Neither Up nor Down

presented by -succubus- and noxiousblossom

In this class, we focus on transitioning from the floor rope to partial suspension using taught structural floor shapes and incorporating different techniques to create various emotions with ourselves and our rope partner/s. This is a good way to start to adapt shapes you've learnt so far in your rope journey to include subtle transitions or variations to build upwards.

Target audience; this class is not suitable for beginner riggers, though this class can be a continuation of "May the floor be with you" or participated as a stand alone.

Rope; at least 3-5 biners, 7-10 hanks of rope, safety cutting equipment

Rope bottoms; this is a hands front class, ties will rely on your own natural resistance and ties are quite restrictive, however can be adapted to suit your individual needs. You'll be shown methods of self checking, communicating, giving feedback in the moment. 

Fight Club

Presented by -succubus- and noxiousblossom

*No actual fighting will occur during this class.

In this class, we will develop predicament ties that give our rope bottoms a sense of being suspended without ever leaving the ground, by using rope and the rope bottoms body 'against' them. (Think stretched legs unable to bend unless a waist rope tightens) or being perched on your side, precariously balanced and feeling like you will topple over...but won't) and also different methods to create some single rope shapes that can be incorporated at any stage of the "tie"

Note: as this class involves people of all body types, everyone's ties will look different but will apply a similar approach to tying style. Because we are going to be rolling around on the floor (rigger and model!) Hands front ties will be used.

Target audience: this is suitable for all levels, however it would be beneficial to be able to tie a single collumn tie, inline cuffs and a futomomo that doesn't slip if knelt and moved around. This class is also suitable for people wanting to tie more than one person at once. (Game on!) 

Rope bottoms: this is your chance to test your riggers understanding of your bodies. They think you can't move? Prove em wrong! 

Rope: at least 6-10 hanks of rope, safety cutting equipment

Not ‘Just’ a Bunny

Presented by Atheera

Are they safe to tie with? How do I know? Should that hurt? Do they know that rope on my arm is pinching me? Is that meant to be that tight? How do I tell them without ruining the moment?  Am I talking too much? How do I get more flexible? Should I have stretched before this?

This workshop addresses the concerns and many of the questions rope bottoms face when starting their rope journey. In this workshop, Atheera explains how a rope bottom can be risk aware without being a rigger and share with you what she wishes someone had shared with her before starting her rope journey.

It's all in the hips

Presented by -succubus- and noxiousblossom

In this class we focus on creating ties that focus on the hips so we can build ties that are sustainable for our rope partner/s, before we get them into trickier positions  In this class, we will go through a few different variations and adapt accordingly. While the ties themselves are relatively simple in application, tension and placement is your game. By adding in a few other elements, these ties really add versatility and give you freedom to explore. 

Rope bottoms: this class will focus on your hips so when you are partially or fully suspended you feel supported by the rope.

Target audience: this class is appropriate for intermediate and beyond and students should know how to safely attach mainlines for suspension. If you are not ready to complete the suspension element, or just don't want to, these ties can be incredibly functional on the floor as well. 

Equipment: at least 8 hanks of rope, 2-4 biners and or a ring.