This guest post is by Parker, an amazing rope bondage rigger and self-suspension performer, who will be visiting Seattle October 17th through 20th. In addition to the Self-Suspension Intensive and a class on Trampling, Parker is available for private lessons October 19th and 20th in rope bondage and rope suspension for either self-tying or partner tying, from beginner to advanced. We’ll let Parker tell you more:
Private lessons with me are tailored to the interests, goals, and skill level of the particular students. Whatever the topic or level, private lessons are an opportunity to get fine-tuned, individual feedback on your tying. Private lessons help to clarify the close-up and tactile details and the nuance of techniques that you might not quite get in a group class when you are focused on learning the general steps and scaffolding of a tie.
You can learn “pro tips” tailored to specific conditions relevant to you (e.g. a specific size/length/angle/positioning that is giving you trouble or seems different from how it was demonstrated in class.) If there’s some particular tie that you have always found uncomfortable, difficult, or unreliable, then I can give tips on modifications, adjustments, and work-arounds to make it work better for you. I speak from my many years of experience tying people of many different shapes and sizes Sometimes someone has seen me do a particular technique or tie in a performance or a play space that they have not seen anyone else do and they take private lessons with me to learn that particular technique.
Quite often, people who have been doing self-suspensions for some time, upon taking private lessons with me have said that my lessons completely changed the what they understood to be possible in self-suspension. The private lessons can be a place to ask a question or learn a technique that is not included in this weekend’s group class curriculum. Private lessons also can be a time to review, refine, and individualize techniques you have just learned in the weekend group workshops.
Because I want people to get their money’s and time’s worth, I have packed a lot of material into the group classes, and much of that material is quite technically precise and/or physically challenging. The private lessons can be the time to check if you remember and can reproduce the techniques you learned in the workshops and to get instruction on how to make them work best for you. For example, we could spent a private lesson just practicing a transition series of getting into and out of a single-ankle self-suspension in a consistent and controlled way. Or, if you want to make sure that you have gotten all the steps and nuances of the body harness or the futomomo that you learn in the group class, or want to see more suspension applications of those, then we could have a lesson on that. Or, if somehow you are interested in (and prepared for) learning even more advanced self-suspension techniques than what is taught in the “most advanced” workshop, we can fill many a private lessons with such techniques. A private lesson could also be an opportunity to get assistance with putting together a performance or with working through a performance that you have been developing. Basically, it’s a chance to get me alone and ask me whatever you want about rope and get instruction that’s tailored to you.
To schedule, please email me: RopeBoi at gmail dot com
I look forward to working with you!