Shibari Suspension Courses

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Shibari Suspension Course

Shibari

Shibari or Kinbaku is the art of erotic Japanese Rope Bondage – beautiful and engaging, it has a rich history and deep roots in Japanese culture.

Content

Our Shibari Suspension progression is a series of three courses repeated throughout the year. This progression has been designed based on the extensive teaching experience of the Studio Kink Team. It will take you through a number of ties and exercises to cover a large skill set focused on suspension bondage.

Any of the three Shibari Suspension, courses follow on from our intermediate progression. This means you can go from completing our three intermediate courses into one of our Shibari Suspension courses.

While it is not compulsory to complete prerequisites, we highly recommend them in order to get the most from the course.

Suspension is a form of edge play. There are some significant risks involved. These courses will cover what these risks are and how to manage them. Aside from reducing the chance that things do go wrong, we will also cover what you can do when they do. For safety reasons, students will need to be proficient in the content of our intermediate progression, and require instructors approval, in order to attempt the practical components of these Shibari Suspension courses.

We recommend having a partner to tie for the Shibari Suspension progression in order to practice hands on and receive feedback.

You will need your own rope (10 pieces). You will also need either one shirbari ring or carabiners (please ask the team for recommendations if you do not already have any).  

Doors open 6:45 pm and classes begin 7pm sharp and will finish before 9pm. The Studio is open for supervised practice until 9pm.

These courses are suitable for those who are ready to start their first suspensions or more experienced participants that want to increase the fluidity and grace of their suspension sequences.

Each month will focus on a different suspension position or harness. Safety information and suspension line management along with a specific suspension sequence will be covered each month. We will be practicing and revising the sequence throughout the course.

Month

February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

Course

Side Suspension
Face Up Suspension
Face Down Suspension
Vertical Suspension
Side Suspension
Face Up Suspension
Face Down Suspension
Vertical Suspension
Side Suspension
Face Up  Suspension

Classes

This course is offered in the following formats.

  • A series of 4 classes. One each Wednesday night beginning at 7pm and ending by 9pm. The first class of the course is the first Wednesday of each month.  You can either buy tickets to each class individually or you can purchase a pass for the entire month (at a discount). Please contact the Studio Kink Team for advice if you can not complete the whole course in order in a single month.

  • A Saturday Intensive. Starting 1pm one Saturday per month and finishing by 5pm, we run an intensive version of this course. It is the exact same content as the Wednesday night version just condensed. Please note that bookings for the weekend intensive must be made in advanced online at least 3 days prior.

The Studio Kink Team can also arrange private one on one tuition to cover the same content. For more information about this option please contact a Studio Kink Team member.

Tickets

Shibari Suspension FAQ

What do I need to wear?

We recommend comfortable, casual clothing that allows you freedom of movement. What you would wear to the gym or yoga would be fine.

Do I need to come with a partner?

While not required, we strongly recommend bringing someone to practice with. In order to learn how to tie with the correct tension and adapt the tie to individuals, practicing in class and receiving feedback from an instructor is invaluable.

What if I don't have a partner to bring?

If you don’t have a friend to bring you might want to arrange to partner with another student and share class time as rigger/bottom.  We recommend you get to know other students in your Introduction to Shibari class, speak to the teacher or put a message on our fetlife group or facebook event page.

Do I need any previous experience?

Yes.

The Shibari Suspension course has some prerequisite skills. You need to be proficient with the content of Introduction to Shibari and our Intermediate Rope Progression. This means you should be able to tie a takatekote and a hip harness without assistance from an instructor. If you are unsure then either speak to a Studio Kink Team member or attend one of our beginners classes.

If you have not completed the Intermediate progression but wish to attend the Shibari Suspension course then please express your interest to the Studio Kink Team and they can advise you on the suitability of the course.

Do I need to bring rope?

Yes. Each person intending to tie needs to bring at least 10 pieces of 7 to 8 m long jute. If you are unsure if your rope is suitable then please show it to a Studio Kink Team member and ask.

Where can I purchase rope?

Studio Kink stocks DV8 natural Jute which the entire team recommend. Alternatively this can be purchased from the online shop here

What if I want to be tied up?

We recommend that people who want to be tied attend this course too, it will give you a better understanding of Japanese Rope allowing you to make better informed decisions about safety and the skill of potential rope tops

What if I can’t make four Wednesday nights in a row?

We offer this course in an intensive format one Saturday per month. Alternatively you can book a private class with one of the team members to catch up.

How do I find Studio Kink?

Check out the location page. Studio Kink is located in an access controlled building. Doors open 15 minutes before classes are scheduled to start. If you have not been to the Studio before we recommend coming 10 minutes before class starts so that you have plenty of time to find the entrance and so that a team member can show you around the Studio before class starts.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my practice partner even if they are not tying?

For all Studio Kink events unless explicitly stated otherwise, tickets are per person. This has been factored into the cost of tickets. We believe in doing this for a few reasons:

  • sometimes people don’t want to come as couples, they can come as onesomes, twoesomes or moresomes
  • when people do come with a partner we don’t assume that one partner is covering the full cost. We encourage people to work this out between themselves but believe by not bundling tickets this makes it easier
  • we believe that top, bottom, rigger, model, bunny, switch or anything in between are of equal importance we are an equal opportunity teaching studio and everybody learns something from whichever role they assume.