients.

Dr. Brenden Witte is a member of the A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) as well as the AARM (Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine) and has helped thousands of patients and couples find their optimal health and live passionately again!

 

Zamil

Presented at the BSPC: Rope Intensive (May 2017)

Zamil is a teacher at heart and has been a stage performer ever since his teenage years. His patience, focus and pleasure in teaching traditional and newer styles of Japanese rope art have become well known. He is also famous for the deep connection he establishes with his tying partners, his high-class bondage shows that he puts on stage all over the world and his rapid flowing movements. Zamil’s work has been featured in fetish magazines, the daily press and radio stations as well as on television, magazines and podcasts around the world.

Born and raised in Berlin, Zamil has become active in the lifestyle in 1999 and began performing in the BDSM context in 2003; the year, he got introduced to rigging. In 2004 he traveled to Japan to study traditional Kinbaku techniques at its source. The same year, he founded the ArtSensual project with his former partner maliZ. They were voted “Best Performers” in 2008 by the international audience at BoundCon. From 2007 to 2009, Zamil was a teacher of the Osada Ryu. In 2009, he concluded both projects and became an editor in chief of the German Bondage Magazine. In 2015 he finished his studies with Kanna Sensei who send him on the quest to “find your own beauty”. Since 2013, he is Switzerland based and concentrates on teaching private students, only occasionally accepting requests for shows or to teach at big events.