Suspension Fundamentals – POSTPONED

 
When:
January 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018-01-06T13:00:00-08:00
2018-01-06T19:00:00-08:00
Cost:
$150 Duo

Unfortunately, Jonathan of Seattle Shibari will not be able to make it Portland in time to teach this event. All buyers will be refunded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Kinbaku 201: Suspension Fundamentals 
with Seattle Shibari

Learn two classic, beautiful shibari suspension forms in a safe, supportive environment. 

In this one-day workshop, we’ll do a deep dive into two beautiful, fundamental suspensions: Hikyaku (‘Postman/Running Man’) and Kaikyaku (Open Leg/ ‘M’) 

We’ll cover:
-Suspension mechanics 
-Troubleshooting body placement
-Aesthetics & Variations
-Top Line Management
-Safety Issues

This is a great workshop for learning suspension for the first time. Already doing suspension? This workshop is a great opportunity to refine your technique! 

Class Prerequisites: Tops must be able to competently tie a reliably non-collapsing single column tie, and a chest harness or TK/gote shibari. Bottoms must be able to self-assess & monitor for nerve impingement while in rope, and be comfortable communicating issues in rope while tying with their partner. 

This workshop is not appropriate for complete beginners. 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 tie. Want to be ready for this workshop? Practice! A chest harness may definitely be used for students who do not wish to use the TK/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:
– (8-12) 8 meter ropes, strong enough for suspension. Hemp or Jute is recommended. No rope less than 6mm in diameter. 30’ rope lengths are fine, too. 
– (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

Questions about equipment or class prerequisites: contact the instructor at jonathan@seattleshibari.com
To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 7 duos. Due to the small class size, early registration is highly recommended.

About the Instructor: Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is a Seattle-based rope artist who performs on stage, ties for photoshoots, and teaches Japanese-style rope bondage. Jonathan works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art in the Pacific Northwest via his website SeattleShibari.com, and teaches and performs internationally.