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Shibari Workshop Cape Town: Partial Suspension; Setting The Scene

Join us for this exciting partial suspension workshop! This is ideal for building what you already know, and adding partials into the mix, all while keeping the juices flowing. Learn how to set the scene: tying from the floor; communication, intention, distance, and partials.

FOR WHO?

This workshop is aimed at those tying at an Intermediate Level or who feel like they want a bite of something a bit further from the beginner level basics.

For safety, the following skills are required but also some will be covered:
– One suspension-worthy harness, that our guest host will inspect and provide feedback on if needed on the day. This will not be taught on the day.
– Single column.
– Inline cuff.
– Uplines, high lock & low lock which our guest will provide instruction and inspect on the day. This will be covered on the day.
– Upline management, can you untie an upline with one hand? This will also be covered on the day.

ON THE DAY

We will start with a short introduction, followed by touching on the principles of partial suspensions and safety concerns. Your teacher will demonstrate, and then guide you through a series of three partial suspension sequences. 

There is space for a maximum of 5 pairs. The workshop is for tying pairs, and roles will not be switched during the workshop. If you want to attend but do not have a tying partner, please reach out ASAP and specify your preferred role, top (tying) or bottom (being tied) so that we can match where possible. Attendees should have previously participated in a Bondage Basics/Fundamentals workshop and have an understanding of at least one suspension-capable harness. We repeat; please attend in pairs. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, no switching will be allowed. 

We will cover the following topics during the duration of the workshop:
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Floor partials
– Body mechanics with an upline
– Scene crafting
– Body positioning
– Communication through bondage
– Connection and intention

You will need to bring the following on the day:
– Your rope kit: at least four 8m lengths (class rope is available to use and rope is available for sale before the class)
– Safety shears 
– Water bottle, snacks, and sugar for energy
– Comfortable clothes (like you would for yoga class)
– A learning attitude, this is an educational space
– Notebook and pen; this will be your primary means of capturing any information to practice after the workshop

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