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Name January Rope Class
Producer Box Tie Studio
Time Saturday 13th of January 2024, 12:00 pm–3:30 pm,
Saturday 13th of January 2024, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm (EST)
Location Box Tie Studio, Portland, ME, 400 Riverside Street, Unit A-8
Category Education
This event is 18+ only.

January Rope Class

Come practice self-tying or attend our beginner class!

This month, we have our dual-class format. For our very beginner students, we'll teach Rope 110: The Basics, and for our intermediate/advanced students, we'll teach self-tying, with an optional self-suspension add-on.


In Rope 110: The Basics, we will learn the fundamentals of rope or shibari, including consent & negotiation, general rope safety, the differences between multiple types of rope, and some common knots. This class is ideal for students with no previous rope experience.

Our Self-Tying class is for intermediate students and higher. The prerequisites for this class are a solid, non-collapsing single column tie and widely used hitches and frictions. You can find tutorials for these on The Duchy, Rope365, Shibari Study, and our YouTube tutorial on single column ties. The Self-Tying class will run during the normal class time and will teach a couple of self-tie-friendly harnesses. Then, following the free time, from 3:30-4:30 will be a Self-Suspension Add-On for more advanced students looking to use the harnesses taught in a simple self-suspension. We'll go over how to create hangers and uplines to create a static position and get ourselves up and down safely.

The classes will run from 12:30-2:00. Following that, we will have our normal free time (2:00-3:30). You can socialize, have scenes, practice tying, or use one of the rigs. If you do a suspension, you must be familiar with tying harnesses, hangers, and uplines, as we cannot guarantee that there will be someone knowledgeable to supervise or help you. At 3:30, the advanced students participating in the Self-Suspension Add-On will stay while the rest of the attendees head out.

We are implementing a maximum capacity of 24 attendees due to limited space, so if you want to come, you should quickly reserve your tickets online. You can reserve a ticket online and pay for it an alternate way if you want to avoid this site's processing fees; just select the appropriate ticket and pay for it using one of the other methods listed.

Some other notes for the group:

  1. Please review our group rules. You can also print and sign our Liability Waiver and Code of Conduct Agreement from the same page on our website. If you don't, we'll have you sign them when you check in.
  2. Bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit or tie on, if desired, as well as water, rope, and safety shears. There are a few chairs. We will have loaner rope available to borrow if you don't own any.
  3. Dress comfortably in clothing that isn't too loose or flowy and still permits a full range of motion (many people wear workout clothing). Vanilla to the door, no nudity inside; genitals and anuses must be covered.
  4. You can come alone or with a partner, but we won't match up single attendees for you. You can pair yourselves up if desired.
  5. All attendees are required to be vaccinated against COVID, and WE WILL CHECK YOUR ID AND PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. If you can't be vaccinated for legitimate reasons, please reach out to us beforehand. You can securely send photos of your ID and vax card to Cait ( ahead of time if you'd like.
  6. Please don't attend if you're feeling ill or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (review symptoms here). If you can't attend due to illness, we'll refund your tickets fully.
  7. You can start arriving at 12:00. Please try to arrive early! We will be closing the doors at 12:30 and making opening remarks so we can start ASAP. If you know you're going to be late, please text Cait at (207) 558-2930.
  8. No guns or other weapons are allowed on the premises.
  9. There is no smoking indoors. Please step outside to smoke.
  10. Use of drugs and/or alcohol is not allowed. If you are suspected to be under the influence, you will be ejected from the event without a refund.
  11. We strive to make rope education accessible to everyone. If the ticket cost isn't feasible or would create undue hardship for you, please contact us and we can work something out!

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us! You can also contact @ropespaced (Cait) or @Griffin207 (Jack) on FetLife. Otherwise, we hope to see you there!

This event is hosted/produced by:
Box Tie Studio
Portland, ME
Maine's first full-time shibari education studio.
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