Addie & Barkas: Beyond - Challenging Rope Skills & Critical Thinking

03aug(aug 3)11:0004(aug 4)18:00Addie & Barkas: Beyond - Challenging Rope Skills & Critical ThinkingLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (4) FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari,Addie & Barkas

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Event Area Sanitized


3 (Saturday) 11:00 - 4 (Sunday) 18:00



Event Details

In this weekend workshop, Barkas and Addie will be taking the participants on a journey that goes way beyond mere tying. In various sections, we will be looking at the fine details of advanced rope techniques challenging ideas about tying and being tied as well as pushing participants beyond their usual skill set, while encouraging new ways of thinking and using rope.

This workshop is directed at those who are already proficient in their tying and who are now looking at what to do with these skills and how to go beyond. It is also suitable for very skilled practitioners seeking to go into the advanced material of Addie & Barkas’ curriculum and way of approaching rope as a practice (which is not readily available to learn outside of private lessons at the moment).

Come for the rope challenges and inspiration, stay for the mind fuck.

Want more info? Here is Barkas giving details:



Please note that participants need to apply for this workshop. An application includes a brief letter of intent (previous experiences, previous teachers, a reason for participating) and a brief video of their tying skills. That video should ideally show your advanced skills in tying and being tied. An application should include both partners, i.e. letter of intent, and the video should include both the person tying and the person in ropes. Switching absolutely welcome but for time reasons, not every exercise can be done by both. Short-term changes of partners are possible with a check-in ahead of the workshop. Please send your application to


Additionally, you can book a private lesson here.


Event Details

Date & Time:  August 3 & 4, 2024, 11 am-6 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: masterclass


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: more than 3 years of structured and constant suspension experience, familiar with static and dynamic suspensions, advanced knowledge in techniques, body handling, safety, able to adapt and improvise rope structures for different needs and bodies

What to Bring: approx. 12 Ropes! Tying partners should be willing to get emotional with each other and explore their bodies as well as their psyche. 

Price: 380 Euros per pair (solidarity price is 300 Euros, limited availability)

Ticket: price is per pair


What we will do:

*Advanced Ranboo
*Advanced Floor work
*Advanced Interview metaphor and applications
*Advanced Suspensions
*Experimenting with ropes
*Mind fucks

and more…


Teaching Consent

Everyone is unique. We will show exercises that work for us. If you can’t, for any reason, practice an exercise, let us know and we can offer a workaround. 


Mandatory Covid-19 rules

If you would like to inform yourself about other safety measures we have in place, please consult our Covid-19 measurements here.


Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken English. German can also be provided. The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the workshop, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance please message us at beforehand.



For people coming to this workshop from out of Berlin, we can offer you accommodation in our space (mattress, bed linens, cushions, bathroom, shower, and kitchen) in the common area. If you are interested, please message us at

photo: Roser Antuña


Barkas & Addie

Barkas and Addie are Vancouver-based rope educators who teach and perform world-wide. Their style is characterized by a focus on the process, interaction, and emotion of a rope scene. Together they run TheSpace2, Vancouver’s first dedicated rope space. Barkas is a bondage artist and writer. They have developed the “Interview Metaphor” as a way of understanding rope bondage and placing focus on the person in ropes, “Ranboo” which is a highly dynamic and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku, as well as the “City of Kinbaku”, a poetics of Kinbaku. Addie is a switch and self-suspension enthusiast. She organizes regular workshops on dynamic self-suspension and versatile education both, for beginners and technically advanced. When co- teaching she focuses on bottoming information and discourse.

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