Rope for Absolute Beginners

25sep19:0021:00Rope for Absolute BeginnersLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event19:00 - 21:00 Categoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized



Event Details

Welcome to the world of rope bondage, friend! It’s wild and fun out here and we are thrilled to be your point of entry.

This weekly class 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. We firmly believe that everyone, even if you wish to purely be tied, should know the absolute basics of this craft. You can come alone or with a partner. Everyone will learn and tie. You can either tie yourself or another person, switching will also be a part of this class.

You 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.


Event Details

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

Format: hands-on workshop


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level:

What to Bring: comfortable clothes that are more tight fitting if possible

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

Price: 25 Euros


What we teach

– single column tie

– tension

– wrapping

– double column tie

– history of Japanese (inspired) rope bondage


What happens next?

If you like what you are being taught, we recommend repeating this class one or two more times so that you can develop muscle memory and a firmer understanding. Every last Monday of the month we also offer an adjacent class for absolute beginners that will go into the depth of learning about consent, boundaries, and negotiation as well as physical and psychological safety in ropes. Once you feel solid in your absolute basic skills and have joined the consent & safety class once, you are very welcome to move on to our Open Training for Beginners (also weekly on Monday).


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.

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