Naiia

Bio

“I have thought long and hard about this. Who am I? What do I have to say? What I am going to with this blog is talk about my journey in BDSM, poly, and the challenges of dealing with my mental and physical health as well as aging in the scene. Why do I think this is important? I think, out of fear, we tend to shut down and NOT talk. I want to get rid of the stigma surrounding these issues. I hope that by opening up and talking candidly about my life it will make others realize that they are not alone.”

Naiia began teaching with Graydancer in 2008 and has become passionate about Leather, bottom-focused education, and reducing the stigma around mental health and aging in the scene. She is the founder of the Madison Women of Leather, a member of the Rope Dojo Cadre and the ROPECRAFT staff, volunteers with the Madison LGBT Outreach, and works with Consent.rocks. She has presented across North America at kink and sex ed events, venues, colleges, and universities.

Classes and Events

Oct
27
Sat
Diving Deeper: Mindful Rope Play
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Diving Deeper: Mindful Rope Play

Naiia and Shakti Bliss will combine their knowledge and personal practice of mindfulness to take you on a journey of enhancing your connection and energetic exchange during rope play and scenes. In this class we will discuss and experiment with how mindfulness practices, meditation and linking your breath to movement can affect your play.

Some of this class will involve partnered activities but it is not necessary to have a partner to attend this class.

Evening Partner Yoga with Graydancer & Naiia @ Travis
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Partner Yoga with Graydancer & Naiia @ Travis

Take some time before you head off to the dungeon and stretch out some of those kinks! This short partnered stretching routine will be designed to get you in back in the groove both with yourself and with a partner after a wild day of ROPECRAFT.

Graydancer’s background in dance and Naiia’s background in yoga and massage therapy come together with their experience with rope to give you some fun, simple, and effective techniques to loosen your joints, warm up the muscles, and connect with your partner. No experience is required – these will be fundamentals of movement and body mechanics, with many modifications to suit where your body is at right now.

Oct
28
Sun
Evening Partner Yoga with Graydancer & Naiia @ Travis
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Partner Yoga with Graydancer & Naiia @ Travis

Take some time before you head off to the dungeon and stretch out some of those kinks! This short partnered stretching routine will be designed to get you in back in the groove both with yourself and with a partner after a wild day of ROPECRAFT.

Graydancer’s background in dance and Naiia’s background in yoga and massage therapy come together with their experience with rope to give you some fun, simple, and effective techniques to loosen your joints, warm up the muscles, and connect with your partner. No experience is required – these will be fundamentals of movement and body mechanics, with many modifications to suit where your body is at right now.