Rope Beginnings - Weekend Intensive

23mar(mar 23)11:0024(mar 24)17:00Rope Beginnings - Weekend IntensiveLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event11:00 - 17:00 (24) FacilitatorRené de Sans (she/her)Categoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Event Area Sanitized


23 (Saturday) 11:00 - 24 (Sunday) 17:00



Event Details

Have you become interested in trying out Japanese-inspired rope bondage? Then join us for a weekend-long deep dive into this fascinating practice.

Together we will explore the vastness of rope bondage. We will talk about its history and development, about the reasons why people like to tie and be tied. We will experience rope on our skin, first knots and little patterns but also its beauty, its sensual feeling, and its techniques. We will also cover safety, anatomy, and why on a physical and emotional level tying and being tied can have such a tremendous impact on people.

Come for curiosity, get all the info, stay for the fun, and play part. You can come alone or partnered, you can tie on yourself or other people. It is up to you how you approach your weekend of connecting to the practice of rope.

We have workshop ropes available so for this first encounter you do not need to purchase any items upfront


Event Details

Date & Time:  March 23 & 24, 2024, 11 am-5 pm CET (1-hour lunch break), Sunday the class ends at 4pm

Format: workshop


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: No prior knowledge is needed. No physical requirements for participants, every body is welcome.

What to Bring:  notebook, pen, water bottle, and snacks. We have ropes to borrow.

Solo or Partnered:  all constellations welcome, everybody needs a ticket. 

Price: 100 Euros per person for the entire weekend


What we will teach you

  • Larkshead, single-column tie and double-column tie
  • Basic pattern that you can use for different body parts
  • Rope handling and tension
  • Safety and negotiation
  • Connection and communication basics
  • we will play and tie for fun


Mandatory Covid-19 rules

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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

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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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