Better Rigging

21jan19:0021:30Better RiggingLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:30 FacilitatorSawaCategoryshibari


(Thursday) 19:00 - 21:30



Event Details

Learning to tie and being tied has become separated entities/skills. With those tying learning patterns, tension, intention and body handling. And those being tied educated about body, posture and mindset.

In this workshop Sawa aims to look beyond these separations and basic tools of tying and elaborate on how to support your rope partner in exploring and expanding their journey in/through rope.


Event Details

Date & Time:  January 21, 2021, 7-9.30pm CET

Format: workshop & discussion (virtual)


Language: English, translation into German can be provided

Minimum Knowledge Level: need to be able to tie an upper body harness and a futomomo

What to Bring:  if you want to tie along you need ropes, safety gear, space. (Optional a partner, a hard point)

Solo or Partnered:  Solo ( (each participant needs a ticket)

Class recording: no


What we will teach/do

• deconstructing basic patterns – ie TK & Futomomo

• positions -partial side suspension, partial face up, partial face down

• boundaries and consent

• anatomy & body movement


What else to know

Participants have the possibility sit and observe, to tie along and to ask questions. The invitation is to share experiences from both sides of rope and curiously question what you know. Questions can be sent in advance of the workshop, these will be forwarded to Sawa

After your successful ticket purchase, you will be sent an email with the Zoom login data for this event.

If you cannot afford this event, please check the ticket option “solidarity” for reduced ticket prices. If that is still too much or they are out of stock, feel free to send us a message via



Sawa is a Berlin based Rope Artist, who comparative investigates and studies various styles of Shibari and Kinbaku. Her own tying is contemporary style, heavily influenced by the aesthetics of Tamandua, her extensive background in martial arts and systemic, as well as somatic coaching.

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