Partial Suspension Shibari

When:
December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2017-12-02T12:00:00-08:00
2017-12-02T15:00:00-08:00
Where:
Ballard
1404 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98107
USA
Cost:
Advance: $80 (Duo) Cost at the door: $90 (Duo)

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 three hour workshop, Jonathan will teach his hands-free chest harness and single column tie, review his 2-rope TK/gote shibari, and then learn and practice several foundational partial suspensions.

We’ll cover:
*Selecting Gear
*Evaluating Top Rigs & Hard Points
*Basic Top Line Techniques
*Line Management
*Safety Issues
*Partial Suspension Body Positions and Play

Class Prerequisites: This is an intermediate-level workshop. Students should be able to competently tie a single column tie and a hands-free chest harness OR a 2-rope TK/Gote Shibari.

If you choose to use a TK/Gote Shibari, the instructor will examine your tie; if he feels it unsafe for use, you will be invited to use a hands-free chest harness instead for safety.
Due to the detailed technical nature of this workshop, partners will not be allowed to switch off—one person per pair will tie.

This workshop is appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types.

Please bring:
(1) 30′ length of 8mm hemp or jute rope or full-size human load-rated synthetic line. Regatta braid works nicely, as does Hempex.
(5) 30′ lengths of 6mm hemp or jute rope
(1) 45” Dyneema climbing sling (available at REI)
(4) Pear-shaped climbing carabiners. We recommend the Petzl Hera Attache, available at REI. Catalog Item #109589
Optional Gear: Steel Suspension Ring

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.
No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Purchase Advance Tickets Here
Open to all 18+
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.
Questions about equipment or class prerequisites? Contact the instructor at [email protected]

About the Educator:

Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is a Seattle-based rope artist who performs on stage, ties for photoshoots, and teaches Japanese-style rope bondage. He works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art in the Pacific Northwest via his website SeattleShibari.com. Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches & performs internationally.