The COVID-19 Global Pandemic & Temple

The Mission

In order to keep Temple open, and to retain its primary goals of providing a safe, intimate space for various communities – especially marginalized ones, and subcultures that supplement the well being of less visible communities – we must make an effort during this pandemic, to create some cash flow, and to stay in touch with communities that can benefit from the space once the quarantine period has ended.

Current Climate

This has been a bizarre and challenging time for all of us. Worldwide, civilization as we have known it has been forced to pause and for most of us to physically isolate from our fellows in order to stem the spread of a Covid-19. This is a historic event, one that has no equal precedent to which we can look for guidance. As the government has floundered and provided little help or leadership, we are proud to see community members excel in creating networks of mutual support while spreading useful information and resources.

The team members of Temple New York have been working to hold space for our communities and continuing to serve them in a variety of ways. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones during this time, whether it be to this illness or due to any other cause. There is sure to be a period of collective grieving to come, both for those that have fallen to this disease, and for the concept of “normalcy” that will need to be reshaped moving forward. We hope that this tragic world event can also be seen as an opportunity to re-evaluate, reflect, and renew our collective vision of what society can be, and to create that vision together.

How You Can Help

1- Make a “Support Temple New York” Donation
Credit/Debit
Venmo
Paypal

2- Help Amplify this message
Help us get the word out by posting to your social media or by word-of-mouth.

3- Become a Member!
Yes, we are rolling out Temple New York Membership for those who enjoy coming regularly, details listed below.

4- Book an Interaction/ Experience/ Event in Advance
All options listed below, *all offered at a discounted rate*.

Temple NYC - Interior

Photo by Sam Waxman

Whether it’s a $1 or $100 donation, every little bit of support will help us to keep the rent paid while we remain closed to sessions and events for the greater good of ourselves, our community, and our city’s collective wellness.

Please include “SUPPORT TEMPLE” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

If you are a repeat participant of Temple New York experiences, classes, events, and sessions, becoming a member is a way to save money on admission, and to help support the space!  For a yearly fee of $250, members will receive a variety of discounts for classes and events, special access to booking events at a discounted rate, as well as other offers throughout the year.  Those who become members before the end of June 2020 will be able to renew their membership at this price, the price will increase to $350 after that.  We will have a full detail sheet available on our website to explore all that membership has to offer.

Please include “MBR” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

William (IG: @tiemetightly) / BDSM scenes, Shibari scenes, Directed Photo-sets

William is a Top who mixes elements of BDSM, Shibari and Ritual to create deep connections within intimate scenes. Every experience is a custom tailored collaboration based in mutual consent, negotiation, continuous communication, and agreement. Book a private session for you or as a couple and explore a space of play and fantasy. Private sessions start at $100, Directed Photoshoot Scenes start at $200

Please include “PSW” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

William (IG: @tiemetightly) / BDSM scenes, Shibari scenes, Directed Photo-sets

William is a Top who mixes elements of BDSM, Shibari and Ritual to create deep connections within intimate scenes. Every experience is a custom tailored collaboration based in mutual consent, negotiation, continuous communication, and agreement. Book a private session for you or as a couple and explore a space of play and fantasy. Private sessions start at $100, Directed Photoshoot Scenes start at $200

Please include “DPSW” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Margherita (IG: @mrghyseye) / Conscious Body Movement, Anatomy Workshops, Yoga

Margherita is a movement practitioner and a seeker of somatic wisdom. She facilitates a range of experiences spanning from Trauma Informed yoga and movement to dance, Butoh and body suspension. Her educational offerings include experiential workshops and private sessions in anatomy, pain management and movement at large with a focus on individuality and trauma informed practice. Workshops will be announced soon and the investment will be $20 minimum. Private sessions start at $100.

For more information, you can:
Visit www.margheritatisato.com
or
Contact @Mrghyseye on Instagram

Margherita (IG: @mrghyseye) / Conscious Body Movement, Anatomy Workshops, Yoga

Margherita is a movement practitioner and a seeker of somatic wisdom. She facilitates a range of experiences spanning from Trauma Informed yoga and movement to dance, Butoh and body suspension. Her educational offerings include experiential workshops and private sessions in anatomy, pain management and movement at large with a focus on individuality and trauma informed practice. Workshops will be announced soon and the investment will be $20 minimum. Private sessions start at $100.

For more information, you can:
Visit www.margheritatisato.com
or
Contact @Mrghyseye on Instagram

Oz (IG: @midnightwiznyc) / Shibari scenes, Shibari Workshops + Tutorials

Oz is a rope artist and educator who draws on several years of consistent practice with a variety of educators, intentions and individuals. He is dedicated to exploring the potential of safe spaces in which he and his partners can dialogue around discomfort as well as pleasure, and the possibility of finding catharsis through a common journey.  Workshops will be announced soon starting at $20 minimum. Private sessions start at $100.

Please include “WO” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Oz (IG: @midnightwiznyc) / Shibari scenes, Shibari Workshops + Tutorials

Oz is a rope artist and educator who draws on several years of consistent practice with a variety of educators, intentions and individuals. He is dedicated to exploring the potential of safe spaces in which he and his partners can dialogue around discomfort as well as pleasure, and the possibility of finding catharsis through a common journey.  Workshops will be announced soon starting at $20 minimum. Private sessions start at $100.

Please include “PSO” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Dia Dynasty (IG: @dia__dynasty) / BDSM + Ritual Themed Scene

Domina Dia Dynasty offers a customized ritual experience tailored to your intentions and desires. As a Shamanatrix, Dia infuses her craft of professional domination with magick and spellwork in the space of a ritual. This experience can be anything from an exploration based in pleasure and play to a ceremony with attention to a transition in life as well as anything in between. Ritual will be a two-hour experience and must be scheduled in advance. Private sessions start at $200.

Please include “PRD” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Sam Waxman (IG: @wamsaxman) / Photography, Photo-sets, Portraiture 

Sam is a trained artist and portrait/fine art photographer who specializes in portraiture and constructed scenes, often involving sculptural elements of his own creation.  2 Hours Photo Shoots start at $200

Please include “PSS” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Orban (IG: @the.skin.project @anchors.aweigh @orbism) / Flesh-hook Suspension, Ritual, Tarot

Orbán is a body suspension practitioner with a focus in matters pertaining to the occult. He is the creator of Anchors Aweigh Suspension, and The Skin Project, and also one half of the performance duo, Red Shores. He is offering pre-paid giftcards for body suspension sessions and workshops, and private Tarot & Divination rituals.

Please include “Tarot” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Orbán (IG: @the.skin.project @anchors.aweigh @orbism) / Flesh-hook Suspension, Ritual, Tarot

Orbán is a body suspension practitioner with a focus in matters pertaining to the occult. He is the creator of Anchors Aweigh Suspension, and The Skin Project, and also one half of the performance duo, Red Shores. He is offering pre-paid giftcards for body suspension sessions and workshops, and private Tarot & Divination rituals.

Please include “PWOI” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Orban (IG: @the.skin.project @anchors.aweigh @orbism) / Flesh-hook Suspension, Ritual, Tarot

Orbán is a body suspension practitioner with a focus in matters pertaining to the occult. He is the creator of Anchors Aweigh Suspension, and The Skin Project, and also one half of the performance duo, Red Shores. He is offering pre-paid giftcards for body suspension sessions and workshops, and private Tarot & Divination rituals.

For body suspension giftcards – please visit https://suspension.nyc

Dates for Private Events will be available for booking confirmation once it is deemed safe to gather in small numbers by local NYC governance and by Temple New York.  Safety Protocols will be established and enforced in order to continue to keep the safety of our community top priority as we move forward through “social re-entry”.   

Please include “PGT” and number of hours you would like to book in payment note.

Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

Temple NYC - Interior

Photo by Sam Waxman

Dates for Private Parties will be available for booking confirmation once it is deemed safe to gather in small numbers by local NYC governance and by Temple New York.  Safety Protocols will be established and enforced in order to continue to keep the safety of our community top priority as we move forward through “social re-entry”. 

Please include “WTAT” in payment note

Donate via debit/credit
Donate via Paypal
Donate via Venmo

The Details

  1. Donations: Whether it’s a $1 or $100 donation, every little bit of support will help us to keep the rent paid while we remain closed to sessions and events for the greater good of ourselves, our community, and our city’s collective wellness.
  2. Amplification: Temple is a community space and we need community to survive! If you are seeing this message it’s likely that you have spent time at Temple and are as qualified as we are to represent what the space is about.  Our collective creativity and experiences are the life-blood and purpose of Temple New York. Please share the attached flyers that are formatted for Post and Story sizing.
  3. Membership: If you are a repeat participant of Temple New York experiences, classes, events, and sessions, becoming a member is a way to save money on admission, and to help support the space!  For a yearly fee of $250, members will receive a variety of discounts for classes and events, special access to booking events at a discounted rate, as well as other offers throughout the year.  Those who become members before the end of June 2020 will be able to renew their membership at this price, the price will increase to $350 after that.  We will have a full detail sheet available on our website to explore all that membership has to offer.
  4. Book in Advance: Our home team of Templars have compiled a listing of skills and services we offer through Temple New York.  Choose an experience from this list and book with one of us in advance for a “to be determined” date in the near future, once it is deemed safe for us to gather. See options listed above.

 

Who We Are and What We Offer

– William (IG: @tiemetightly) / BDSM scenes, Shibari scenes, Directed Photo-sets

William is a Top who mixes elements of BDSM, Shibari and Ritual to create deep connections within intimate scenes. Every experience is a custom tailored collaboration based in mutual consent, negotiation, continuous communication, and agreement. Book a private session for you or as a couple and explore a space of play and fantasy. Private sessions start at $100, Directed Photoshoot Scenes start at $200

– Orban (IG: @the.skin.project @anchors.aweigh @orbism) / Flesh-hook Suspension, Ritual, Tarot

Orbán is a body suspension practitioner with a focus in matters pertaining to the occult. He is the creator of Anchors Aweigh Suspension, The Skin Project, and also one half of the performance duo, Red Shores. He is offering pre-paid giftcards for body suspension sessions and workshops, and private tarot & divination rituals.
For body suspension giftcards – please visit https://suspension.nyc for more info!

– Margherita (IG: @mrghyseye) / Conscious Body Movement, Anatomy Workshops, Yoga

Margherita is a movement practitioner and a seeker of somatic wisdom. She facilitates a range of experiences spanning from Trauma Informed yoga and movement to dance, Butoh and body suspension. Her educational offerings include experiential workshops and private sessions in anatomy, pain management and movement at large with a focus on individuality and trauma informed practice. Workshops will be announced soon and the investment will be $20 minimum. Private sessions start at $100.

– Dia Dynasty (IG: @dia__dynasty) / BDSM + Ritual Themed Scene

Domina Dia Dynasty offers a customized ritual experience tailored to your intentions and desires. As a Shamanatrix, Dia infuses her craft of professional domination with magick and spellwork in the space of a ritual. This experience can be anything from an exploration based in pleasure and play to a ceremony with attention to a transition in life as well as anything in between. Ritual will be a two-hour experience and must be scheduled in advance. Private sessions start at $200.

– Sam Waxman (IG: @wamsaxman) / Photography, Photo-sets, Portraiture 

Sam is a trained artist and portrait/fine art photographer who specializes in portraiture and constructed scenes, often involving sculptural elements of his own creation.  2 Hours Photo Shoots start at $200

– Oz (IG: @midnightwiznyc) / Shibari scenes, Shibari Workshops + Tutorials

Oz is a rope artist and educator who draws on several years of consistent practice with a variety of educators, intentions and individuals. He is dedicated to exploring the potential of safe spaces in which he and his partners can dialogue around discomfort as well as pleasure, and the possibility of finding catharsis through a common journey.  Workshops will be announced soon starting at $20 minimum. Private sessions start at $100.