Upper body harnesses are foundational for many suspensions…as well as being lovely for decorative floorwork, or great handles for bedroom bondage! After a discussion of basics like wrap placement and risk awareness, Shay will survey the class and attendees will vote for the ties they most want to learn. Based on popular demand (and perhaps a bit of cajoling to choose her favorites), ties covered may include a basic shinju-style chest harness with weaving variations (including “heart harness” and binder-like modifications), figure-8 chest harness, and a hishi-style (diamond) chest harness.
All the ties shown in this class are suspension-worthy; Shay will demonstrate attaching hangers and using them for suspension, and participants with adequate experience can practice this as well. Attendees are also welcome to come and stick with floorwork, as the majority of the class will focus on the harnesses themselves. Self-tyers welcome, but note that the harnesses shown are difficult self-ties that require creating frictions and hitches behind your back. Variations for different body shapes, and to focus on minimizing (or emphasizing) chest tissue, will be discussed.
Teaching Assistant: Miss DC
Polyamory, Monogamy, Consensual Nonmonogamy, Swinging, Master/slave, Dominant/Submissive, Daddy/boy… We will discuss a variety of relationship types and how they’re reflected in daily life. What do these terms mean in your lives and relationships? What resources are available for people exploring these relationship types?
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.
There isn’t always a suspension top available when a person who enjoys being in rope wants to fly. In this class A Stitch of Trouble teaches basic harnesses for static self suspension, how to manage the risks inherent with this type of bondage, and how to create pulleys and use leverage to safely get oneself off the ground as well as safely back to it.
This is an intermediate level rope bondage class. Students attending this class should be able to tie a non-collapsing single column tie while holding a conversation.
Once upon a time I was under the impression that rope was nice. Happily I learned otherwise, and now you can too! We’ll explore pain, breath and stamina. Calf ties, face ties, and breath constriction, oh my! We’ll also discuss some types of mental/emotional sadomasochism with rope.
- Type: Tie-along
- Materials: Rope (1-5 ~30ft lengths recommended)
- Skills needed: Single column tie, basic hitches, active communication, general body awareness