Upcoming Special Events
Special Intensives and Events
- March 18 - 19, 2017: Make Hot Play Happen with Marcia B & Midori, New York.
- April 1 - 2, 2017: Rope Dojo San Francisco
- May 19 - 21, 2017: ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekend Intensive, San Francisco.
- July 14 - 16, 2017: ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekend Intensive, New York.
- August 5 - 6, Make Hot Play Happen with Marcia B & Midori, San Francisco
- September 16 - 17, 2017: Rope Dojo Baltimore
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Check out some of the most-requested classes:
These are just the top few classes. Do they pique your interests? There's something for everyone!
In total there are over 60 classes covering a wide range of interests - from mild to wild, from conceptual to experiential.
If you'd like to know when Midori will be presenting these and other classes in your area, check out the Events Calendar or the Tour Map. There, you'll also find schedule information on her book signing, media appearances, performances and art exhibitions.
If you represent an educational institution, organization, store or event interested in having Midori present, drop us a line and we'll work with you to curate the best possible list for your communities!
Top Hit List of Classes
Rope: Control & Dominance Moves
Finding Our Fierce: Fem Power for Everyday Success
The Art of Feminine Dominance Level I
Elegance, power and confidence... Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bitch? This is a prerequisite to Art of Feminine Dominance Level IIMore info!
Essential Shibari: History and Culture of Japanese Rope Bondage
Fundamentals of Erotic Japanese Rope BondageMore info!
Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Story Telling
Use the magic of Sheherezade! Incorporate seductive voice techniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to your erotic life.More info!
How to Create Amazing Scenes: Get in to Their HeadsWant to create mind-blowing scenes that leave you and your partner in a state of bliss and pleasure?
Do you want to feel confident in knowing what to do next in a scene?
Feeling like you might be missing the mark on full satisfaction with your play?
Come to this class to find out what's between the lines and under the skin, the anatomy of a truly hot experience. There's so much more to amazing scenes than just knowing how to use the tools. Whether you are a seasoned top, experienced bottom, novice to topping or new to bottoming, this class will share with you what you can do before the scene to maximize scene success and increase confidence.
Learn about the 5 essential questions the top should ask the bottom. Find out the 5 questions the bottoms should ask the top to prepare for a great scene.
For all levels of experience, orientation, gender and relationship status.
Bring note taking material and your questions! More info!
Make 'em Blush, Make 'em Squirm: Erotic Humiliation Play
Emphasizing emotional safety throughout, Midori will explore a wide range of humiliation play.More info!
Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You
A fantastic class on better ways to understand and express your desires to find more fulfilling play and effective scene planning. Join Midori in this this hugely popular and unique class where she explodes the standard definitions of kink roles and expands the idea of what kink is all about.More info!
The Exquisite Whip: Amazing Hands-on Flogging TrainingImprove your flogging skills! Whether you’re a total novice or already confident with the whip, there’s plenty for you in this unique and very active class. Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your finesse and precision to create the desired sensual, sexual and emotional effects. You’ll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type. Bring your floggers. More the merrier! If you don’t have any, there may be a few to try out. Midori shares with you a uniquely connected “California” style of whip use. More info!
Wrapped For Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex
Learn Midori’s own quick and simple system of sex bondage for real people. Scarves? Yes, scarves! Action packed hand-on class for couples and practice buddies. Wear yoga/gym clothes.More info!
Rope Dojo Weekend Intensive
It’s designed with a multi-skill level layered education style to create an exceptional learning experience for both experienced and novice players. In two days, your rope skills will improve dramatically through16 hours of concentrated, personalized and hands-on education by Midori and DeLano, two of the best instructors around. It’s a weekend-long immersion and training course unlike any other! Go to www.ropedojo.com for complete informationMore info!
Hands-On Rope Bondage
Rope bondage can be simple, elegant, effective and sensual, but if you don't know how to do it right, it can be dangerous.More info!
Heart of Shibari: Japanese Rope BondageThis is not your usual rope bondage class. Midori will take one single katachi (a form or shape), a seemingly simple tie, and break it down into the minute subtleties of techniques which create depth, eroticism, arousal, connection, power and grace. It’s a focused lesson on whole-person movements with a disciplined structure. More info!
TSA vs Your Sex Toy & Other Hazards: Travel Survival Guide for the Sexually Adventurous
Love to travel and love your sex life? Learn how to be a savvy erotic jet setter. Learn the secrets of hassle-free travel for the sexual sophisticate. Have you wondered which sex toys goes in your luggage and which stays home? How to avoid embarrassing moments with airport screeners. Erotic hotel room make-overs. Stealthy sex and kink toys. And other necessary information for the worldly traveler with a healthy sex drive!More info!
Pink Japan: Sex & Taboo Today
“An after hours travel channel guide for the socially intelligent and erotically curious”
From cuisine, music, fashion, technology to anime, Japan's cultural influences on the West is immense. In many ways the Japanese erotic cultures are also influencing today's Western tastes. Yet the daily realities of Japan's gender relations, sexual habits, sexual consumer culture and gay/lesbian/transgendered world remain hidden to us, creating an aura of mystique. Enjoy a great talk with fun photos.More info!
Mapping Your D/s Archetype: Towards Successful D/s M/s RelationshipsDo you crave D/s relationships? Do you want to improve your current M/s relationship and understand your partner better? How do we create successful and fulfilling D/s and M/s relationships? How do we find the best match and avoid disaster and broken hearts? What goes into creating effective protocol? To answer these questions, first we must have a solid foundation and understanding of our own desires and D/s goals of our partners. Long before protocol, contracts, expectations and collars come out, there's important work to be done. It's worth it! This unique interactive class is designed to help D/s - M/s individuals, leather families as well as the curious to discover and discuss their own relationship archetypes. We'll begin to diagram the expectations, boundaries, goals, and priorities. for your current and future relationships. More info!
Wrapped For Pleasure: Scarf Bound for Sex
ForteFemme: Women's Dominance Weekend Intensive
Frequently Asked Questions
Who attends these classes?
The demographics can very a bit, depending on the host organization and topic, but I've found most of the attendees range in age from their mid-20's to mid-60's. Unless specified, all classes are age 18 and over. I've found all genders and orientations are represented among those in attendance with an even number of the genders. Many singles come as well as couples.
What can I expect to experience at these classes?
This depends on the type of class and subject covered. Most of the classes are seminar format where you sit in a class, watch, listen and enjoy. Some classes are hands-on practice where the students get to learn new skills and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment.
Do I have to participate in sexual activities?
Well that depends on your definition of sexual activities. For example, during the "JoyStick Secrets: How to Please a Man" class, you'll be asked to stroke a cucumber. During "Hands-on Rope Bondage" you'll be asked to tie your exercise partner's wrists. Many of my classes are lecture based. During these classes, all you need to do is sit back and listen. Sometimes I have the pleasure of teaching at a couples' retreat or specifically sensual events, such as the adult resort of Hedonism. In these situations the classes for couples and lovers maybe more sensually focused. This will be spelled out clearly in the description. And you're never required to do anything you're not comfortable with.
What do I wear? What do people wear?
Unless other wise specified, any comfortable street wear is just fine. Many people come directly from work, school or dinner, wearing their day-wear. Sometimes, for specific classes I will specify that you be in comfortable moveable clothing.
Will my privacy be respected?
Absolutely! No photography is allowed during class for this very reason. I want to make sure that the learning environment is emotionally and physically safe and fun.
How much does it cost?
The cost of each class is usually dictated by the host organization or event, so it varies. Take a look at the details posted in the Calendar or the event's web site.
Do I need to bring a partner with me?
Usually no. If you do need to bring your partner with you, the class and event description will specify this. For some classes you'll want your sweetie or an intimate friend with you. For other classes it can be a good pal. In either case, it'll be specified in the class description.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
For most classes all you'll need to bring is your enthusiastic self and something to take notes with. For some classes there might be some equipment you'll need to bring with you, such as ropes or pillows or flogger, but that will always be spelled out in the class and event description