Class Descriptions Rope and Bondage

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  • Rope Bondage Basics (101)

Whether to learn a new skill, translate former boy scouts knowledge into something kinky, or to begin the road to mastering this demanding discipline, this basics class will teach you several usable Japanese-style ties for you to practice and build your skill set. Safety, body positions, rope type, equipment, preparation, and style will be covered in a hands-on atmosphere. With these simple tools learned you can begin to create the intricate scenes in your mind and decode the secrets underlying all Shibari tying. Bring rope (2x 30ft lengths, 1×10-15ft length)

  • Self Bondage (101, also available as a 201)

Finding  Tight fit that’s just right!
This class helps people find the poses and ties that suit them best for all rope bondage play, and especially solo work.  Everyone is different and so this class covers all different body types and all flexibility levels.  Starting simple and working your way up to suspension, while exploring the philosophical and functional benefits of self-bondage.  The goal of this class would be to get everyone to either immobilize themself, suspend themself, or expand upon multi-tool bondage all while solo.

This class is also good to build bottom/sub concentration and endurance, and for tops/Doms who want to experience the other side without bottoming to someone else.  Geared toward a somewhat experienced audience, however all skill levels are welcome. Bring rope!

  • Channeling the Deep: Self Bondage for Meditation, and Ritual Work (201)

Bondage is an excellent tool for magickal and ritual use. But what about when there isnt anyone else around….or you don’t want there to be anyone else involved? Whether alone, or working with the self as part of a group ritual self bondage can be used for grounding, to stir the firey passion within yourself, or to continue your Work at home to take that fire back with you. Magick begins with the magician, and together we can develop the ways for you to ride your ecstasy anytime, any place and make it adaptable to any ritual space.

  • Chest and Hip Harnesses (201)

This class will build upon the skills learned in introductory classes and prepare you for that complete bondage feel, and prepare you for suspension.  Different body types, comfort, and techniques will be covered.  Two suspension capable chest harnesses, and two suspension capable hip harnesses will be shown, in this hands on class.  Learn to perfect the workhorse of bondage, and apply it to your partner, or a new friend in class! (3 hour class, can be split into 2 1.5-2 hour classes, or chosen as separate classes)

  • Dancing with Rope (101)

‘Do you suffer from untying boredom?  Bring your bondage off the floor, bed and down from th rack and start dancing!  Consider a lively rope play alternative that will keep you engaged from first rope unfurl to last rope untie.  Combine your dance floor moves while using rope to guide you and your partner to music, allowing the senses to communicate the chosen rhythm from your environment.  In this class you will engage all the attributes of rope from smell to texture, and as a blindfold, whip and more.  Good for public and private play.  Introduction to tandem bondage.

For all levels, Hands on, best with a partner but solo ok!  Bring rope!

  • Rope Dance for Magickal and Ritual Use (201)

Stir up the energy in your bondage with movement! Dance is a key component of many magickal and ritual practices and so is bondage– so why not learn how to combine them! Whether dancing around a bonfire, a drum circle or in your own home, this class will cover new dynamic techniques to amplify your play and your power all within the context of your ritual space! By eliminating the need for “out of scene” “pre and post ritual” set up or break down, Rope dance allows you to hit the ground running and ensure a pleasant take off and landing for solo, couple and group application.

  • Stretching for Bondage(101, also available as a 201, and 301)

Whether traveling or on the road, in the bedroom or suspended in the air, proper warm ups and cool downs are an essential part of any physical activity, and especially for Bondage. In this class we will go over and together do a thorough stretch routine, specifically targeting common Bondage problem areas. We will also discuss how to increase flexibility and stamina for the future with daily, pre and post play routines. Personal training diagnostics if time allows.

  • Everything You Want to Know About Rope, but Didn’t Know Who to Ask (201)

Ever seen someone do a fantastic rope demo or performance and wondered how you could do it? Want to recreate or redesign a photo, dream, or illustration you saw? Are you having trouble solving a creative problem with your bondage, suspension or immobilization? All of these questions and more can and will be answered in this diagnostic teaching course. Pick the brain of a rope expert for 2 hours while she takes you step by step through the things you’ve always wanted to know, and walk out being able to do them! Bring your rope, your questions, and any reference materials you may have to compare and let the magician reveal her tricks!

  • Suspension (201)

Using a Japanese influenced style, the goal of this class will be to allow everyone to be able to suspend another person.  Bring rope (appx 4 lengths of 30feet or more) and a partner, or make a new friend in class.  There will be a dynamic demo at the beginning as well as hands on instruction.  This class is for intermediate rope bondage players and up, as it is meant to build on skills already acquired.  This class will also cover suspension safety concerns, and rope variety issues specific to suspension.

  • Intuitive Roping (201)

We are big, little, short, tall, flexible, rigid, bony and fleshy and we all like different things at different times.  Forget the shoulds and the routines and  learn to address the body in front of you for the unique set of countours, quirks, fears, and strengths is posesses.  Slow down and diagnose the moment, mood, and goals of the scene and its players and dive in.  Got the basics?  Good, now forget them!  Let your intuition be your guide and tap into your inner understanding of bondage, anatomy and sexual machanics.  No cameras, no strutting just you, your partner, cause and effect.

  • Mummification and Immobalization (201)

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and a harness is just a harness.  What do you do when you want total enclosure but don’t want to be left with the bondage equivalent of a human hairball to play with?  What about when you have them tied but they still have a range of motion?  Wrapping, strapping, covering and countering may be just what you need.  Total skin coverage materials, techniques and safety considerations with an introduction to sensory deprivation to supplement your total take-over.

  • Mummification: The Bound Body Altar (201)

When the body is bound all of its energy is wrapped up in itself- every thought, twitch and muscle movement feeds back into the wrappings preserving it, sometimes for thousands of years. By using a mummy as an altar, this battery can become an energy generator to charge and broadcast magickal intent, as well as imbuing the mummy with incomparable bliss and power to carry the Work far beyond the time of the ritual. The history of magickal mummification will be discussed as the techniques of mummification and immobilization will be demonstrated, with hands on opportunities.

  • Mummification and Immobilization: Life Casting (301)

Great for medical play, or to have a perfect record of yor journey life casting, casting and other hard and set materials make a great play gift that keeps on giving!  Plaster gauze, casting, quick set medical grade rubbers, liquid latex and more can transform your mummy into a science fiction, mad scientist, or Venus D Milo.  Like with Mummies and Immobiles 1 total skin coverage materials, techniques and safety considerations with an introduction to sensory deprivation to supplement your total take-over, but this time learn how to preserve, mold and cast yoru subject for permanent or one shot use.

  • Rope Bondage for Genitorture and Forced Orgasm (301)

This class uses traditional Japanese style bondage poses to address body positions and modifications for genital torture and play.  Bottoms of both genders are used to demonstrate techniques with additional tools from clips and vibes all aimed at exposing and making vulnerable the cherry and the serpent.

  • Human Trapeze and Marionettes (301)

Feel the wind on your face as you fly through the air!

Use your bottom as a swing or trapeze mid-flight or create tandem suspensions. In this class you will learn how to make your own sex swing, puppet your partner either top and bottom or puppet to puppet! Learn techniques to move limbs and vary height safely and easily.  This is truly a show stopping and exhilarating experience that builds trust with a flare for the dramatic!

Advanced class. Trapeze can be top and bottom or top with several bottoms. Puppets can be solo, to and bottom, or top with several bottoms

  • Advanced Suspension (301)

NOT FOR BEGINNERS.  This is a very advanced class that uses skills in the previous classes to demonstrate more difficult poses and techniques used for suspension bondage.  Knots and ties for suspension should already be known, as this class will focus directly on moving the body, dynamic poses, suspension equipment, safety, edge play and more.  It is recommended that you attend the regular Suspension class prior to attending this class.  If you are ready to go beyond what most presenters or classes teach, this class is for you.  Get ready to sweat!  You must bring your own rope, and at this point I shouldn’t have to tell you how much 🙂

  • Bondage For the Differently-Abled (All Experience Levels)

Whether from an accident, from birth, or due to a medical condition, those of us with different physical needs and issues can have a hard time figuring out how to negotiate a fun bondage scene around physical limitations. Part discussion and part hands on discovery allows for a collaborative environment to explore possible solutions and alternatives to make sure our limitations don’t limit the fun we can have.

  • DIY Rope Treatment (All Experience Levels)

Rope Rope everywhere, how will you know what to pick!

In this class I will go over finishing techniques, from whipping to knotting, for converting long lengths and raw skeins of rope and other quick and easy ways to prepare your rope at home. I will go over the ways to evaluate the differences between the synthetic and natural fibers, how to dye rope (synthetic and natural), core vs non core rope the hows and whys of each, and an overview of fiber differences from Nylon, to Cotton, to Hemp, to Jute, to silk etc. I will also introduce rope making techniques that allow you to spin fabric and other fibers into rope!

  • Rope Identity (Discussion, All Experience Levels)

Sadist.Masochist.Top.Bottom.Service.Domination.Slave.Object.Nawashi.  These are just a few of the terms that get thrown around along with the rope in your bag.  What do they all mean?  And more importantly how does this affect you and your kink?  With a brief discussion of terminology this class will hopefully expand your definitions of identity and role within your bondage and kink self image and hopefully liberate your play from the burden of labeling!  Whether you are solo, partnered or part of a leather family together we  investigate traditional and not-so traditional perspectives, dynamics and fantasies using rope as a guide.

descriptions coming soon for:

Self- Suspension (201)

Rope Bondage for Sex (301)

Self players Forum (Discussion, All Experience Levels)

Philosophy of Bondage (Discussion, All Experience Levels)

~ by Klawdya Rothschild on July 17, 2009.

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