Rope Beginner Weekend - Next Steps on your Journey

26nov(nov 26)11:0027(nov 27)18:00Rope Beginner Weekend - Next Steps on your JourneyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (27) FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)Categorykink,shibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized
Vaccination Required


26 (Saturday) 11:00 - 27 (Sunday) 18:00 CET



Event Details

Join us to take your next steps into learning Japanese-inspired rope bondage within a closed group setting.

This weekend intensive course is designed for those who have learned some of the basics, and want to take their rope skills forward, in a space that gives more structure and time to learn than our drop-in classes.

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:  November 26-27th, 2022, 11 am – 6 pm (one hour lunch break)

Format: Workshop


Language: English

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

What to Bring: 2-4 ropes, 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. 


The content of this workshop will most likely include (but is not limited to!):

– rope handling

– further skills in wrapping, tensioning & counter tension

– more frictions, and when/where to use them

– understanding the basics of what makes a harness useful for suspension

– tying on the floor, exploring body positions, tension, and release

– health and risk awareness in rope

– Tying and thinking creatively

– One rope exercise for connection and flow

– Breath, space, intention


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 acknowledgement 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.

Photo: René de Sans


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.

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