Midori (fd_midori) wrote,

Midori's News Nov/Dec: Surviving Sandy, Rope Dojo in Jan & more (London, SF, Oakland)

A busy month behind me... and ahead of me!

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November 15, 2012

  1. Tossed by Sandy! My New York moments
  2. Nov/Dec Classes/Events (London, San Francisco, Oakland)
  3. January Rope Dojo SF registration opens Dec 1st
  4. Next ForteFemme San Francisco: March 1-3
  5. Passionate Bonds: Creating Effective Real Life D/s Ms Protocol weekend w Laura Antoniou and Midori next April!
  6. My Online Hangouts. Instagram Tumblr too!

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  1. TOSSED BY SANDY! My New York moments

I have a talent / blessing / curse for finding myself in or near disasters and coming through it generally unscathed. I always thank my lucky stars, and what ever else, for that.

When I arrived in New York City, there was talk of a storm. As the days went on the forecast grew to a hurricane. Next thing I know I’m in the middle of the Storm of the Century. Fortunately all the ForteFemme students, TA, partners, and myself, we were fine. We cut the class short by half an hour and made it out before the subways closed.

If you or your loved ones were impacted by this super storm, my heart goes out to you.  I hope you get the assistance needed ASAP. New Yorkers and New Jersey folks are an amazing lot. I can’t think of better people to be with when catastrophe strikes.   For more news, help and resources, there’s a great twitter feed.   https://twitter.com/OccupySandy

I did experience a post-Sandy moment of beauty & bliss I’d like to share…

Two days after the disastrous storm I assisted my friends D & M deliver food, water and flashlights to M’s parents. They had no power, dwindling food and even less water. We trudged up 18 floors in a pitch-dark stairwell, lit only by our flashlights, lugging backpacks full of the goods. We delivered the supplies, hugged, talked and started to leave... When we heard loud knocking on the doors of the apartments on the floor.

We opened the door and were met by the smiling face of a handsome young man with a white clerical collar. Then two women in their 20's, wholesome with disarming smiles. These three friends, the Episcopalian priest from St. Bart’s and the women, made sandwiches themselves. They were going from floor to floor, apartment to apartment, checking to see who was around and needed food, water or assistance. They brought up the FEMA food items left in the lobby of the high-rise. Without the elevators working, many of the residents were not able to get down to get these items themselves.

One of the women wrote down notes on who got food, who needed looking into the next day. They said that if the outage were to continue they would send in another group of friends the next day and follow up with each resident.
We asked them whom they were working for, figuring perhaps this was an organizational effort. They said "no. It's just us. We're just friends – we got together and decided to do this."

On the long dark walk down 18 floors I couldn't stop crying.

Beauty. True meaning of grace.

Thank you to these three souls and thousands like them…

With love and lunacy,

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  1. NOV/DEC CLASSES / EVENTS: (London, San Francisco, Oakland)


Private coaching and salons available by appointment.
For individuals, couples and small groups.

Contact me directly!

Series of Salons through Coco De Mer     https://www.coco-de-mer.com/salons/

~ Mon 11/19 “Joystick Secrets: How To Thrill A Man” SOLD OUT

~ Tue 11/20 “Bedroom Pleasure Toys: Tips, Tricks and Bloopers”

~ Wed 11/21 “50 Shades Revealed”

~ Fri 11/23 “Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture-Revealing Travel Talk for the Erotically Adventurous & Sensually Curious”

~ Mon 11/26 “Introduction to Japanese Rope Bondage”

~ Tue 11/27 “Erotic Role Play Games for Couples”

~ Wed 11/28 “Joystick Secrets: How To Thrill A Man” SOLD OUT

~ Mon 12/3 “Backdoor Antics: Practicals of Anal Sex”

~ Tue 12/4 “50 Shades Revealed”


~ Fri 12/7 “Erotic Role Play Games for Couples” at Pink Party, Mission Control.    http://missioncontrolsf.org/category/playparties/pink/

~ Tue 12/11 “Stripping for Klutzes: Foolproof Moves for EveryWoman” at the Pink Bunny.   http://www.pinkbunny.biz/


~ Sun 12/9 “How to Eat a Peach: Exquisite Pleasures for Her” at the Looking Glass Studios http://thelookingglassarts.com

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The next Rope Bondage Dojo ® weekend intensive will be in San Francisco over the weekend of January 19-20, 2013

Registration opens Saturday, December 1st, 8am Pacific time.

Info & Registration: http://www.RopeDojo.com

Space Limited: 30 students

Cost:        $380 /solo   $675/pair

Instruction hours: 10am – 7pm both days

Confidence, skill, speed, beauty, intensity, deeper connection, presence and amazing scene control – learn how to make your rope play hotter and better with Rope Bondage Dojo. Now in its 11th year, experience this immersive and balanced training focusing on “Heart-Mind-Hand” approach and the Rope Dojo philosophy.

In this Level 1 Dojo you’ll receive16+ hours of intensive rope education from five experienced Dojo Cadres.   A weekend for all rope players, for those who tie and those who are tied.

Included:   Saturday night play party. Morning nosh. Delicious lunches. Afternoon snacks. Limited edition Dojo goodies & more

For more information see the curriculum and FAQ at www.RopeDojo.com

Prerequisite: Willingness for serious learning. Must be able to tie your shoelaces. No experience necessary. However, those with experience will be challenged.

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  1. Next FORTEFEMME San Francisco: March 1-3

ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive      www.ForteFemme.com

SF ForteFemme. March 1-3 at the SFO Hyatt Regency

Registration opens January 1st


  • Early Registration $750
  • Standard Registration $800

To all the wonderful women out there - Be the best dominant you can be!

Find your authentic power, erotic fulfillment, confidence and skills in this unique and transformative intensive. This program is limited to 9 women.

Experience 3 days of personalized education, psychology, support, technique and more, all in an elegant private setting. Includes a field trip of kinky shopping and a very special erotic dinner event hosted by www.ourgourmetlife.com

Original material textbook. Meals and refreshments

Registration & Info: http://www.ForteFemme.com

Sponsored by:   www.stockroom.com & www.pleasurechest.com

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Laura Antoniou and I are teaming up once again to bring you this amazing weekend.

Learn how to create customized protocols and etiquette that work effectively for your unique relationship. Discover how to design protocol that enrich and strengthen your D/s or M/s relationship, and serve well through all aspects in your everyday life.

When: April 26 – 28, 2013
Where: Dallas, TX.  Location TBD

Information will be updated soon on www.passionatebonds.com

We wanted to give you early notice so you can start planning!

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