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Sving & Subtly Bound

Stacking

Time & Date

TBD

Here, we will discover creative redistribution of weight in suspension. By eliminating a surprising amount of load lines, we are forced to consider the shifting center of gravity within an asymmetrical body position. Utilizing the whole of the suspended human form, we can avail the minimal load lines required for the task. By necessity, we will also discuss various techniques to loading body weight over a moving load line.

Prerequisite knowledge includes a non-collapsing single column, good understanding of tensions and frictions, familiarity with appropriate lock offs, and suspension experience/comfort required to participate in suspension exercises. Those uncomfortable with suspension are welcome to observe those exercises or participate in an alternative partial exercise. Materials needed include a cutting tool and at least 3 hanks of rope or full suspension kit (recommended 12 hanks) if participating in suspension.

Prerequisites

Top & Bottom Focused

Intermediate/Advanced

Hands On

Description

Redefining Community - A Bottom Focused Conversation

Time & Date

TBD

An emergent learning and engaging space for discussing bottoming topics and notions that we don’t always place focus on in our kink interactions. Co-facilitated by Subtlybound and Sving, we invite all people who do rope to attend this bottom-focused conversation. What defines community in relevance to those who practice rope, and how do we practice that in our kink networks? What are the effects on these self-defined communities when intentional spaces are created for bottoms to connect, learn, vet, discuss, and grow in ways that aren’t facilitated by tops? How do we build and define communities among those who bottom in ways that aid newcomers in gaining access to better wisdom and practices than those who have come before them? Inspired by deep discussions that each co-instructor has had with one another along with others in their individual kink journeys, they’re excited to host conversations that begin with curiosities such as these. They’re thrilled to offer an inclusive space with room for organic discussion development, vulnerable topics, and thought-provoking notions that we as a class group mull

N/A

Prerequisites

Bottom Focused

All Abilities

Discussion

Description

Improvised Harnesses

Time & Date

TBD

Gain exposure on what goes into constructing a harness personalized to your partner. No recognizable or repeatable pattern is found in this class; we will use body manipulation knowledge, nerve exposure, and sustainability points to tie our partners in surprising new ways from any conceivable (and tolerable) angle. Bring a creative mind, and let's explore together.

Prerequisite knowledge includes a non-collapsing single column, good understanding of tensions and frictions, familiarity with appropriate lock offs, and suspension experience/comfort required to participate in suspension exercises. Those uncomfortable with suspension are welcome to observe those exercises or participate in an alternative partial exercise. Materials needed include a cutting tool and at least 3 hanks of rope or full suspension kit (recommended 12 hanks) if participating in suspension.

Prerequisites

Top & Bottom Focused

Intermediate/Advanced

Hands On

Description

Joint Locking and Loading

Time & Date

TBD

Add accessible joint and body manipulation techniques to your practice and explore new possibilities in sustainable and restraining suspensions. Join us, as we experience together that communication can make or break an idea, especially when navigating such unpredictable outcomes. Loading fully extended limbs will expand the possibilities that you and your partner can create with rope, and provide new challenges to discover together.

Prerequisite knowledge includes a non-collapsing single column, good understanding of tensions and frictions, familiarity with appropriate lock offs, and suspension experience/comfort required to participate in suspension exercises. Those uncomfortable with suspension are welcome to observe those exercises or participate in an alternative partial exercise. Materials needed include a cutting tool and at least 3 hanks of rope or full suspension kit (recommended 12 hanks) if participating in suspension.

Prerequisites

Top & Bottom Focused

Intermediate/Advanced

Hands On

Description