June, 2022

26jun10:0017:00Event OverIn-House EventPreparing for Lift-Off: Ties for SuspensionLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS10:00 - 17:00(GMT+02:00) View in my time Facilitator: Gestalta (they/them) Category:shibariFormat:workshop

Facilitator

Gestalta (they/them)

My approach to shibari has evolved as the result of over a decade of practice on both sides of the ropes and a broad range of influences that I appropriate, mix and develop in my own practice. This has shaped my teaching style into one that seeks to reflect the experience of both tying partners on a deep level. I have a strong belief that shibari should not be prescriptive and encourage students to explore it as a flexible set of tools; adapting each tie to the body of the tied partner, and to their needs and desires within each individual situation. My teaching process aims to enable this by giving students a framework of the fundamental principles behind shibari; including safety efficiency and fluency, but also body awareness, communication, and conscious consideration of their own experiences and motivations.

I absorbed most of my technical rigging style a natural process of observation and experience from inside the ropes of the people I was tied by as a model. In this respect, I have been lucky to have had a broad range of influences.

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 - 17:00(GMT+02:00) View in my time

Event Details

This workshop is designed for those who have already learned some basic rope techniques, and want to look towards building their skills for suspension, in a space that gives more structure and time to learn than our drop-in classes.

We will focus on how structure harnesses for suspension, and how to understand whether or not a tie is suspension ‘safe’. We will think about the tension and placement of the ropes, building solid structures, and thinking about how weight and gravity act on the tie.

Gestalta will be your guide and teacher and will encourage you to develop your skills, ground yourself in the fundamentals of tying and being tied, build muscle memory, and find inspiration on your rope journey.

 

Event Details

Date & Time: June 26, 2022, 10 am – 5 pm (one-hour lunch break)

Format: workshop

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: single column tie, basic wrapping, a basic friction or two (any kind!)

What to Bring: 4 ropes, a towel, or blanket (we can provide workshop ropes if you have none, you can also buy ropes from us)

Solo or Partnered: both, the ticket price is per PERSON

 

 

What we will teach you

The content of this workshop will most likely include (but is not limited to!):
– understanding the basics of what makes a harness useful for suspension
– understanding stems
– understanding loading and directionality of force
– further skills in wrapping, tensioning & counter tension
– frictions, and when/where to use them
– health and risk awareness in rope
– Tying and thinking creatively

 

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.

language

English/German

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Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized
Vaccination Required

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