Fly: Full Suspension Shibari with the Kinoko-Style Diamond Body Harness
Time to Fly!
In this three-hour workshop, we will learn the beautiful and versatile hands-free 'Diamond Body Harness' as taught by Kinoko Hajime, and then learn and practice two beautiful full suspensions with it. We'll also learn, review & polish:
Basic Top Line Techniques
Tying into harnesses and tying limbs
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 with basic rope bondage techniques such as a reliable, non-collapsing single column tie, be competent in basic partial 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.
Bottoms should be comfortable being tied, have prior experience with partial or full suspension, 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.
(6-8) Pear-shaped or oval climbing carabiners. Contact the instructor if you are seeking recommendations. Your carabiners MUST be rated for climbing.
Optional Gear: Steel Suspension Ring
A mat for sitting or laying on.
Questions about equipment or class prerequisites: contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
**Please note that this is a small, limited-ticket event, and no refunds or credit will be given within 14 days of the event.
About the Educator: international rope artist Jonathan (Seattle Shibari)performs on stage, ties for photoshoots, and teaches the art of Japanese-style rope bondage. Jonathan works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art via his website, SeattleShibari.com. Based in Seattle, Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches & performs internationally. He holds a teaching license awarded to him by Kinoko Hajime of Tokyo, Japan.
Will Provide After Purchase
Seattle, WA 98188
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|