How did Bora start?
Maya Homerton lives in a small paradise full of virgin beaches with views of the Strait of Gibraltar, and thousands of acres of forest, where wonders of our ancestors are hidden, ancient Roman tombs, quarries, and ruins.
It is definitely the magical place you have to meet. It is also a windy paradise! If you like wind sports, you can also enjoy beaches where you can practice! In the mountains where the retreat is (San Bartolo) there is a very popular place for climbers, who come from afar looking for these rocks to climb. The sun and good food is also what makes this place unique.
Hidden in the southernmost part of Spain, Maya discovered a place where yoga retreats and personal growth were realized, and seeing the shala with a ceiling well endowed with wooden beams, could not stop the idea of thinking about doing Shibari workshops there.
Uniting her two passions, Yoga and Shibari, Maya came up with the idea of putting everything together in this fantastic springtime holiday/
Last year the first edition was a real success and we are using our experience from the last year to make this even better!
In summary, Bora is a retreat in the middle of nature, with accommodation in rustic houses, vegetarian Raw food, Yoga and Shibari workshops, and free time to enjoy everything else!
Maya Homerton is the creator of Bora.
International model, Shibari performer, and Yoga addict.
With more than 7 years of experience modeling in photography and working in the community of Shibari, she gives hers wisdom with Yoga for a better knowledge of ourselves, respecting the body, raising awareness and helping others to gain this insight.
Maya currently travels the world working in Shibari workshops, performances and photography.
She has worked and worked with riggers such as Hajime kinoko, Pedro Cordas, Miss Eris, Gorgone, Gluwur
Sophia is a rope lover and free spirit based in London, and most often found at Anatomie Studio. She discovered rope in 2014 and hasn’t stopped exploring new amazing rope opportunities and experiences since then. She feel honoured to be able to participate in rope events worldwide and greatly values the importance of rope bottoming skills/education and generally loves helping other people feel their best and get the most fulfilling possible experiences in and out of the ropes.
Ana & Fredd
FredHatt and MissBones are academics, researchers and teachers by training their approach and love for rope is very much driven by an intellectual curiosity to understand how rope works at its many levels: be in the technical aspects of how the rope (the material) is Actually made, to understand how the creative process works and the ‘science’ behind the mechanics of the body. Overall, they lean towards a rather technical style of rope, with FredHatt ‘s trademark subtle geekery complimenting MissBones playful bendiness.
They have been tying together since 2013 and regularly teach both inside and outside the UK (BED, Shibaricamp, EURIX, BOUND, The Soap Box, TWISTED). They have also been organizing events in London since 2014, first through ‘Pop-up Rope Events’ and more recently (since June 2015) through Anatomie Studio – the UK’s only full-time shibari studio.
As a couple MissBones and FredHatt regularly attend as many rope-workshops and conferences as possible. This enables them to stay in touch with the international community, while keeping up with all the latest developments. They have been fortunate enough to learn from many wonderful people, including: Kazami Ranki, Hajime Kinoko, Akira Naka, Miumi-U, Barkas, Kasumi Hourai, Ren Yagami, Wykd Dave and Pedro Cordas.
Their teaching style has been described as ‘empowering’, ‘compassionate’ and ‘precise’.
She is an underground artist for many years has been working circus and especially in recent years the shibari both as a binder and doing self-suspensions. His unique style has led him to give shows at major events both in Spain and in the rest of Europe and the United States. She is also a great freak show expert and entertain all ages.
I became interested in an extension to the visual universe I had already created in my photography. I began exploring the esthetic side of bondage, but quickly became drawn to the complexity and beauty of rope and the unique experiences and connection that can be created through it. This lead me to delve deeper into the world of bondage and start attending workshops. I have studied under Esinem and Nina Russ, Vinciens, Gorgone, Nawashi Kana, Kazami Ranki and Akira Naka. Gorgone, Maya Homerton, Viridian Vixen, Itsuka Hizuki, Bliss, Liricaa, Kitty Rea and Miss. My photo and video projects were made ever more beutiful and exciting by the incredible models from all over the globe. Eris.