Learning Harnesses for Beginners

10sep(sep 10)11:0011(sep 11)18:00Learning Harnesses for BeginnersLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (11) FacilitatorRené de Sans (she/her)Categoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized
Vaccination Required


10 (Saturday) 11:00 - 11 (Sunday) 18:00



Event Details

You have taken your first steps in rope bondage and would like to learn some more structures and principles? Fantastic! In this weekend class, René de Sans will guide you through learning your first harnesses. René will guide you in constructing your first upper body harnesses such as the classic TK but also show you hishi patterns, hands-in-front and free-hands versions.

Depending on time and the participants’ wishes some simple hip and leg structures can be added to the curriculum.

This class is not designed as a space to quickly learn patterns. Instead, René will teach HOW and WHY patterns are created the way they are so you understand the underlying principles and get empowered to experiment with them.


Event Details

Date & Time:  Saturday & Sunday, September 10th & 11th, 2022, 11 am – 6 pm (1-hour lunch break in between)

Format: workshop


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: solid single column tie and double column tie, you need to be able to handle a rope and understand tension basics

What to Bring: min 3 ropes, towel, or blanket (we can provide workshop ropes if you have none, you can also buy ropes from us)

Solo or Partnered:  partnered

Price: ticket price is per pair


What we will teach you

The content of this workshop will most likely include (but is not limited to!):
– what makes a harness a harness?

– principles of patterns for certain body parts

– upper body harnesses: hishi, hands-free, hands-in front, TK patterns

– first simple hip harnesses

– first simple calf binder and other leg ties



Safety Concept & Regulation

Please consult our safety concept and regulations for this event here.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid,

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgment to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.


René de Sans (she/her)

René is a visual artist with a focus on photography and film. She first came into contact with rope bondage in 2013 while modeling for private lessons and started to develop tying skills with self-tying. Eventually, she also started to tie others and finds herself comfortable on all sides of the ropes.

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