[CANCELED] Kinbaku 301: Suspension Transitions

When:
April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2017-04-22T12:00:00-07:00
2017-04-22T16:00:00-07:00
Where:
Block 69
1514 NW 46th St
Seattle, WA 98107
USA
Cost:
$100 per Duo
Contact:
206-229-2185

Suspension transitions are dramatic, intense, and beautiful. Learn to move your partner from one position to another in suspension in a safe, supportive environment with Seattle Shibari!
In this four hour workshop, we’ll learn the practical and aesthetic considerations for moving someone from one position to another while in suspension:

Suspension mechanics
Minor vs Major Transitions
Troubleshooting body placement
Aesthetics
Top Line Management
Safety Issues

Class Prerequisites: This is an advanced-level workshop. Students should be able to competently tie a 3-rope TK/Gote Shibari/’Box Tie,’ and be competent in basic suspension line management & technique
Suspension bondage is an advanced technique, and hazardous. In order to ensure the safety of participants, the instructor will assess student skill level. If a student’s tying is deemed unsafe by the instructor, the student may be invited to observe instead of suspend. Want to be ready for this workshop? Practice! A chest harness may be used for students who do not wish to use the gote shibari tie.
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.

Please bring:
(8-10) 8 meter to 30’ ropes, 6mm in diameter. Hemp or Jute is recommended. Feel free to use 8mm hemp or jute for the main suspension line (8mm is stronger/safer as a main suspension line). It’s also helpful to have some shorter lengths of rope in your kit. Short on rope? We’ll have a bit extra on hand to loan out to students.
(1) 45” Dyneema climbing sling (available at REI)
(5-6) 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 [email protected]
To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 8 duos. Due to the small class size, early registration is highly recommended.

Purchase Advance Tickets Here.
No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Open to all 18+
Questions may be directed to: [email protected]

About the Instructor: Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is a Seattle-based rope artist who ties for photoshoots, co-creates concept art, 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 has performed internationally.