Rope for Larger Bodies - Part I: Body & Rope Handling

05jun18:3021:00Rope for Larger Bodies - Part I: Body & Rope HandlingEvent OverVirtual Event18:30 - 21:00 FacilitatorPauline MassimoCategoryshibari


(Saturday) 18:30 - 21:00





Event Details

This class is part 1 of a 2-part-series is designed to build confidence & trust in people who tie someone larger than themselves and for rope bottoms to find comfort, confidence & trust in being tied up by someone smaller than them. The techniques and thought processes will be built up in a progressive way during this 2-class-series, however you can also choose to just visit one of the classes as they work also as stand-alone-teachings.

Model for the series: Elvis (also modeling in the photos)


Rope for Larger Bodies – Part I: Body & Rope Handling  (June 5th, 6.30 pm – 9 pm CET)

In this part, Pauline will show a few practical examples and hands-on exercises of how to handle the rope on a larger-bodied person and how to handle the person and their body itself in the most effective and comfortable way for everyone involved. Pauline will demonstrate a selection of ties and positions that people often struggle to do on someone larger-bodied. We will also discuss some other potential ties and positions that might come up during the class discussion.


Event Details

Date & Time:  June 5th, 2021, 6.30 pm – 9 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop & discussion (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: experience level needed: beginner level (must know single and double columns, frictions, anatomy, and basic safety, risk awareness)

What to Bring:  if you want to tie along you need ropes, safety gear, space, a partner, a hard point

Solo or Partnered:  both (each participant needs a ticket), you need a partner if you wish to tie along

Class recording: Yes. Participants will not be recorded. The recording will be available for 14 days after the event.


What we will teach/do

• Tying exercises to troubleshooting common patterns and ties on larger bodies.

• Body handling exercises for both rigger and bottoms for certain positions (sitting, laying down and standing).

• Discussion and testing alternative ideas.


What else to know

After your successful ticket purchase, you will be sent an email with the Zoom login data for this event.

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Pauline Massimo

Pauline Massimo (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Brazil based in Barcelona, Spain. With more than 11 years of professional experience in the art field from painting, dance, performance art, photography, and Shibari to event curator, space holder, educator, community building, and art director in those few past years. They have been to a vast number of workshops and have equally experienced as a rope model, rigging, and self-tying. Pauline is educated and interested in the broader range that Shibari can provide as a practice, like classic Japanese style as more contemporary mixed styles, they are mostly interested in the mental and physical challenge that this practicum can offer as much as the challenge of creating experiences that adapt for different tastes and capabilities.

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