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Bondage Basics Intensive | Embodiment Rope Space

Learning the Ropes

Want to discover the art of rope bondage? This course is for you! Suitable for couples or singles (if you are willing to be paired up), we will take you through the fundamentals over a single-day 6-hour session (with a lunch break!) on Saturday, 2 March 2024.

A partner is required for the last part of the workshop, but if you’re not attending with a partner, you can pair with someone over the course of the day. Please bring something for the snack table to share, but if you need any food specific to your dietary requirements, please bring that for yourself. There is no lunch, but the shared table is always packed with a variety of food to munch on.

This is a technical rope workshop for people serious about nailing the basics. This class (or equivalent private tuition) is a pre-requisite for our other intermediate classes and non-beginner rope jams.

Embodiment Rope Space is a welcoming and safe(r) space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. We practice rope communally and host occasional workshops for upskilling the community. Rope is never safe, there are only ways to do it more safely.

– We will cover –

1: Fundamentals of Safety:

  • Physical Safety
  • Emotional Safety
  • Relational Safety
  • Introduction to Communication in Ropes
  • Navigating Uncertainty
  • Intention in rope
  • Basics of Rope Handling

2: Fundamentals of Tying:

  • The single-column tie
  • Single column variations
  • Single column placement
  • Creative single-column application
  • The Inline cuff
  • Wraps and Frictions
  • Yuki Knot (quick release)

3: Fundamentals of Body Handling:

  • Transitioning the body on the floor
  • Moving with the breath
  • Ichinawa (one rope ties) with intention

Please study the FAQ and Ethos of our space on our website, www.embodimentropespace.co.za, before attending.

Important Information:

  • Please wear something you can comfortably sit in / move around in. Leggings > sweatpants > jeans.
  • If you have rope, bring it along. Otherwise, you are welcome to use our class rope.
  • Please adhere to the ethos of our space.
  • ROAR
  • Please note this is an alcohol-free space

Ropey things for sale:

We have limited treated rope from Sudo Jute (variable prices: R400 – R500 per 8m hank), and safety shears for sale.

About your educators:

@rope.fu has loved knots since being a kid making bows and arrows, snares, and natural rope from plants.

The sensations and emotions that rope creates are just as important to him as the beauty and artistry of the tie.

He seeks to create the feeling of being bound and held at the same time.

Kay (@faeriebunnyrope) enjoys free flowing with rope to see the journey it will take her on.

She will hold space for anyone around her. 

Her approach to life is to treat everyone with care & mindfulness.

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