Educational Programs at Leather Alliance Weekend 2019

Here are the classes scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019, between 10 AM and 3 PM.

There will be 3 sessions, with 2 options per session.  Exact times coming soon.

All classes happen at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, in San Francisco.

Tickets are available online.  Cost is $15 for a single class ($20 at the door), or $50 for all classes ($60 at the door).

All classes are, of course, included in the Weekend Package.


Session 1:  10:00 to 11:30 AM

Tiffany

Power Exchange Multiplied
with Tiffany

A healthy authority exchange is often built on thorough negotiation and a hierarchy of needs. But, what happens when your needs, and even your identity, can change from one day to the next? Power Exchange Multiplied presents Tiffany’s experience with dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) and authority exchange to illustrate how a slave’s needs can layer and intersect throughout different areas of life. Tiffany’s alters and their various needs and experiences will be examined, with discussion on how anyone can benefit from identifying the subpersonalities present in their own identity. Tiffany will share how her own dynamic is impacted by layers that form a functional and rewarding multiplicity, and how others may benefit from planning a dynamic that fulfills and adapts to the ever shifting needs of life.

Tiffany is a polyamorous, queer femme slave, and uses she/her pronouns. She discovered BDSM in 2003 and has been active since 2007. She’s a member of Queer Leather Association Sacramento and MAsT Sacramento, and founded the Yuba-Sutter Mixers group. In 2018, she made history as the first Ms. Sacramento Leather in twenty years. In her first quarter as a titleholder, she worked with leather organizations in Sacramento to collect donations for members of the kink community affected by the Camp Fire in the Chico/Paradise area, and attended twenty-seven events to promote education, discussion, and representation of the Sacramento Valley. She plans to make the fabled “One-Hundred Events Mark” by the end of her title year. She’s a champion for body positivity and ego fluffing, and can often be found on the patio of The Bolt Bar in Sacramento, with her glitter boots and a cream soda.

OR

BriYou’re A Filthy Little Aren’t You?
Dark Age Play 101

with Bri Burning

Being a little, middle, or Big has many paths just like any other part of our identity. Sometimes your little self might want to be ravaged, used, fucked, and bruised. Your Big self might want to give stickers to your little one after they’ve taken the biggest butt plug for you. Maybe your middle side likes to punish your Big for being bossy. In this class we’re going to go over taboo, acceptance, negotiation, safety, and how to incorporate dark age play into your scenes/dynamics.

Bri Burning is a femme, queer, leather, slave, babygirl, and masochistic identified human. She has been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM community since 2010. Her passion for self-love in her life and others grew within those years of exploration. Her journey as a presenter started in 2015 at the SF Citadel and at Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space and a leader of the Submissive Girl’s Night Out group. Her passion in kink education continues to grow in topics such as self-care, power exchange dynamics, age play, service, and more.


Session 2:  11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Using Single Tail Whips in BDSM
with Bill B.

You just bought your first whip…now what?

Single tail whips are among the most exciting, dramatic and dangerous tools used in BDSM. This class will cover whip construction, care, safety, how to develop control and skill, basic and intermediate level throws, how to use a whip in play, scene construction and aftercare. It will include a lecture and demonstration.

No photography please. Anyone who takes a picture or video will be asked to delete it and leave.

If time permits, the instructor will offer individual coaching to those who bring their own 3 to 4.5 foot single tail whip. Safety glasses with side shields are required for those who throw whips in class. Long sleeves, gloves and hats are strongly recommended.

Bill B. is a leatherman whose main kinks are flogging and single tail whipping. He is an active member of San Francisco’s 15 Association, the Chicago Hellfire Club and the Delta Brotherhood. 

Bill led an impact play training and practice group in Boston and has been an instructor at kink events such as Snowbound (Provincetown), Kink Odyssey (Easton Mountain, NY), Gear Up Weekend, SF Ring and BDSM Lab. He has done flogging and whipping demonstrations at bar nights, SF Pride’s Leather Alley and The 15’s outdoor dungeon at the Up Your Alley fair.

OR

Maestro RobertoCaning
with Maestro Roberto

Caning, sensual and not, with rattan and other materials, using American and British stroke techniques.

Caning Teacher, Maestro Roberto, has been a member of the San Francisco Leather/bdsm community for nearly 13 years. He apprenticed with Daddy Howard Hyatt, who was for many years a San Francisco celebrity known for his long, sensual and intense spanking play scenes. Roberto has also apprenticed in whipping with Daddy Peter Fiske, Fisting with Daddy Larry Shockey, and British and American Caning with Ms Domina, The Frugal Domme. Also, Maestro Roberto is an orchestra conductor with a doctorate in music, a professional singer, and college professor (hence the title, “Maestro”). He is a Emeritus Member of the Fraternal Steering Committee of The 15 Association of San Francisco, having been an Associate Member of the 15 Association for almost 12 years.


Session 3:  1:30 to 3:00 PM

 

ChristopherRope Bondage for Better Sex
with Christopher Wood

Sex is fun! Bondage is fun! And they are both better when combined. In this workshop, you will learn quick rope ties which expose your partner, make them feel helpless, and give you complete control over their body. Seduction begins with surrender.

While everyone (all genders, 18+) is welcome to attend, to get the most out of this workshop, you should already be familiar with basic ropework and be prepared to tie or be tied. This is a hands-on opportunity. Bring your own partner or pair up with someone. Please bring rope if you have it. A limited amount of loaner rope will be available.

Christopher has been engaged in BDSM and other fetish play for 25 years. He is most interested in power exchange and dom-sub dynamics. He loves playing along the edges of a boy’s limits. Christopher is well-known for creative bondage and SM. He frequently teaches rope bondage and other topics. Christopher is the Daddy/Sir in an extended polyamorous leather family of boys and pups.

In addition to being an LDG mentor, he is Vice Chairman of The 15 Association, the West Coast’s longest-running organization committed to male BDSM play; manages SF Catalyst on behalf of the Leather Alliance; and is the Program Manager for the educational BDSM group SF Ring.

OR

Stela

Sensual and Sadistic Cupping
with Stela D Love Fellafem

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine from ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures as far bak as 1,550 B.C. Special cups are used on skin to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Let’s go beyond cupping norms in exploring the sexier side of this healing art. We will explore; cup sliding, twisting, pulling, genital cupping and pumping for all genders.

Stela Daddy Love of Fellafem is a San Francisco Bay Area native; non-binary leather person, mother, Ma Pa (grandparent), poly queer, teacher, sadist, artist, performer, emcee and event producer. They were awarded woman of the year by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance in 2017, was the first to receive the non-binary award with Mir Bilodeau 2016, and Sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as “Saint Motor Boat.” Stela served as co-producer of Ms SF Leather 2017, Ms. San Francisco Leather 2016, Vice President of Queer Sphere 2yrs, and event/entertainment producer for the Playground at Folsom Street Events for 3yrs. They were 1st runner up at IMsL 2017. Stela’s proud to be a co-producer and emcee for Russian River Women’s Weekend. Also, Women Of Drummer’s North-west regional coordinator and co-emcee. Stela Produces “Women Celebrating Women” Play party with all three International Women’s titles. They are a wickedly skilled leather person, traveling the world teaching workshops, performing and Emceeing. The notorious gender-bender, with the delicious fender, entertains while opening our hearts and minds to all aspects of gender.


For more information about the entire San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance Weekend 2019, please visit http://leatherallianceweekend.org.