April 6, 2004

Firehorse Productions, Inc. and Midori's Newsletter
April 6, 2004

Table of contents

  • I promise you
  • April Classes (San Francisco, Nashville, Boston, DC and SF again)
  • Two Weekend Intensives in April (Rope Dojo & Feminine Dominance)
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    It's been an amazing, fun and crazy month! I can't wait to tell you all about it. . . But right now I'm so pressed on time that all I can manage tonight is to get this list of upcoming classes out to you. In the next week I promise to write a juicy detailed adventure log of my recent trips to wild places like New Orleans, Portland and Amsterdam.

    In the mean time, below are the classes and events for April. I'm totally excited that there are two weekend intensives as well. I love those because I can really work closely with the individuals in the small classes.
    Please feel free to pass the class info here onto any interested adults or lists.

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    April 7, Wednesday, SAN FRANCISCO
    Class "Japanese Rope Bondage Hands-On" 7:30pm - 10pm
    $25 (Pre-registration encouraged. Call or stop by the store)
    321 7th Street, just before Folsom in San Francisco
    Tel: 415 863-9447
    URL: www.madame-s.com
    Learn the basic how-to of Shibari, or Japanese Rope Bondage with Midori in an intimate small group tutorial. Wear comfortable clothing and bring lots of rope. Bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 30 feet. There will be ropes and books for sale at the store too. Class limited to 24 people

    April 8 - 10: NASHVILLE
    Classes & performance & play party
    "Darke Family and Leather Journey Magazine presents: A weekend with Midori" Location for all events: Menage

    April 8, Thursday
    8pm Doors open
    9pm Midori's Rope Bondage Performance
    10pm - 2am Dungeon Play party. Fully equipped dungeon space!

    April 9, Friday
    5pm Doors open
    5:30pm Class 1 "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice"
    8pm - 10pm Book signing at Outloud Bookstore (1709 Church St.)
    10pm - After Party for those pre-registerd for the weekend package

    April 10, Saturday,
    Noon Class "Intro to Japanese" (Bring Rope!)
    4pm Class "Advanced Rope Bondage and Rope Demo"
    For further information about the weekend and to register, please go
    to : www.dungeon-steel.com/html/midori.html

    April 13 - 15 BOSTON
    Classes at Grand Opening Boutique www.GrandOpening.com or call 617-731-2626
    April 13, Tuesday 730pm - 930pm $34
    "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice and Erotic Story Telling"
    April 14, Wednesday 730pm - 930pm $34
    "Female Genital Play"
    April 15, Thursday 630pm - 830pm $34
    "Approaching Venus: Successful Flirting with Women (for men and women)"

    April 21, Wednesday, SAN FRANCISCO
    Class at QSM www.qualitysm.com
    "Stump The Presenter: Rope Bondage Challenges"
    You won't find this challenge on network TV!
    Join with Midori as the whole group works to solve challenges in rope bondage. Learn the inner workings of devious bondage by seeing it in action. Midori will take questions, challenges, and demo bottoms from the audience. It's an evening of fun and education all rolled into one!

    April 27, Tuesday, SAN FRANCISCO 8pm - 10pm
    Class at Good Vibrations on Valencia near 17th St. (415) 974-8980
    "Hot & Bothered: Playing with Erotic Embarrassment" (NEW)
    Why do people get off on being embarrassed? How can you link the blush of embarrassment and the blush of arousal? What are the potential psychological ramifications? Lots of people get hot from doing or being made to do things in the bed-room that makes them feel naughty, such as role playing, sexual confessions, exhibitionism, consensual 'forced' cross dressing, and teasing, but may not be sure how to make it safe and fun. Emphasizing emotional safety throughout, Midori will explore a wide range of play that can heighten your desire and make your sex hot



    More info on the calendar page at www.fhp-inc.com

    Feb 20 - 22: Edmonton, Canada classes (Rope, Humiliation)
    Feb 25: Calgary, Canada class (Predicament Bondage)
    March 5 - 7: Boise, Idaho (Full Day Rope Bondage Intensive)
    March 12 - 14: Philadelphia classes (Fetish/Body Worship,
    Predicament Bondage, Percussive Play)
    March 18: San Jose class (Aural Sex 1)
    March 19: San Francisco performance (Club Enslaved and SF Fetish Ball)
    Apr 16 - 18 Boston: Women's Sensual Dominance Weekend Intensive
    Apr 23 - 25 DC: Weekend Intensive Rope Bondage Dojo

    [Sensual Magic Weekend Intensive for Women, Boston, April 16 - 18]
    Midori and Kim Airs for our special women's weekend intensive of instruction and fun! Experience a most unique, in-depth program on how to bring the joys of sensual power play to your relationship.
    Expanding on Midori's ever-popular class "The Art of Feminine Dominance," you'll be fully tutored through a series of personalized classes, discussions and demonstrations.
    Through in-depth exploration of techniques with individual attention and guidance, you'll learn the full scope of creating an amazing experience for you and your partner.
    During this immersion retreat, you'll learn creative negotiation, scene setting, special equipment, and play techniques including whipping, various bondage types and more.
    You will also explore emotional and psychological issues of loving S/M in a healthy relationship.
    This workshop is appropriate for both novices and experienced players.
    The weekend will begin on Friday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and continue all day Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm.
    The retreat weekend will take place in the Coolidge Corner area.
    Women only.
    The last afternoon of the weekend, participants may have their partners join them to be able to practice what they've learned in a supervised setting. (If you do not have a partner, we will make arrangements for you) Partners are welcome to join you for your private time in your hotel room. $450 for the entire weekend (food and room is additional).
    Class size is limited to 16 women in order to provide personal attention for all participants.
    Please register by April 9 with a non-refundable deposit of $200.
    For more information, please visit our website at www.grandopening.com
    We've had this weekend once before and it was amazing!
    Join Midori and Kim as we lead you on a journey you won't soon forget!

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    Rope Bondage Dojo, Washington DC, April 23 - 25
    Full Weekend Package $200
    • Friday April 23rd - "Basic Rope Class". 2 hour class on the basics. Pre-requisite for attending the advanced class. Cost $40 a la carte
    • Saturday April 24th - "Advanced Rope Workshop" 6 hour advanced workshop. Catered dinner. Pre-requisite for attending the expert class. Cost $100 a la carte
    • Sunday April 25th - "Expert Rope Workshop" 6 hour advanced workshop. Catered dinner.
    This is a pre-requisite for attending the expert class.
    Cost $100 a la carte
    There is *so* much more about this weekend on the web site www.the-crucible.com, please go look.
    The workshops will be limited to 40 people only.
    Reserve your spot: RSVP@the-crucible.com
    The Friday class is early and the Saturday workshop is during the day.
    THERE WILL BE OPEN PLAY EACH NIGHT, and your entry fee includes the Open Play.

    In Leather Pride


    P. S. If you want to catch the last installment or the archives of eNewletters, read some articles I've written or check my travel schedule, just drop by the Fire Horse Productions, Inc site.
    If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or you just want to meet other like-minded people around the globe (ok, so mainly people who've been to my classes but they do range from Denmark to Australia) join the discussion at my yahoo group called DivaMidori ( it is Adult Access only).
    And don't forget to check out some of the new images at my bondage art site BeautyBound.com