Max Presents Lew Rubens' Lewbari Weekend

Sat, Mar 4 at 9:30am - Sun, Mar 5 at 6pm (Pacific)

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Tickets for this event are only sold in pairs. You must buy both tickets at the same time.
$193.15 with fees
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A Lewbari Weekend is a two-day hands-on event that takes participants from beginning rope bondage through intensive floor work and basic suspension.

This is your opportunity to learn rope bondage from one of the best - Lew Rubens!

From beginners to those with extensive rope skills, everyone can benefit from this comprehensive intensive, which covers all the fundamentals of Lew's unique style. Lew teaches good solid ropework without all the fuss; using techniques that are tried and true.

Lew has taught dozens of these Lewbari weekends since the first one in 2006, in many parts of the US, Canada, Spain, Australia, Italy and Germany.

Workshop format

The Lewbari weekend contains lecture, demonstrations, and LOTS of hands-on practice time.

There will be a 90-minute break each day so you can go off-site for lunch. A list of local dining options will be provided to attendees. If you bring your own lunch, please plan on preparing and eating it offsite.

Saturday March 4th

9:30 am - Doors open

Morning content

  • Beginning rope bondage
  • Types of rope to use
  • Single limb ties
  • Two limb ties
  • Safety
  • Hogtie to practice everything!
  • Bondage for sex!
  • Foreplay
  • Variations on spread eagle
  • Wrist/ankle tie
  • Hitachi / women's best friend
  • Bondage missionary

Afternoon content

  • Advanced Rope Bondage
  • Half hitch shortcuts
  • Cinch Shortcuts
  • Keeping it Neat
  • Elbow ties
  • The hair tie
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning ahead
  • Classic Bondage positions
  • Sausage tie (hogtie precursor)
  • Hogties
  • Frogties
  • Ballties
  • Posties
  • Strappado
  • And more!

6:00 pm - Done and out the door

Sunday March 5th

9:30 am - Doors open

Morning content

  • Beginning suspension
  • Equipment
  • Weight distribution
  • Lew's style vs. traditional styles
  • The torso tie and testing it
  • Basic face down horizontal position WITH block & tackle

Afternoon content

  • Intermediate suspension - static ring
  • Basic face down horizontal position
  • Bondage missionary
  • Freestyle practice

6:00 pm - Done and out the door

You can be as participatory - or not participatory - as you wish. There's never any pressure to do anything.

Who should attend?

This workshop is appropriate for all genders, all orientations, and for tops and bottoms.

No prior knowledge is assumed for this class - it's perfectly appropriate for all experience levels. Many people have gotten their start with a Lewbari weekend.

Tickets for this event are only sold as pairs - you must bring a practice partner. There will generally be time for the tying partners to switch if they both want to practice tying.


Attendees receive a 30 page handout full of technique, tips, and tricks.

You may also want to attend

All About Gags - Wed, Mar 1 from 7pm - 9pm

An Intimate Evening with Lew Rubens - Fri, Mar 3 from 7pm - 9pm

Cancelation / refund policy

If you cancel your registration at least 20 days before the event you will receive a full refund, exclusive of ticketing fees.

If you cancel your registration 2 to 20 days before the event you will receive a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee for each attendee and ticketing fees.

If you test positive for Covid during these last 20 days you will receive a full refund, exclusive of ticketing fees.

If we cancel the event you will receive a 100% refund, to include ticketing fees.


No smoking or vaping inside.

Refrain from wearing perfumes, oils, & scented products as our hosts are chemically sensitive.

Covid protocols

We are navigating the current guidelines and our own sense of safety and reasonableness. The protocol for this event is based on our own research and risk assessment; we encourage you to do the same before you purchase your ticket.

We will have HEPA air purifiers running in the dungeon. These air purifiers have been shown to reduce Covid-19 transmission.

There is no vaccination requirement for this event. Max is vaccinated and boosted and recommends that you be vaccinated to reduce the severity of your illness if you get sick. Unvaccinated people 12 and older are 17 times as likely to die from Covid as vaccinated and boosted people.


Masks will not be required. You may, of course, wear a mask if you wish.

Please do not attend if you are exhibiting Covid symptoms or you are exposed to someone who has tested positive in the 14 days before the event.

Testing before attending events is a good way to protect each other. Please test before you come to class.

Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.

About Lew

Lew Rubens started his bondage career in the Seattle area in 2001 and has tied, taught, and played all around the world ever since.

He set up his first bondage site ( in 2002, rigged for from 2006 - 2008, and also rigged for,,,, and In between, he's taught bondage classes all around the world.

When he's not rigging and teaching, Lew concentrates on video production and his new product store,, where he showcases his wild and crazy inventions and many other fun bondage and BDSM toys..

Lew says "I'm a bondage loving guy who loves - besides bondage - high heels, ball gags, beautiful women, beautiful people, like-minded people, affection, honesty, having fun, creating/inventing, food, traveling, consensually kidnapping girls, occasional 420, reading, anything outdoors, shooting (both pictures and guns), passionate people, Game of Thrones, cooking (I'm pretty good at it too!), playing pool and ping pong and living life to the fullest."

Check out Lew's Web sites

Lew's YouTube channel

Lew on FetLife: lewrubens

Reviews of past Lewbari Weekends on FetLife