Sat, Nov 4, 2017 from 10am - 12pm

  • 18+
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The iconic Gote Shibari/Takate Kote/Box Tie is beautiful and restraining, but shoulder injuries and other issues make it unsuitable for lots of folks. Never fear, there are numerous beautiful ties that put the hands in front of the body and are suitable for both floorwork and suspension!

In this two-hour class, we’ll explore several effective, beautiful ties that dramatically reduce pressure on the shoulders and other parts of anatomy, making them much more sustainable for all sorts of rope bondage play. We’ll also learn tips and tricks for making your tying and bottoming more smooth, graceful, and beautiful.

Prerequisite: None. This class is definitely appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types!

Equipment & Dress: Vanilla to the door. Inside: clothing comfortable for tying. Rope tops will need to bring: (3-4) 24’- 30’ pieces of 5-6mm rope, depending on the body size of the person being tied.
Hemp or jute is recommended, but synthetic rope is fine. Don’t have any rope? We’ll have a little extra on hand for use.

To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 10 duos. Due to the small class size, early registration is highly recommended.
Cost at the door: $70  (Duo)
No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
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About the Instructor: Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is a Seattle-based rope artist who ties for photoshoots, co-creates concept art, and teaches Japanese-style rope bondage. He works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art in the Pacific Northwest via his website, and travels annually to Japan to train with top-level teachers. Jonathan has taught numerous sold-out workshops, and teaches & performs internationally.

This event is presented by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to for more information.

Ballard Location

1404 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98107