June, 2021

05jun(jun 5)18:3012(jun 12)21:00Event OverRope for Larger Bodies Series18:30 - 21:00 (12)(GMT+02:00) View in my time Facilitator: Pauline Massimo Category:shibariFormat:workshop


Pauline MassimoPauline Massimo is an interdisciplinary human originally from Brazil and based in Barcelona, which mostly focused in perform, teach, photograph and organise Shibari related events professionally, but with experience background in circus, yoga, dance, plastic and conceptual art, and more. They started into Shibari around mid-2012 and since then was a non-stop journey in self-discovery and learning process. They have been into 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.


5 (Saturday) 18:30 - 12 (Saturday) 21:00(GMT+02:00) View in my time



Event Details

This 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.

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.

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

Rope for Larger Bodies – Part II: Stepping into Suspension  (June 12th, 6.30 pm – 9 pm CET)

In this part, Pauline will explain and discuss the thought process of starting to suspend a larger-bodied person, going from safety measures all the way to adaptation work. Then Pauline will demonstrate with a few practical examples of how to apply the ideas that were explained. During the demonstration, Pauline will try to accommodate different technical levels and will add warnings for the most complicated parts.

experience level needed: min. intermediate level (knowledgable and comfortable with suspension work)


Event Details

Date & Time:  June 5th & 12th, 2021, 6.30 pm – 9 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop & discussion (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: beginner for part I,  intermediate for part II

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

Part I

• 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.

Part II

• Theoretical framework to use as a guidance for a progressive work, including safety measures.

• Practical exercises while using up lines (floor & partial).

• Practical exercises while using up lines (full suspension).


What else to know

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

If you cannot afford this event, please check the ticket option “solidarity” for reduced ticket prices. If that is still too much or they are out of stock, feel free to send us a message via info@karada-house.de



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