Shibari 301 Rope Bondage Suspension Fundamentals: Hikyaku (Postman) and Yoko (Side) Forms
We're back! Come learn two beautiful and iconic shibari suspension forms with Seattle Shibari: Hikyaku Tsuri(Postman Suspension) and Yoko Zuri (Side Suspension).
In this four hour workshop, we will review the hands-free chest harness and the 2-rope gote shibari (TK/box tie), and then learn and practice these two beautiful suspensions. We'll also learn, review & polish:
Basic Top Line Techniques
Tying into harnesses and tying limbs
Sample Body Positions
This workshop is appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types. To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 8 duos.
Due to the detailed technical nature of this workshop, one person per pair will tie. No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Tops should be comfortable tying a structurally solid 2-rope gote shibari (box tie), be competent in basic suspension line locking & management techniques, and have prior experience with partial suspension. They should have awareness of potential nerve impingement issues associated with rope bondage, and be confident in communicating about them in an ongoing fashion with the rope bottom. If they do not wish to use a gote shibari for the course, it's fine to tie a hands-free chest harness, instead.
Bottoms should be comfortable being tied in a gote shibari/TK, have prior experience being suspended, and be competent in monitoring themselves for nerve/circulation issues & communicating same to the rope top.
(8-10) 8 meter to 30 ropes, 6mm in diameter. Hemp or Jute is recommended. 8mm hemp or jute for the main suspension line is also recommended (8mm is stronger/safer as a main suspension line). Its also helpful to have some shorter lengths of rope in your kit. Short on rope? Well have a bit extra on hand to loan out to students. Please be aware the both jute & hemp are not load-rated, making suspension inherently hazardous. Students wishing to use load-rated synthetic toplines are more than welcome to do so in this class.
(8) Pear-shaped or oval climbing carabiners. We recommend the Petzl Hera Attache, available at REI. Catalog Item #109589. Your carabiners MUST be rated for climbing.
Optional Gear: Steel Suspension Ring
Questions about equipment or class prerequisites: contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructor:
Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is a Seattle-based rope artist who ties for photoshoots, performs onstage, and teaches Japanese-style rope bondage. He works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art in the Pacific Northwest via his website SeattleShibari.com, and travels regularly to Japan to train with top-level teachers. Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches & performs internationally.
No refunds or credit within 14 days of the event.
Will Provide After Purchase
Tukwila, WA 98178
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|