Seattle Shibari Presents Partial Suspension Shibari
A Workshop with Jonathan & Sappho

Sun, Jun 11, 2023 at 10am

  • 18+
This workshop is sold out—but please click the link at the top of the event page to join the waitlist for tickets!

This workshop is sold out—please click here to join the waitlist for tickets!

Partial Suspension Bondage is beautiful, sexy, and intense. Some experienced rope tops and bottoms actually prefer it to full suspension for play, and it's the on-ramp to full suspension. Come learn how at this workshop~

In this 3-hour workshop, we'll cover:

  • Safety & Consent
  • Selecting Gear
  • Basic Hard Point Evaluation
  • Body Manipulation & Rope Handling
  • Basic Top Line Techniques & Line Management
  • Tying into harnesses and tying limbs
  • Sample Partial Suspension Body Positions and Play

Class Prerequisites:

Tops should be comfortable tying either a chest harness or a structurally solid gote shibari (TK/box tie), be aware of potential nerves issues associated with rope bondage, and have solid communication skills around same when working with their partner. If they do not wish to use a gote/TK/box tie for the course, it's fine to tie a hands-free chest harness, instead.

Bottoms should be comfortable being tied in a gote shibari/TK or chest harness, be competent in monitoring themselves for nerve/circulation issues associated with rope bondage, & have solid communication skills around same when working with their partner.

Due to the detailed & time-intensive nature of this workshop, one person per duo will tie.

This workshop is appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types. To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 8 tying pairs.

Please bring:

  • (8-10) 8-meter lengths of 6mm jute, hemp, or nylon rope.
  • (4) Pear-shaped or oval climbing carabiners. Your carabiners MUST be safety rated for climbing.
  • Optional Gear: Steel Suspension Ring

Need Some Rope? We have high-quality jute bondage rope for sale that can be delivered to you at start of the workshop. Please contact us for details.

Questions about equipment or class prerequisites: contact the instructor at jonathan@seattleshibari.com

Please note that this is a small, limited-ticket event, and no refunds or credit will be given within 7 days of the event. Please also note that proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. You will show proof to Jonathan or Sappho during check-in before the start of the workshop.

About the Educators:

International rope artist Jonathan (Seattle Shibari)performs on stage, ties for photoshoots, and teaches the art of Japanese-style rope bondage. Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches & performs internationally. He holds a teaching license awarded to him by Kinoko Hajime of Tokyo, Japan, and works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art via his website, SeattleShibari.com.

Sappho is an unabashed lover of rope who brings expertise in Latin dance forms and a spirit of sensual inquiry to her Kinbaku. She and Jonathan have taught and performed together for several years in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Sappho combines a methodical analysis of physical movement with a deep knowledge of neuro-anatomy in her approach to rope bottoming, and loves to share this knowledge with others. Together with Jonathan, she manages the Portland Shibari Salon.


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