Open Rope Training for Beginners: Controlling & Restricting Movement

14feb19:0021:00Open Rope Training for Beginners: Controlling & Restricting MovementLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Categoryshibari

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Event Area Sanitized


(Wednesday) 19:00 - 21:00



Event Details

This bi-weekly open training is designed for anyone who would like to learn about Japanese-inspired rope bondage/shibari/kinbaku whether you see yourself in the role of the person tying or being tied.

Our open rope training for beginners is a continuous offer for anyone looking for a regular practice space to advance their skills. Each time we will offer a teaching on one particular topic. Depending on your skill level and how quickly you can pick up on things, you can then either use the remaining open-space time to practice this one new skill in your own time or you can up the ante with the help of your teacher. You can also choose to train your own skills on another topic if you like and have a teacher give you feedback and help you improve.


Topic of the week: Controlling & Restricting Movement

Restriction is a big part of why we love rope bondage, and there’s only so much you can do with tying harnesses on separate body parts. This open training teaches you how to attach limbs to harnesses and furniture. It’s also a great first step for starting to figure out suspension lines. 

Teacher of the week: Caritia

“Caritia’s style is an eclectic one, blended as it is from 20+ years in kink and learning to tie (and getting tied) from a diverse range of Japanese and Northern European instructors. Twelve years on this path, which has ebbed and flowed, ‘I’m forever a curious student’. Focused on accessibility, from pedagogy to diverse movement (stillness), specializing in the body, floorwork, partial suspensions, and adaptive ties, Caritia infuses (her) teachings with laughter as a key element of play.
Caritia identifies as queer, gender non-conforming, black and the trickster vibes. Pronouns ‘Nah’”


You can come alone or with a partner. You can tie yourself or your partner. Alternatively, you can partner up with another participant.

You can but do not need to bring any ropes as we will provide workshop ropes for you.

You can also spontaneously come by on the day and purchase a ticket online right up to the beginning of the class if there is space left.



The class starts at 7 pm sharp. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier so we can process your ticket and welcome you. Once the class has started we do not allow entry. You cannot transfer your ticket to another week. If you are not sure you can come, please purchase your ticket on the day as soon as you are absolutely sure you can make it.

If you know you will come to the open training more than just once, please ask for our discount card! (For every 5 classes, the 6th class is on us!)


Event Details

Date & Time:  every other Wednesday, 7 pm-9 pm CET (Berlin)

Format: hands-on workshop


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: you have knowledge on the topics of rope safety, consent, and boundaries, you have been to our “Rope for Absolute Beginners” class at  or have solid knowledge of single & double-column ties, wrapping, tension & counter tension

What to Bring: comfortable clothes that are more tight fitting if possible, 1-3 of your own ropes (we can also provide ropes for you)

Solo or Partnered:  solo, partnered, in a group (everyone needs a ticket)

Price: 25 Euros


What happens next?

The Open Rope Training for Beginners is an ongoing course designed to run approx. 8 months with constantly new topics. Within this ongoing course you can work on a lower as well as higher knowledge level. We really recommend not rushing things and really settling into coming to this open training on a long-term basis. If you feel like you are too advanced, please talk to your teacher(s) about switching to the “Open Rope Training – Next Level” next.


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. 


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 describe 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 proactively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.


What else to know

Before purchasing a solidarity ticket, please check here if you are eligible for one.


Caritia (no pronouns)

is a Berlin based, British born queer womxn of colour whose creativity runs through connection to energies, ritual and bodies.

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