Suspension transitions are not just for pleasure, fun and aesthetics, they can also be used as a form of ‘safety net’ for riggers. This is a great class for those wanting to explore transitions further but with the knowledge that there is an ‘escape route’ at every single stage.
In this full weekend workshop, we will teach participants non-Takate Kote harnesses for suspension: we will cover the futomomo, hip harnesses, leg ties (full-leg and half-leg), as well as single ankle and waist lines. You will be taught not only how to tie these harnesses (tension, placement) but also how to safely suspend & be suspended from these by learning different ways to attach mainlines and load these harnesses. We will use these to teach you how to safely and smoothly transition the body into the air and in the air.
The class will be geared toward rigging and bottoming with exercises geared towards developing both sets of skills.
Where can I find the full class program? You can find it on the event listings (below).
Who can come to this class? This class has pre-requisites for riggers and rope bottoms/models – please make sure you meet these before booking to avoid disappointment on the day:
• Riggers must know at the absolute minimum how to comfortably tie a structural two rope Takate Kote taught to you in a class, workshop or private tuition and have experience locking off mainlines. Ideally riggers should know how to suspend using a three rope Takate Kote and be familiar with suspension line management.
• Rope bottoms should at the absolute minimum be comfortable being suspended in a Takate Kote and familiar with the differences between nerve and circulation impingement. Ideally rope bottoms should have some experience with suspension and with body management in suspension.
We have ‘Two Together’ tickets only for this class, so you’ll need to pre-arrange a partner for the class.
What should I bring and what do I wear? Since this a more advanced class you are expected to bring your own rope and suspension gear as well as your own safety shears. We have a communal kitchenette, fridge and microwave.Tea and coffee are free but you should bring your food and snacks (we have plates and cutlery you can use). People usually wear comfortable clothing like yoga or dance attire. We advise against loose fitting clothing and also jeans can sometimes feel a bit restrictive to move around in and difficult to tie on.
When does it take place? This is a full day class. It usually takes place on a Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.
What is the class like? We know it can be intimidating to step into a rope bondage class so the classes we host have been created to make you feel welcome, accepted and comfortable. Anatomie Studio is an inclusive female-friendly, kink-friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly space welcome of people of all colours, genders, orientations and background. Our events are friendly, welcoming and educational. For more information about our philosophy and values, see here, and for resources about getting tied, tying and rope in general, see here.
Who teaches this class? The class is taught by several presenters. In April it will be taught by studio owners Fred Hatt and Anna Bones. They have been doing rope together since 2013 and are regularly invited to teach and perform inside and outside the UK. For more information, visit their personal website here. In August the class will be taught by guest presenters Soptik (Czech Republic) and Noctuelle (London). They have been doing rope and teaching rope together for about a year and together they make a very strong duo for teaching suspension transitions. In December, the class will be taught by Miss Eris & Maya Homerton (Spain). Their modelling and yoga backgrounds make them a knowledgeable and engaging team for teaching transitions to larger groups.
How much does this cost? £175 per couple/pair for the weekend
Where do I book tickets? Ticket link here.
Facebook event listings here.