I am Natasha NawaTaNeko, I am a truth seeker and embodiment enthusiast. Love and curiosity are my driving forces. I am Russian born and my spirituality is deeply rooted in Russian culture, and part of it is that I like to ask existential questions and look for essence of things.
Together with my partner Alexander NawaRonin, I have been practicing Kinbaku – Japanese Rope Bondage – for over 5 years now. Kinbaku for me is an exciting personal inquiry into the realm of what happens when being forced out of learned patterns and automatic reactions and surrendering to the flow of here and now. I am fascinated by this highly personal creative high tension art of communication between two people coming close, very close together, becoming vulnerable in showing themselves as they are and letting others see them. Practicing the art of Kinbaku deeply influenced how I am as a person and a woman in a relationship. I think this inquiry can go very deep and I just wish it never ends.
Studying with Joseph Kramer in 2015 followed by my working as a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, assisting individuals and couples to deepen their connection with their bodies and sexuality. I have been fascinated to discover a potential of embodiment as a way of experiencing life through our sensations, emotions and interactions, integrating the body as essential place of change, learning and transformation.
Building on this experience, I found modalities and tools used in Sexological Bodywork relevant for rope bottoming. When being challenged in ropes, we respond the same way as when being challenged in life – with our conditioned tendency. How do you react on stress? on pain? on power? Rope makes everything tangible. It allows you to become aware of your reactions. And awareness is a first step to change. You can grow out of what holds you back, you can make a change you wish for. I know I did. Learning to feel myself, learning to take time to breathe and direct my attention, I learned that I have a freedom of choice… and that my past schemas are not so powerful anymore. I like to share by passing it on to others.
„Somatic Exercises can change how we live our lives, how we believe that our minds and bodies interrelate, how powerful we think we are in controlling our lives, and how responsible we should be in taking care of our total being.“Thomas Hanna
Disclaimer. I am far away from preaching Kinbaku is a healing modality, especially as a commercial offer. Kinbaku is a lot of things, it is hot and pervert and deep and poetic and human… I only say, it can also become your intimate somatic self-inquiry. And this specific aspect of rope play is just what I am highly interested in.
To finish my bio: I am very shy person, especially in the groups, I like feeling touch and sun on my skin and read Russian classics, and I am happy living in Berlin.
If you share my interest and passion, if you are into ropes or into Somatics, do get in touch with me!