TKs & Partials: A Shibari Skills Workshop with Seattle Shibari
Partial Suspension Bondage is beautiful, sexy, and intense. Many experienced rope tops and bottoms actually prefer it to full suspension for play, and it's an important intermediate step to doing full suspension. Come learn how at this workshop!
In this four-hour workshop, we will learn the hands-free chest harness tie and an interesting version of gote shibari ('Tk/'Box')tie, paying attention to important details of rope placement and tension. We will then learn and practice the necessary and important technical skills for several beautiful, sexy, partial suspensions.
Evaluating Top Rigs & Hard Points
Body Manipulation & Rope Handling
Basic Top Line Techniques & Line Management
Tying into harnesses and tying limbs
Safety & Consent
Sample Partial Suspension Body Positions and Play
Tops should be comfortable tying either a chest harness or a structurally solid 2-rope gote shibari (TK/box tie), be aware of potential nerves issues associated with rope bondage, and have solid communication skills around same when working with their partner. If they do not wish to use a TK/box tie 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 or chest harness, be competent in monitoring themselves for nerve/circulation issues associated with rope bondage, & have solid communication skills around same when working with their partner.
Due to the detailed & time-intensive nature of this workshop, choosing one person in the duo to tie will be optimal.
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.
(6-10) 26'-30' lengths of 6mm hemp or jute rope. You may use 8mm jute or hemp for your main suspension line, if you prefer.
(4) Pear-shaped climbing carabiners. We recommend the Petzl Hera Attache, available at REI. Catalog Item #109589
Your carabiners MUST be rated for climbing.
A yoga mat
Optional Gear: Steel Suspension Ring
Questions about equipment or class prerequisites: contact the instructor at email@example.com
No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. No refunds or credit will be issued within 14 days of the event.
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.
Will Provide After Purchase
Tukwila, WA 98178
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|