Hands Up! Hands free chest harnesses for suspension

Bringing this back!

Who can come to this class? Are there pre-requisites?

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.

• Ideal: Completion of Course 1 or the Takate Kote crash course gives both riggers and models the necessary pre-requisites for this course. Those who have completed Course 2 (Levelling Up) and wish to learn additional harnesses are perfect for this class.

• Bare minimum: riggers must know how to comfortably tie a structural two rope Takate Kote taught to you in a class, workshop or private tuition.

• Rope bottoms should be familiar with the differences between nerve and circulation impingement and should ideally have some experience of rope suspension (although not strictly necessary).

What should I bring and what do I wear? We have a communal kitchenette, fridge and microwave, so feel free to bring lunch/snacks. Tea and coffee are free. 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. We have communal ropes if you don’t have your own.

When does it take place? This is workshop takes place Sunday September 23rd (1-7pm).

Who teaches this class? This workshop is taught by studio owner Anna Bones (model TBA).

How much does this cost? £80 per couple.

Where do I book tickets? Ticket link here. Pre-bookings now open.

Workshop Description:

In this one day workshop Anna Bones will teach various chest harnesses (4 to 6 depending on the level and speed of the class) that are suitable for suspensions and transitions. All of these can be used for self-suspension – if anyone wants a demo on how to self-tie these, Anna can oblige.

Things we will cover apart from the patterns:

– Logic of construction & a bit of history
– Tensioning, placements, a bit of anatomy, and how to adapt/modify things for different shapes of bodies
– Safety issues concerning chest harnesses (aka: YES you can absolutely get nerve damage from chest harnesses)
– How to attach mainlines to the various harnesses (front, side, back, etc)
– Building in hip support/harnesses to your chest harnesses
– What to do with those free hands… ?
– Ideals/suggestions for suspensions and play

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